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profileH. Thomas Aretz, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Pathology
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentPathology
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Partners HealthCare International
100 Cambridge Street, 20th Floor
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/535-6427
Fax617/535-6410
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International Clinical Elective - Medicine in Chennai, India
International, 04/03/06 - 04/28/06

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  1. Weber RA, Aretz HT. Climbing the ladder from novice to expert plastic surgeon. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul; 130(1):241-7. PMID: 22418717.
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  2. Aretz HT. Some thoughts about creating healthcare professionals that match what societies need. Med Teach. 2011; 33(8):608-13. PMID: 21774645.
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  3. Farrell SE, Takada K, Armstrong EG, Tanaka Y, Aretz HT. Reform of a traditional clinical curriculum in Japan: experiences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. Med Teach. 2009 Oct; 31(10):947-9. PMID: 19877870.
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  4. Jang IK, Tearney GJ, MacNeill B, Takano M, Moselewski F, Iftima N, Shishkov M, Houser S, Aretz HT, Halpern EF, Bouma BE. In vivo characterization of coronary atherosclerotic plaque by use of optical coherence tomography. Circulation. 2005 Mar 29; 111(12):1551-5. PMID: 15781733; PMCID: PMC2785437.
  5. MacNeill BD, Jang IK, Bouma BE, Iftimia N, Takano M, Yabushita H, Shishkov M, Kauffman CR, Houser SL, Aretz HT, DeJoseph D, Halpern EF, Tearney GJ. Focal and multi-focal plaque macrophage distributions in patients with acute and stable presentations of coronary artery disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Sep 01; 44(5):972-9. PMID: 15337206.
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  6. Rubenstein MH, Finn AV, Leinbach RC, Hollenbach S, Aretz HT, Virmani R, Gold HK. Short-term intravenous eptifibatide infusion combined with reduced dose recombinant tissue plasminogen activator inhibits platelet recruitment at sites of coronary artery injury. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Jan 21; 43(2):287-94. PMID: 14736451.
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  7. Planz B, Tabatabaei S, Kirley SD, Aretz HT, Wang Q, Lin CW, McDougal WS, Marberger M. Studies on the differentiation pathway and growth characteristics of epithelial culture cells of the human prostate. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2004; 7(1):73-83. PMID: 14999242.
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  8. Ichinose F, Bloch KD, Wu JC, Hataishi R, Aretz HT, Picard MH, Scherrer-Crosbie M. Pressure overload-induced LV hypertrophy and dysfunction in mice are exacerbated by congenital NOS3 deficiency. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2004 Mar; 286(3):H1070-5. PMID: 14644766.
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  9. Hassink RJ, Aretz HT, Ruskin J, Keane D. Morphology of atrial myocardium in human pulmonary veins: a postmortem analysis in patients with and without atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 Sep 17; 42(6):1108-14. PMID: 13678939.
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  10. Bouma BE, Tearney GJ, Yabushita H, Shishkov M, Kauffman CR, DeJoseph Gauthier D, MacNeill BD, Houser SL, Aretz HT, Halpern EF, Jang IK. Evaluation of intracoronary stenting by intravascular optical coherence tomography. Heart. 2003 Mar; 89(3):317-20. PMID: 12591841; PMCID: PMC1767586.
  11. Aretz HT. How good is the newly graduated doctor and can we measure it? Med J Aust. 2003 Feb 17; 178(4):147-8. PMID: 12580736.
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  12. Tearney GJ, Yabushita H, Houser SL, Aretz HT, Jang IK, Schlendorf KH, Kauffman CR, Shishkov M, Halpern EF, Bouma BE. Quantification of macrophage content in atherosclerotic plaques by optical coherence tomography. Circulation. 2003 Jan 07; 107(1):113-9. PMID: 12515752.
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  13. Yabushita H, Bouma BE, Houser SL, Aretz HT, Jang IK, Schlendorf KH, Kauffman CR, Shishkov M, Kang DH, Halpern EF, Tearney GJ. Characterization of human atherosclerosis by optical coherence tomography. Circulation. 2002 Sep 24; 106(13):1640-5. PMID: 12270856.
