Jorge Catrip, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Jorge Catrip, M.D.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Heart Transplantation

Left Ventricular Heart Assist Devices Implant



Locations and Contact

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Catrip is a cardiothoracic surgeon offering care for adults with various cardiac conditions in need of heart surgery such as heart valve diseases, coronary artery diseases, heart failure. He has special interest in minimally invasive heart surgery, robotic heart surgery and heart transplant.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Catrip's research focuses on innovation procedures in heart surgery, as well as minimally access heart surgery to give the best benefits for patients recovery after heart surgery. He also has interest in surgical options for patients with heart failure.


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical School

M.D., Universidad Nacional Aut�noma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 1999


General Surgery, Universidad Nacional Aut�noma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 2000-2004


Cardiothoracic Surgery, Universidad Nacional Aut�noma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 2004-2008


Cardiac Surgery/Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry/University Hospital, London, Canada 2014


Cardiac Surgery/Heart Valve Repair, Heart Transplant, University of Toronto/Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada 2013

Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, 2008

Chief Resident, General Surgery Residency, 2004

Graduated with Honorable Mention from Medical School, Universidad Nacional Aut�noma de Mexico, 1999

Marquez-Velasco R, Vallejo M, Catrip-Torres JM, Lespron-Robles MDC, Villegas-Juache J, Molina-Mendez FJ, Amezcua-Guerra LM, Vargas-Barron J, Pop G. Resection of the atrial appendages and its impact in the natriuretic homeostasis: development and validation of an animal model in an academic medical center. Rev Invest Clin. 2020;72(2):103-109. doi:10.24875/RIC.19003132. PMID:32284626.

Allende R, Molina Fj, Lespron MC, Leiva JC, Marques MF, Escobedo CD, Martin P, Holguin A, Odin de los Rios M, Alexanderson E, Erana JA, Alcocer A, Estrada J, Arias E, Salazar A, Cortes J, Merino A, Contreras C, Cabrera C, Eid G, Rodriguez J, Muratalla R, Catriop J, et al. Consenso mexicano para el tratamiento de valvula aórtica por catéter. Arch Cardiol Mex. 2018;(supl 1):1-25.

Nagendran J, Tarola C, Catrip J, Fox SA, Chu MWA, Teefy P, Sridhar K, Diamantouros P, Kiaii B. Is There a Role for Diagonal Coronary Artery Stenting in Patients Undergoing Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery? J Clin Med Res. 2018 Aug;10(8):626-629. doi:10.14740/jocmr3399w. Epub 2018 Jun 27. PMID:29977419.

Blachman-Braun R, Aboitiz-Rivera CM, Aranda-Fraustro A, Ransom-Rodríguez A, Baltazares-Lipp ME, Catrip-Torres JM, Martínez-Reding JO. Immunohistochemical Diagnosis of Primary Cardiac Leiomyosarcoma in a Latin American Patient. Rare Tumors. 2017 Mar 28;9(1):6669. doi:10.4081/rt.2017.6669. PMID:28435644.

Nagendran J, Catrip J, Losenno KL, Adams C, Kiaii B, Chu MW. Minimally invasive mitral repair surgery: why does controversy still persist? Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2017 Jan;15(1):15-24. doi:10.1080/14779072.2017.1266936. Epub 2016 Dec 10. PMID:27905211.

Malakouti-Nejad BB, Winkler EJ, Johnson MI, Catrip J, Losenno KL, Kiaii BB, Chu MW. Complete Obliteration of the Left Atrial Appendage: An Analysis of Epicardial Excision and Novel Pericardial Patch Exclusion. Innovations (Phila). 2016 Jul-Aug;11(4):282-7. doi:10.1097/IMI.0000000000000281. PMID:27571564.

Araiza-Garaygordobil D, Soto-Nieto GI, Aguilar-Rojas LA, Catrip J. Primary sternal osteomyelitis caused by Salmonella enteritidis. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2017 Jan;35(1):60-62. doi:10.1016/j.eimc.2016.04.013. Epub 2016 May 30. PMID:27256249.

Nagendran J, Catrip J, Diamantouros P, Teefy P, Kiaii B, Chan I, Goela A, Holzhey DM, Chu MW. Symetis valve implantation in failing freestyle with close proximity between coronary Ostia and annulus. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Apr;99(4):e87-8. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.01.044. PMID:25841857.

Parry D, Rao V, Butany J, Catrip J, Wilson W, McDonald M, Billia PF, Horlick E, Cusimano RJ. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation and left ventricular assist device: a word of caution. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb;97(2):e41-2. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.09.071. PMID:24484841.

Sacristán C, Escobedo CR, Bojalil R, Izaguirre RA, Cortina E, Aranda A, Catrip J, Lesprón Mdel C, Springall R, Sacristán E. In vivo assessment of hemocompatibility of a ventricular assist device in healthy swine. Arch Cardiol Mex. 2010 Apr-Jun;80(2):67-76. PMID:21147568.