Frank Dupont, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Section Chief, Vascular Anesthesia

5841 S. Maryland Ave.
M.C. 4028
Chicago, IL 60637


M.D. - 1984 - 1991
RWTH Aachen - Aachen NRW Germany

Internship - 1993 - 1994
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, Illinois USA - Medicine

Residency - 1994 - 1997
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, Illinois USA - Anesthesia

Fellowship - 1997 - 1998
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, Illinois USA - Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Fellowship - 1998 - 1999
University of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois USA - Cardiovascular Anesthesia (TEE)

Clinical Interests

Cardiac, thoracic, and vascular anesthesia

Academic Interests

Medical Education
Perioperative ultrasound technologies

Recent Publications

Buell U, Kaiser HJ, Dupont F, Uebis R, Kleinhans E, Hanrath P: Methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) Tc 99m SPECT to establish a correlate to coronary flow reserve, the perfusion reserve, from global and regional myocardial uptake after exercise and rest. Eur J Nucl Med 16:3-9, 1990

Buell U, Dupont F, Uebis R, Kaiser HJ, Kleinhans E, Reske SN, Hanrath P: 99Tcm-methoxy-isobutyl-isonitril SPECT to evaluate a perfusion index from regional myocardial uptake after exercise and at rest. Results of a four hour protocol in patients with coronary heart disease and in controls. Nucl Med Commun 11:77- 94, 1990

Aronson S, Dupont F, Savage R, Drum M, Gunner W, Jeevanandam V: Changes in regional myocardial function after coronary artery bypass graft surgery are predicted by intraoperative low-dose dobutamine echocardiography. Anesthesiology 93:685-692, 2000

Dupont FW: Anesthesia for esophageal surgery. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 4:2-17, 2000

Dupont FW, Fisher AM, Toledano A, Aronson S: Influence of transducer frequency and imaging modality on the intraoperative assessment of myocardial perfusion with transesophageal echocardiography. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 15:728-730, 2001

Dupont FW, Han L, Ahmed S, Aronson S: An unexpected left ventricular out pouching detected during transesophageal echocardiography in a patient scheduled for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 15:659-660, 2001

Dupont FW, Drum M, Fisher AM, Aronson S: The effect of cardiopulmonary bypass and inspired oxygen concentration on left ventricular contrast opacification with Optison, a second- generation ultrasound contrast agent. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 16:170-174, 2002

Dupont FW, Lang RM, Drum ML, Aronson A: Is there a long-term predictive value of intraoperative low-dose dobutamine echocardiography in patients who have coronary artery bypass graft surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass? Anesth Analg 95:517- 523, 2002

Augoustides J, Mancini DJ, Horak J, Pochettino A, Dupont F, Dowling RD: Case 1-2003. The use of intraoperative echocardiography during insertion of ventricular assist devices. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 17:113-120, 2003

Sugeng L, Shernan SK, Salgo IS, Weinert L, Shook D, Raman J, Jeevanandam V, Dupont F, Settlemier S, Savord B, Fox J, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM. Live 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography initial experience using the fully-sampled matrix array probe. J Am Coll Cardiol. 52:446-9, 2008

Sugeng L, Stanton SK, Weinert L, Shook D, Raman J, Jeevanandam J, DuPont F, Fox J, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM. Real-time three- dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in valve disease: Comparison with surgical findings and evaluation of prosthetic valves. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2008; 21:1347-54