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  14. Meerkin D, Pellerin M, Aretz HT, Paiement P, Houser SL, Bonan R. Transmyocardial coil implants: a novel approach to transmyocardial revascularization. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Aug; 74(2):488-92. PMID: 12173833.
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  15. Sabatine MS, Aretz HT, Fang LS, Dec GW. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Fibrillary/immunotactoid glomerulopathy with cardiac involvement. Circulation. 2002 Apr 16; 105(15):e120-1. PMID: 11956134.
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  16. Basson CT, Aretz HT. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Weekly clinicopathological exercises. Case 11-2002. A 27-year-old woman with two intracardiac masses and a history of endocrinopathy. N Engl J Med. 2002 Apr 11; 346(15):1152-8. PMID: 11948276.
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  17. Jang IK, Bouma BE, Kang DH, Park SJ, Park SW, Seung KB, Choi KB, Shishkov M, Schlendorf K, Pomerantsev E, Houser SL, Aretz HT, Tearney GJ. Visualization of coronary atherosclerotic plaques in patients using optical coherence tomography: comparison with intravascular ultrasound. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Feb 20; 39(4):604-9. PMID: 11849858.
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  18. Scherrer-Crosbie M, Ullrich R, Bloch KD, Nakajima H, Nasseri B, Aretz HT, Lindsey ML, Vançon AC, Huang PL, Lee RT, Zapol WM, Picard MH. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase limits left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction in mice. Circulation. 2001 Sep 11; 104(11):1286-91. PMID: 11551881.
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  19. Houser SL, Aretz HT, Quist WC, Chang Y, Schreiber AD. Serum lipids and arterial plaque load are altered independently with high-dose progesterone in hypercholesterolemic male rabbits. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2000 Nov-Dec; 9(6):317-22. PMID: 11146301.
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  20. Tearney GJ, Jang IK, Kang DH, Aretz HT, Houser SL, Brady TJ, Schlendorf K, Shishkov M, Bouma BE. Porcine coronary imaging in vivo by optical coherence tomography. Acta Cardiol. 2000 Aug; 55(4):233-7. PMID: 11041121.
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  21. Houser SL, MacGillivray T, Aretz HT. The impact of cocaine on the donor heart: a case report. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2000 Jun; 19(6):609-11. PMID: 10867342.
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  22. Zaroff JG, Rordorf GA, Titus JS, Newell JB, Nowak NJ, Torchiana DF, Aretz HT, Picard MH, Macdonald RL. Regional myocardial perfusion after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage. Stroke. 2000 May; 31(5):1136-43. PMID: 10797178.
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  23. Yamada K, Mawulawde K, Menard MT, Shimizu A, Aretz HT, Choo JK, Allison KS, Slisz JK, Sachs DH, Madsen JC. Mechanisms of tolerance induction and prevention of cardiac allograft vasculopathy in miniature swine: the effect of augmentation of donor antigen load. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2000 Apr; 119(4 Pt 1):709-19. PMID: 10733759.
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  24. White JK, Titus JS, Tanabe H, Aretz HT, Torchiana DF. The use of a novel tissue sealant as a hemostatic adjunct in cardiac surgery. Heart Surg Forum. 2000; 3(1):56-61. PMID: 11064548.
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  25. Planz B, Aretz HT, Wang Q, Tabatabaei S, Kirley SD, Lin CW, McDougal WS. Immunolocalization of the keratinocyte growth factor in benign and neoplastic human prostate and its relation to androgen receptor. Prostate. 1999 Dec 01; 41(4):233-42. PMID: 10544296.
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  26. Tseng JF, Cambria RP, Aretz HT, Brewster DC. Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in Cogan's syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 1999 Sep; 30(3):565-8. PMID: 10477652.
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  27. Yamada K, Choo JK, Allan JS, Erhorn AE, Menard MT, Mawulawde K, Slisz JK, Aretz HT, Shimizu A, Sachs DH, Madsen JC. The effect of thymectomy on tolerance induction and cardiac allograft vasculopathy in a miniature swine heart/kidney transplantation model. Transplantation. 1999 Aug 27; 68(4):485-91. PMID: 10480404.
