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Stephen J. Lahey, M.D.

Chief, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Academic Office Location:
General Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3955
Phone: 860-679-3343
Fax: 860-679-1203
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B.A.College of the Holy CrossEnglish
M.S.Boston CollegeBiochemistry
M.D.Tufts University School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipPeter Bent Brigham HospitalGeneral Surgery
ResidencyBrigham and Women’s HospitalGeneral Surgery
FellowshipBrigham and Women’s HospitalNIH Research Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
ResidencyBrigham and Women’s HospitalGeneral Surgery
FellowshipCornell Medical CenterCardiothoracic Surgery, Junior Resident
FellowshipMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterThoracic Surgery, Chief Resident
FellowshipNew York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chief Resident

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Honored with Creation of the Annual Stephen J. Lahey M.D. Award by the Department of Surgery Maimonides Medical Center to be Awarded to the Year’s Top Medical Student
Francis D. Moore Senior Resident Teaching Award Brigham and Women’s Hospital
National Research Service Award Recipient - 1983
National Research Service Award Recipient - 1982
National Research Service Award Recipient - 1981
Alpha Omega Alpha Society
William Dameshek Award Tufts University School of Medicine
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Institutional Review Board CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2014
Practice Transformation Network (PTN) Grant applicationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationParticipantUConn HealthUniversity2014
American Medical Association: National RBRVS Update Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2013
The American Journal of CardiologyEditorial BoardAd Hoc ReviewerExternalNational2013
Length of Stay RoundsMemberUConn HealthUniversity2013
Lung Tumor BoardMemberUConn HealthUniversity2013
National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (American College of Surgeons)Surgeon ChampionUConn HealthNational2013
QRM (Quality Resource Management) CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2013
Surgical Comparative Effectiveness CommitteeCo-ChairUConn HealthUniversity2012
Transfusion CommitteeChairUConn HealthUniversity2012
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce on Health Policy, Reform and AdvocacyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
Society of Thoracic Surgery Workforce on Coding and ReimbursementWorkshop/ConferenceMemberExternalNational2011
American Association of Thoracic Surgery / Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Relative Value Update Committee of the American Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationRepresentativeExternalNational2010
American Board of Thoracic SurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationOral ExaminerExternalNational2010
Editorial Panel to rewrite ACC/AHA Guidelines for CABG SurgeryEditorial BoardMemberExternalNational2010
American Medical Association CPT Advisory Panel Advisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational2010
American Medical Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2010
New York Society of Thoracic SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentExternalState2008
New York State Department of Health, Cardiac Advisory CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeFull MemberExternalState2008
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Oral ExaminerProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2007
New York Society for Thoracic Surgery: Membership Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState2006
New York State Department of Health Cardiac Advisory Committee: Quality Assurance SubcommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalState2006
New York Society for Thoracic SurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2005
Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Nomenclature & Coding Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2004
Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Membership Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2004
American Board of Thoracic Surgery In-Training Examination Consultants’ Subcommittee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2003
New England Surgical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional2002
Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, Executive Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional2001
Health Policy Development Committee of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2001
Massachusetts Society of Thoracic Surgery, Executive CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2001
Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons’ Representative to the Massachusetts Medical Society Interspeciality Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2001
American Board of Surgery SESATS CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2001
NIH, Conference on Peri-operative Medicine WorkshopWorkshop/ConferenceMemberExternalNational2000
Massachusetts Chapter American College of SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState1998
American Association for Thoracic SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1998
Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group: CABG Process and Outcomes Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional1997
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Public Affairs Patient Advocacy and Media Affairs Subcommittee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1997
NIH, NHLBI Pacco WorkshopWorkshop/ConferenceMemberExternalNational1997
Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group: Executive CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional1996
Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study GroupStudy SectionMemberExternalRegional1995
American College of SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowNational1992
Society of Thoracic SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1991
American College of Chest PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational1991
American Heart AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1991
Massachusetts Chapter American Heart AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState1991
American College of SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCandidateExternalNational1990
Massachusetts Medical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState1989
ACCF/AHA/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS Focused Update of the Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Stable Ischemic Heart DiseaseOtherNational
Bloodless Cardiac Surgery CommitteeChairmanUConn HealthUniversity
CABG Surgery: Rewrite ACC/AHA Guidelines for CABG SurgeryOtherEditorial PanelNational
Cardiac Advisory Committee: New York State Department of Public HealthAdvisory CommitteeExternalState
Cardiac Operations CommitteeChairmanUConn HealthUniversity
Cardiology Faculty MeetingMemberUConn HealthNational
Cardiology Fellows ConferenceMemberUConn HealthUniversity
Cardiothoracic Morbidity and Mortality ConferenceEducation CommitteeChairmanUConn HealthUniversity
Clinical Affairs Subcomittee - Quarterly MeetingMemberUConn HealthUniversity
Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative MeetingMemberExternalState
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC)CommissionerExternalNational
OR CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity
New York State Dept of Health Cardiac Advisory Committee: Quality SubcommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairExternalState
American Medical Association: Relative Value Update CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFull Voting Panel Member & Representive forthe Society of Thoracic SurgeonsExternalNational
Review Strategy with Throughput TeamProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Carcinoma of the Lung
    Lahey, S.J. Surgical Decision Making
  • Monitoring of Coagulation: Management of Heparin and Protamine
    Lahey, S.J. Blood Transfusion and Conservation in Cardiac Surgery 267-279
  • Tumor Growth, Interleukins and Immune Complexes
    Ravikumar, T.S., Steele, G., Jr., Rodrick, M., Marrazo, J., Ross, D., and Lahey, S.J. Thymic Hormones and Lymphokines 469


  • Can Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Programs Survive Health Care Reform?
    Lahey, S.J., Campos, C.T. and Levitsky, S. Circulation 94I-50
  • Changes in Peripheral T Cell Subsets During DMN Carcinogensis
    Ross, D.S., Rodrick, M., Bleday, R., Ravikumar, T.S., Lahey, S.J., Wilson, R.E. and Steele, G., Jr. Fed. Proc 421194
  • Five Year Survival in Women and Men Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in 14,422 patients in Northern New England
    Lahey, S.J., Dacey, L., Quinton, H., Olmstead, E., Charlesworth, D.C. and O’Connor, G. Circulation 1859
  • High Density Mapping of Chronic Atrial Fibrillation in Man
    Kirchhof, C.J.H., Saltman, A.E., Krukenkamp, I.B., Campos, C.T., Cohn, W.,Lahey, S.J., Levitsky, S. and Josephson, M.E. Circulation 94I-555
  • Lack of Evidence of Electro-physiological Remodelling in Patients With Chronic Atrial Fibrillation
    Kirchhof, C.J.H., Saltman, A.E., Krukenkamp, I.B., Campos, C.T., Cohn, W., Lahey, S.J., Levitsky, S. and Josephson, M.E. Circulation 94I-554
  • Perioperative Stroke and Long Term Survival After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
    Dacey, L., Charlesworth, D.C., Leavitt, B., Lahey, S.J., Quinn, R., Hernandez, F., Quinton, H., and O’Connor, G. Circulation 1894-95
  • Predicted Risk of Death From Heart Failure After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery and Targeted Use of Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
    O’Connor, G., Quinn, R., Lahey, S.J., Charlesworth, D.C., Dacey, L.J., Clough, R., Leavitt, B.J., and DeFoe, G.R. Circulation 963792
  • Protection from Recurrence after Bowel Cancer Resection Depends upon Tissue-Type Specific Vaccine
    Steele, G., Jr., Deasy, J., Rosss, D., Lahey, S.J., Wilson, R. and Harte, P. Lagenbecks Arch. Fur Chirurgie 357169
  • The History of Myocardial Infarction Does Not Increase Mortality Risk Following Cardiac Surgery
    Lahey, S.J., Campos, C.T., Fischer, J., Jennings, B., and Levitsky, S. Circulation 98678
  • The History of Myocardial Infarction Does Not Increase Mortality Risk Following Cardiac Surgery
    Lahey, S.J., Campos, C.T., Fischer, J., Jennings, B., and Levitsky, S. Circulation 98678
  • Use of Internal Mammary Artery Graft and In-Hospital Mortality Associated with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
    Leavitt, B, O’Connor, G.T., Olmstead, E.M., Morton, J.R., Maloney, C.T., Dacey, L.J., Hernandez, F.and Lahey, S.J. Circulation 98130
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
“Effect of CMS’ decision to remove all 10-day and 90-day global reimbursement structure”Panel DiscussionSTS National Meeting2015San Francisco, CA