Z. Faisal Cheema, MD, PhD, FACS, RPVI

Vascular Surgery

EDUCATION:

08/01/1999 – 06/01/2003 MD

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

College Station, TX

08/01/1994 – 08/01/1999 PhD

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Anatomy and Med. Neurobiology, Dept. of Human

College Station, TX

01/01/1991 – 06/01/1994 BA, Biochemistry (Concentration: Psychology)

Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences

Ithaca, NY

08/01/1990 – 12/01/1991 University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences

Austin, TX

TRAINING (GME):

07/01/2003 – 06/30/2009 Residency – General Surgery

William Beaumont Hospital

Royal Oak, MI

Board Eligible

07/01/2009 – 06/30/2011 Fellowship – Vascular Surgery

The Methodist Hospital DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center

Houston, TX

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Surgery-Surgery, Certificate #056061(issued: 05/02/2011; expiration: 12/31/2021)

American Board of Surgery-General Vascular Surgery, Certificate #102347 (issued: 05/20/2013; expiration: 12/31/2023)

LICENSURE INFORMATION:

Texas – Full Medical License #N3551 (issued: 08/21/2009; expiration: 08/31/2019)

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

08/2011-present Assistant Professor

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX

2018-present Assistant Program Director

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

Areas of Research

· Mechanisms of neuronal differentiation, migration, and survival in the developing cerebral cortex using molecular and cell biological techniques.

· Molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell death in the cerebral cortex in fetal alcohol syndrome.

· Nitric Oxide-mediated attenuation of pancreatic cancer.

· Patency and Endothelialization of NO generating polymer infused ePTFE small caliber bypass grafts of the IVC and supraceliac aorta in the Rabbit model.

· Endovascular repair of isolated iliac artery aneurysms and abdominal aortic aneurysms Ketone resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock.

Grant Support

Current:

Number: Protocol #771-0010 – TriVascular Inc.

Title: A PMA Post-Approval Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Effectiveness of the Ovation/Ovation Prime Abdominal Stent Graft System

Principal Investigator: Silva MB; Funding: $63,623.00; Period: 12/18/2013 – 12/17/2020

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF

Number: CON23762 – Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Title: LIBERTY 360°: Prospective, Observational, Multi-Center

Principal Investigator: Silva Jr MB. MD; Effort: 1%; Funding: $18,457; Period: 03/25/14-06/30/21

Sub-Investigator: Cheema Z

Number: CON25711 – W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Title: GORE® Carotid Stent Clinical Study for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis in patients at increased risk for adverse events from carotid endarterectomy

Principal Investigator: Silva Jr MB. MD; Effort: 1%; Funding: $16,184; Period: 08/19/16-12/31/19

Sub-Investigator Cheema Z

Pending:

Number: NG00000000000000000000965 – Dept of Defense

Title: Future Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Risk among Women with Preclampsia: Development of a Novel Model of Targeted Postpartum Care

Principal Investigator: Costantine M; Effort: NA; Funding: $0; Period: 04/01/19-03/31/23

Consultant: Cheema Z

Past:

Number: CON19114 – Granting Agency: Boston Scientific/FDA PMA-Registry

Title: CABANA: A Carotid Stenting Boston Scientific Surveillance Program

Principal Investigator: Silva MB; Funding: $36,580; Period: 05/12/09 – 05/11/13

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Choi L

Number: CON19187 – Granting Agency: Abbott Vascular/FDA PMA-Registry

Title: CHOICE: Carotid Stenting for High Surgical Risk Patients; Evaluating Outcomes Through the Collections of Clinical Evidence

Principal Investigator: Silva MB; Effort: 1%; Funding: $41,820; Period: 06/01/09-03/31/13

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Choi L

Number: TC-2402-039-SP – Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc.

