Kendrick Shunk, MD, PhD

Professor

Education
06/2000 - Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology, Johns Hopkins
06/1996 - Internal Medicine Residency, University of Chicago
MD, PhD, 05/1993 - Molecular, Cellular, and Pathobiology, Medical University of SC
BS, 05/1987 - Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Websites
Publications
  1. Xenogiannis I, Rangan BV, Uyeda L, Banerjee S, Edson R, Bhatt DL, Goldman S, Holmes DR, Rao SV, Shunk K, Mavromatis K, Ramanathan K, Bavry AA, McFalls EO, Garcia S, Thai H, Uretsky BF, Latif F, Armstrong E, Ortiz J, Jneid H, Liu J, Aggrawal K, Conner TA, Wagner T, Karacsonyi J, Ventura B, Alsleben A, Lu Y, Shih MC, Brilakis ES. In-Stent Restenosis in Saphenous Vein Grafts (from the DIVA Trial). 2021. PMID: 34736721


  2. Xenogiannis I, Zenati M, Bhatt DL, Rao SV, Rodés-Cabau J, Goldman S, Shunk KA, Mavromatis K, Banerjee S, Alaswad K, Nikolakopoulos I, Vemmou E, Karacsonyi J, Alexopoulos D, Burke MN, Bapat VN, Brilakis ES. Saphenous Vein Graft Failure: From Pathophysiology to Prevention and Treatment Strategies. 2021. PMID: 34460327


  3. Secemsky EA, Butala N, Raja A, Khera R, Wang Y, Curtis JP, Maddox TM, Virani SS, Armstrong EJ, Shunk KA, Brindis RG, Bhatt D, Yeh RW. Temporal Changes and Institutional Variation in Use of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction With Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease in the United States: An NCDR Research to Practice Project. 2021. PMID: 33146666


  4. Lum MY, Wang SX, Wisneski AD, Liang NE, Zimmet J, Shunk KA, Stechert M, London MJ, Ge L, Tseng EE. Development of the Minimalist Approach for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 2021. PMID: 33531442


  5. Khera R, Secemsky EA, Wang Y, Desai NR, Krumholz HM, Maddox TM, Shunk KA, Virani SS, Bhatt DL, Curtis J, Yeh RW. Revascularization Practices and Outcomes in Patients With Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease Who Presented With Acute Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock in the US, 2009-2018. 2020. PMID: 32833024


  6. Danek BA, Karatasakis A, Abdullah K, Iwnetu R, Kalsaria P, Shunk K, Zimmet J, Vidovich M, Bavry AA, Rangan BV, Roesle M, Griza D, Stanley K, Banerjee S, Khalili H, Brilakis ES, Abdullah SM. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Prasugrel for Prevention of Early Saphenous Vein Graft Thrombosis. 2020. PMID: 32961528


  7. Burke L, Gozdecki L, Doukas D, Joyce C, Weaver F, Bavry AA, Garcia S, Cohen DJ, Shunk KA, Mathew V. Patient Risk Assessment for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals. 2020. PMID: 32737265


  8. Latif F, Uyeda L, Edson R, Bhatt DL, Goldman S, Holmes DR, Rao SV, Shunk K, Aggarwal K, Uretsky B, Bolad I, Ziada K, McFalls E, Irimpen A, Truong HT, Kinlay S, Papademetriou V, Velagaleti RS, Rangan BV, Mavromatis K, Shih MC, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Response by Latif et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Stent-Only Versus Adjunctive Balloon Angioplasty Approach for Saphenous Vein Graft Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From DIVA Trial". 2020. PMID: 32279564


  9. Yamamoto MH, Maehara A, Stone GW, Kini AS, Brilakis ES, Rizik DG, Shunk K, Powers ER, Tobis JM, Maini BS, Dixon SR, Goldstein JA, Petersen JL, Généreux P, Shah PR, Crowley A, Nicholls SJ, Mintz GS, Muller JE, Weisz G. 2-Year Outcomes After Stenting of Lipid-Rich and Nonrich Coronary Plaques. 2020. PMID: 32216905


