Tjorvi Perry, MD, MMSc

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Tjorvi Perry

Contact Info

Office Address:
Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Anesthesiology Administration
420 Delaware St SE
B-515, MMC 294
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Mason Ste. Marie

Administrative Email

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology

Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program, Department of Anesthesiology

Medical School, University of Iceland, 1998

Residency, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 2003-2006

Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School, 2006-2007

MS, Harvard Medical School, 2009


Dr. Perry completed his residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School in 2007, and completed a Master’s Degree in Translation and Clinical Research at Harvard Medical School in 2009. In 2011, he joined the Minneapolis Heart Institute in Minnesota, and returned to academic medicine in 2018 as the Academic Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and the Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program Director in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Perry’s overarching professional objective has been to improve clinical, operational and financial outcomes by identifying and optimizing variability in clinical care delivery and operational efficiency in and around the cardiac operating room. As an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at University of Minnesota, he is committed to growing a cardiovascular research program and clinical fellowship program that will serve as a foundation for meeting the Institution for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim of the most up-to-date and cost-effective care for the patients in our community.


Cardiac Anesthesiology

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls St Paul Magazine, Top Doctor: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021
  • Faculty of the Year: 2018-19, 2019-2020
  • Award of Excellence: 2009
  • Annual Thoracic Surgery Director's Association Resident Research Award: 2002
  • Winner, Annual MIT Business Proposal Competition for Progressive Tissue Engineering Solutions: 2001

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Echocardiography 2014 - Present
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2006 - Present
  • American Medical Society 2003 - Present
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists 2003 - Present


Research Summary/Interests

  • Award: Early identification of right ventricular dysfunction and failure in cardiothoracic and liver surgical patients
  • Principal Investigator: Tjorvi E. Perry
  • Status: Accepted
  • Sponsoring Organization: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES LLC
  • Sponsoring Organization Reference ID: 2018-20
  • Award Dates: July 22, 2021 - July 21, 2023


  1. Perry, T. E. (Corresponding Author), Grande, S., Webber, E. J., Hayden, J., Seong, A., Pfenning-Wendt, R., Shaffer, A., & Harder, K. A. (2021). An Assessment of Clinician and Patient Baseline Knowledge and Preferences Regarding Red Blood Cell Transfusions in Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Surgery. Journal of Cardiology Research Review and Reports, 2(2).
  2. Kiberenge, R., Olejniczak, M., Jackson, S., Richardson, S., Lemke, N., Hertz, M., Shumway, S., Huddleston, S. J., & Perry, T. E. (Corresponding Author) (2021). Human Leukocyte Antigen Mismatch is Associated with Grade 3 Primary Graft Dysfunction at 72 Hours Following Bilateral Sequential Lung Transplantation: A Single-Center, Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Cardiology Research Review and Reports, 2(2).
  3. Robbins, A. J. (Corresponding Author), Grand, S. W., Alwan, F., Soule, M. R., Strand, J. J., Schwarze, M. G., Andrade, R., & Perry, T. E. (in press, accepted June 2021). Physician’s Perspectives and Attitudes Towards Surgical Bailout in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (JTCVS).
  4. Perry, T. E., Lee, B., Wahr, J., Randle, D., & Sigurðsson, G. (2020). A Guide for Pre- Procedural Imaging for Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients. Perioperative Medicine.
  5. Perry, T. E., & Grant, M. C. (2020). Anesthetic management for enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery (ERACS). Up-Tp-Date.
  6. Huddleston, S. (Lead Author), Jackson, S., Kane, K., Lemke, N., Shaffer, A., Soule, M., Hertz, M., Shumway, S., Qi, S., Perry, T. E., & Kelly, R. (2020). Separate effect of perioperative recombinant human factor VIIa administration and packed red blood cell transfusions on mid-term survival in lung transplant recipients. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 34(11), 3013-3020. Your Role (for multi-author publications): Study design, data interpretation and manuscript revision
  7. Olejniczak, M. J., Schwartz, M., Webber, E., Shaffer, A., & Perry, T. E. (2020). Viral Myocarditis - An Update on the Incidence, Diagnosis and Management. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 34(6), 1591-1601.
  8. Perry, T. E., & Prielipp, R. C. (2020). Yes you can – cautiously - infuse norepinephrine through a peripheral intravenous catheter in the OR. Anesthesia Analgesia, 131(4), 1057-1059. 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004616
  9. Krause, M., Morabito, J. E., Mackensen, B., Perry, T. E., & Bartels, K. Current Neurologic Assessment and Neuroprotective Strategies in Cardiac Anesthesia – A Survey to the Membership of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. Anesthesia Analgesia. 
  10. E. Brown, K. Harder, I. Apostolidou, J. Wahr, D. Shook, R.S. Farivar, T.E. Perry*, M. Konia*. Identifying Variability in Mental Models Within and Between Disciplines Caring For the Cardiac Surgical Patient. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2017, July 125;1
  11. A.L. Wilkey, J.A. Askew, R.S. Farivar, T.E. Perry. Hypercoagulability During Resternotomy for Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis. Anesthesiology, 2017 May;126(5):978
  12. J.D. Muehlschlegel, D.C. Christodoulou, D. McKean, J. Gorham, E. Mazaika, M. Heydarpour, G. Lee, S.R. DePalma, T.E. Perry, A.F. Fox, S. Shernan, C.E. Seidman, S.F. Aranki, J.G. Seidman, S.C. Body. Using Next-Generation RNA Sequencing to Examine Ischemic Changes induced by Cold Blood Cardioplegia on the Human Left Ventricular Myocardium Transcriptome. Anesthesiology. 2015, Jan 9
  13. A.A. Fox, E.R. Marcantonio, C.D. Collard, M. Thoma, S.K. Shernan, T.E. Perry, S.K. Shernan, J.D. Muehlschlegel, S.C. Body. Increased peak postoperative B-type natriuretic peptide predicts decreased longer-term physical function after primary coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Anesthesiology. 2011
  14. J.D. Muehlschlegel, K.Y. Liu, T.E. Perry, A.A. Fox, C.D. Collard, S.K. Shernan, S.C. Body. Chromosome 9p21 variants predict mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Circulation. 2010 Sep 14;122(11 Suppl):S60-5. PMID: 20837927
  15. J.D. Muehlschlegel, T.E. Perry, K.Y. Liu, A.A. Fox, C.D. Collard, S.K. Shernan, S.C. Body. Heart-Type Fatty Acid Binding Protein Is an Independent Predictor of Death and Ventricular Dysfunction After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2010 May 10. PMID: 20457766
  16. T.E. Perry, J.D. Muehlschlegel, K.Y Liu, A.A. Fox, C.D. Collard, S.K. Shernan, S.C. Body. Plasma Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin and Acute Postoperative Kidney Injury in Adult Cardiac Surgical Patients. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2010 Apr 30. PMID: 20435938