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George M. Alfieris, M.D.

Cardiology, Pediatrics, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Cardiac - Adults; Cardiac - Pediatric; Cardiac Surgery; Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2735

Office: (585) 275-2735

Fax: (585) 276-2446

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. George M. Alfieris, nationally recognized pediatric cardiac surgeon, is Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Alfieris has achieved the highest cardiac surgery survival rate in New York State for the most complex congenital heart diseases.

Dr. Alfieris is the only pediatric cardiac surgeon in the region and stresses a team approach to the care of infants and children.

Dr. Alfieris works closely with the Golisano Children's Heart Center cardiologists, intensive care specialists, anesthesiologists, surgical nurse practitioners, child life specialists, patient care coordinators, nurses and a group of allied professionals to care for the patients and their families.

Patients are cared for in a new 12-bed state of the art pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. On the floor above, there is a special Ronald McDonald House to accommodate parents of children requiring intensive care. Special attention is given to families during this stressful time of surgery, and every effort is made to have parents be with their child as much as possible during the hospital stay.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery) - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Education

1982
BA | Rutgers State University
Zoology

1983
MS | Georgetown University
Physiology

1987
MD | Georgetown Univ Sch Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07-01-1994 - 06-30-1995
Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Children's Hospital and Medical Center

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Rochester

09/01/1988 - 06/30/1992
Residency in General Surgery at University of Rochester School of Nursing

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Rochester

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Publications

Journal Articles

2010
Cholette J; Rubenstein J; Powers K; Alfieris G; Lerner N. "Cyanotic children undergoing open heart surgery do not appear to benefit from higher hemoglobin levels: Results of a restrictive v. liberal RBC transfusion strategy." Crit Care Med. 2010; 37(12S): A434.

2010
Alfieris, GM; Gangemi, JJ; Schiralli, M; Swartz, M; Cholette, JM. "Modified repair of truncus arteriosus to maintain pulmonary artery architecture." Annals of Thoracic Surg. 2010; .

2010
Cholette, JM; Rubenstein JS; Alfieris, GM; Powers, KS; Eaton, MP. "Children with single ventricle physiology do not benefit from higher hemoglobin levels following cavopulmonary connection: Results of prospective, randomized controlled trial of a restrictive v. liberal red cell transfusion strategy." Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2010; .

Books & Chapters

1993
Chapter Title: Congenital Heart Disease
Book Title: Principles of Surgery: Companion Handbook
Author List: Alfieris, GA
Edited By: Schwartz, SI
Published By: McGraw-Hill1993

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