Aaron Trachte M.D.

Aaron Trachte M.D.


Doctor of Medicine; May 10,1996
College of Medicine
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Bachelor of Arts; May 24,1992
Wartburg College
Waverly, Iowa
G.P.A.: 3.82, Magna Cum Laude


CV Care Center of SW Oklahoma
3401 West Gore Blvd., 3rd Floor
Lawton, OK 73505
Phone (580) 357-4339
FAX (580) 357-4423


Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Division of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Box 100286, JHMHC
Gainesville, FL 32610-0286
William D. Spotnitz, M.D. & Daniel G. Knauf, M.D.
Chairmen & Program Directors
Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery/ July 1, 2002-June 30, 2004

General Surgery Residency
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC),
Department of Surgery
920 S.L. Young Blvd., WP 2140
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
Russell G. Postier, M.D. Chairman & Program Director
Resident in Surgery/ July 1,1996-June 30,1999
July 1,2000-June 30, 2001
Chief Resident / July 1,2001-June 30, 2002
Research Fellowship/ July 1,1999-June 30,2000


Staff Surgeon
Cardiovascular Care Center of Southwest Oklahoma
3401 West Gore Blvd., 3rd Floor
PO Box 129
Lawton, OK 73502
July 4,2004-present


Oklahoma #20331
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery 2/04 #48295
Thoracic Boards 6/05 #7118


Trachte, A.L., Lobato, E.B., Urdaneta, F., Hess, P.J., Klodell, C.T., Martin, T.D., Staples, E.D., and Beaver, T.M. Oral Sildenafil reduces pulmonary hypertension after cardiac surgery.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 79(2005); 194-7.

Trachte, A.L., Klodell, C.T., Carrie, R.D., Alexander, J.A., Spotnitz, W.D., and Beaver, T.M. Oral sildenafil as an adjunct in treatment of pulmonary hypertension following cardiac surgery. Presented at Southern Thoracic Surgical Association for 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting, November 13, 2003. Manuscript accepted by Annals of Thoracic Surgery, in press.

Edit, B.H., Trachte, A.L. Knott-Craig, C., and Albrecht, R.M. Video-assisted thoracoscopic retrieval of an intrapleural foreign body after penetrating chest trauma. Poster presentation at Southwestern Surgical Congress 54th Annual Meeting, April 2003. Manuscript accepted.

Trachte, A.L., Suthers, S.E., Lemer, M.R, Hanas, J.S., Jupe, E.R., Sienko, A.E., Adesina, A.M., Lightfoot, S.A., Brackett, D.J. and Postier, R.G. Increased expression ofalpha-1- antitrypsin, glutathione s-transferase n and vascular endothelial growth factor in human pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The American Journal of Surgery. 184(2002); 642-648.

Suthers, S.E., Lemer, M.R., Lees, J., Trachte, A.L., Lightfoot, S.A., Brackett, D.J., and Postier, R.G. Correlation of pancreatic head mass histology with expression of alpha 1 antitrypsin, glutathione s-transferase 71 and vascular endothelial growth factor. Presentation and poster at European Pancreas Club, June 2002.

Trachte, A.L. Gene therapy in surgery. Presentation at OUHSC General Surgery Grand Rounds, May 9, 2002.


H. Dale Collins Scholar, July 1999-June 2000, OUHSC Department of Surgery Performed projects involving.gene therapy for bone defects and the molecular biology of pancreatic cancer.

Cardiology Research Elective, September- October 1995, U of IA College of Medicine Worked on development of isolated mouse heart model for physiology studies.

Independent Clinical Cardiology Research, 1994-5, U of IA College Of Medicine Completed a manuscripton LVOT obstruction in adults with Noonan syndrome with Dr. Richard Embrey.

Student Research Fellowship, 1993, U of IA College Of Medicine Completed stroboscopic analysis of canine cardiac physiology with cardiology fellows.

Summer Student Fellow, 1991, Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI Assisted in an 18-month study concerning the immunology of Lyme disease in cattle.


Emergency Room Physician. July 1999-June 2000. EMCARE Moonlighted in small town emergency rooms on nights and weekends while researching.

Farm Worker, summer of 1992, parents and local farmers, Waverly, Iowa. Ran family tree and prairie farm (80 acres) and worked for local dairy and beef farmers.

Tutor. 1989-92, Learning Resource Center, Wartburg College, Mary Schneider, supervisor. Tutored one-on-one in sciences and mathematics, proctored physics group tutorial session.

Sportswriter. 1989-92. Waverlv Newspapers. RavLocke. Editor. Published over 200 articles on Wartburg College athletics; also wrote season summaries for coaches.

Statistician. 1989-92, Sports Information Department, Wartburg, Duane Schroeder, SID Directed or participated in a crew of 3-6 students during athletic events; NCAA official.


Society of Thoracic Surgeons Candidate Member
American College of Surgeons Associate Member
American College of Chest Physicians Associate Member
University of Oklahoma Surgical Society
Comanche County Memorial Hospital Critical Care Committee
Medical Director, Respiratory Care Program at Great Plains Technology Center

Residency & Fellowship
American College of Surgeons Candidate Society, 1999-2004
American College of Chest Physicians Affiliate Member 2002-present
University of Oklahoma Surgical Society 2002-present
Aesculapian Award Recipient as Outstanding Resident Teacher of Third Year Medical Students, 2001
Aesculapian Award Nominee for Outstanding Medical Student Teaching, 1997,2001, 2002
American College of Surgeons National Runner-up for Best Resident Trauma Paper Presentation, 2001
Best Overall Presentation, Oklahoma Chapter of ACS, 2000
Ophthalmology Department Internal Residency Review Committee, 2000
Research Mentor for James Bond, MS4, Surgery Research Labs, 1999
Oklahoma State Medical Association, 1996-2002

Medical School
Medical School Council (treasurer) 1994-6
Iowa Surgical Interest Society (co-founder, treasurer) 1994-6
Vital Signs -student newspaper (editor) 1992-6
Office of Student Affairs Award of Recognition for Outstanding Service
Arvind Reddy Memorial Award
College of Medicine Lecture Committee 1994-5
Gross Anatomy Prosecutor 1993
SMART (coordinator) 1992-4
College of Medicine Brass Quintet 1995-6,
House Manager of Phi Rho Sigma Medical Fraternity
Intramural Champion X 4 (softball and home run derby

Senior Honor Award-the Outstanding Senior, Class of 1992
Student Body President
Student Senate
Honor societies: Alpha Chi; Beta Beta Beta; Kappa Mu Epsilon
Regents Scholar & Dean's List
Activities: Band, Symphony, Baseball, Habitat for Humanity

High School
National Merit Scholarship Finalist
Outstanding student of Class of'89-Science, Debate, Instrumental Music, and Newspaper
Exchange Club Youth of the Year for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
All-State in Band (Tuba), Debate, and Weightlifting