Frank D'Ovidio, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Surgery, General
Languages: Italian
Office Phone: (212) 305-3408

Biography

Dr. Frank D’Ovidio, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and surgical director of the Lung Transplant and Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion Programs. Dr. D’Ovidio has lectured and published extensively on the subject of lung transplantation and ex-vivo perfusion.

Dr. D’Ovidio is renown for his surgical work in patients with lung cancer and other thoracic disorders including, esophageal disorders, robotic thoracic surgery and thoracic outlet syndrome.

He received his MD from the University of Bologna, Italy, completed his surgical residency at St. Orsola University Hospital, Italy and completed his Fellowship at the University of Toronto Hospitals, Canada.

Dr. D’Ovidio has been an invited speaker and principal and co- investigator of numerous clinical trials, author of numerous publications in reknown journals such as the Journal of The American College of Cardiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant, among many others.

Dr. D’Ovidio is a member of numerous prestigious societies and councils including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, Scientific Committee for Thoracic Surgery, the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and an Honorary Member, of Societas Medica Chirurgica Bononiensis, among others.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

GHI [HMO, PPO]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield [PPO]

Local 1199

MagnaCare

Medicaid [CT, NJ, NY]

Medicare [Medicare, Railroad]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]

POMCO

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

Education

University of Bologna, Italy

Residency: St. Orsola University Hospital, Italy

Fellowship: University of Toronto Hospitals

Publications

  1. Kawut SM, Lederer DJ, Keshavjee S, Wilt JS, Daly T, D'Ovidio F, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Barr ML. Outcomes After Lung Retransplantation in the Modern Era. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007 Sep 27; [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Yegen HA, Lederer DJ, Barr RG, Wilt JS, Fang Y, Bagiella E, D'Ovidio F, Okun JM, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Kawut SM. Risk factors for venous thromboembolism after lung transplantation. Chest. 2007 Aug; 132(2):547-53. [Epub 2007 Jun 15].
  3. D'Ovidio F, Keshavjee S. Gastro-esophageal reflux and lung transplantation. Dis Esophagus. 2006; 19(5):315-20.
  4. Lederer DJ, Arcasoy SM, Wilt JS, D'Ovidio F, Sonett JR, Kawut SM. Six-Minute Walk Distance Predicts Waiting List Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Jun 15; 174(6):659-64.
  5. Ruffato A Mattioli S Lugaresi ML, D'Ovidio F, Antonacci F, Di Simone MP. Long-term results after Heller-Dor operation for oesophageal achalasia Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006 Jun; 29(6):914-919.
  6. Russo MJ, Sternberg DI, Hong KN, Sorabella RA, Moskowitz AJ, Gelijns AC, Wilt JR, D'Ovidio F, Kawut SM, Arcasoy SM, Sonett JR. Postlung transplant survival is equivalent regardless of cytomegalovirus match status. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Oct; 84(4):1129-34; discussion 1134-5.
  7. Mattioli S, Ruffato A, Di Simone MP, Corti B, D'Errico A, Lugaresi ML, Mattioli B, D'Ovidio F. Immunopathological patterns of the stomach in adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, cardia, and gastric antrum: gastric profiles in Siewert type I and II tumors. Ann Thorac Surg . 2007 May; 83(5):1814-9.
  8. D'Ovidio F, Mura M, Ridsdale R, Takahashi H, Waddell TK, Hutcheon M, Hadjiliadis D, Singer LG, Pierre A, Chaparro C, Gutierrez C, Miller L, Darling G, Liu M, Post M, Keshavjee S. Effect of reflux and bile acid aspiration on lung allograft and its surfactant and innate immunity molecules SP-A and SP-D. Am. J. Transpl. 2006; 6(8):1930-8.
  9. Yip NH, Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Wilt JS, D'Ovidio F, Wang Y, Dwyer E, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM. Immunoglobulin G Levels Before and After Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006; 173:917-921.
  10. D'Ovidio F, Singer LG, Hadjiliadis D, Pierre A, Waddell TK, de Perrot M, Hutcheon M, Miller L, Darling G, Keshavjee S. Prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux in end-stage lung disease candidates for lung transplant.. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005; 80:1254-1260.
  11. Ridsdale R, Roth-Kleiner M, D'Ovidio F, Unger S, Yi M, Keshavjee S, Tanswell AK, Post M. Surfactant Palmitoylmyristoylphosphatidylcholine is a Marker for Alveolar Size During Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 May 5.
  12. D'Ovidio F, Mura M, Tsang M, Waddell TK, Hutcheon M, Singer L, Pierre A, Chaparro C, Gutierrez C, Darling G, Liu M, Keshavjee S. Development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation is associated with bile acid aspiration. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005; 129:1144-52.
  13. Mattioli S, D'Ovidio F, Daddi N, Ferruzzi L, Pilotti V, Gavelli G. Transthoracic Endosonography For the Intraoperative Localization Of Lung Nodules. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005; 79:443-449.
  14. Mattioli S, Lugaresi ML, Di Simone MP, D'Ovidio F, Ferruzzi L, Pilotti V. "The surgical treatment of the intrathroacic migration of the GO junction and short oesophagus in GERD". Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2004 Jun; 25(6):1079-88.
  15. Daddi N, Kanaan S, Suda T, Tagawa T, D'Ovidio F, Grappehause K, Kozower BD, Ritter J, Mohanakumar T, Patterson GA. Recipient intramuscular gene transfer of naked plasmid TGFbeta1 attenuates lung graft reperfusion injury. J Heart Lung Transplantation. 2003; 12:1323-1334.
  16. Di Simone MP, Mattioli S, D'Ovidio F, Bassi F. 3D CT imaging and virtual endoscopy for the placement of self-expandable stents in esophageal and tracheo-bronchial neoplastic stenoses. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2003 Jan; 23(1):106-8.
  17. Daddi N, Suda T, D'Ovidio F, Kanaan SA, Tagawa T, Grapperhaus K, Kozower BD, Ritter JH, Yew NS, Mohanakumar T, Patterson GA. Recipient intramuscular cotransfection of naked plasmid TGF-β1 and IL10 ameliorates lung graft ischemia reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Aug; 124(2): 259-69.
  18. Mattioli S, Di Simone MP, Ferruzzi L, D'Ovidio F, Pilotti V, Carella R, D'Errico A, Grigioni W. Surgical therapy for adenocarcinoma of the cardia: patterns of aggressiveness, modalities of recurrence and extension of resection. Dis Esophagus. 2001 Apr; 14(2): 104-109.
  19. Suda T, D'Ovidio F, Daddi N, Ritter JH, Mohanakumar T, Patterson GA. Recipient intramuscular gene transfer of active transforming growth factor β-1 into recipients attenuates acute lung rejection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001; 71(5): 1651-6.
  20. Mattioli S, D'Ovidio F, Tazzari P, Pilotti V, Daddi N, Bandini G, Piccioli M, Pileri S. Iliac crest biopsy versus rib segment resection for the detection of bone marrow isolated tumor cells from lung and esophageal cancer. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2001 May; 19(5): 576-9.

