Chairman, CT Surgery
Feb 2015 – present
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Staff Cardiovascular Surgeon
July 2014 – March 2015 
Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
Department of Surgery
Professor, Chief
Jan 2011 – May 2014
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Sept 2010 – Jan 2011
University of Chicago School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Associate Professor, Chief
March 2008 – June 2010
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery
July 2007 – Feb 2008
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery
July 2002 – June 2007
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Cardiothoracic Resident
July 2000 – July 2002
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Research Fellow
July 1995 – July 1997
Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Transplant Laboratory
Residency
June 1993 – July 2000
University of California at San Francisco
General Surgery Residency
Medical School
Aug 1989 – May 1993
Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Undergraduate
Sept 1986 – June 1989
University of Texas at Austin
B.A. in Biology, Summa Cum Laude
 Jan 2015 – Present Medical License – New Jersey (25MA09623800)
Sept 2014 – Present Medical License – New Mexico (MD2014-0785)
Dec 2010 – Present Medical License – Arizona (44019)
Jan 2008 – Present Medical License – Massachusetts
May 2002 – Present Medical License – Maryland
Apr 2001 – Present Medical License – Pennsylvania (MD073546L)
July 1993 – June 2000 Medical License – California (G79941)
2009 – Present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
2004 – Present Southern Thoracic Surgery Association
2004 – Present American Heart Association
2000 – Present Howard Naffzinger Honorary Surgical Society
2016 Physician Healing Hands Award, St Francis Medical Center
2013 Selected by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery as a “Surgeon of the Future
2011 Michael Drummond Distinguished Professor of Surgery
2011 Jack G. Copeland Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery
2010 American Association for Thoracic Surgery Academy
2005 Finalist, “Innovator of the Year” for the hybrid revascularization project at University of Maryland, The Daily Record Magazine
2005 Official citation, Maryland General Assembly, “In recognition of the innovator of the year award“, 12/1/2005
2005 Resolution, Senate of Maryland, “In recognition of the innovator of the year award“, 9/22/2005
2005 Secretary’s Citation, State of Maryland, “In recognition of the innovation of the year”
2005 NIH Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research
2004 Bayer Fellowship for Blood Conservation Award, Bayer Pharmaceutical Corp.
2000 Teaching Excellence Award, UC-San Francisco Medical School Class of 2000
1997 Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplant Physicians
1996 Genentech/American Heart Association Travel Award
1996 Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Fellowship
1995 National Research Service Award (NIH# AI 07290-11)
1993 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
1989 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society – University of Texas at Austin
2010 First prize presentation (Soroosh Kiani), Boston University Research Day
2009 First prize presentation (Michael Grant), Medical Student Research Day, Univ of Maryland
2009 Excellence in Research Award (Nick Burris, Michael Grant), Univ of Maryland
2009 Medical Student Research Award (Dinesh Kurian), American Heart Association, Boston University
2008 Summer Intern Scholarship (Emile Brown), American Association of Thoracic Surgery
2008 Excellence in Research Award (i.e., best medical student researcher, Zach Kon), Univ of Maryland
2007 Summer Intern Scholarship (Zach Kon), American Association of Thoracic Surgery
2007 First, second and third prize presentations (Michael Grant, Emile Brown, Zach Kon), Medical Student Research Day, Univ of Maryland
2007 Caves Award Finalist (Seeta Kallam), International Society of Heart/Lung Transplant
2006 Robert Emery Young Investigator Award (Zach Kon), International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
2006 First prize presentation (Michael Collins), Medical Student Research Day, Univ of Maryland
2006 Caves Award Finalist (Michael Collins), International Society of Heart/Lung Transplant
2005 First prize presentation (Michael Collins), Medical Student Research Day, Univ of Maryland