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  28. Planz B, Kirley SD, Wang Q, Tabatabaei S, Aretz HT, McDougal WS. Characterization of a stromal cell model of the human benign and malignant prostate from explant culture. J Urol. 1999 Apr; 161(4):1329-36. PMID: 10081903.
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  29. Lambrigts D, Menard MT, Alexandre GP, Franssen C, Meurisse M, Van Calster P, Coignoul F, Mawulawde K, Choo JK, Yamada K, Erhorn AE, Slisz JK, Chiotellis P, Aretz HT, Sachs DH, Madsen JC. Creation of the "thymoheart" allograft: implantation of autologous thymus into the heart prior to procurement. Transplantation. 1998 Sep 27; 66(6):810-4. PMID: 9771848.
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  30. Aretz HT, Colvin RB. Endomyocardial biopsies. An early warning system for chronic transplant arteriopathy. JAMA. 1997 Oct 08; 278(14):1197-8. PMID: 9326484.
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  31. Gleich LL, Wang Z, Pankratov MM, Aretz HT, Shapshay SM. Tracheal anastomosis with the diode laser and fibrin tissue adhesive: an in vitro and in vivo investigation. Laryngoscope. 1995 May; 105(5 Pt 1):494-7. PMID: 7760665.
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  32. Loda M, Fogt F, French FS, Posner M, Cukor B, Aretz HT, Alsaigh N. Androgen receptor immunohistochemistry on paraffin-embedded tissue. Mod Pathol. 1994 Apr; 7(3):388-91. PMID: 8058713.
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  33. Wakasugi S, Fischman AJ, Babich JW, Aretz HT, Callahan RJ, Nakaki M, Wilkinson R, Strauss HW. Metaiodobenzylguanidine: evaluation of its potential as a tracer for monitoring doxorubicin cardiomyopathy. J Nucl Med. 1993 Aug; 34(8):1283-6. PMID: 8326385.
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  34. Williamson WA, Aretz HT, Weng G, Shahian DM, Hamilton WM, Pankratov MM, Shapshay SM. In vitro decalcification of aortic valve leaflets with the Er:YSGG laser, Ho:YAG laser, and the Cavitron ultrasound surgical aspirator. Lasers Surg Med. 1993; 13(4):421-8. PMID: 8366741.
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  35. Kattwinkel N, Villanueva AG, Labib SB, Aretz HT, Walek JW, Burns DL, Klenz JT. Myocardial infarction caused by cardiac microvasculopathy in a patient with the primary antiphospholipid syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1992 Jun 15; 116(12 Pt 1):974-6. PMID: 1586106.
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  36. Williamson WA, Ellis FH, Gibb SP, Aretz HT. Barrett's ulcer: a surgical disease? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1992 Jan; 103(1):2-6; discussion 6-7. PMID: 1345825.
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  37. Tarantino AE, Aretz HT, Libertino JA, Bihrle W, Dowd JB. Is the neodymium:YAG laser effective therapy for invasive bladder cancer? Urology. 1991 Dec; 38(6):514-8. PMID: 1746077.
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  38. Williamson WA, Ellis FH, Gibb SP, Shahian DM, Aretz HT, Heatley GJ, Watkins E. Barrett's esophagus. Prevalence and incidence of adenocarcinoma. Arch Intern Med. 1991 Nov; 151(11):2212-6. PMID: 1953225.
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  39. Roth RA, Aretz HT. Transurethral ultrasound-guided laser-induced prostatectomy (TULIP procedure): a canine prostate feasibility study. J Urol. 1991 Oct; 146(4):1128-35. PMID: 1716699.
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  40. April MM, Rebeiz EE, Aretz HT, Shapshay SM. Endoscopic holmium laser laryngotracheoplasty in animal models. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1991 Jun; 100(6):503-7. PMID: 2058992.
