Howard Todd Massey, M.D.

Howard Todd Massey, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-6964
Fax: (585) 276-2446

Professional Bio

H. Todd Massy, M.D., associate professor of surgery, received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his surgical residency in thoracic surgery at the University of Louisville and his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern. Following residency, Dr. Massey attended the Duke University Medical Center where he completed fellowships in heart/lung transplant and adult cardiac surgery.
Dr. Massey specializes in all areas of adult cardiac surgery with expertise in heart transplantation and circulatory support devices for heart failure. Under the guidance of Dr. Massey, the University of Rochester Medical Center has been one of the nation's leaders in Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) research for the last several years.

Areas of research have included the recovery of patients in carcinogenic shock, bridge to transplant, and destination therapy.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Physician Assistant Program | RIT Adjunct Clinical Faculty 2008 - Present
First Place, Golden Hour Excellence in Clinical Research, | CCTMC Scientific Forum 2007
Center of Excellence, Artificial Heart Program | Abio Med | University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2005

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 14 available »

Brown, J; Hallinan, W; Massey, TH; Bankey PE; Chang, JD; Stassen, N; Sangosanya, AT; Gestring, ML. "Does the Need for Noncardiac Surgery during Ventricular Assist Device Therapy Impact Clinical Outcome?". Surgery. 2009; 146: 627-34.
Bullard TA; Protack TL; Aguilar F; Bagwe S; Massey HT; Blaxall BC. "Identification of Nogo as a novel indicator of heart failure." Physiol Genomics. 2008; 17(32): 182-9.
Schueler S, Ko D, Massey HT. "Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation." Cardiac Trransplantation. 2008; 13(5).
Schueler S, Ko D, Massey HT. "Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation". Cardiac Transplantation. 2008; 13(5).
2007 Jun
Slaughter MS, Tsui SS, El-Banayosy A, Sun BC, Kormos RL, Mueller DK, Massey HT, Icenogle TB, Farrar DJ, Hill JD, . "Results of a multicenter clinical trial with the Thoratec Implantable Ventricular Assist Device." The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 2007 Jun; 133(6):1573-80.


Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery) - American Board of Thoracic Surgery


MD | Medicine | Medical College of Georgia1990
BS | Biochemistry | University of Georgia1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Heart/Lung Transplant at Duke University Medical Center11/30/1998 - 6/30/00
Residency in Thoracic Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center07/31/1995 - 7/31/98
Residency in General Surgery at University of Louisville Hospital07/31/1990 - 6/30/95