Jonathan Haft

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Cardiac Surgery
Associate Professor
Short bio: 

Dr. Jonathan W Haft joined the faculty in 2005 after completing his training in General Surgery, Critical Care, and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He is the director of the Extracorporeal Life Support Program, replacing the legendary program founder, Dr. Robert Bartlett. Additionally, he is the associate director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and he is the division chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital.

Research summary: 

His interests include the use of mechanical circulatory support for heart failure and shock, critical care, and heart transplantation. 

Recent publications: 

Bryner B, Cooley E, Copenhaver W, Brierley K, Teman N, Landis D, Rycus P,

Hemmila M, Napolitano LM, Haft J, Park PK, Bartlett RH. Two decades' experience

with interfacility transport on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Ann Thorac

Surg. 2014 Oct;98(4):1363-70. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.06.025. Epub 2014

Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 25149055.


Gray BW, Haft JW, Hirsch JC, Annich GM, Hirschl RB, Bartlett RH.

Extracorporeal Life Support: Experience with 2000 Patients. ASAIO J. 2014 Sep 23.

[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25251585.


Alyeshmerni D, Nallamothu BK, Haft J. Massive intracardiac thromboembolism

following spinal surgery. Eur Heart J. 2014 Aug 14;35(31):2114. doi:

10.1093/eurheartj/ehu135. Epub 2014 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 24713638.


Teman NR, Demos DS, Bryner BS, Faliks B, Jahangir EM, Mazur DE, Rojas-Pena A,

Bartlett RH, Haft JW. In vivo testing of a novel blood pump for short-term

extracorporeal life support. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jul;98(1):97-102. doi:

10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.027. Epub 2014 May 22. PubMed PMID: 24856794; PubMed

Central PMCID: PMC4097385.


Teman NR, Demos DS, Reames BN, Pagani FD, Haft JW. Outcomes after transfer to

a tertiary center for postcardiotomy cardiopulmonary failure. Ann Thorac Surg.

2014 Jul;98(1):84-9; discussion 89-90. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.091.

Epub 2014 May 10. PubMed PMID: 24820390.


Cowger JA, Aaronson KD, Romano MA, Haft J, Pagani FD. Consequences of aortic

insufficiency during long-term axial continuous-flow left ventricular assist

device support. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jun 23. pii: S1053-2498(14)01175-9.

doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.06.008. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25108909.


Teman NR, Huffman LC, Krajacic M, Pagani FD, Haft JW, Bolling SF.

"Prophylactic" tricuspid repair for functional tricuspid regurgitation. Ann

Thorac Surg. 2014 May;97(5):1520-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.11.049. Epub

2014 Feb 1. PubMed PMID: 24492062.


Teman NR, Mazur DE, Toomasian J, Jahangir E, Alghanem F, Goudie M, Rojas-Peña

A, Haft JW. A novel rotary pulsatile flow pump for cardiopulmonary bypass. ASAIO

J. 2014 May-Jun;60(3):322-8. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000058. PubMed PMID:

24625536; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4070378.


Cowger JA, Romano MA, Shah P, Shah N, Mehta V, Haft JW, Aaronson KD, Pagani

FD. Hemolysis: a harbinger of adverse outcome after left ventricular assist

device implant. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jan;33(1):35-43. doi:

10.1016/j.healun.2013.08.021. Epub 2013 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 24418732.


Rosenberg AA, Haft JW, Bartlett R, Iwashyna TJ, Huang SK, Lynch WR,

Napolitano LM. Prolonged duration ECMO for ARDS: futility, native lung recovery,

or transplantation? ASAIO J. 2013 Nov-Dec;59(6):642-50. doi:

10.1097/MAT.0b013e3182a9e341. PubMed PMID: 24172270.


Camboni D, Rojas A, Sassalos P, Spurlock D, Koch KL, Menchak S, Singleton J,

Boothman E, Haft JW, Bartlett RH, Cook KE. Long-term animal model of venovenous

extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with atrial septal defect as a bridge to lung

transplantation. ASAIO J. 2013 Nov-Dec;59(6):558-63. doi:

10.1097/MAT.0b013e3182a91ddb. PubMed PMID: 24172261; PubMed Central PMCID:



Sadigh G, Haft JW, Pagani FD, Prager RL, Kazerooni EA, Carlos RC, Kelly AM.

Impact of coronary CT angiography on surgical decision-making for coronary artery

bypass graft surgery. Acad Radiol. 2013 Sep;20(9):1083-90. doi:

10.1016/j.acra.2013.05.008. PubMed PMID: 23931421.


Teman NR, Haft JW, Napolitano LM. Optimal endovascular methods for placement

of bicaval dual-lumen cannulae for venovenous extracorporeal membrane

oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2013 Jul-Aug;59(4):442-7. doi:

10.1097/MAT.0b013e31829a0102. PubMed PMID: 23820286.


To KB, Washer LL, Varban OA, Haft JW, Fisher-Hubbard A, Napolitano LM.

Splenectomy for splenic abscess. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2013 Jun;14(3):337-8.

doi: 10.1089/sur.2012.073. Epub 2013 May 3. PubMed PMID: 23641754.


Blum JM, Woodcock BJ, Dubovoy AV, Dubovoy T, Masood M, Chang AC, Lin J, Haft

JW. Perioperative management of bridge-to-lung transplant using ECMO. ASAIO J.

2013 May-Jun;59(3):331-5. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e318288a0e5. PubMed PMID:



Smith SC, Bernacki KD, Haft JW, McHugh JB. Internal cardiac defibrillator

implant-associated angiosarcoma presenting as suspected implant pouch infection.

Cardiovasc Pathol. 2013 Jan-Feb;22(1):105-8. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2012.03.007.

Epub 2012 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 22541693.


Obi A, Park PK, Rectenwald J, Novelli P, Waldvogel J, Haft JW, Napolitano LM.

Inferior vena cava filter placement before ECMO decannulation. ASAIO J. 2012

Nov-Dec;58(6):622-5. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e318271bc28. PubMed PMID: 23103700.


Romano MA, Haft JW, Pagani FD, Bolling SF. Beating heart surgery via right

thoracotomy for reoperative mitral valve surgery: a safe and effective operative

alternative. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Aug;144(2):334-9. doi:

10.1016/j.jtcvs.2011.09.026. Epub 2011 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 22050983.

Gianchandani RY, Esfandiari NH, Haft JW, Prager RL, Pop-Busui R. Diabetes and

stress hyperglycemia in the intensive care unit: outcomes after cardiac surgery.

Hosp Pract (1995). 2012 Apr;40(2):22-30. doi: 10.3810/hp.2012.04.966. PubMed

PMID: 22615075.


Haft JW. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar;93(3):815. doi:

10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.12.052. PubMed PMID: 22364975.