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  • Dr. Clauden Louis

    Dr. Clauden Louis

  • Dr. Bart Simon

    Dr. Bart Simon

  • Dr. Amber Melvin with Dr. Hicks

    Dr. Amber Melvin with Dr. Hicks

  • Dr. Katherine Wood

    Dr. Katherine Wood

Resident Research

The divisions of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery offer a wide range of research projects for residents to choose from. Projects are available through the Cardiovascular Research Institute, our large animal research lab, the Thoracic Esophageal Motility Lab, or collaboration projects with medical device industry. We are very flexible and allow residents to pursue research in Cardiothoracic Surgery that will enhance their surgical training. We currently have one Congenital Cardiac Surgery Research fellow and two (2) Research Fellows in the Thoracic Esophageal Motility Lab. Residents are required to publish an article in a Cardiothoracic medical journal each year of residency. Funding is provided for travel for residents who present their work at various regional, national, and international conferences.

Cardiac Teaching Presentations

  • 28-Jul-17 Cardiopulmonary bypass basics
  • 1-Sep-17 Ischemic heart disease, CABG
  • 1-Dec-17 CABG valve indications and operative dynamics
  • 2-Feb-17 Pacemakers and defibrillators
  • 23-Mar-18 LVAD complications
  • 25-May-18 Hypoplastic left heart syndrome    

Thoracic teaching presentations

  • 17-Jul-17 echinococcal disease
  • 11-Sep-17 Mesothelioma
  • 23-Oct-17 Aspergilloma
  • 11-Dec-17 Esophageal perforation
  • 12-Feb-18 Typical carcinoid    

Simulation coordination

  • Jul-17 Coronary artery anastomosis
  • Sep-17 Mitral valve disease, assessment and repair
  • Jan-18 Aortopathy, root and arch aneurysms 
  • Feb-18 Cadavar lab OR simulation
  • Apr-18 Complex coronary anastomosis and emergency scenarios in cardiac surgery    

Publications  

  • ISHLT Poster, 2018 Predictors of respiratory failure in LVAD patients
  • ISHLT Poster, 2018 RV optimization in preoperative LVAD patients 

Publications

  1. Bartholomew V. Simon MD, Gisela Beutner PhD, Michael F. Swartz PhD, George M. Alfieris MD, George A. Porter, Jr. MD, PhD
    Poor Myocardial Protection Decreases Electron Transport Chain Monomers and Tetramers: Early Results from an Ovine Model of Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
    University of Rochester Department of Surgery Research Symposium Poster  
  2. Bartholomew V. Simon MD, Michael F. Swartz PhD, Nader Atallah-Yunes MD, Jill M. Cholette MD, George M. Alfieris MD
    Five-Year Outcomes after Regionalizing Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Centers
    University of Rochester Department of Surgery Research Symposium Poster  
  3. Bartholomew V. Simon MD, Gisela Beutner PhD, Michael F. Swartz PhD, George M. Alfieris MD, George A. Porter Jr. MD, PhD
    Cardioplegia-Induced Myocyte Arrest Alters Electron Transport Chain Assembly During Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
    Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. 
    Platform- Young Investigator Award Finalist  
  4. Bartholomew V. Simon MD, Gisela Beutner PhD, Michael F. Swartz PhD, George M. Alfieris MD, George A. Porter Jr. MD, PhD
    Cardioplegia-Induced Myocyte Arrest Alters ATP Synthase Multimer Assembly During Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
    Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON.
    Platform- Travel Award Winner  
  5. Bartholomew V. Simon MD, Subhashini Subramanian MD, Michael F. Swartz PhD, Nader Atallah-Yunes MD, George M. Alfieris MD
    Thirty Year Serial Follow-up of Two Surgical Strategies for the Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot.
    American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
    Congenital Moderated Poster Competition

