Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Jerry Pratt, MD, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon with Borgess Heart Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a graduate of University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. He completed a general surgery residency while in the military from Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB, Texas. While completing his general surgery residency, he also completed a research fellowship in cardiopulmonary physiology with The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he completed an additional residency in cardiothoracic surgery, also from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
- American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery)
- American Board of Surgery (Surgery)
Education and Training
- Residency 2000, Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Ohio State University
- Residency 1998, General Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center
- Research Fellowship 1995, Cardiopulmonary Physiology, The Ohio State University
- MD 1992, Virginia Commonwealth University
- BA 1988, Psychology, University of Virginia
- General Thoracic Surgery
Liu X., Pratt J., Palmer J. Successful fluoroless ablation of an incessant atypical atrial flutter attributed to AtriClip usage during mini-MAZE surgery for persistent atrial fibrillation HeartRhythm Case Reports. 2017;3(7):352-356.
Agrawal Y., Miller M., Pratt J., Martin D., Kalavakunta J., Saltiel F., Gupta V. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis in dextrocardia with situs inversus: First reported case in the United States International Journal of Cardiology. 2016;209:137-138.
Greene J.M., Cannon J.W., Clouse W.D., Pratt J.W. Fragmentation injury to the innominate artery in a three-year-old child Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2014;97(5):1788-1790.
Williams E., Pratt J.W., Martin D.E. The left atrial "medusa myxoma" Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2014;97(2)
Jones W., Pratt J., Connaughton J., Nichols S., Layton B., DuBose J. Management of a nontraumatic extracranial internal carotid aneurysm with external carotid transposition Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2010;51:465-467.
Layton B., DuBose J., Nichols S., Connaughton J., Jones T., Pratt J. Pacifying the open abdomen with concomitant intestinal fistula: a novel approach American Journal of Surgery. 2010;199
McNeil J., Pratt J. Combat Casualty Care in an Air Force Theater Hospital: Perspectives of Recently Deployed Cardiothoracic Surgeons Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2008;20:78-84.
Miller Q., Meschter C., Neumaster T., Pratt J., Moulton M., Downey D., Harre J. Comparison of Pleurodesis by Erythromycin, Talc, Doxycycline, and Diazepam in a Rabbit Model Journal of Surgical Education. 2007;64:41-45.
Downey D., Harre J., Pratt J. Functional Comparison of Staple Line Reinforcements in Lung Resection Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2006;82:1880-1883.
Downey D., Michel M., Harre J., Pratt J. Functional assessment of a new staple line reinforcement in lung resection Journal of Surgical Research. 2006;131:49-52.
Layton B., Pratt J. Radiation pericarditis and breast reconstruction: A surgical dilemma Current Surgery. 2006;63:110-113.
Downey D.M., Pratt J.W., Colligan M., Moulton M. Right ventricular perforation diagnosed with computed tomography after permanent pacemaker placement Current Surgery. 2005;62:516-517.
DuBose J., Sutherland M., Moulton M., Krishnan B., Cohn J., Pratt J.W. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis syndrome after cardiac surgery Current Surgery. 2004;61:209-212.
Dubose J., Pratt J. Victim of fashion: Endocarditis after oral piercing Current Surgery. 2004;61:474-477.
Michel M., Pratt J. Anterior mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumor with malignant transformation: A case report Current Surgery. 2004;61:576-579.
Pratt J.W., Kukielka G., Brown D.A. Repair of mycotic coronary aneurysm without cardiopulmonary bypass: case report. The heart surgery forum. 2004;7
Pratt J.W., Rush R.M. The military surgeon and the war on terrorism: A Zollinger legacy American Journal of Surgery. 2003;186:292-295.
Miller Q., Moulton M., Pratt J. Surgical treatment of thymoma Current Surgery. 2002;59:101-105.
Frazier S., Stone K., Schertel E., Moser D., Pratt J. A Comparison of Hemodynamic Changes during the Transition from Mechanical Ventilation to T-Piece, Pressure Support, and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Canines Biological Research For Nursing. 2000;1:253-264.
Pratt J., Cohen D., Mutabagani K.H., Davis J., Wheller J.J. Neonatal intrapericardial teratomas: Clinical and surgical considerations Cardiology in the Young. 2000;10(1):27-31.
Pratt J.W., Williams T.E., Michler R.E., Brown D. Current indications for left thoracotomy in coronary revascularization and valvular procedures Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2000;70:1366-1370.
Proca D., Ross P. J., Pratt J., Frankel W. Smooth muscle tumor of the pleura: A case report and review of the literature Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 2000;124(11):1688-1692.
Pratt J.W., Michler R.E., Pala J., Brown D. Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting for myocardial muscle bridging. The heart surgery forum. 1999;2:250-253.
Miyamoto M., McClure D.E., Schertel E.R., Andrews P.J., Jones G.A., Pratt J.W., Ross P., Myerowitz P.D. Effects of hypoproteinemia-induced myocardial edema on left ventricular function American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 1998;274
Ludwig L.L., Schertel E.R., Pratt J.W., McClure D.E., Ying A., Heck C.F., Myerowitz P.D. Impairment of left ventricular function by acute cardiac lymphatic obstruction Cardiovascular Research. 1997;33:164-171.
Miyamoto M., Schertel E., McClure D., Andrews P., Jones G., Pratt J., Myerowitz P. Effects of myocardial edema induced by acutu: Hypoproteinemia on left ventricular function FASEB Journal. 1997;11
Ludwig L.L., Schertel E.R., Pratt J.W., McClure D.E., Heck C.F., Myerowitz P.D. Impairment of left ventricular function by acute cardiac lymphatic obstruction FASEB Journal. 1996;10
Pratt J., Schertel E., Schaefer S., McClure D., Heck C., Myerowitz P. Acute transient coronary venous hypertension impairs ventricular systolic and diastolic function FASEB Journal. 1996;10
Pratt J.W., Schertel E.R., Schaefer S.L., Esham K.E., McClure D.E., Heck C.F., Myerowitz P.D. Acute transient coronary sinus hypertension impairs left ventricular function and induces myocardial edema American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 1996;271
Schertel B., Pratt J., Robilaille P., Ying A., Heck C., Myerowitz P. Coronary venous hypertension and myocardial edema do not alter ventricular high energy phosphate metabolism FASEB Journal. 1996;10
Schertel E.R., Pratt J.W., Schaefer S.L., Valentine A.K., McCreary M.R., Myerowitz P.D. Effects of acid aspiration-induced lung injury on left ventricular function Surgery. 1996;119:81-88.