Matthew Schill, MD

Instructor of Surgery

Expertise


Specialty Areas


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
Education

Degrees


Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2013

Residency


General Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2020

Fellowship


Research Fellow, Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2015-2017

Clinical Fellow, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2020-2022

Awards and Honors


2016, Resident Teaching Appreciation Award, Washington University School of Medicine Department of Surgery

2016, Member for a Day, American Association for Thoracic Surgery

2013, Dr. Harvey Butcher Prize in Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine Department of Surgery

2013, Missouri State Medical Association Award, Washington University School of Medicine

Research

Publications


ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Schill MR, Douds MT, Burns EL, Lahart MA, Said AS, Abarbanell AM.  Is anticoagulation with bivalirudin comparable to heparin for pediatric extracorporeal life support?  Results from a high-volume center.  Artif Organs 2020.  In Press.
  2. Adademir T, Khiabani AK, Schill MR, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Moon MR, Melby SJ, Damiano RJ Jr.  Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar 27 Epub ahead of print.  PMID: 30928552.
  3. Ruaengsri C, Schill MR, Lancaster TS, Khiabani AJ, Manghelli JL, Carter DI, Greenberg JW, Melby SJ, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ.  The hemodynamic and atrial electrophysiologic consequences of chronic left atrial volume overload in a controllable canine model.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov;156(5):1871-79.  PMID: 30336917.
  4. Musharbash FN, Schill MR, Hansalia VH, Schuessler RB, Leidenfrost JE, Melby SJ, Damiano RJ Jr.  Minimally invasive versus full-sternotomy septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  Innovations (Phila). 2018 Jul/Aug;13(4):261-266.  PMID: 30138243.
  5. Cuculich PS, Schill MR, Kashani R, Mutic S, Lang A, Cooper D, Faddis M, Gleva M, Noheria A, Smith TW, Hallahan D, Rudy Y, Robinson CG.  Noninvasive cardiac radiation for ablation of ventricular tachycardia.  N Engl J Med. 2017 Dec 14;377:2325-36.  PMID: 29236642.
  6. Lancaster TS, Schill MR, Greenberg JW, Ruaengsri C, Schuessler RB, Lawton JS, Maniar HS, Pasque MK, Moon MR, Damiano RJ, Melby SJ.  Long-term survival prediction for CABG: validation of the ASCERT model with comparison to STS PROM.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 May;105(5):1336-43.  PMID: 29273200.
  7. Musharbash FN, Schill MR, Henn MC, Damiano RJ Jr.  Minimally invasive septal myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.  Innovations (Phila).  2017 Nov/Dec; 12(6):489-492.  PMID: 29232302
  8. Musharbash FN, Schill MR, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Maniar HS, Moon MR, Melby SJ, Damiano RJ.  Performance of the Cox-maze IV procedure is associated with improved long-term survival in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac surgery.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jan; 155(1):159-170.  PMID: 29056264.
  9. Cullinan DR, Schill MR,DeClue A, Salles A, Wise PE, Awad MM.  Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery: not only for senior residents.  J Surg Educ. 2017 Nov-Dec; 74(6):e51-e54.  PMID: 28756968.
  10. Schill MR, Sinn LA, Greenberg JW, Henn MC, Lancaster TS, Schuessler RB, Maniar HS, Damiano RJ Jr.  A minimally invasive stand-alone Cox-Maze procedure is as effective as median sternotomy approach.  Innovations (Phila.) 2017 May/Jun; 12(3):186-191.  PMID: 28549027.
  11. Schill MR, Melby SJ, Speltz M, Breitbach M, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ.  Evaluation of a novel cryoprobe for atrial ablation in a chronic ovine model.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Sep; 104(3):1069-1073.  PMID: 28838486.
  12. Schill MR, Musharbash FN, Hansalia V, Greenberg JW, Melby SJ, Maniar HS, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Moon MR, Damiano RJ. Late results of the Cox-Maze IV procedure in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May;153(5):1087-1094.  PMID: 28187972.
  13. Watanabe Y, Schill MR, Kazui T, Melby SJ, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ.  Strategies to improve the efficacy of epicardial linear ablation on the beating heart.  Innovations (Phila).  2016 Nov/Dec; 11(6):414-419.  PMID: 27930603.
  14. Lancaster TS, Schill MR, Greenberg JW, Moon MR, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ, Melby SJ. Potassium and magnesium supplementation do not protect against atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a time-matched analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct; 102(4):1181-8.  PMID: 27596917.
  15. Schill MR, Varela JE, Frisella MM, Brunt LM.  Comparison of laparoscopic skills performance between single-site access (SSA) devices and an independent-port SSA approach.  Surg Endosc. 2012 Mar; 26(3):714-21.  PMID: 21993938.
  16. Schill M, Tiemann D, Klingensmith ME, Brunt LM.  Year one outcomes assessment of a masters suturing and knot-tying program for surgical interns.  J Surg Educ. 2011 Nov-Dec; 68(6):526-33.  PMID: 22000540.