Title: A randomized, open label, parallel-group, multi-center study to compare efficacy and safety of TachoSil versus Surgicel Original for the secondary hemostatic treatment of needle hole bleeding in vascular surgery

Principal Investigator: Silva MB; Effort: 1%; Funding: $33,048; Period: 08/19/10-06/30/16

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Fankhauser GT

Number: CON 20853 – Boston Scientific

Title: SuperNOVA: Stenting of the Superficial Femoral and Proximal Popliteal Arteries with the Boston Scientific INNOVA Self-Expanding Bare Metal Stent System

Principal Investigator: Silva MB; Effort: 1%; Funding: $12,993; Period: 06/01/11-12/31/16

Sub-Investigators: Cheema ZF

Number: CON 22095 – Abbott Vascular

Title: CANOPY: Protocol no.: 10-720; Carotid Artery Stenting Outcomes in the Standard Risk Population for Carotid Endarterectomy; Site No. 27364.

Principal Investigator: Silva Jr MB; Effort: 1%; Funding: $30,300; Period: 12/04/12-12/04/16

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Fankhauser GT

Number: CON23445 – Granting Agency: TriVascular Inc.

Title: A PMA Post-Market Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Effectiveness of the Ovation/Ovation Prime Abdominal Stent Graft System

Principal Investigator: Silva MB; Funding: $12,673; Period: 12/18/2013 – 02/24/2016

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF

Number: CON23930 – Lutonix, Inc.

Title: Protocol #CL0018-01: A Prospective, Multicenter, Single-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial Comparing the Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon vs. Standard Balloon Angioplasty for Treatment of Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis

Principal Investigator: Silva Jr MB; Effort: 1%; Funding: $12,339; Period: 12/18/13-04/16/18

Sub-Investigator Cheema Z

Number: Protocol BPV-12-001 – Granting Agency: Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc.

Title: A Prospective, Multi-Center, Non-Randomized, Single-Arm Study of the BARD (R) LIFESTREAM (TM) Balloon Expandable Vascular Covered Stent in the Treatment of Iliac Artery Occlusive Disease (BOLSTER)

Principal Investigator: Silva MB; Funding: $4,807.69; Period: 06/23/2014 – 06/22/2016

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF

Number: CON24017 – CryoLife Inc.

Title: Protocol AVG1201.003-M: Prospective, Multicenter Primary Below the Knee Bypass

Principal Investigator: Silva Jr MB; Effort: 1%; Funding: $8,080; Period: 10/02/14-01/31/17

Sub-Investigator Cheema Z

Number: 2014-667 Porter Multi-PI RFA – Univ of Texas Medical Branch

Title: The role of skeletal muscle mitochondrial dysfunction in peripheral vascular disease

Principal Investigator: Porter C; Effort: 1%; Funding: $50,000; Period: 09/01/15-11/30/16

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Fankhauser GT, Tihonov N, Silva MB

Number: CON25129 – Tri-Vascular, Inc.

Title: Protocol: #771-0016: The LUCY Study-TriVascular Evalution of FemaLes who are Underrepresented Candiates for Abdominal Aortic AneurYsm Repair.

Principal Investigator: Silva Jr MB. MD; Effort: 1%; Funding: $23,915; Period: 01/07/16-08/23/18

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Fankhauser GT

Number: CON25110 – Granting Agency: Bayer

Title: Voyager: Comparison of anticoagulation vs. antiplatelet therapy in patients with PAD who undergo revascularization

Principal Investigator: Fankhauser GT; Funding: $8,192; Period: 02/15/2016 – 01/26/2017

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Silva MB

Number: N/A – Granting Agency: W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.