Publications

  • Johnson CA Jr, Wood KL, Melvin AL, Lebow BF, Knight PA. Video-assisted right mini-thoracotomy for aortic root replacement. Journal of Visualized Surgery. 2018 Feb 27;4:38
  • Tchantchaleishvili V, Wood KL, Carlson LA, Barrus B, Swartz MF, Vidula H, Lehoux JM, Massey HT, Chen L. Interact Cardiovasc Thoracic Surg. 2017 Jul 1;25(1):41-46
  • Hoffman RL, Shipper E, Burgess J, Wood KL, Eskander M, Selby L, Tribble C, Smink D, Murayama K, Erdahl L. Tapping the Educational Potential of the Electronic Medical Record: 
    Results of an International Resident Survey [abstract]. In: American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; 2017 October 22-26. San Diego, CA. ID#71058
  • Johnson CA Jr, Siordia J, Wood KL, Robinson D, Knight PA. Right mini-thoracotomy Bentall procedure. Innovations: Technology an dTechniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (in review)
  • Ayers B, Wood KL, Melvin AL, Gosev I. Higher level of anticoagulation is associated with worse outcomes for patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation [abstract]. In:  Americaon College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; 2018 (accepted)

Educational Presentations

Thus far I have presented 15 times at educational conferences.

Quality Improvement/Outcomes Research

  • 712 UPP Team - we were finally able to roll out our patient education binders a couple months ago; still trying to finalize our survey
  • ECMO Database - This will be used for retrospective reviews and quality improvement initiatives. We continue to work on populating the database with retrospective data at this time.

Committee Membership

  • 712 Step UPP - CT Surgery Resident Representative
  • URMC Graduate Medical Education Committee - CT Surgery Representative

Peer Review Publications

  • Ziazadeh D, Matar R, Himelhoch B, Borgman A2 Parker JL, Willekes CL, Timek TA. “Single-dose del Nido Cardioplegia in Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery.” Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017; 2017 Nov 2; PMID: 29104016
  • Ziazadeh D, Kumar N, Prasad S, Barrus B, Gosev I. “Images in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Retained ECMO Wire in CentriMag Pump.” Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Submitted. 2018; 2018 May 23rd

Abstracts

  • Timek, T., Willekes, C.L., Beute, T.A., Ziazadeh, D.R., Matar, R.N., Parker, J.L., Goehler, M.R., Fanning, F.S., Boeve, T., Murphy, E.T., Heiser, J.C., “Del Nido Cardioplegia in Adult Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.” STS 54th Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 27-31 2018.

Presentations

  • Timek, T., Willekes, C.L., Beute, T.A., Ziazadeh, D.R., Matar, R.N., Parker, J.L., Goehler, M.R., Fanning, F.S., Boeve, T., Murphy, E.T., Heiser, J.C., “Del Nido Cardioplegia in Adult Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.” Abstract accepted for podium presentation. STS 54th Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 27-31 2018.
  • Case Presentation: Ziazadeh, D.R. Redo Paraesophageal Hernia Repair – An Interesting Case. Intern Teaching Rounds with Dr. David Linehan – Chair Department of Surgery – University of Rochester Medical Center. 2017 October 19th; Rochester, NY.
  • Lecture: Ziazadeh, D.R. Paraesophageal Hernia Repair. Thoracic Indications Conference – University of Rochester Medical Center. 2017 October 19th; Rochester, NY.
  • Lecture: Ziazadeh, D.R. Right VATS Upper Lobectomy. Thoracic Indications Conference – University of Rochester Medical Center. 2017 November 2nd; Rochester, NY.
  • Case Presentation: Ziazadeh, D.R. Two Cases of Rare Cardiac Tumors. Cardiology Cath/CT Surgery Case Conference – University of Rochester Medical Center. 2018 April 18th; Rochester, NY.
  • Invited Talk: Ziazadeh, D.R. Lines, Tubes, and Drains. MS4 Intern Boot Camp – University of Rochester Medical Center. 2018 May 3rd; Rochester, NY.
  • Visiting Professor Case Presentation: Ziazadeh, D.R. Double CoreValve - TAVR. Dr. William Baumgartner - Vincent L. Gott Professor of Cardiac Surgery; Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs; President, Clinical Practice Association; and Associate Director, Cardiac Surgery Research Lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – University of Rochester Medical Center. 2018 May 11th; Rochester, NY.
  • Visiting Professor Case Presentation: Ziazadeh, D.R. Aortic Insufficiency after TAVR. Dr. George Sarosi - Vice-Chairman for Education, and Surgery Residency Program Director; Robert H. Hux, MD Professor of Surgery; Medical Director, UF Health & Shands Center for Experiential Learning; Assistant Chief of the Surgical Service; Director of Surgical Quality at No. Florida/So. Georgia VAMC; University of Florida College of Medicine – University of Rochester Medical Center. 2018 May 24th; Rochester, NY.