Book Chapters

  1. D'Ovidio f, Mattioli S. Trapianto di polmoni. In "Chirurgia" - IV edizione. Editor: Dionigi R. Masson ITALY 2006.
  2. D'Ovidio F, Keshavjee S. Lung preservation techniques. In Lung and Heart-Lung transplantation. Lung Health and biology in Disease. Editors, JP Lynch, D. Ross, Mercel Dekker, Inc. (In press)
  3. D'Ovidio F, McRitchie D, Keshavjee S. Care of the Multi Organ Donor. In Principles of Critical Care, 3rd edition. Editors G. Schmidt, JB Hall McGraw-Hill (In press)
  4. D'Ovidio F, Ginsberg RJ. "Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - Stage I and II Disease". In Current Therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Editors: SC. Yang DE Cameron, 2004.
  5. Mattioli S, Di Simone MP, D'Ovidio F, Pastina M, Lazzari A. "Is the role of non acid GER in the pathogenesis of reflux esophaitis overestimated?" In: The esophagogastric junction. 420 questions 0– 420 answers. Editors: R. Giuli, JP Galmiche, GG Jamieson, C Scarpignato. John Libbey Eurotext.1998.
  6. Mattioli S, Di Simone MP, D'Ovidio F. What are the preoperative criteria likely to provide valuable information on a possibly acquired short esophagus, thus avoiding any indication for laparoscopic antireflux surgery. In: The esophagogastric junction. 420 questions 0– 420 answers. Editors: R. Giuli, JP Galmiche, GG Jamieson, C Scarpignato. John Libbey Eurotext.1998.
  7. Mattioli S, Di Simone MP, D'Errico A, Pilotti V, D'Ovidio F, Pastina M, Felice V, Gozzetti G. Role of non-acid gastro-esophageal reflux in pathophysiology of columnar lined esophagus. In: Recent advances in Disease of the Esophaus. Editors: Peracchia A., Rosati R., Bonavina L., et Al. Monduzzi, 1996.