Title: GORE Carotid Stent Clinical Study for the Treatment of Carotid Artery Stenosis in Patients at Increased Risk for Adverse Events from Carotid Endarterectomy (SCAFFOLD)

Principal Investigator: Silva MB; Funding: $4,615.38; Period: 08/19/2016 – 08/18/2018

Sub-Investigators: Cheng CC, Cheema ZF

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILTIES:

UTMB:

2016-present Alternate Member, Institutional Review Board

2018-2019 Faculty Advisor, Vascular Surgery Interest Group

Other

Scientific Sessions Chaired/ Discussion Leader

2018 Poster Reviewer, 59th Annual National Student Research Forum (NSRF), April 26, 2018, Galveston, TX

TEACHING/MENTORING RESPONSIBILTIES:

A. TEACHING/MENTORING RESPONSIBILITIES AT UTMB:

a. Teaching:

School of Medicine:

Students Rotating on Vascular service

Vascular Surgery Residents – Vascular Basic Science Lectures, Endovascular, Journal Club

Lectures:

“Recognition and Treatment of Venous Stasis Ulcers” Family Medicine Residency, 05/03/18

b. Mentoring:

High School students shadowing for potential MD degree

B. TEACHING/MENTORING RESPONSIBILITIES AT HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL:

a. Teaching:

Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM) Training, VaSTAH Houston

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES/PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: (* denotes elected membership)

2011-present Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement

2013-present Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

2014-present Society for Vascular Surgery

2015-present American College of Surgeons, fellow

2018-present Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, active member

HONORS:

1995-1996 Reagents Award (Scholarship)

1995-1997 Travel Award, Texas A&M Faculty of Neuroscience

1996 John P. McGovern Award, Texas Research Society on Alcoholism

1996 1st place, Texas A&M Health Science Center Graduate Research Symposium and Poster Competition

1996-1998 Graduate Student Representative on the Faculty of Neuroscience

1996 Friend Award from the Class of 1999, Texas A&M Medical School

1997 2nd place, Texas A&M Health Science Center Graduate Research Symposium and Poster Competition

1998 2nd place, Texas A&M University Research Symposium

1998 2nd place, Texas A&M University Faculty of Neuroscience Research Symposium and Poster Competition

2005 William Beaumont Hospital Research Institute Award: Mechanism of NO-induced attenuation of aberrant cell proliferation and migration in endothelial cells and pancreatic cancer

2006 William Beaumont Hospital Research Institute Award: Patency and Endothelialization of NO generating polymer infused ePTFE small caliber bypass grafts of the IVC and supraceliac aorta in the Rabbit model

2007 Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Resident Research Award

2015, 2017-2018 Top Doctors, Houstonia Magazine

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Journal Reviewer for:

Journal of Interventional Radiology

Professional Skills:

Laboratory Skills:

· Assays: DNA, RNA, Protein

· Molecular Techniques: Immunohistochemistry, ELISA, In Situ Hybridization, RT-PCR, Gel-Shift, Isolation and Purification of DNA and protein, Northern Blot, Western Blot, Flow Cytometry, Tissue Culture, Animal Care

PUBLISHED:

A. ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

1. Cheema, ZF, Wade, S.B., Sata, M., Walsh, K., Sohrabji, F. and Miranda, R.C. Fas/Apo [Apoptosis]-1 and its associated proteins in the differentiating cerebral cortex: Induction of caspase dependent cell death and activation of NF-kB. J. Neuroscience. 1999;19(5):1754-1770

2. Cheema, ZF, West, J.R. and Miranda, R.C. Ethanol induces Fas/Apo [Apoptosis]-1 mRNA and cell suicide in the developing cerebral cortex. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2000;24(4): 535-43

3. Cheema, ZF, Santillano, D.R., Wade, S.B., Newman, J.M. and Miranda, R.C. The extracellular matrix, p53 and estrogen compete to regulate cell-surface Fas/Apo-1 suicide receptor expression in proliferating embryonic cerebral cortical precursors, and reciprocally, Fas-ligand modifies estrogen control of cell-cycle proteins. BMC Neuroscience. 2004;5:11

4. Patel, N.V., Long, G.W., Cheema, ZF, Rimar, K., Brown, O.W., and Shanley, C.J. Open vs. endovascular repair of isolated iliac artery aneurysms: A 12-year experience. J. Vasc Surg. May 2009;49(6):1147-1153.

