Jeff L. Conger

I obtained an associate's degree in applied science in Respiratory Therapy Technology and then worked as a Registered Respiratory therapist for several years while attending the University of Houston, where I completed a BS in Technology.

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Texas Heart Institute Positions


  • Undergraduate:

    University of Houston

Honors, Awards and Memberships

  • American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
  • National Board of Respiratory Care


Wang, Y., Smith, P. A., Handy, K. M. et al. (2020). In vivo hemodynamic evaluation of an implantable left ventricular assist device in a long-term anti-coagulation regimen. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2020, 2589–2593.
Wang, Y., Conger, J. L., Handy, K. et al. (2018). In Vivo Hemodynamic Evaluation of CH-VAD in a Bovine Model for 14 Days. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2018, 4512–4515.
Smith, P. A., Wang, Y., Bieritz, S. A. et al. (2018). In Vivo Feasibility Study of an Intra-Atrial Blood Pump for Partial Support of the Left Ventricle. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2018, 4520–4523.
Adachi, I., Burki, S., Horne, D. et al. (2017). The miniaturized pediatric continuous-flow device: Preclinical assessment in the chronic sheep model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 154, 291–300.
Conger, J. L., Grace, B. W., Van Noy, K. L. et al. (2016). In vivo evaluation of a pneumatic extracorporeal ventricular assist device for up to 90 day support. ASAIO J 62, 697–703.
Cohn, W. E., Handy, K. M., Parnis, S. M. et al. (2014). Eight-year experience with a continuous-flow total artificial heart in calves. ASAIO J 60, 25–30.
Cohn, W. E., Winkler, J. A., Parnis, S. et al. (2014). Ninety-day survival of a calf implanted with a continuous-flow total artificial heart. ASAIO J 60, 15–18.
Rankin, J. S., Conger, J. L., Tuzun, E. et al. (2012). In vivo testing of an intra-annular aortic valve annuloplasty ring in a chronic calf model. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42, 149–154.
Gellman, B. N., Richardson, J. S., Tuzun, E. et al. (2011). Development, pre-clinical validation of the UltraMag and summary of the clinical experience with Levitronix ventricular assist system. , 299.
Tuzun, E., Bick, R., Kadipasaoglu, C. et al. (2011). Modification of a volume-overload heart failure model to track myocardial remodeling and device-related reverse remodeling. ISRN Cardiol 2011, 831062.