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John Flege, MD

Professor Emeritus

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Kentucky
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati
  • Residency: Cincinnati General Hospital
  • Senior Registrar in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery: Hammersmith Hospital and Postgraduate Medical School of London
  • Fellowship: National Heart Institute/USPHS
  • Law Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Law

Research/Clinical Interests

Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • Board Certified Diplomate American Board of Surgery, 1965
  • Board Certified Diplomate American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1966
  • Medical License State of Ohio, 1954
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • Room 2472
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-584-1387
  • Email john.flege@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Flege, John B 2008. The declining interest in a career in thoracic surgery. Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.), 3 3, 119-20

Wolf, Randall K; Schneeberger, E William; Osterday, Robert; Miller, Doug; Merrill, Walter; Flege, John B; Gillinov, A Marc 2005. Video-assisted bilateral pulmonary vein isolation and left atrial appendage exclusion for atrial fibrillation. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 130 3, 797-802

Merrill, Walter H; Akhter, Shahab A; Wolf, Randall K; Schneeberger, E William; Flege, John B 2004. Simplified treatment of postoperative mediastinitis. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 78 2, 608-12; discussion 6

Flege, John B 2002. Left gastric to coronary artery bypass. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 73 2, 693

Flege, J B; Aberg, T 2001. Transventricular aortic cannulation for repair of aortic dissection. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 72 3, 955-6

Flege, J B; Wolf, R K 2001. Left axillary to left anterior descending coronary artery. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 72 6, 2183-4

Flege, J B; Wolf, R K 2000. Minimally invasive axillary-coronary artery bypass. The heart surgery forum, 3 3, 238-40; discussion 2

Wurnig, P N; Hollaus, P H; Ohtsuka, T; Flege, J B; Wolf, R K 2000. Thoracoscopic direct clipping of the thoracic duct for chylopericardium and chylothorax. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 70 5, 1662-5

Flege, J B 1999. Shunt control of ascending aortic bleeding. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 68 5, 1889-90

Miyaji, K; Wolf, R K; Flege, J B 1999. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass using H graft for pleural symphysis. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 68 1, 234-5

Miyaji, K; Wolf, R K; Flege, J B 1999. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass for redo patients. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 67 6, 1677-81

Miyaji, K; Wolf, R K; Flege, J B 1999. Surgical results of video-assisted minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 67 4, 1018-21

Wolf, R K; Miyaji, K; Flege, J B 1999. Thoracoscopic mammary artery mobilization in redo minimally invasive coronary bypass operations. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 68 4, 1540-1

Wolf, R K; Miyaji, K; Flege, J B 1999. Saphenous vein grafts for minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 117 4, 822

Flege, J B 1998. "This" is topped again. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 116 5, 884

Wolf, R K; Ohtsuka, T; Flege, J B 1998. Early results of thoracoscopic internal mammary artery harvest using an ultrasonic scalpel. European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 14 Suppl 1 , S54-7

Flege, J B; Wolf, R K 1997. Venous drainage to the heart-lung machine via the internal jugular vein. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 63 3, 861

Ohtsuka, T; Wolf, R K; Flege, J B 1997. Anatomic relationship of the left phrenic nerve to the internal mammary artery. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 64 1, 295

Ohtsuka, T; Wolf, R K; Hiratzka, L F; Wurnig, P; Flege, J B 1997. Thoracoscopic internal mammary artery harvest for MICABG using the Harmonic Scalpel. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 63 6 Suppl, S107-9

Ulicny, K S; Flege, J B; Callard, G M; Todd, J C 1992. Twenty-year follow-up of saphenous vein aortocoronary artery bypass grafting. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 53 2, 258-62

Ulicny, K S; Schmelzer, V; Flege, J B; Todd, J C; Mitts, D L; Melvin, D B; Wright, C B 1992. Concomitant cardiac and pulmonary operation: the role of cardiopulmonary bypass. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 54 2, 289-95

Flege, J B 1990. Pericardial flap. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 49 2, 341-2

Ulicny, K S; Hiratzka, L F; Williams, R B; Grunkemeier, G L; Flege, J B; Wright, C B; Callard, G M; Mitts, D L; Dunn, E J 1990. Sternotomy infection: poor prediction by acute phase response and delayed hypersensitivity. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 50 6, 949-58

Flege, J B 1987. Pericardial incision for internal mammary artery coronary bypass. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 44 4, 424

