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Kenneth G. Warner, MD

Cardiac Surgeon

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BS, University of Michigan, 1978
MD, University of Michigan, 1982

General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1982-1988

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, 1988-1990
Cardiovascular Research, West Roxbury Veteran’s Administration Hospital, 1984-1986

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Kenneth G. Warner, MD, is a triple-board certified cardiac surgeon at Connecticut Children’s. He cares for patients of all ages, from newborns to adults with congenital heart disease. Dr. Warner’s clinical interests include long-term outcomes following tetralogy of Fallot repair, repair techniques for coarctation of the aorta, and surgical intervention for endocarditis. His research interests include myocardial protection during cardiac surgery and neurologic recovery following infant surgery. In his free time, Dr. Warner enjoys spending time with his family, running, snow skiing, tennis, fishing and golf.

    Selected Publications

    • Wurcel AG, Boll G, Burke D, Khetarpal R, Warner PJ, Tang AM, Warner KG. Impact of substance use disorder on miderm mortality after valve surgery for endocarditis. AnnThorac Surg 2020; 109:1426-33. PMID: 31630767

    • Kawabori M, Mastroianni MA, Zhan Y, Chen FY, Rastegar H, Warner KG, Reich JA, Vest A, DeNofrio D, Couper GS. A case series; the outcomes, support duration, and graft
      function recovery after heart transplantation. J Artif Organs 2020 23: 140-6. PMID: 3171305447

    • Kawabori M, Pramil V, Shindgikar P, Zhan Y, Warner KG, Rastegar H, Kapur NK, Chen FY, Couper GS. Distal embolic protection in Impella 5.0 explantation: loop and
      snare Technique. Ann Thorac Surg 2020 Feb: 109(2): e145-e146. PMID: 31563488

    • Kawabori M, Benkert AR, Warner KG, Patel AR, Arkun K, Chen FY, Zhan Y. Uncommon cause of fever and embolism: Staphylocossus epidermidis infected myxoma. Ann Thorac
      Surg 2019 107(4) e283 doi: 10.1016 athoracsur.2018 09.070. Epub 2018 Nov 14. PMID: 30447187

    • Hall R, Shaughnessy M, Boll G, Warner K, Boucher HW, Bannuru RR, Wurcel AG: The impact of injection-drug use on post-operative mortality following valve repair for
      infective endocarditis: systemic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2018 Dec 22 epub doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy1064. PMID: 30590480

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