Abstracts

  1. D'Ovidio F , Kaneda H, Andreade C, Waddell T K, Gutierrez C, Singer L G, Liu M, Chaparro C, Pierre A, Hutcheon, Floros J, and Keshavjee S. SURFACTANT PROTEIN A GENE POLYMORPHISM PREDICTS BOS. Presented at the 26th ISHLT Meeting in Madrid, April 2006.
  2. D'Ovidio F, Mura M, Ridsdale R, Takahashi H, Waddell TK, Hutcheon M, Hadjiliadis D, Singer LG, Pierre A, Chaparro C, Gutierrez C, Miller L, Darling G, Liu M, Post M, Keshavjee S. GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX AND ASPIRATION PROMOTES BRONCHIOLITIS OBLITERANS SYNDROME IMPAIRING LUNG ALLOGRAFT INNATE IMMUNITY. Presented as Poster of Distinction at the 2005 ATC Annual meeting in Seattle May 20-25.
  3. D'Ovidio F, Kaneda H, Andrade C, Mura M, Takahashi H, Gutierrez C, Hutcheon M, Pierre A, Hadjiliadis D, Chaparro C, Singer LG, Waddell TK, Liu M, Keshavjee S. DONOR LUNG SURFACTANT PROTEIN GENE EXPRESSION PREDICTS EARLY AND LONG-TERM OUTCOME. Presented and awarded the 2005 Philip K Caves Award at the 25th Anniversary Meeting ISHLT in Philadelphia, 6-9 April 2005.
  4. D'Ovidio F, Ridsdale R, Mura M, Takahashi H, Gutierrez C, Hutcheon M, Singer LG, Pierre A, Hadjiliadis D, Chaparro C, Waddell TK, Liu M, Post M, Keshavjee S. ROLE OF SURFACTANT PROTEINS AND PHOSPHOLIPIDS AS MARKERS OF BOS. Presented at the 25th ISHLT Anniversary meeting in Philadelphia, 6-9 April 2005.
  5. Mattioli S, Di Simone MP, Corti B, D'Errico A, Ruffato A, Lugaresi ML, D'Ovidio F. Morphological charachteristics and cytokeratin (CK7, CK20) expression in adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and cardia: a dual etiology? Presented at the 3rd EACTS/ESTS Joint Meeting in Leipzig, 2004.
  6. D'Ovidio F, Mattioli S, Pileri S, Daddi N, Tazzari P, Pilotti V. Prognostic significance of bone marrow isolated tumor cells with abnormal DNA-ploidy in Non-Small Cell Lung cancer patients. Presented at the 3rd EACTS/ESTS Joint Meeting in Leipzig, 2004.
  7. D'Ovidio F, Mura M, Tsang M, Waddell TK, Hutcheon M, Singer L, Pierre A, Chaparro C, Gutierrez C, Darling G, Liu M, Keshavjee S. Early development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation is associated with bile acid aspiration. Presented at the 2004 AATS meeting.
  8. M de Perrot, Y Shargall, TK Waddell, J Granton, K McRae, AF Pierre, F D'Ovidio, S Chernenko, LG Singer, M Hutcheon, S Keshavjee. Long-term outcome of single and bilateral lung transplantation for end-stage pulmonary hypertension. Presented at the ISHLT 23rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco 2004.
  9. D'Ovidio F, Mura M, Waddell TK, Pierre A, Hutcheon M, Hadjiliadis D, Singer L, Miller L, Darling G, de Perrot M, Shargall Y, Keshavjee S. Bile acids in bronchoalveolar lavage after lung transplantation as a marker of pulmonary aspiration associated with alveolar neutrophilia. Presented and selected for the Caves Award competition at the ISHLT 23rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco 2004.
  10. Mattioli S, D'Ovidio F, Daddi N, Ferruzzi L, Pilotti V, Gavelli G. Transthoracic Endosonography For the Intraoperative Localization Of Lung Nodules. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons - January 26, 2004 - San Antonio.
  11. D'Ovidio F, Waddell TK, de Perrot M, Hadjiliadis D, Singer LG, Miller L, Pierre A, Darling G, Keshavjee S. Prevalence of gastro-esophageal reflux disease in lung transplant candidates. The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 22nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.
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Associate Professor of Surgery

  • 2005 Philip K Caves Award, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of heart and lung transplantation, May 8, 2005, Philadelphia
  • Best experimental research, Italian Society of Organ Transplantation (SITO), XXV National Congress Bologna 19-21 September 1999