  10. Latif F, Uyeda L, Edson R, Bhatt DL, Goldman S, Holmes DR, Rao SV, Shunk K, Aggarwal K, Uretsky B, Bolad I, Ziada K, McFalls E, Irimpen A, Truong HT, Kinlay S, Papademetriou V, Velagaleti RS, Rangan BV, Mavromatis K, Shih MC, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Stent-Only Versus Adjunctive Balloon Angioplasty Approach for Saphenous Vein Graft Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From DIVA Trial. 2020. PMID: 32019343


  11. Hall PS, O'Donnell CI, Mathew V, Garcia S, Bavry AA, Banerjee S, Jneid H, Denktas AE, Giacomini JC, Grossman PM, Aggarwal K, Zimmet JM, Tseng EE, Gozdecki L, Burke L, Bertog SC, Buchbinder M, Plomondon ME, Waldo SW, Shunk KA. Outcomes of Veterans Undergoing TAVR Within Veterans Affairs Medical Centers: Insights From the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program. 2019. PMID: 31473239


  12. Liang NE, Wisneski AD, Wang SX, Shunk KA, Wozniak CJ, Yang J, Zimmet JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Veterans Affairs Heart Team Experience With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Minimally Invasive Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. 2019. PMID: 31088993


  13. Brilakis ES, Edson R, Bhatt DL, Goldman S, Holmes DR, Rao SV, Shunk K, Rangan BV, Mavromatis K, Ramanathan K, Bavry AA, Garcia S, Latif F, Armstrong E, Jneid H, Conner TA, Wagner T, Karacsonyi J, Uyeda L, Ventura B, Alsleben A, Lu Y, Shih MC, Banerjee S. Drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents in saphenous vein grafts: a double-blind, randomised trial. 2018. PMID: 29759512


  14. Yang J, Zimmet JM, Ponna VM, Ma F, Wozniak CJ, Ge L, Shunk KA, Tseng EE. Evolution of Veterans Affairs Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program: The First 100 Patients. 2018. PMID: 30560596


  15. Yap J, Singh GD, Kim JS, Soni K, Chua K, Neo A, Koh CH, Armstrong EJ, Waldo SW, Shunk KA, Low RI, Hong MK, Jang Y, Yeo KK. Outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in acute myocardial infarction due to unprotected left main thrombosis: The Asia-Pacific Left Main ST-Elevation Registry (ASTER). 2017. PMID: 29148142


  16. Weisbord SD, Gallagher M, Jneid H, Garcia S, Cass A, Thwin SS, Conner TA, Chertow GM, Bhatt DL, Shunk K, Parikh CR, McFalls EO, Brophy M, Ferguson R, Wu H, Androsenko M, Myles J, Kaufman J, Palevsky PM. Outcomes after Angiography with Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetylcysteine. 2017. PMID: 29130810


  17. Brilakis ES, Banerjee S, Edson R, Shunk K, Goldman S, Holmes DR, Bhatt DL, Rao SV, Smith MW, Sather M, Colling C, Kar B, Nielsen L, Conner T, Wagner T, Rangan BV, Ventura B, Lu Y, Holodniy M, Shih MC. Rationale and design of the Drug-Eluting Stents vs Bare-Metal Stents in Saphenous Vein Graft Angioplasty (DIVA) Trial. 2017. PMID: 28841230


  18. Armstrong EJ, Stanislawski MA, Kokkinidis DG, Plomondon ME, Barón AE, Giri J, Shunk KA, Banerjee S, Maddox TM, Waldo SW. Coronary atherectomy is associated with improved procedural and clinical outcomes among patients with calcified coronary lesions: Insights from the VA CART program. 2017. PMID: 28766833


  19. Tsai TT, Stanislawski MA, Shunk KA, Armstrong EJ, Grunwald GK, Schob AH, Valle JA, Alfonso CE, Nallamothu BK, Ho PM, Rumsfeld JS, Brilakis ES. Contemporary Incidence, Management, and Long-Term Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions for Chronic Coronary Artery Total Occlusions: Insights From the VA CART Program. 2017. PMID: 28473108


