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Jason Qu, MD

Jason Qu, MD


Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Specialty

Cardiac anesthesia, CPB pathophysiology, intraoperative TEE, pediatric cardiac anesthesia

Professional Activities

Clinical anesthesia, teaching residents/fellows/medical students

Medical Training

Medical School: Bethune University of Medical Sciences, China 1986; Resident/chief resident in cardiothoracic Surgery 1987-1992, Peking Union Medical College Hospital(PUMCH), China; Attending surgeon, PUMCH, China 1992-1993. Research Fellow Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston 1993-1997; Intern Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham, MA; Resident/Fellow, Depart of Anesthesia and Critical Care(DACCPM)Bonston, MA 1998-2001.


Original Report

1.  Xue QF, Xie JM, Deng XX, Qu Z, et al. Changes of cardiac and respiratory function of Antarctic research expedition members in the Antarctic. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Antarctic Research.1989; 372-375.

2. Qu Z, Xu LT, Liu HR, et al. Prognostic significance of the flow cytometric nuclear DNA content analysis in thymoma. Chinese Medical Journal 1993; 73(4): 235-237

3. Qu Z, Ling PR, Tahan SR, Sierra P, Onderdonk AB, Bistrian BR. Protein and lipid refeeding changes protein metabolism and colonic but not small intestinal morphology in protein-depleted rats. J.Nutr 1996; 126: 906-912

4. Chow JC, Ling PR, Qu Z, Leviola L, Ciccarones A, Bistrian BR, Smith RJ. Growth hormone stimulates tyrosine phosphorylation of JAK2 and STA5, but not insulin receptor substrate-1 or SHC proteins in liver and skeletal muscle of normal rats in vivo. Endocrinology 1996; 137:2880-2886

5. Qu Z, Ling PR, Chow JC, Burke P, Smith RJ, Bistrian BR. Determinants of plasma concentrations of insulin-like growth factor-1 and albumin and their hepatic mRNAs: The role of dietary protein content and tumor necrosis factor in malnourished rats. Metabolism 1996; 45(9): 1-7

6. Qu Z, Chow JC, Ling PR, Ziegler TR, Bistrian BR, Smith RJ. Tissue-specific effects of chronic dietary protein restriction and gastrostomy on the insulin-like growth factor-I pathway in the liver and colon of adult rats. Metabolism 1997, 46(6): 691-697

7. Ling PR, Sierra P, Qu Z, Bistrian BR. IGF-I improves glucose utilization in TNF-treated rats under hyperinsulinemic, euglycemic conditions. Metabolism 1997; 46(9): 1052-1058

8. Kwoun M, Ling PR, Lydon E, Imrich A, Qu Z, Palombo J, Bistrian BR. Immunologic effects of acute hperglycemia in nondiabetic rats. Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition. 1997; 21(2): 91-95

9.  Qu Z, Ling PR, Chow JC, Smith RJ and Bistrian BR. Effects of dietary protein and tumor necrosis factor components of the insulin-like growth factor-I pathway in the colon and small intestine in protein-depleted rats. Metabolism 1998; 47(3): 345-350

10.  You YQ, Ling PR, Qu Z and Bistrian BR. Effects of continuous enteral  medium-chain fatty acid infusion on lipid metabolism in rats. Lipids 1998;  33(3)261-266 

Books, Monographs, and Textbooks

1. Qu JZ. Editor. Common Topics in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2004; 42(4)

2. Qu JZ. Congenital heart disease with right-to-left shunts. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2004; 42(4): 59-72

3. Mann D, Qu JZ, Mehta V. Congenital heart disease with left-to-right shunts.  Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2004; 42(4): 45-58

4. Doshi RR, Qu JZ. Preoperative and postoperative anesthetic assessment for pediatric cardiac surgery

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-4401

Office Information

Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Gray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

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