Faculty Research

Bryan Barrus

Abstracts

  •  703- Effects of Right Ventricle Optimization on Post-Operative Outcomes: A Retrospective Comparison  
  •  965- Predictors of Respiratory Failure in Patients Supported with Continuous Flow Ventricular Assist Devices and the Effect on Survival

Publications

  • Temporary mechanical circulatory support after orthotopic heart transplantation: a single-centre experience. Ref #- 28387838

Igor Gosev, MD

Publications

  • Long-Term Survival in Patients Receiving a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Gosev I, Kiernan MS, Eckman P, Soleimani B, Kilic A, Uriel N, Rich JD, Katz JN, Cowger J, Lima B, McGurk S, Brisco-Bacik MA, Lee S, Joseph SM, Patel CB;
  • Evolving Mechanical Support Research Group (EMERG) Investigators.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar;105(3):696-701. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.08.057. Epub 2017 Dec 2. Erratum in: Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Apr;105(4):1284. PMID: 29198630

Presentations

  • 2017 Presentation “Future of LVAD’s”, SUNY Upstate, Syracuse, NY, November 15, 2017
  • 2017 Surgery Grand Rounds “Surgery Pulmonary Embolectomy” University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, December 7, 2017
  • Temporal Predictors of Late Right Heart Failure After LVAD Implantation
    Vidula H, McNitt S, Wang M, Kutyifa V, Gosev I, Alexis J.
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Sessions; 2018 April 12; Nice, France.
  • Long-Term Impact of Multiple Comorbid Risk Factors on Survival After LVAD Implantation
    Vidula H, Johnson B, Strawderman R, Harrington D, Kutyifa V, Gosev I, Alexis J.
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Sessions; 2018 April 12; Nice, France. 
  • Outcomes of Long-Term Inotrope Therapy as a Bridge to Heart Transplant
    Lee E, Martens J, Alexis J, Gosev I, Vidula H.
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Sessions; 2018 April 12; Nice, France. 
  • Acute Necrotizing Eosinophilic Myocarditis Treated With Anti-IL-5 Inhibitor and Mechanical Support
    Seif E, Gosev I, Vidula H.
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Sessions; 2018 April 11; Nice, France.
  • The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation: Section 308
    Atrial Fibrillation Burden in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Analysis from ICDs
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 
  • The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation: Section 703
    Effects of Right Ventricle Optimization on Post-Operative Outcomes: A Retrospective Comparison
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 
  • The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation: Section 965
    Predictors of Respiratory Failure in Patients Supported with Continuous Flow Ventricular Assist Devices and the Effects on Survival 
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 
  • The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation: Section 1228
    Left Ventricular Assist Devices in INTERMACS 1 Acute Cardiogenic Shock Patients
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 
  • Presentation- Pheonix, Arizona May 18, 2018 User's Meeting: Topic- Surgical Case Presentation about the selection and placement of the LVAD by Igor Gosev, MD.