5. Lumsden, AB, Anaya-Ayala JE, Birnbaum I, Cheema ZF. Davies, MG, El Sayed HF, Seethamraju H, Loebe M, Valderrabano M, . Robot-assisted pulmonary artery stenting of high grade anastomotic artery stenosis following single lung transplantation. J Endovasc Ther. Oct 2010;17(5):612-616

6. Anaya-Ayala JE, Cheema ZF, Davies MG, Bismuth J, Ramlawi B, Lumsden AB, Reardon MJ. Hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair via right anterior minithoracotomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Aug 2011;142(2):314-318.

7. Cheema ZF, Davies MG, Walton BL, Reardon MJ. Hybrid imaging to facilitate accurate placement of a thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair before completion esophagectomy. J Vasc Surg (Cover). Nov 2011;54(5):1501.

8. Bellows PH, Anaya-Ayala JE, Cheema ZF, Davies MG, Lumsden AB, Peden EK. Combined femoral vein transposition and iliac vein to suprarenal vena cava bypass as a last resort dialysis access. Ann Vasc Surg. Feb 2011;25 (2):264.e5-8

9. Anaya-Ayala JE, Bellows PH, Cheema ZF, Naoum JJ, Bismuth J, Lumsden AB, Davies MG, Peden EK. Surgical management of hemodialysis-related central venous occlusive disease: A treatment algorithm. Ann Vasc Surg. Jan 2011;25(1):108-119

10. Anaya-Ayala JE, Cheema ZF, Davies MG, Lumsden AB, Reardon MJ. Concomitant reconstruction of infrarenal aorta and inferior vena cava after en bloc resection of retroperitoneal rhabdomyosarcoma. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011;45(8):769-72

11. Colvard BD, Anaya-Ayala JE, Palacios-Reyes D, Cheema ZF, Smolock CJ, Davies MG, Peden, EK. Increasing dialysis access options in lower extremity: retroperitoneal approach for external iliac artery-vein arteriovenous graft. J Vasc Access. 2011;12(4):365-8

12. Perakis PG, Yunus T, Long G, Cheema ZF, Hammond R, Shanley CJ. Platelet function after cessation of chronic clopidogrel therapy. Am Surg. 2012;78(1):51-6

13. Cheema ZF, Lumsden AB. Museum of TMH multimodality imaging center: Congenital aplasia of the left iliac vein in a patient with concomitant sturge-weber syndrome and may-thurner syndrome with congenital aberrant left femoral to right greater saphenous vein bypass. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2012;8(1):49

14. Cheng C, Choi L, Cheema Z, Silva MB Jr. Techniques for achieving long-term secondary patency: occlusion failure modes for stent grafts, treatment approaches, and expected outcomes. Endovascular Today. Suppl Aug 2012;10-14

15. Worsham JE, Cheng C, Fankhauser GT, Cheema ZF, Silva MB. A strategy for achieving early reperfusion and complete clot removal using endovascular techniques for management of Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens. J Vasc Surg. 2016;64(3):854-855

16. Rontoyanni VG, Lopez ON, Fankhauser GT, Cheema ZF, Rasmussen BB, Porter C. Mitochondrial bioenergetics in the metabolic myopathy accompanying peripheral artery disease. Front Physiol. 2017 Mar;8:141

17. Venkatesan R, Hirani N, Willis M, Jana B, Cheema Z. Impending carotid blowout from a large neck mass treated sequentially with endovascular coil embolization followed by induction chemotherapy. J Oncol Pract. 2018 Feb;14(2):136-138. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2017.025825.

