Tjorvi Perry

Associate Professor & Division Director


Dr. Tjorvi 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. He also completed a Master's Degree in Translation and Clinical Research at Harvard Medical School in 2009. In 2011, he joined the Minneapolis Heart Institute, and returned to academic medicine in 2018 as the Academic Director 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 the University of Minnesota, he is committed to growing cardiovascular research and the 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.


MD, University of Iceland
Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Harvard University
Residency in Anesthesiology, Harvard University

Honors and Recognition

Top Doctor Award, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Top Doctor Award, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Top Doctor Award, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Thoracic Surgery Directors Association Resident Research Award, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Annual MIT Business Proposal Competition for Progressive Tissue Engineering Solutions
Magnus Benjaminsson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Media Appearances

Burnout: A Frank Discussion, TopMedTalk
Automation and Artificial Intelligence, TopMedTalk
Art to Automation; Reclaiming Our Presence and Intuition in the Operating Room, PotreroMedical

Professional Memberships

American Society of Echocardiography
International Anesthesia Research Society
American Medical Society
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Solow, M., Perry, T. E., Multi-Modal Prehabilitation Program Valuation for Thoracic Surgical Patients. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology, United States:
Gorbaty, B., Buyck, D., Johnson, J., Porter, S. T., Iaizzo, P., Perry, T., A Free Access Online Interactive Simulator to Enhance Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Training Utilizing A High-Fidelity Human Heart 3D Model. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia,
Arango, S., Gorbaty, B., Tomhave, N., Shervheim, D., Buyck, D., Porter, S.T., Iaizzo, P.A., Perry, T.E., A High-Resolution Virtual Reality-Based Simulator to Enhance Perioperative Echocardiography Training. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia,
Arango, S., Díaz-Gómez, J. L., Iaizzo, P., Perry, T. E., Gorbaty, B., 2022. A High-Fidelity Three-Dimensional Model of a Patient with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Cardiovascular Imaging Case Reports,
Wang, C. X., Perry, T. E., Richardson, S., Miller, L., 2022. Visualizing Tacit Knowledge in Cardiac OR: A Need-Finding Study. Springer, 149–161.
Siers, D., Wilkey, A., Barakat, A., Shaffer, A., John, R., Knoper, R., Huddleston, S., Kaizer, A., Perry, T. E., The Use of a Viscoelastic-Based Transfusion Algorithm Significantly Reduces Non-red Blood Cell Transfusion in Patients Undergoing Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement or Heart Transplantation: A Single-Center Observational Study. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 33 (4): 520-530.
Robbins, A., Grande, S., Alwan, F., Soule, M., Raveendran, G., Helmer, G., Andrade, R., Perry, T.E., Physicians' perspectives and attitudes toward surgical bailout in transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,
Grande, S., Webber, E. J., Hayden, J., Seong, A., Pfenning-Wendt, R., Shaffer, A., Harder, K. A., 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): 1-8.
Kiberenge, R., Olejniczak, M., Jackson, S., Richardson, S., Lemke, N., Hertz, M., Shumway, S., Huddleston, S. J., 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): 1-6.
Grissom, K., Shaffer, A., John, R., Huddleston, S., Wilkey, A., Lanigan, M., Perry, T. E., 2021. Use of factor and fibrinogen concentrate in adult cardiac surgery: A single center retrospective cohort study. (Presented at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Conference). Anesthesia and Anelgesia, 133 (3 SUPPL1): 30-31. Minneapolis, United States:
Perry, T. E., Lee, B., Wahr, J., Randle, D., Sigurðsson, G., A Guide for Pre-Procedural Imaging for Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients. Perioperative Medicine,
Perry, T. E., Grant, M. C., 2020. Anesthetic management for enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery (ERACS). In Mark, J. B., Nussmeier, N. A. (Eds.),