Peter Knight

Publications

  • Right mini-thoracotomy Bentall with traditional and automated suturing devices.
    Johnson C, Siordia J, Robinson D, Knight P.
    Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 May 18;2018. doi: 10.1510/mmcts.2018.025.
    PMID: 29781589
  • Video assisted right mini-thoracotomy for aortic valve replacement.
    Johnson CA Jr, Melvin AL, Lebow BF, Yap A, Knight PA.
    J Vis Surg. 2018 Feb 27;4:39. doi: 10.21037/jovs.2018.01.16. eCollection 2018.
    PMID: 29552521
  • Video assisted right mini-thoracotomy for aortic root replacement.
    Johnson CA Jr, Wood KL, Melvin AL, Lebow BF, Knight PA.
    J Vis Surg. 2018 Feb 27;4:38. doi: 10.21037/jovs.2018.01.15. eCollection 2018.
    PMID: 29552520
  • Comparison of Automated Titanium Fasteners to Hand-Tied Knots in Open Aortic Valve Replacement.
    Lee CY, Johnson CA Jr, Siordia JA, Lehoux JM, Knight PA.
    Innovations (Phila). 2018 Jan/Feb;13(1):29-34. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000467.
    PMID: 29465629
  • Novel Automated Suturing Technology for Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacements.
    Wong JK, Melvin AL, Siordia JA, Joshi DJ, Sauer JS, Knight PA.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb;105(2):645-649. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.07.054. Epub 2017 Nov 27.
    PMID: 29174775
  • Implementation of a Standardized Transfusion Protocol for Cardiac Patients Treated With Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation  Is Associated With Decreased Blood Component Utilization and May Improve Clinical Outcome.
    Cahill CM, Blumberg N, Schmidt AE, Knight PA, Melvin AL, Massey HT, Delehanty JM, Zebrak SB, Refaai MA.
    Anesth Analg. 2018 Apr;126(4):1262-1267. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002238.
    PMID:28704244
  • Cannulation-Related Complications on Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Prevalence and Effect on Mortality.
    Wong JK, Melvin AL, Joshi DJ, Lee CY, Archibald WJ, Angona RE, Tchantchaleishvili V, Massey HT, Hicks GL, Knight PA.
    Artif Organs. 2017 Sep;41(9):827-834. doi: 10.1111/aor.12880. Epub 2017 Jun 7.
    PMID:28589655
  • Early and late outcomes with prolonged open chest management after cardiac surgery.
    Wong JK, Joshi DJ, Melvin AL, Aquina CT, Archibald WJ, Lidder AK, Probst CP, Massey HT, Hicks GL, Knight PA.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep;154(3):915-924. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.143. Epub 2017 Apr 17.
    PMID: 28579263

Abstract Publications

  • Johnson, Carl A Jr; Siordia, Juan A; Knight, Peter A “Right Anterior Mini Thoracotomy Bentall Procedure with Shafted and Automated Suturing Devices” 
    Innovations; 13(1S):S34 April 2018

Poster Presentations

  • Johnson, Carl A Jr; Siordia, Juan A; Knight, Peter A “Right Anterior Mini Thoracotomy Bentall Procedure with Shafted and Automated Suturing Devices” 
    55th Annual Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society Meeting, Amelia Island, FL 10-20-2017
  • Johnson, Carl A Jr; Melvin, Amber L; Robinson, Davida A, Amirjamshidi, Hossein;  Knight, Peter A; Gosev, Igor “Titanium Fastener Utilization During Magnetically Levitated Centrifugal Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation”
    International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Annual Meeting Vancouver, Canada 6-14-18
  • Johnson, Carl A Jr; Melvin, Amber L; Robinson, Davida A, Amirjamshidi, Hossein; Goodman, Ariana; Knight, Peter A; “Clinical Outcomes of Right Anterior Mini-Thoracotomy Aortic Valve Replacement Using Central Arterial Cannulation”
    International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Annual Meeting Vancouver, Canada 6-14-18

Sunil Prasad, MD

Abstracts

  • 703 - Effects of Right Ventricle Optimization on Post-Operative Outcomes:  A Retrospective Comparison
    Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • 965 Predictors of Respiratory Failure in Patients Suported with Continuous Flow Ventricular Assist Devices and the Effect on Survival
    ​Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation