Hersh S. Maniar, MD

Hersh S. Maniar, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine with Honors, University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1998.

Post Doctoral Education

Intern in General Surgery, The New-York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell-Weill Medical Center, New York, New York

Junior Resident in General Surgery, The New-York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell-Weill Medical Center, New York, New York

Senior Resident in General Surgery, The New-York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell-Weill Medical Center, New York, New York

Chief Resident in General Surgery, The New-York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell-Weill Medical Center, New York, New York

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Board Certifications

Certified -- Thoracic Surgery
Certified -- Surgery

Honors and Awards

2017, Listed in Best Doctors in America, (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Clinical Interests

Cardiac surgery
Valvular heart disease
Surgery for atrial fibrillation
Arrhythmia surgery,
Heart transplantation
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
Thoracic surgery

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, 8th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-7431 or 1-888-800-9484
Fax: 314-747-4216

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
CB 8234, 660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

Voeller RK, Aziz A, Maniar HS, Ufere NN, Taggar AK, Bernabe NJ Jr, Cupps BP, Moon MR. Altered Right Ventricular Strain and Right Atrial Function In Mild versus Severe Right Ventricular Pressure Overload. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Weimar T, Bailey MS, Watanabe Y, Marin D, Maniar HS, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. The Cox-maze IV procedure for lone atrial fibrillation: a single center experience in 100 consecutive patients. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2011 Jun;31(1):47-54.

Aziz A, Lawton JS, Maniar HS, Pasque MK, Damiano RJ Jr, Moon MR. Factors affecting survival after mitral valve replacement in patients with prosthesis-patient mismatch. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Oct;90(4):1202-10; discussion 1210-1.

Prasad SM, Massad MG, Chedrawy EG, Snow NJ, Yeh JT, Lele H, Tarakji A, Maniar HS, Herren H, Gay WA. Weathering the storm: how can thoracic surgery training programs meet the new challenges in the era of less-invasive technologies? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jun;137(6):1317-25, discussion 1326.

Gaynor SL, Maniar HS, Bloch JB, Steendijk P Moon MR. Right atrial and ventricular adaptation to chronic right ventricular pressure overload. Circulation. 2005;112:I212-1218.

Maniar HS, Council ML, Prasad SM, Chu C, Damiano RJ Jr. Comparison of skill training with robotic systems and traditional endoscopy: implications on training and adoption. Journal of Surgical Research. 2005;125(1):23-29.

Gaynor SL, Maniar HS, Prasad SM, Steendijk P, Moon MR. Reservoir and conduit function of right atrium: impact on right ventricular filling and cardiac output. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005;288(5):H2140-2145.

Maniar HS, Cupps BP, Potter DD, Moustakidis P, Camillo CJ, Chu CM, Pasque MK, Sundt TM. Ventricular function after coronary artery bypass grafting: evaluation by magnetic resonance imaging and myocardial strain. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2004;128(1):76-82.

Moustakidis P, Cupps BP, Pomerantz BJ, Scheri RP, Maniar HS, Kates AM, Gropler RJ, Pasque MK, Sundt TM. Noninvasive, quantitative assessment of left ventricular function in ischemic cardiomyopathy. Journal of Surgical Research. 2004;116(2):187-196.

Prasad SM, Maniar HS, Camillo C, Schuessler RB, Boineau JP J, Sundt T, Cox JL, Damiano RJ. The Cox-MAZE III operation for atrial fibrillation: Long-term efficacy in patients undergoing lone versus concomitant procedures. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. (accepted, at press)

Maniar HS, Barner HB, Bailey M, Prasad SM, Moon MR, Lester ML, Gay WA, Damiano RJ Jr. Radial artery patency: are aortocoronary conduits superior to composite grafting? Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2003;76(5):1498-1503.

Prasad SM, Maniar HS, Diodato MD, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Physiological consequences of bipolar radiofrequency energy on the atria and pulmonary veins: a chronic animal study. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2003;76(3)836-841; discussion 841-2.

Maniar HS, Sundt TM 3rd, Prasad SM, Chu CM, Camillo CJ, Moon MR, Rubin BG, Sicard GA. Delayed paraplegia after thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair: a continuing risk. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2003;Jan 75(1):113-119; discussions 119-120.

Maniar HS, Prasad SM, Gaynor SL, Chu CM, Steendijk P, Moon MR. Impact of pericardial restraint on right atrial mechanics during acute right ventricular pressure load. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003;Jan 284(1):H350-7.

Moustakidis P, Maniar HS, Cupps BP, Absi T, Zheng J, Guccione JM, Sundt TM, Pasque MK. Altered left ventricular geometry changes the border zone temporal distribution of stress in an experimental model of left ventricular aneurysm: a finite element model study. Circulation. 2002;Sep 24 106(12 Suppl 1):I168-I175.

Pub Med page for Hersh S. Maniar, M.D.


Maniar HS, Prasad SM, Damiano RJ. Robotics and Telemanipulation: The ZEUS-System. Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (2nd Edition). Humana Press, Sep 2003.

Diodato MD, Maniar HS, Prasad SM, Damiano RJ. “Robotics in Cardiac Surgery” Advanced Therapy of Cardiac Surgery. BC Decker Inc, 2003.

Maniar HS, Battafarano RJ, Meyers BF. Workup and Staging of NSCLC, Recent Advances in Locally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. CMP Medica, 2006.