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Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
Harvard University (2004)
Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Board of Radiology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Preis is affiliated with 3 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • South Shore Hospital
    55 Fogg Rd, South Weymouth, MA 02190
    Top 25%
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114
    Top 25%
  • Caritas Norwood Hospital
    800 Washington St, Norwood, MA 02062
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Preis has contributed to 9 publications.
    Title Atrioesophageal Fistula After Catheter Pulmonary Venous Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Imaging Features.
    Date November 2007
    Journal Journal of Thoracic Imaging

    Atrioesophageal fistula is a rare but highly morbid complication of catheter-mediated pulmonary vein ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Among patients who do not exsanguinate from upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding, presentation includes sepsis and embolic cerebrovascular disease. We present a case of atrioesophageal fistula after pulmonary venous ablation as a treatment for atrial fibrillation, focusing on the imaging features of this diagnosis.

    Title Comparison of Usefulness of Inflammatory Markers in Patients with Versus Without Peripheral Arterial Disease in Predicting Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes (myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Death).
    Date February 2006
    Journal The American Journal of Cardiology

    We tested the hypothesis that a combination of measurements of different aspects of atherosclerosis, including burden of atherosclerosis and levels of inflammation, would contain more predictive information than either alone in an outpatient population. We enrolled 110 patients (62 +/- 15 years of age) who were referred to the noninvasive vascular laboratory for sequential Doppler pressure measurements of the lower extremities. We measured ankle-brachial index (ABI) and serum markers of inflammation and followed subjects for a mean of 2.25 years. Fifty subjects did not have peripheral arterial disease (PAD; ABI > or =0.9), whereas 60 did (ABI <0.9). Markers of inflammation, including C-reactive protein (3.83 +/- 0.9 vs 2.11 +/- 1.1, p = 0.019), were higher in subjects who had PAD. During follow-up, 42% developed an event (myocardial infarction, stroke, unplanned coronary or lower extremity revascularization, or death). Decreasing ABI (chi-square 7.3, p = 0.026) and increasing C-reactive protein (chi-square 22.1, p <0.001) increased the risk of an event. Risk increased sixfold between the lowest and highest groups for all events and fourfold for hard events (myocardial infarction, stroke, and death) using both C-reactive protein and ABI. In conclusion, patients who have PAD and increased inflammation are at highest risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Characterizing atherosclerosis on the basis of these parameters provides important prognostic information.

    Title The Role of Adhesion Molecules in Human Leukocyte Attachment to Porcine Vascular Endothelium: Implications for Xenotransplantation.
    Date January 1999
    Journal Journal of Immunology (baltimore, Md. : 1950)

    Many obstacles still prevent successful xenotransplantation of porcine donor organs. When hyperacute rejection is averted, transplanted pig organs are subject to acute vascular and cellular rejection. In autologous systems, leukocyte recruitment into inflamed tissues involves selectins, integrins, and Ig family members. To determine whether these mechanisms allow human leukocytes to effectively enter porcine grafts, the pathways by which human leukocytes adhere to TNF-alpha-stimulated porcine aortic endothelium were examined under static and physiologic flow conditions. L-selectin and E-selectin had overlapping functions in neutrophil capture and rolling, whereas Ab blockade of E-selectin and the beta2 integrins inhibited firm arrest of rolling neutrophils. Combined blockade of selectins and beta2 integrins resulted in negligible human neutrophil attachment to pig endothelium. Lymphocyte attachment to porcine endothelium was primarily L-selectin mediated, whereas beta2 integrin and VCAM-1/very late Ag-4 (VLA-4) interactions promoted static adhesion. Concurrent beta2 integrin, VLA-4, VCAM-1, and L-selectin blockade completely inhibited lymphocyte attachment. Thus, interactions between leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion receptor pairs remained remarkably intact across the human-porcine species barrier. Moreover, disrupting the adhesion cascade may impair the ability of human leukocytes to infiltrate a transplanted porcine organ during rejection.

    Title Antenatal Diagnosis of Giant Cystic Cavernous Hemangioma by Doppler Velocimetry.
    Date September 1988
    Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology

    A fetal extracranial mass seen on ultrasound was found by Doppler velocimetry to have low resistance to blood flow through its channels. The antenatal diagnosis of giant cavernous hemangioma was confirmed after birth.

    Title Prolonged Mydriatic Effect of Tolazoline in the Premature Infant.
    Date May 1987
    Journal American Journal of Diseases of Children (1960)
    Title A New Fiberoptic Guide for Endotracheal Intubation.
    Date September 1984
    Journal American Journal of Diseases of Children (1960)

    An improved method for placement of endotracheal tubes was investigated. A fiberoptic guide is used that transilluminates from within the tube's lumen, permitting one to relate the tube's position to skeletal landmarks. The procedure is safe and was 100% successful in 20 infants in whom the instrument was tried.

    Title Hematologic and Selenium Status of Low-birth-weight Infants Fed Formulas with and Without Iron.
    Date September 1981
    Journal The Journal of Pediatrics

    Preterm infants with birth weights between 1,001 and 1,600 gm were randomly assigned at one week of age to three groups and fed a standard milk-based formula, the same formula with iron, or a soy-based formula with iron. Hematologic values and selenium status were then studied prospectively for five weeks. Rates of decline in hematocrit and hemoglobin did not differ significantly among the three groups and did not correlate with red cell selenium values or glutathione peroxidase activity. Attainment of vitamin E sufficiency was variable among the infants, with no significant intergroup differences. Plasma selenium concentrations did not change significantly, but plasma glutathione peroxidase activity declined consistently in all three groups. Under the conditions of this study, iron at a concentration of 12 mg/L of infant formula did not accelerate hemolysis; nor was there evidence of a direct association between selenium values and early anemia of prematurity.

    Title Abdominal Distension in Newborn Infants on Phototherapy--the Role of Eye Occlusion.
    Date August 1979
    Journal The Journal of Pediatrics
    Title Pentazocine Withdrawal Syndrome in the Newborn Infant.
    Date February 1977
    Journal American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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