BOOK CHAPTERS & REVIEWS

  1. Schill MR, Awad MA.  Intraoperative considerations.  In Washington Manual of Surgery, 8th ed.  Klingensmith ME, Wise PE, Courtney CM. Ohman KA, Schill MR, Yu J, eds.  St. Louis: Wolters Kluwer, 2019.
  2. Schill MR, Khiabani AK, Kachroo P, Damiano RJ Jr.  Acquired heart disease.  In Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, 11th ed.  Brunicardi FC, Andersen DK, Billiar TR, Dunn DL, Kao LS, Hunter JG, Matthews JB, Pollock RE, eds.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 2019.
  3. Ruaengsri C, Schill MR, Khiabani AJ, Schuessler RB, Melby SJ, Damiano RJ Jr.  The Cox-Maze IV procedure in its second decade: still the gold standard?  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Apr 1;53(suppl 1):i29-i25.  PMID: 29590383.
  4. Ruaengsri C, Schill MR, Damiano RJ.  Minimally invasive tricuspid valve and AF ablation surgery.  In Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery.  Vohra H, ed.  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, future.  In press.
  5. Schill MR, Melby SJ, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ.  Surgery for atrial fibrillation and other SVTs.  In Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside, 7th ed.  Zipes DP and Jalife J, eds.  Philadelphia: Saunders, 2017.
  6. Henn MC, Schill MR, Ruaengsri C, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ.  Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.  In Practical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 1st ed.  Bhargava K, ed.  New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing, 2016.

PRESENTED ABSTRACTS

  1. Schill MR, Cuculich PS, Andrews CM, Vijayakumar R, Ruaengsri C, Henn MC, Lancaster TS, Melby SJ, Schuessler RB, Rudy Y, Damiano RJ.  Electrocardiographic imaging of the P-wave: insights into atrial fibrillation in mitral regurgitation.  Poster presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Anaheim, CA, 2017.
  2. Schill MR, Adademir T, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Maniar HS, Melby SJ, Damiano RJ.  Outcomes of surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.  Poster presentation at the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society 55th Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL, 2017.
  3. Schill MR, Henn MC, Schuessler RB, Maniar HS, Moon MR, Damiano RJ.  Outcomes after minimally invasive aortic valve replacement in patients with liver disease.  Poster presentation at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery 17th Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy, 2017.  Poster competition finalist.
  4. Schill MR, Melby SJ, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Maniar HS, Damiano RJ.  Minimally invasive Cox-Maze IV procedure concomitant with mitral valve repair has excellent short- and long-term outcomes.  Poster presentation at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery 17th Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy, 2017.
  5. Schill MR, Cullinan DR, Salles A, Awad MM, Wise PE.  It looks good, but does it hold water?  Observation alone is insufficient to measure proficiency.  Oral presentation at the Association of Program Directors in Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2017.
  6. Lancaster TS, Schill MR (presenter), Greenberg JW, Ruaengsri C, Schuessler RB, Lawton JS, Maniar HS, Pasque MK, Moon MR, Damiano RJ, Melby SJ.  Independent assessment and validation of a long-term survival probability calculator for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting.  Poster presentation at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, 2017.
  7. Schill MR, Musharbash FN, Hansalia V, Lancaster TS, Schuessler RB, Balsara KR, Itoh A, Maniar HS, Masood MF, Pasque MK, Moon MR, Damiano RJ, Melby SJ.  Aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic insufficiency improves symptoms and ejection fraction at late follow-up.  Oral presentation at the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society 54th Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL, 2016.
  8. Schill MR, Rose R, Breitbach M, Melby SJ, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ.  Evaluation of a novel nitrous oxide cryoprobe for atrial ablation in a chronic ovine model.  Poster presentation at the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society 54th Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL, 2016.
  9. Schill MR, Melby SJ. Maniar HS, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Lawton JS, Moon MR, Damiano RJ.  Should patients with atrial fibrillation referred for coronary artery bypass grafting undergo concomitant surgical ablation?  Oral presentation at the Western Thoracic Surgical Association 42nd Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI, 2016.
  10. Schill MR, Sinn LA, Greenberg JW, Henn MC, Lancaster TS, Schuessler RB, Maniar HS, Damiano RJ.Minimally invasive stand-alone Cox-maze procedure is as effective as median sternotomy approach. Oral presentation at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery 16th Annual Meeting, Toronto, QC, 2016.
  11. Watanabe Y, Schill MR (presenter), Kazui T, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ.  Caval occlusion improves performance of beating heart epicardial radiofrequency ablation.  Oral presentation at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery 16th Annual Meeting, Toronto, QC, 2016.
  12. Schill MR, Varela JE, Frisella MM, Brunt LM.  Comparison of laparoscopic skills performance using laparoscopic single-site access (SSA) devices vs. an independent-port SSA approach.  Oral presentation at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Scientific Session, San Antonio, TX, 2011.
  13. Schill MR, Tiemann DD, Klingensmith ME, Brunt LM.  Year one outcomes assessment of a masters suturing and knot tying program for surgical interns.  Oral presentation at the Association of Program Directors in Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2011.
Locations


Hospital Affiliations


Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Christian Hospital

Patients Seen At


Heart and Vascular Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, 8th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7260

Christian Hospital
11155 Dunn Road
Suite 209E
St. Louis MO 63136
(314) 355-3003

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