Dr. Gates CURRICULUM VITAE
RICHARD NELSON GATES, M.D.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Mailing Address:
Orange County Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons
1310 W Stewart Drive, Suite 503
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 997-2224

EDUCATION

Congenital Heart Surgery/Transplant Fellow
Program: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Dates of Attendance: 7/94-6/95

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident
Program: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Dates of Attendance: 7/92-6/94

Cardiothoracic Surgery Post-Graduate Research Fellow
Program: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Dates of Attendance: 7/91-6/92

General Surgery Resident
Program: Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, New York, NY
Dates of Attendance: 7/87-6/91

Internship
Program: General Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, New York, NY
Dates of Attendance: 7/86-6/87

Medical School
School: Yale University School of Medicine
Dates of Attendance: 1982-1986
M.D. Thesis: Acute and Chronic effects of panic attacks on t helper/suppressor ratios and mixed lymphocyte reactions

Undergraduate University
School: The University of California at Davis
Dates of Attendance: 1978-1982
Degree: B.A. in Chemistry
G.P.A. 3.68, Honors graduate

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Surgery
4/92 #37167
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
6/95 #5646

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American College of Surgeons, Candidate Group
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

Childrens Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA
Saddleback Memorial, Laguna Hills, CA
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Children's Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, CA

HONORS

Phi Beta Kappa
Thoracic Surgery Program Directors Association Resident Award for best scientific abstract, 1993 Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Finalist, Samson Resident Prize Essay, 1992 Western Thoracic Surgical Association
Honors Graduate: University of California-Davis, 1982
Dean's Honor List: University of California-Davis, 1978-82

RESEARCH AWARDS & GRANTS

National Research Service Award, 1 year training Grant 1991-92
Yale Research Fellowship: Yale University, 1983

EDITORIAL APPOINTMENTS

Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, Student Editor 1984-6.
Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Guest Editor.

ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS

1. Gates R, Lo Gerfo P. Adenomyomatosis of the Gallbladder. Surgical Rounds 1991;14:8:657-62.

2. Lo Gerfo P, Gates R, Gazetas P. Outpatient and Short-stay thyroid surgery. Head & Neck 1991;13:2:97-101.

3. Laks H, Gates R, Elami A, Pearl JM. The Damus-Stansel-Kaye procedure: Technical modifications. Ann Thorac Surg 1992:54;169-72.

4. Gates R, Laks H, Elami,A, Drinkwater DC, Pearl JM, George B, Jarmakani J, Williams RG. The Damus-Stansel-Kaye procedure: current indications and results. Ann Thorac Surg 1993:56;111-19.

5. Pearl JM, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Stein DG, Gates RN. Leukocyte-depleted reperfusion of transplanted human hearts: Demonstration of decreased reperfusion injury in a randomized, double-blind study. J Heart & Lung Trans 1992;11:1082-92.

6. Gates R, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Pearl JM, Zaragoza AM, Kaczer E, Chang P. The microvascular distribution of cardioplegic solution in the piglet heart: retrograde versus antegrade delivery. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg 1993:105;845-53.

7. Pearl JM, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Meneshian A, Sun B, Gates RN, Chang P. Normocalcemic blood or crystalloid cardioplegia provides better neonatal myocardial protection than does low-calcium cardioplegia. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg 1993;105:2:201-06.

8. Laks H, Gates R, Ardehali A, Capouya ER, Kobashigawa J, Moriguchi J, Stevenson LW. Orthotopic heart transplantation and concurrent coronary bypass. J Heart & Lung Trans 1993;12:810-15.

9. Gates R, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Pearl J, Zaragoza AM, Lewis W, Sorenson T, Kaczer E, Chang P. The gross and microvascular distribution of retrograde cardioplegia in explanted human hearts. Ann Thorac Surg 1993;56:410-17.

10. Aharon A, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Chung R, Gates R, Grant PW, Permut LC, Ardehali A, Rudis E. Early and late results of mitral valve repair in children. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg 1994;107:1262-71.

11. Laks H, Gates RN, Grant PW, Drant S, Allada V, Harake, B. Aortic to right ventricle shunt for pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum. Ann Thorac Surg 1995:59;342-7.

12. Ardehali A, Gates RN, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Rudis E, Sorenson TJ, Chang P, Aharon A. The regional capillary distribution of retrograde blood cardioplegia in explanted human hearts. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1995:109;935-40.