B. OTHER

Book Chapters:

1. Hassoun, H.T., White, L.E., Cheema, Z.F., Reardon, M.J. Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms. 2011

2. Choi, L., Cheng, C., Cheema, Z.F., Silva, M.B. Jr. Endovascular approach to vascular trauma. In: Moore, W.S. (editor). Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, (8th ed). Chapter 46; Philadelphia: Saunders-Elsevier, 2013, p. 754

3. Cheng, C., Cheema, Z., Choi, L. and Silva, M.B. Jr: Acute Mesenteric Ischemia. In: Cameron J.L. and Cameron A.M. (eds) Current Surgical Therapy. 11th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders – Elsevier, 2014, pp. 939-946

4. Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Fankhauser GT, Silva MB Jr. Endovascular Treatment of Tibial Vessels. In: Darling RC and Ozaki CK (eds.). Master Techniques in Surgery: Vascular Surgery: Arterial Procedures. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer, 2015, pp. 431-452

5. Cheng CC, Cheema F, Fankhauser G, Silva MB Jr. Peripheral arterial disease. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox K (eds.). Sabiston Textbook of Surgery 20th edition. Philadelphia: Saunders-Elsevier, 2016, 1754-1807

C. ABSTRACTS

1. Band LC, Cheema ZF, Mahoney JC, West JR. (1994) N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine influence on acute fetal alcohol induced toxicity and teratogenesis. Research Society on Alcoholism Meeting, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, V19, #267, p 48A

2. Cheema ZF, Sohrabji F, Miranda RC. (1995) Regulation of neuronal apoptosis in the developing forebrain: a possible role for neurotrophins. Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, California, V21, #230.2

3. Cheema ZF, Miranda RC. (1996) Estrogen regulation of Fas/Apo-1 mRNA expression in explant cultures of the developing cerebral cortex. Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington, D.C., V22, #302.13, p 757

4. Kim CH, Cheema ZF, Miranda RC. (1996) Developmental expression of the Fas/Apo(apoptosis)-1 receptor in the embryonic and postnatal rat eye. Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington, D.C., V22, #775.14 p 1978

5. Connors WC, Wieters JS, Cheema ZF, Miranda RC. (1996) Coordinated expression of Fas/Apo (apoptosis)-1, RIP (Receptor Interacting Protein), and Fas-L (Fas Ligand) in the developing rat embryonic cortex. 26.12 Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington, D.C., V22, 1, p 42

6. Cheema ZF, West JR, Miranda RC. (1997) Ethanol induction of apoptosis correlates with the induction of cytotoxic receptor Fas/Apo[apoptosis]-1 in explant cultures of the developing cerebral cortex. Research Society on Alcoholism, San Francisco, CA., V21, #266, p48A

7. Cheema ZF, Miranda RC. (1997) Fas/Apo[apoptosis]-1/CD95 receptor activation in the developing rat cerebral cortex leads to cell death. Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans, LA., V23, 2, p 2257

8. Cheema ZF, Miranda RC. (1998) Interaction of estrogen and cell-suicide mechanisms in the regulation of cell cycle elements in the developing cerebral cortex. Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, V24, 1, p 549

9. Miranda RC, Cheema ZF, Wade S. (1999) Estrogen Uncouples p53 Regulation of Fas/Apo-1 and Bax Suicide Signals in the Developing Cerebral Cortex. Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Miami Beach, FL

10. Cheema ZF, Zubair S, Mansur B. Comparing medial plantar sensory action potentials with sural sensory action potentials in patients with sensory neuropathy symptoms. Muscle & Nerve. Oct 2006;34(4):517-518.

11. Cheema ZF, Yunis T, Callahan RE, D’Alecy LG, Shanley CJ. (2007) Platelet Function Normalizes Sooner than Expected Following Discontinuation of Chronic Clopidogrel or Aspirin Prophylaxis. Frederick A. Coller Society Meeting, White Fish, Montana

12. Shah RD, Tariq N, Cheema ZF, Shanley CJ. (2007) Ketone Resuscitation (1:1) Improves Cardiac Contractility after Hemorrhagic Shock in a Swine Model

13. Cheema ZF, Yasser S, Tafish I, Zubair S, Kundi S, Khan T. Electrodiagnostic abnormalities in episodic ataxiatype II. Muscle & Nerve. Oct 2007;36(4):567.

