Tjorvi Perry, MD, MMSc

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Tjorvi Perry

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Nancy Gauthier

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Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology

Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program, Department of Anesthesiology

Medical School, University of Iceland

Residency, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School

MMSc, Harvard Medical School


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 in Excellent: 2009

Annual Thoracic Surgery Director's Association Resident Research Award: 2002

Winner, Annual MIT Business Proposal Competition for Progressive Tissue Engineering Solutions: 2001



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

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

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

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

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

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

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