  20. Kallianos K, Henry TS, Yeghiazarians Y, Zimmet J, Shunk KA, Tseng EE, Mahadevan V, Hope MD. Ferumoxytol MRA for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning with renal insufficiency. 2016. PMID: 28100426


  21. Brilakis ES, O'Donnell CI, Penny W, Armstrong EJ, Tsai T, Maddox TM, Plomondon ME, Banerjee S, Rao SV, Garcia S, Nallamothu B, Shunk KA, Mavromatis K, Grunwald GK, Bhatt DL. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Native Coronary Arteries Versus Bypass Grafts in Patients With Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Insights From the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program. 2016. PMID: 27085582


  22. Yeo KK, Armstrong EJ, Soni K, Waldo SW, Patel M, Reeves R, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Shunk KA, Mahmud E, Rogers JH. Long-term outcomes of angiographically confirmed coronary stent thrombosis: results from a multicentre California registry. 2015. PMID: 26093838


  23. Stone GW, Maehara A, Muller JE, Rizik DG, Shunk KA, Ben-Yehuda O, Genereux P, Dressler O, Parvataneni R, Madden S, Shah P, Brilakis ES, Kini AS. Plaque Characterization to Inform the Prediction and Prevention of Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The CANARY Trial (Coronary Assessment by Near-infrared of Atherosclerotic Rupture-prone Yellow). 2015. PMID: 26003018


  24. Brilakis ES, Banerjee S, Karmpaliotis D, Lombardi WL, Tsai TT, Shunk KA, Kennedy KF, Spertus JA, Holmes DR, Grantham JA. Procedural outcomes of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention: a report from the NCDR (National Cardiovascular Data Registry). 2015. PMID: 25700746


  25. Armstrong EJ, Sab S, Singh GD, Lim W, Yeo KK, Waldo SW, Patel M, Reeves R, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Shunk KA, Mahmud E, Rogers JH. Predictors and outcomes of recurrent stent thrombosis: results from a multicenter registry. 2014. PMID: 25341707


  26. Reeves RR, Patel M, Armstrong EJ, Sab S, Waldo SW, Yeo KK, Shunk KA, Low RI, Rogers JH, Mahmud E. Angiographic characteristics of definite stent thrombosis: role of thrombus grade, collaterals, epicardial coronary flow, and myocardial perfusion. 2014. PMID: 24753053


  27. Nallamothu BK, Tommaso CL, Anderson HV, Anderson JL, Cleveland JC, Dudley RA, Duffy PL, Faxon DP, Gurm HS, Hamilton LA, Jensen NC, Josephson RA, Malenka DJ, Maniu CV, McCabe KW, Mortimer JD, Patel MR, Persell SD, Rumsfeld JS, Shunk KA, Smith SC, Stanko SJ, Watts B. ACC/AHA/SCAI/AMA-Convened PCPI/NCQA 2013 Performance Measures for Adults Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures, the Society for Cardiovas 2013. PMID: 24357402


  28. Nallamothu BK, Tommaso CL, Anderson HV, Anderson JL, Cleveland JC, Dudley RA, Duffy PL, Faxon DP, Gurm HS, Hamilton LA, Jensen NC, Josephson RA, Malenka DJ, Maniu CV, McCabe KW, Mortimer JD, Patel MR, Persell SD, Rumsfeld JS, Shunk KA, Smith SC, Stanko SJ, Watts B. ACC/AHA/SCAI/AMA-Convened PCPI/NCQA 2013 performance measures for adults undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures, the Society for Cardiovas 2013. PMID: 24361978


  29. Madder RD, Goldstein JA, Madden SP, Puri R, Wolski K, Hendricks M, Sum ST, Kini A, Sharma S, Rizik D, Brilakis ES, Shunk KA, Petersen J, Weisz G, Virmani R, Nicholls SJ, Maehara A, Mintz GS, Stone GW, Muller JE. Detection by near-infrared spectroscopy of large lipid core plaques at culprit sites in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. 2013. PMID: 23871513


  30. Waldo SW, Armstrong EJ, Yeo KK, Patel M, Reeves R, Macgregor JS, Low RI, Mahmud E, Rogers JH, Shunk K. Procedural success and long-term outcomes of aspiration thrombectomy for the treatment of stent thrombosis. 2013. PMID: 23703925