14. Anaya-Ayala JE, Pettigrew CD, Cheema ZF, Bismuth JX, Davies MG, Naoum JJ, Lumsden AB, Eric K. Peden, MD. Outcomes with Heparin-Bonded Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Grafts Used as a Conduit for Hemodialysis. SCVS meeting April 2010

15. Anaya-Ayala JE, Bellows PH, Gonzalez-Morales S, Cheema ZF, Naoum JJ, Bismuth J, Davies MG, Lumsden AB, Peden EK. Surgical Bypass of Hemodialysis-related Central Venous Occlusion. PVSS winter meeting. January 2010

16. Cheema ZF, Anaya-Ayala JE, Johnson B, Colvard B, Arredondo S, Davies MG, Ramlawi B, Reardon MJ,. Lumsden AB. Impact of an Acute Aortic Treatment Pathway on the Management of Acute Aortic Dissections – Is it Time to Change the Paradigm? AATS Aortic Symposium April 2010 and Texas Surgical Society meeting April 2010

17. Anaya JE, Pettigrew CD, Cheema ZF, Davies MG, Peden, EK. “Is Distal Revascularization and Interval Ligation (DRIL) procedure an effective treatment for Hemodialysis access-induced “Steal” Syndrome?” VASA meeting. May 2010

18. Anaya Ayala JE, Cheema ZF, Arredondo SD, Naoum JJ, Bismuth J, Davies MG, Lumsden AB, Peden EK. “Outcomes with Lower Extremity Arteriovenous Access for Hemodialysis” VASA meeting. May 2010

19. Anaya-Ayala JE, Cheema ZF, Obiloum C, Naoum JJ, Bismuth J, Davies MG, Lumsden AB, Peden EK. “Clinical Outcomes With Covered Stent Placement For Central Venous Occlusive Disease In Hemodialysis Patients” ESV meeting September 2010

20. Anaya Ayala JE, Birnbaum I, Cheema ZF, Ramlawi B, Davies MG, Valderrabano M, Lumsden AB. “Successful Robot-assisted Pulmonary Artery Stenting of high grade anastomotic artery stenosis following Single Lung Transplantation”. ESV meeting September 2010

21. Cheema ZF, JE Anaya-Ayala, I Birmbaum, B Ramlawi, B Bruckner, M Loebe, H Seethamraju, MG Davies, MJ Reardon, AB Lumsden. The Role of Pulmonary Artery Stents In: The Management of Pulmonary Artery Stenosis After Lung Transplant. SIR meeting March 2011

22. Cheema ZF, Anaya-Ayala JE, Davies MG, Reardon MJ, Naoum JJ. Aorto-Mesenteric Bypass: A Bifurcated Graft from Ascending Aorta to the Celiac Trunk and Superior Mesenteric Artery. Submitted to SVS June 2011

23. Anaya-Ayala JE, Colvard BD, Smolock CJ, Cheema ZF, Ramlawi B, Lumsden AB, Reardon MJ, Davies MG. Endovascular Exclusion to Avoid Aortic Cross Clamping and Facilitate Removal of an Errant Intravascular Pedicle Spinal Fixation Screw. J Vasc Surg. Sep 2011;54(3):927.

24. Luh J, Choi L, Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Silva MB. Endovascular Repair of Blunt Popliteal Artery Injury via Retrograde Tibial Access. J Vasc Surg. Dec 2012;56(6):1819.

25. Benarroch-Gampel J, Lopez ON, Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Silva MB. Endovascular Lower Extremity Procedures Are Associated With Improved Outcomes Compared to Open Surgical Revascularization in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease. J Vasc Surg. Sep 2014;60(3):814-815.