Arango, S., Buyck, D., James, R. C., Porter, S. T., Iaizzo, P., Perry, T. E., Sessler, S. P., Virtual Reality-Based vs. Traditional Methods for Training Novice Electrophysiology Trainees – A Pilot Study. Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal,
Lupei, M., Tolly, B., Darrow, D., Grande, A., Guillaume, D., Belani, K., Perry, T., Midline Shift Due to Acute Intracranial Hemorrhage in the Surgical ICU: Bedside or OR for Decompression. ASA Monitor, 86 (4): 34–35.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Arango, S., (Author & Presenter), Tomhave, N., (Author), Porter, S., (Author), Iaizzo, P., (Author), Perry, T. E. "A Realistic, Immersive And Interactive Virtual Reality Application For Learning Transthoracic Echocardiography", 2022 American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology, October 22, 2022.
Perry, T. E. "Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Failure:Management Strategies in the Operating Room", Bad Oeynhausen Heart Institute, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. July 28, 2022.
Arango, S., (Author & Presenter), Ramirez, D., (Author), Iaizzo, P., (Author), Perry, T. E., Gorbaty, B., (Author) "A High Fidelity Computational Human Heart Model for Learning Echocardiography", American Society of Echocardiography, Seattle, Washington, United States. June 10, 2022.
Perry, T. E., (Author & Presenter), Maldonado, Y., (Author & Presenter) "Performing at Your Peak; Principles of Time and Energy Management and How to Bring Intentionality to Your Personal and Professional Life", Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists , West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. April 18, 2020.
Perry, T. E. "The Arterial Waveform: Moving from Art to Automation", Departmental Grand Rounds, VA Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. March 13, 2019.
Perry, T. E. "A Career After Fellowship: How To Manage And Grow: Why Do So Many Solutions Fail? Models for Understanding Implementation", 2018 SCA Annual Meeting, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, January 01, 2018.
Perry, T. E. "Facilitating Patient Safety: You Need Data for Monitoring and Improving Patient Safety", 2018 Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Annual Meeting, January 01, 2018.
Perry, T. E. "Why Do So Many Safety Soluations Fail? Models For Understanding Implementation: Real Life Challenges For Maintaining A Safe Cardiac Operating Room", 2017 SCA Annual Meeting, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, January 01, 2017.
Perry, T. E. "A Career in CT Anesthesiology: Mission Possible", 2017 SCA Annual Meeting, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, January 01, 2017.
Perry, T. E. "Practical Approaches to Solving Human Error In Cardiac Surgery", 2017 SCA Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology, January 01, 2017.
Perry, T. E. "Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery: Harnessing Care Delivery to Impact Patient Outcomes", Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, January 01, 2017.
Perry, T. E. "Implementing and Adhering to Best Practice in the Cardiac Operating Room: Adding Value for Our Patients", National Sales Meeting, Edwards LifeSciences, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 01, 2016.
Perry, T. E. "Quality Improvement to Address Vatiation in Care", Pre-SCA Forum on Patient Quality, Edwards LifeSciences, San Diego, California, January 01, 2016.
Perry, T. E. "Harnessing Variability in Clinical Care Delivery to Improve Outcomes", Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, January 01, 2016.
Perry, T. E. "Decreasing Variability in Clinical Care Delivery: The Minneapolis Heart Institute Experience", Continuous Quality and Safety Improvement (CQSI) Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 01, 2016.
Perry, T. E. "Harnessing Intraoperative Glucose In Cardiac Surgery Patients; A Good Story With A Not So Sweet Ending", Annual Meeting, Mechanisms of Perfusion, Orlando, Florida, January 01, 2015.
Perry, T. E. "Developing A Cardiac Surgery Specific Communication Tool", Annual Meeting, Minnesota Society of Perfusion, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2014.
Perry, T. E. "The Pulmonary Artery Catheter: Basics and Pearls", Critical Care Neurology Fellow Conference, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, January 01, 2008.
Perry, T. E. "Perioperative Research: From Bench to Bedside", Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds, University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. January 01, 2008.



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