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Andrew J. Sauer, MD

Andrew Sauer portrait
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Medicine

Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine

Professional Background

Dr. Sauer is a cardiologist who specializes in advanced heart failure therapies,
including heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support devices. He
is also an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Heart
Failure and Transplantation at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Originally from a Nebraska farming community, Dr. Sauer graduated with
Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester, where he was inducted
into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Honor
Societies. He completed his internship and residency at the Massachusetts
General Hospital, where he also studied complex cardiovascular trait genetics
at the Broad Institute of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. He has authored peer-reviewed original articles,
reviews, abstracts and book chapters, accumulating thousands of citations to
date. Dr. Sauer has presented works at national and international scientific
sessions including the American Heart Association, the American College of
Cardiology, the Heart Failure Society of America and the International Society
of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Dr. Sauer’s honors include the University of
Rochester Doran J. Stephen’s Prize for Clinical, Teaching, and Research
Excellence, the Northwestern University Excellence in Teaching Award, and the
Robert O. Bonow, MD Excellence in Cardiovascular Research Award.

Education and Training
  • MD, Internal Medicine, The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, New York
  • BS, Bachelor of Science, The University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicineq, Chicago, IL
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Controlled Substance License, State of Missouri
  • Federal Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Federal Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Physician License , State of Kansas
  • Physician License, State of Missouri



Dr. Sauer serves as lead KU investigator, consultant for Garmin, Abbott, Medtronic, Novartis, Amgen, andamp; as a steering committee member for Boston Scientific; has authored numerous peer-reviewed original articles, reviews, and book chapters--accumulating thousands of citations (per Google scholar) - he presents works at international annual scientific sessions including the AHA, ACC, HFSA, and ISHLT.

Current Research and Grants
  • Beat-HF, CVRX, inc, PI
  • CardioMEMS, Abbott Vascular, PI
  • Cardiovascular Outcomes Assessment of the MitraClip Therapy for High Risk Surgical Risk Patients (COAPT): NCT01626079, Abbott Vascular, Co-I
  • CHAMP HF, Novartis, PI
  • Wilcox, J, Fonarow, G, Bonow, G, Butler, R., D, Sauer, A., J, Epstein, S, Khan, S, Kim, R, Sabbah, H, Diez, J, Gheorghiade, M. 2015. "Targeting the Heart" in Heart Failure: Myocardial Recovery in Systolic Dysfunction. JACC: Heart Failure
  • Shah, Z, Masoomi, R, Sauer, A., J, Dawn, B, Gupta, K. 2016. A study of in-hospital management, outcomes and trends in cardiac transplant patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome: results from national inpatient sample database. Heart Failure Society of America
  • Sauer, A., J, Walsh, R, Roitberg-Tambur, A, McGee, E, Yancy, C, Grady, K, Gordon , R. 2013. Bortezomib desensitization therapy in a highly sensitized heart/kidney candidate with severe cardiac allograft vasculopathy. The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Scientific Sessions
  • Kott, A, Andrei, A, Sauer, A., J, Klein, L, Puthumana, J. 2012. Decreased left ventricular volume at one year predicts mortality in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy. The American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions
  • Wilcox, J., E, Sauer, A., J, Passman, R, Goldberger, J., J, Shah, S., J. 2012. Diastolic electromechanical coupling: association of the electrocardiographic T-peak to T-end interval with echocardiographic markers of diastolic dysfunction. The American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions
  • Oskouis, S, Penner, S., B, Shah, S., J, Sauer, A., J. 2016. Differences in Repolarization Heterogeneity Among Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Pheno-groups . 20th Annual Scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America
  • Rali, Aniket., S, Sauer, Andrew, Haglund, Nicholas. 2019. Does Non-invasive Cardiac Output Monitoring (NICOM) Correlate With Standard Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring In Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure?
  • Sauer, A., J, Selvaraj, S, Afuilar, F, Martinez, E, Wilcox, J, Shah, S., J. 2012. Effects of transmural dispersion of repolarization (electrocardiographic T-peak to T-end duration) on myocardial mechanics. The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
  • Rich, J., D, Anderson, A., S, Sauer, A., J. 2015. Feasibility of Daily Smartphone Assessments of Quality of Life and Functional Capacity in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients. The American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) Scientific Session
  • Sukerman, E., S, Echenique, I, Angarone, M, Gordon, R, Anderson, A, Rich, J., D, Sauer, A., J, Abicht, T, Stosor, V. 2015. Hepatitis B vaccination in heart transplant recipients: response rate and risk factors for loss of immunity. The International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation