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Jesus Casida, PhD, MS, RN

Associate Professor
Jesus Casida
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Acute/Critical Care
  • Artificial Organs
  • Cardiovascular
  • Leadership/Organizational Culture
  • Transplant


Jessie Casida is nationally and internationally known for his work on the self-management of adults living with implantable artificial organs with current emphasis on left-ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Dr. Casida is inventor of the VADCare App—in clinical trial—which is designed to help patients stay on home care regimens and better manage LVADs and their overall health condition. He recently received the Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award to expand his work on LVAD self-management. Dr. Casida is also 2017 recipient of the Columbia University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni award, recognizing his leadership and impact on nursing education and cardiac nursing practice, innovative and groundbreaking research, and outstanding stewardship for the nursing profession.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Casida, J.M., Pavol, M., Budhatoki, C., Craddock, H., Schroeder, S., Hoff, D., Tiburcio, M., & Ewald, G. (2021). A pilot clinical trial of a self-management intervention in patients with a left-ventricular assist device. Journal of Artificial Organs. DOI: 10.1007/s10047-021-01289-x.

    Casida, J.M., Pavol, M., Craddock, H., Cagliostro, B., Schroeder, S., Budhatoki, C. (2021). Patient-reported issues following implantation of a left-ventricular assist devices. ASAIO Journal. DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001381.

    Combs, P., Stewart, S., Dubyk, N., Schroeder, S., & Casida, J. M. (2021). Competence, challenges and attitudes of bedside nurses caring for patients with left ventricular assist devices. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, 63, 103002.

    D’Aoust, R., Budhatoki, C., & Casida, J. M. (2020). Sleep quality and depression in adults with durable left ventricular assist devices. International Journal of Artificial Organs. doi/10.1177/0391398820982622.

    VanBlarcom, A. G., Wojack, C. A., & Casida, J. M. (2020). Cardiac tamponade following epicardial pacing removal: The critical-care APRN toolkit. AACN Advanced Critical-Care, 31(4), 410 – 415.

    Pavol, M., Boehme, A., Wiley, J. Z., Festa, J. R., Lazar, R. M., Casida, J. M., Colombo, P. (2020). Predicting post-LVAD outcome—Is there a role for cognition? International Journal of Artificial Organs. doi/metrics/10.1177/0391398820956661.

    Ling, C., & Casida, J. M. (2019). "Nurse Practitioners Networking: The Case for a Cup of Coffee." AACN Advanced Critical-Care, 30(2), 181-184.

    Casida, J. M., Abshire, M., Widmar, B., Combs, P., Freeman, R., Baas, L. (2019) “Nurses' Competence Caring for Hospitalized Patients With Ventricular Assist Devices.” Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. doi: 10.1097/DCC.0000000000000332

    Casida, J. M., Wu, H. S., Abshire, M., Ghosh, B., & Yang, J. J. (2016). "Cognition and adherence are self-management factors predicting the quality of life of adults living with a left ventricular assist device." Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.08.023. [Epub ahead of print

    Casida, J. M., Wu, H. S., Harden, Carie, A. P., & Chern, J. (2015). "Evaluation of the psychometric properties of self-efficacy and adherence scales for caregivers of patients with a left-ventricular assist devices." Progress in Transplantation, 25(2), 116-123.

    Casida, J. M., Wu, H. S., Harden, J., Chern, J., & Carie, A. P. (2015). "Development and initial evaluation of the psychometric properties of self-efficacy and adherence scales for patients with a left ventricular assist device." Progress in Transplantation, 25(2), 110-115.

  • Awards/Honors

    2020      Top Research Abstract – Nursing & Allied Health Section, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

    2019      Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, Washington, DC

    2019      Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award

    2017      Columbia University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni

    2015      Mae Edna Doyle Teacher of the Year Award, University of Michigan School of Nursing

    2013      Outstanding Alumni, BU College of Nursing

    2009      Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar

    2009      Nursing Spectrum's Midwest Notable Nurses

    2006      National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association Nurse Scientist Stimulation Program Scholar

    1996      Lucille Pace Humanitarian Award, Babies Hospital Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center