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Peter Wearden, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827


  • Cardiovascular Surgery - Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 2005


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2003

Internship Residency

  • Surgery - West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Cardiology

  • Nelson, J. S., Fuller, S., Kim, Y. Y., Maul, T. M., Najm, H. K., Scholl, F. G., & Karamlou, T. (2022). Capturing Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Framework for Development of an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Mortality Risk Model. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.09.063

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  • Frankel, W. C., Maul, T. M., Chrysostomou, C., Wearden, P. D., Lowry, A. W., Baker, K. N., & Nelson, J. S. (2021). A Minimal Opioid Postoperative Management Protocol in Congenital Cardiac Surgery: Safe and Effective. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. doi:10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.12.001

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  • Nelson, J. S., Maul, T. M., Wearden, P. D., Najm, H. K., Baloglu, O., Johnston, D. R., & Karamlou, T. (2021). Aortic Valve Replacement in Young and Middle-Aged Adults: Current and Potential Roles of TAVR. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 112(1), 132-138. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.05.180

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  • Lorts, A., Conway, J., Schweiger, M., Adachi, I., Amdani, S., Auerbach, S. R., & Amodeo, A. (2021). ISHLT consensus statement for the selection and management of pediatric and congenital heart disease patients on ventricular assist devices Endorsed by the American Heart Association. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 40(8), 709-732. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2021.04.015

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  • Nelson, J. S., Maul, T. M., Aughtman, S. L., Hurtado, C. G., & Wearden, P. D. (2021). A shifting landscape: Practice patterns and outcomes of cystic fibrosis and non-cystic fibrosis pediatric lung transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation, 25(7). doi:10.1111/petr.14086

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  • Dadlani, G. H., Srivastava, S., Wearden, P., & Pizarro, C. (2020). Introduction. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 58. doi:10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101293

  • Kennedy, J. T., III, Braley, K. T., Wearden, P. D., & Nelson, J. S. (2020). A 22-Month-Old Girl With 3 Weeks of Dyspnea. Chest, 158(3), e107-e110. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2020.05.543

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  • Nelson, J. S., Matoq, A., Dadlani, G., Wearden, P. D., & Bender, K. (2020). Intraoperative echocardiography in congenital heart surgery: What the surgeon wants to know. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 58. doi:10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101258

  • Nelson, J. S., Hurtado, C. G., & Wearden, P. D. (2020). Surgery for Dysphagia Lusoria in Children. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 109(2), e131-e133. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.05.058

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  • Maul, T. M., Aspenleiter, M., Palmer, D., Sharma, M. S., Viegas, M. L., & Wearden, P. D. (2020). Impact of circuit size on coagulation and hemolysis complications in pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ASAIO Journal, 1048-1053. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001121

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  • Nelson, J. S., Maul, T. M., Wearden, P. D., Pasquali, S. K., & Romano, J. C. (2019). National Practice Patterns and Early Outcomes of Aortic Valve Replacement in Children and Teens. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 108(2), 544-551. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.098

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  • Kennedy, J. T., Wearden, P. D., & Nelson, J. S. (2019). Cardiac venous malformation in a teenager. Cardiology in the Young, 29(6), 833-834. doi:10.1017/S1047951119000878

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  • May, A. G., Orizondo, R. A., Frankowski, B. J., Wearden, P. D., & Federspiel, W. J. (2019). Acute in vivo evaluation of the Pittsburgh pediatric ambulatory lung. ASAIO Journal, 65(4), 395-400. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000918

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  • Chrysostomou, C., Maul, T., Istvanic, F., & Wearden, P. (2019). Surfactant administration during pediatric cardiac extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ASAIO Journal, 65(4), 367-370. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000825

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  • Nelson, J. S., Longani, N., Sigurdardottir, L. Y., Maul, T. M., Wearden, P. D., & Chrysostomou, C. (2018). Pediatric ECMO after drowning: Neuroprotective strategies. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 50, 34-38. doi:10.1016/j.ppedcard.2018.05.004

  • Magnetta, D. A., Kang, J. H., Wearden, P. D., Smith, K. J., & Feingold, B. (2018). Cost-Effectiveness of Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy for Advanced Heart Failure in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Pediatric Cardiology, 39(6), 1242-1248. doi:10.1007/s00246-018-1889-5

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  • Maul, T., Lorts, A., Wearden, P., & Conway, J. L. (2018). Principles of Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support. In Heart Failure in the Child and Young Adult: From Bench to Bedside (bll 675-682). doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-802393-8.00050-8

  • Maul, T. M., Nelson, J. S., & Wearden, P. D. (2018). Paracorporeal lung devices: Thinking outside the box. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 6. doi:10.3389/fped.2018.00243

  • Orizondo, R. A., May, A. G., Madhani, S. P., Frankowski, B. J., Burgreen, G. W., Wearden, P. D., & Federspiel, W. J. (2018). In vitro characterization of the Pittsburgh pediatric ambulatory lung. ASAIO Journal, 64(6), 806-811. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000711

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  • Wearden, P. D. (2016). Invited Commentary. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 101(6), 2327-2328. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.01.011

  • Wearden, P. D., & Maul, T. M. (2016). Adversity in Neonates and Children with Pulmonary Artery Hypertension: The Role of ECMO. ASAIO Journal, 62(6), 637-638. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000459

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