Kereiakes, D J; Abbottsmith, C W; Callard, G M; Flege, J B 1987. Emergent internal mammary artery grafting following failed percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: use of transluminal catheter reperfusion. American heart journal, 113 4, 1018-20

Wright, C B; Melvin, D B; Flege, J B; Long, H; Millard, R; Marcus, M 1987. Coronary bypass without angiography: an unusual circumstance. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 93 6, 936-9

Wilson, J M; Dunn, E J; Wright, C B; Bailey, W W; Callard, G M; Melvin, D B; Mitts, D L; Will, R J; Flege, J B 1986. The cost of simultaneous surgical standby for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 91 3, 362-70

Flege, J B; Wright, C B; Reisinger, T J 1984. Successful balloon counterpulsation for right ventricular failure. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 37 2, 167-8

Wilson, J M; Held, J S; Wright, C B; Abbottsmith, C W; Callard, G M; Mitts, D L; Dunn, E J; Melvin, D B; Flege, J B 1984. Coronary artery bypass surgery following thrombolytic therapy for acute coronary thrombosis. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 37 3, 212-7

Callard, G M; Flege, J B; Todd, J C 1976. Combined valvular and coronary artery surgery. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 22 4, 338-42

Aylward, T D; Flege, J B 1973. Primary papilloma of the trachea. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 16 6, 620-3

Durnin, R E; Ehmke, D A; Flege, J B 1970. Tetralogy of Fallot. Journal of the Iowa Medical Society, 60 3, 171-6

Durnin, R E; Lababidi, Z; Butler, C; Selke, A; Flege, J B 1970. Bronchopulmonary sequestration. Chest, 57 5, 454-9

Flege, J B; Durnin, R E; Rossi, N P 1970. Aortic origin of the right pulmonary artery and ventricular septal defect. A case report. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 59 4, 468-73

Flege, J B; Edmonds, T T 1969. Granular cell myoblastoma of the esophagus. A case report. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 58 2, 217-20

Rossi, N P; Flege, J B; Ehrenhaft, J L 1969. Surgically treatable complications of myocardial infarction. Surgery, 65 1, 118-26

Flege, J B; Valencia, G; Zimmerman, G 1968. Obstruction of a child's trachea by a polypoid hemangioendothelioma. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 56 1, 144-6

Funk, D C; Mershon, J C; Flege, J B; Rossi, N P 1968. Surgically correctable cardiac complications of acute myocardial infarction. The Medical clinics of North America, 52 5, 1115-31

Flege, J B 1967. Tracheoesophageal fistula caused by cuffed tracheostomy tube. Annals of surgery, 166 1, 153-6

Flege, J B 1967. Application of inferior vena cava clip. Surgery, 61 5, 823

Flege, J B 1967. A simple technique of closing thoracostomy incisions. Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics, 124 4, 846-7

Flege, J B; Ehrenhaft, J L 1967. Transventricular pulmonary valvotomy and infundibular resection for tetralogy of Fallot. Diseases of the chest, 52 6, 727-31

Flege, J B; Ehrenhaft, J L 1967. Congenital mitral incompetence. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 53 1, 138-44

Flege, J B; Vlad, P; Ehrenhaft, J L 1967. Aneurysm of the tricuspid valve causing infundibular obstruction. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 3 5, 446-8

Selmonosky, C A; Flege, J B 1967. The effect of small doses of potassium on postoperative ventricular arrhythmias. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 53 3, 349-52

Selmonosky, C A; Flege, J B; Ehrenhaft, J L 1967. Torsion of a lobe of the lung due to blunt thoracic trauma. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 4 2, 166-70

MELROSE, D G; BENTALL, H H; MCMILLAN, I K; FLEGE, J B; ALVAREZDIAZ, F R; NAHAS, R A; FAUTLEY, R; CARSON, J 1964. THE EVOLUTION OF A MITRAL-VALVE PROSTHESIS. Lancet (London, England), 2 7360, 623-4

FLEGE, J B; HELMSWORTH, J A; KAPLAN, S 1963. SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS. The American surgeon, 29 , 868-73

HELMSWORTH, J A; GALL, E A; PERRIN, E V; BRALEY, S A; FLEGE, J B; KAPLAN, S; KEIRLE, A M 1963. Occurrence of emboli during perfusion with an oxygenator pump. Surgery, 53 , 177-85

Dunn, E J; Wolff, R K; Wright, C B; Callard, G M; Flege, J B . Presentation of undiagnosed pheochromocytoma during coronary artery bypass surgery. The Journal of cardiovascular surgery, 30 2, 284-7