  31. Weisbord SD, Gallagher M, Kaufman J, Cass A, Parikh CR, Chertow GM, Shunk KA, McCullough PA, Fine MJ, Mor MK, Lew RA, Huang GD, Conner TA, Brophy MT, Lee J, Soliva S, Palevsky PM. Prevention of contrast-induced AKI: a review of published trials and the design of the prevention of serious adverse events following angiography (PRESERVE) trial. 2013. PMID: 23660180


  32. Townsend JC, Steinberg DH, Nielsen CD, Todoran TM, Patel CP, Leonardi RA, Wolf BJ, Brilakis ES, Shunk KA, Goldstein JA, Kern MJ, Powers ER. Comparison of lipid deposition at coronary bifurcations versus at nonbifurcation portions of coronary arteries as determined by near-infrared spectroscopy. 2013. PMID: 23642506


  33. Kamalesh M, Sharp TG, Tang XC, Shunk K, Ward HB, Walsh J, King S, Colling C, Moritz T, Stroupe K, Reda D. Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary bypass surgery in United States veterans with diabetes. 2013. PMID: 23428214


  34. Natal-Hernandez L, Meadows J, Shunk KA, Boyle AJ. Percutaneous retrograde recanalization of a chronic total coronary artery occlusion in a 7 year old. 2013. PMID: 23333506


  35. Waldo SW, Armstrong EJ, Yeo KK, Mahmud E, Patel M, Reeves R, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Rogers JH, Shunk KA. Comparison of procedural success and long-term outcomes of stent thrombosis in coronary bypass grafts versus native coronary arteries. 2012. PMID: 23261000


  36. Armstrong EJ, Kwa AT, Yeo KK, Mahmud E, Javed U, Patel M, Shunk KA, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Rogers JH. Angiographically confirmed stent thrombosis in contemporary practice: insights from intravascular ultrasound. 2012. PMID: 22511567


  37. Armstrong EJ, Xing L, Zhang J, Zheng Y, Shunk KA, Yeh RW, Farzaneh-Far R, Yu B, Jang IK. Association between leukocyte telomere length and drug-eluting stent strut coverage by optical coherence tomography. 2012. PMID: 22676944


  38. Brilakis ES, Banerjee S, Shunk KA, Bhatt DL. Drug-eluting versus bare-metal stents in saphenous vein graft lesions. 2012. PMID: 22340298


  39. Brennan JM, Dai D, Patel MR, Rao SV, Armstrong EJ, Messenger JC, Curtis JP, Shunk KA, Anstrom KJ, Eisenstein EL, Weintraub WS, Peterson ED, Douglas PS, Hillegass WB. Characteristics and long-term outcomes of percutaneous revascularization of unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis in the United States: a report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, 2004 to 2008. 2012. PMID: 22322080


  40. Armstrong EJ, Feldman DN, Wang TY, Kaltenbach LA, Yeo KK, Wong SC, Spertus J, Shaw RE, Minutello RM, Moussa I, Ho KK, Rogers JH, Shunk KA. Clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of angiographically documented early, late, and very late stent thrombosis. 2012. PMID: 22361596


  41. Wang TY, Masoudi FA, Messenger JC, Shunk KA, Boyle A, Brennan JM, Anderson HV, Anstrom KJ, Dai D, Peterson ED, Douglas PS, Rumsfeld JS. Percutaneous coronary intervention and drug-eluting stent use among patients =85 years of age in the United States. 2012. PMID: 22222072


  42. Armstrong EJ, Yeo KK, Javed U, Mahmud E, Patel M, Shunk KA, MacGregor JS, Low RI, Rogers JH. Angiographic stent thrombosis at coronary bifurcations: short- and long-term prognosis. 2012. PMID: 22230151


  43. Goldstein JA, Maini B, Dixon SR, Brilakis ES, Grines CL, Rizik DG, Powers ER, Steinberg DH, Shunk KA, Weisz G, Moreno PR, Kini A, Sharma SK, Hendricks MJ, Sum ST, Madden SP, Muller JE, Stone GW, Kern MJ. Detection of lipid-core plaques by intracoronary near-infrared spectroscopy identifies high risk of periprocedural myocardial infarction. 2011. PMID: 21972399