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  41. Shapshay SM, Rebeiz EE, Bohigian RK, Hybels RL, Aretz HT, Pankratov MM. Holmium: yttrium aluminum garnet laser-assisted endoscopic sinus surgery: laboratory experience. Laryngoscope. 1991 Feb; 101(2):142-9. PMID: 1992264.
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  42. Aretz HT, Gregory KW, Martinelli MA, Gregg RE, LeDet EG, Hatch GF, Sedlacek T, Haase WC. Ultrasound guidance of laser atherectomy. Int J Card Imaging. 1991; 6(3-4):231-7. PMID: 1919065.
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  43. Aretz HT. The endomyocardial biopsy revisited. Mayo Clin Proc. 1990 Nov; 65(11):1506-9. PMID: 2232904.
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  44. Williamson WA, Ellis FH, Gibb SP, Shahian DM, Aretz HT. Effect of antireflux operation on Barrett's mucosa. Ann Thorac Surg. 1990 Apr; 49(4):537-41; discussion 541-2. PMID: 2322047.
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  45. Wilcox GM, Aretz HT, Roy MA, Roche JK. Glomerulonephritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Report of a patient with chronic ulcerative colitis, sclerosing cholangitis, and acute glomerulonephritis. Gastroenterology. 1990 Mar; 98(3):786-91. PMID: 2137104.
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  46. Shapshay SM, Aretz HT, Setzer SE. Soft tissue effects of the holmium-YSGG laser in the canine trachea. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990 Mar; 102(3):251-6. PMID: 2108413.
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  47. Rebeiz EE, Aretz HT, Shapshay SM, Pankratov MM. Application of pulsed and continuous wave 1.32 and 1.06 microns wavelengths of the Nd:YAG laser in the canine tracheobronchial tree: a comparative study. Lasers Surg Med. 1990; 10(6):501-9. PMID: 2263149.
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  48. Roy MA, Nugent FW, Aretz HT. Micronodular cirrhosis after thiabendazole. Dig Dis Sci. 1989 Jun; 34(6):938-41. PMID: 2721325.
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  49. Aretz HT, Martinelli MA, LeDet EG. Intraluminal ultrasound guidance of transverse laser coronary atherectomy. Int J Card Imaging. 1989; 4(2-4):153-7. PMID: 2527917.
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  50. Aretz HT. Myocarditis: the Dallas criteria. Hum Pathol. 1987 Jun; 18(6):619-24. PMID: 3297992.
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  51. Aretz HT, Billingham ME, Edwards WD, Factor SM, Fallon JT, Fenoglio JJ, Olsen EG, Schoen FJ. Myocarditis. A histopathologic definition and classification. Am J Cardiovasc Pathol. 1987 Jan; 1(1):3-14. PMID: 3455232.
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  52. Aretz HT. Diagnosis of myocarditis by endomyocardial biopsy. Med Clin North Am. 1986 Nov; 70(6):1215-26. PMID: 3784689.
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  53. Dec GW, Palacios IF, Fallon JT, Aretz HT, Mills J, Lee DC, Johnson RA. Active myocarditis in the spectrum of acute dilated cardiomyopathies. Clinical features, histologic correlates, and clinical outcome. N Engl J Med. 1985 Apr 04; 312(14):885-90. PMID: 3974674.
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  54. Haas GS, Warshaw AL, Daggett WM, Aretz HT. Acute pancreatitis after cardiopulmonary bypass. Am J Surg. 1985 Apr; 149(4):508-15. PMID: 2580453.
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  55. Aretz HT, Silverman ML, Kolodziejski JL, Witherspoon BR. Fine-needle aspiration. Why it deserves another look. Postgrad Med. 1984 Feb 15; 75(3):49-52, 55-6. PMID: 6701114.
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  56. Parrillo JE, Aretz HT, Palacios I, Fallon JT, Block PC. The results of transvenous endomyocardial biopsy can frequently be used to diagnose myocardial diseases in patients with idiopathic heart failure. Endomyocardial biopsies in 100 consecutive patients revealed a substantial incidence of myocarditis. Circulation. 1984 Jan; 69(1):93-101. PMID: 6689651.
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