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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address LHRB 790 Zip 0007
Phone  205-934-4240
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Graduate  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC      Masters of Statistics 
Graduate  UAB      PhD in Biostatistics  

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. David C. Naftel is a Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UAB and also is a Professor of Biostatistics in the UAB School of Public Health. Dr. Naftel is the director of INTERMACS(Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support). Additionally, he has served on multiple councils and committees, including th eFDA Circulatory Systems Device Panel and FDA Medical Device epidemiology Network.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Heart Association     
American Statistical Association     
Biometric Society     
Heart Failure Society of America     
International Society of Heart/Lung Transplantation     
The Alabama Chapter of the American Statistical Asociation  President, Secretary, Treasurer   

Research/Clinical Interest
Biostatistics associated with Cardiac Surgery, INTERMACS Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Kormos RL, Pagani FD, Myers SL, Stevenson LW, Acker MA,Goldstein DL, Silvestry SC, Milano CA, Timothy Baldwin J, Pinney S, Eduardo Rame J, Miller MA. Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) analysis of pump thrombosis in the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jan;33(1):12-22. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2013.11.001. Epub 2013 Nov 27.   PMID: 24418730 
Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Caldwell RL, Pearce FB, Bartlett H, Rusconi P,White-Williams C, Robinson BV. Should status II patients be removed from the pediatric heart transplant waiting list? A multi-institutional study. J Heart
Lung Transplant. 2006 Mar;25(3):271-5. Epub 2006 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 16507418.
Richmond ME, Law YM, Das BB, Everitt MD, Kukreja M, Naftel DC, Kemna MS,Henderson HT, Beddows K, Fricker FJ, Mahle WT; Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Investigators. Elevated pre-transplant pulmonary vascular resistance is not associated with mortality in children without congenital heart disease: Amulticenter study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 May 9. pii:
S1053-2498(14)01119-X. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.04.021. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 24906793 
Cotts WG, McGee EC Jr, Myers SL, Naftel DC, Young JB, Kirklin JK, Grady KL. Predictors of hospital length of stay after implantation of a left ventricular assist device: an analysis of the INTERMACS registry. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jul;33(7):682-8. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.02.022. Epub 2014 Mar 1.
PMID: 24819987 
Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Pagani FD, Kormos RL, Stevenson LW, Blume ED, Miller MA, Timothy Baldwin J, Young JB. Sixth INTERMACS annual report: a 10,000-patient database. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jun;33(6):555-64. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2014.04.010. Epub 2014 Apr 21.   PMID: 24856259