  44. Yeo KK, Mahmud E, Armstrong EJ, Bennett WE, Shunk KA, MacGregor JS, Li Z, Low RI, Rogers JH. Contemporary clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of angiographically confirmed coronary stent thrombosis: results from a multicenter California registry. 2011. PMID: 21563289


  45. Chou SH, Wang ZJ, Kuo J, Cabarrus M, Fu Y, Aslam R, Yee J, Zimmet JM, Shunk K, Elicker B, Yeh BM. Persistent renal enhancement after intra-arterial versus intravenous iodixanol administration. 2011. PMID: 21470810


  46. Burjonroppa SC, Varosy PD, Rao SV, Ou FS, Roe M, Peterson E, Singh M, Shunk KA. Survival of patients undergoing rescue percutaneous coronary intervention: development and validation of a predictive tool. 2011. PMID: 21251628


  47. Lichtenwalter C, de Lemos JA, Roesle M, Obel O, Holper EM, Haagen D, Saeed B, Iturbe JM, Shunk K, Bissett JK, Sachdeva R, Voudris VV, Karyofillis P, Kar B, Rossen J, Fasseas P, Berger P, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Clinical presentation and angiographic characteristics of saphenous vein graft failure after stenting: insights from the SOS (stenting of saphenous vein grafts) trial. 2009. PMID: 19778774


  48. Garcia S, McFalls EO, Goldman S, Larsen GC, Littooy F, Moritz TE, Reda DJ, Ward HB, Shunk K, Hattler B. Diagnostic coronary angiography in patients with peripheral arterial disease: a sub-study of the Coronary Artery Revascularization Prophylaxis Trial. 2008. PMID: 18761563


  49. McFalls EO, Ward HB, Moritz TE, Apple FS, Goldman S, Pierpont G, Larsen GC, Hattler B, Shunk K, Littooy F, Santilli S, Rapp J, Thottapurathu L, Krupski W, Reda DJ, Henderson WG. Predictors and outcomes of a perioperative myocardial infarction following elective vascular surgery in patients with documented coronary artery disease: results of the CARP trial. 2008. PMID: 18245121


  50. Saeed M, Henk CB, Weber O, Martin A, Wilson M, Shunk K, Saloner D, Higgins CB. Delivery and assessment of endovascular stents to repair aortic coarctation using MR and X-ray imaging. 2006. PMID: 16786568


  51. McFalls EO, Ward HB, Moritz TE, Goldman S, Krupski WC, Littooy F, Pierpont G, Santilli S, Rapp J, Hattler B, Shunk K, Jaenicke C, Thottapurathu L, Ellis N, Reda DJ, Henderson WG. Coronary-artery revascularization before elective major vascular surgery. 2004. PMID: 15625331


  52. Weber OM, Schalla S, Martin AJ, Saeed M, Lee R, Shunk KA, Moore P, Higgins CB. Interventional cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. 2003. PMID: 14621377


  53. Kereiakes DJ, Szyniszewski AM, Wahr D, Herrmann HC, Simon DI, Rogers C, Kramer P, Shear W, Yeung AC, Shunk KA, Chou TM, Popma J, Fitzgerald P, Carroll TE, Forer D, Adelman DC. Phase I drug and light dose-escalation trial of motexafin lutetium and far red light activation (phototherapy) in subjects with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and stent deployment: procedural and long-term results. 2003. PMID: 12939212


  54. Bottomley PA, Atalar E, Lee RF, Shunk KA, Lardo A. Cardiovascular MRI probes for the outside in and for the inside out. 2000. PMID: 11186985


  55. Serfaty JM, Atalar E, Declerck J, Karmakar P, Quick HH, Shunk KA, Heldman AW, Yang X. Real-time projection MR angiography: feasibility study. 2000. PMID: 11012459


  56. Shunk KA, Lima JA, Heldman AW, Atalar E. Transesophageal magnetic resonance imaging. 1999. PMID: 10332847