26. Silva MB, Cheng CC, Fankhauser G, Cheema ZF. Novel Endovascular Management of Bilateral Congenital Renal Arteriovenous Malformations: Case Report and Clinical Review. J Vasc Surg. Dec 2014;60(6):1723-1724.

27. Van Dellen M, Cheema ZF, Wolfe G, Stout C. Retropleural hypertension: A probable cause of descending thoracic aortic (DTA) occlusion in a traumatic DTA tear. United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Meeting (abstract #18730) March 2016

28. Rontoyanni VG, Lopez ON, Fankhauser GT, Cheema ZF, Cheng C, Rasmussen BB, Borsheim E, Porter C. Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Respiratory Capacity and Function Are Diminished in Patients with Advanced Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia. FASEB Journal. Apr 2017;31 (Suppl. 1).

29. Silva MB, Motes G, Cheema ZF, Fankhauser G, Tihonov N, Worsham J, Diab K, Cheng C. Transfemoral Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting With Embolic Protection: A 7-year Retrospective Analysis of a Single-Center Experience. J Vasc Surg. Jun 2017;65(6):90S.

PAPERS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS PRESENTED:

1. Anaya-Ayala JE, Cheema ZF, Mayer RR, Naoum JJ, Ramlawi B, Davies MG, Bismuth J, Peden EK, Lumsden AB, Reardon MJ. A novel approach: Hybrid Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair via a right anterior Minithoractomy AATS Aortic Symposium April 2010 [Poster Presentation]

2. Cheng CC, Worsham JE, Fankhauser GT, Cheema ZF, Silva MB. Evolving endovascular management for carotid and vertebral artery hemorrhage associated with traumatic iatrogenic and oncological pathology; 44th Annual Symposium for The Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 12-16, 2016. [Poster Presentation]

3. Cheng CC, Worsham JE, Cheema ZF, Fankhauser GT, Silva MB. Endovascular treatment for carotid hemorrhage secondary to head and neck cancer erosion. 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting for Society for Vascular Surgery, National Harbor, Maryland, June 9, 2016. [Poster Presentation]

4. Cheng CC, Worsham JE, Cheema ZF, Fankhauser GT, Silva MB. Endovascular aorta-bi-iliac “bypass” for juxtarenal aorto-bi-iliac occlusive disease. 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting for Society for Vascular Surgery, National Harbor, Maryland, June 9-11, 2016 (plenary presentation)

5. Cheng CC, Worsham JE, Cheema ZF, Fankhauser GT, Silva MB. Endovascular treatment of juxtarenal aorto-bi-iliac occlusive disease with covered stenting. 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting for Society for Vascular Surgery, National Harbor, Maryland, June 9. [Poster Presentation]

6. Cheng C, Worsham JE, Fankhauser GT, Cheema ZF, Silva MB. A strategy for achieving early reperfusion and complete clot removal using endovascular techniques for management of Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens. Eastern Vascular Surgery 30th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 30, 2016. [E-Poster Presentation]

7. Cheng CC, Cheema ZF, Silva MB. “A Novel Technique for Removal of Impella® Device While Maintaining Vascular Access.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery 46th Annual Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, March 17-21, 2018. Abstract. [E-Poster Presentation]

INVITED LECTURES AT SYMPOSIA AND CONFERENCES:

1. Cheema ZF, Norbury WB. Lower Extremity Fasciotomy: The Why, When, Where and How. Grand Rounds, UTMB Department of Surgery. August 28, 2013.

2. Luh J, Cheema ZF. Traumatic Lower Extremity Vascular Injury. Grand Rounds, UTMB Department of Surgery. March 19, 2014.

3. Cheema ZF. Endovascular management of popliteal artery injury. Speaker at Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in San Antonio, TX, November 7, 2015

4. Cheema ZF. Endovascular Treatment of Carotid Artery Hemorrhage Due to Head & Neck Cancer Erosion. Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, November 2-3, 2018.