13. Rudis E, Gates R, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Ardehali A, Aharon A, Chang P. Coronary sinus osteal occlusion during retrograde delivery of cardioplegic solution significantly improves cardioplegic distribution and efficacy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1995:109;941-7.

14. Gates RN, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Ardehali A, Aharon AS, Zaragoza AM, Chang P. Can improved microvascular perfusion be achieved using both antegrade & retrograde cardioplegia? Ann Thorac Surg (1995:60;1308-11).

15. Ardehali A, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Gates RN, Kaczr E. Ventricular effluent of retrograde cardioplegia in human hearts has traversed capillary beds. Ann Thorac Surg 1995;60:78-83.

16. Lee J, Gates RN, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Rhudis E, Aharon A, Ardehali A, Chang P. A comparison of distribution between simultaneously or sequentially delivered antegrade/retrograde blood cardioplegia. J Card Surg 1996;11:111-115.

17. Gates RN, Lee J, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Rhudis E, Aharon A, Chung JY, Chang P. Evidence of improved microvascular perfusion when using antegrade and retrograde cardioplegia. Ann Thorac Surg 1996;62:1388-91.

18. Gates RN, Laks H, Drinkwater DC, Lam L, Blitz A, Child J, Perloff J. The Fontan Procedure in Adults. Ann Thorac Surg 1997;63:1085-90.

19. Gates RN, Laks H, Johnson K. The side-to-side Aorto-Gortex Central shunt. Ann Thorac Surg. Ann Thorac Surg 1998; 65:515-6

CHAPTERS & REVIEW ARTICLES

1. Gates R, Laks H, Drinkwater DC. Blood cardioplegia for adults and children. In: Yacoub M, Pepper J, eds. 1991-1992 annual of cardiac surgery. London, UK, Current Science Ltd, 1992;59-72.

2. Gates R, Laks H. Literature review and critique: Morphological and histopathological aspects of aneurysms after patch aortoplasty for coartation. Cardiac Chronicle 1991;5:11;11-12.

3. Gates R, Cushin C, Laks H. Cardiopulmonary bypass for infants and children. In: Utley J, Davis RF, Gravlee GP, eds. Principles and practice of cardipulmonary bypass. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1993;603-35.

4. Gates R, Laks H. Literature review and critique: Blood and brain tissue gasseous strategy for profoundly hypothermic total circulatory arrest. Cardiac Chronicle 1992;6:2:7-9.3.

5. Esmalian F, Permut LC, Gates R, Laks H. Single ventricle with double inlet atrioventricular connection. In Mavroudis C, Backer CL, eds. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, 2nd edition. Mosby Year Book, Chicago, IL, 1994;401-12.

6. Gates R, Laks H. Literature review and critique: Advantages of early relief of outflow tract obstruction in single ventricle equivalents. Cardiac Chronicle 1992;6:6:9-11.7.

7. Gates R, Drinkwater DC. Reperfusion injury following heart transplantation. In Zakria B, Oz M, Carlson RW, eds. Reperfusion Injury and Clinical Capillary Leak Syndrome. Futura, Inc., Armonk, NY, 1994, 259-85.

8. Gates R, Waters P. Bronchoplastic techniques for lung resection. In Baue AE, et al, eds. Glenn's Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 6th edition. Appleton & Lange, Norwalk, CT, 1995, 479-88.

9. Gates R, Drinkwater DC, Laks H. Myocardial protection in children. In Baue AE, et al, eds. Glenn's Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 6th edition. Appleton & Lange, Norwalk, CT, 1995, 1035-46.

10. Gates RN, Laks H, Drinkwater DC. Letter to editor "Angiographic and electron-beam computed tomography studies of retrograde cardioplegia via the coronary sinus". J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1997:114;518-19.

11. Gates RN, Laks H. Cyanotic Heart Disease. In McKellar DP, Reiling R, Eiserman B, eds. Prognosis and outcomes expectance of surgical diseases. Quality Medical Publishers, St, Louis, MO. 1999;72-5

12. Gates RN, Laks H. Retrograde Cardioplegia. In Karp RB, Laks H, Wechsler AS, eds. Advances in Cardiac Surgery, Vol. 10. Mosby Year-Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO. 1998; 115-39

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