2004 Andrew H. Foster Young Investigator Award (J Gu), Cardiothoracic Surgical Critical Care Conference, George Washington Medical School
2004 Finalist, Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Prize (J Gu), American Heart Association
2015 – Present Chairman, Dept of CT Surgery, St. Francis Medical Center
Accomplishments Volume growth, innovation and outstanding outcomes
2011 – 2013 Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Arizona
Accomplishments
Outstanding Recruitments: Zain Khalpey, Farid Gharagozloo
Reinstatement of lung transplant program (Jesus Abraham)
Safe implementation of innovative programs
Hybrid coronary revascularization
robotic thoracic surgery
TAVI, surgical access TAVI
robotic ventricular assist device (more) (more)
stem cell transplantation (more)
Patient satisfaction as a division (physician component) ≥98th percentile two years in a row
Financial: CY12 division hospital contribution margin $14.3 million (43% of cardiac/vascular/cardiology service line)
Financial: Achieved Center of Excellence status with BCBS (program of distinction) and United Healthcare (Premier Specialty Center)
Quality outcomes: 3 (out of 3) STS star rating for cardiac surgery for the reporting period prior to my departure (top 10% in terms of mortality/morbidity)
Highest job performance ratings by my department chair (supervisor), Rainer Gruessner
2013 – 2014 Member, Faculty Recruitment/Retention Award Committee
2012 – 2014 Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Surgery, UAMC
2012 – 2014 Surgical Director, Transcatheter Aortic Valve implantation (TAVI) program (more)
2011 – 2014 Chair, Value Analysis Project, UAMC
2011 – 2014 Chair, Cardiac Innovations Committee
2011 – 2014 Member, Sarver Heart Center Grant Review Committee
2011 – 2013 Co-Director, Sarver Heart Center
2009 – 2010 Director, Outpatient Cardiac Surgery Clinic, Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA
2008 – 2010 Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Boston Medical Center
2008 – 2010 Member, Committee to Design the Hybrid Operating Room at Boston Medical Center
2008 – 2010 Chair, Quality Assurance Committee for Cardiac Surgery at Boston Medical Center
2008 – 2010 Member, Adjudication Committee, Massachusetts Data Analysis Center (Mass-DAC).
2008 – 2010 Member, Publication Committee, Massachusetts Data Analysis Center (Mass-DAC).
2006 – 2008 Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB), University of Maryland
2004 – 2008 Member, Transfusion Practices Committee, University of Maryland
1989-1990 Second Lieutenant, US Air Force
Grant Review
2014 – present Grant reviewer, NHLBI, Study Section: Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences (CICS)
2014 – present Grant reviewer, Educational Fellowship Grant, Physician Services Incorporated
2012 – present Grant reviewer, NIH-Industry Pilot Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
2010 Grant reviewer, Health Research Board, Clinical and Applied Biomedical Research, Ireland
2010 Grant reviewer, Cooperative Studies Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2009 – present Grant reviewer, Small Business Innovative Research, NHLBI, Study Section: Cardiovascular Sciences (ZRG1 CVRS B)
2009 Grant reviewer, Austrian Science Foundation
2004 – 2008 Committee member, Mid-Atlantic Study Section 1A, American Heart Association
Abstract/Journal Review/Editorial Board
2010 Ad hoc reviewer: Recent Patents in Biomedical Engineering
2010 Editorial Board Member, Updates in Surgery
2009 – present Scientific Program Committee, Scientific Sessions, AHA (2009 and 2010)
2009 Ad hoc reviewer: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
2007 – present Ad hoc reviewer, Innovations JournalExpert Opinion on Emerging DrugsEuropean Journal of Cardiothoracic SurgeryHeart and Vessels
2007 Program Committee, International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery
2006 – present Ad hoc reviewer, Annals of Thoracic SurgeryJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryAmerican Journal of Transplantation
2005 – present Ad hoc reviewer, Clinical and Laboratory Medicine, Circulation
2002 – present Reviewer, Surgical Supplement of Circulation
Moderator
 2015 Co-chair, “Ischemic Storage of Vein Grafts: The Forgotten Culprit in Vein Graft Failure.”, AATS coronary symposium
 2013 Moderator; Session II: Can CABG Results Significantly Improve? Is Facilitating Technology Required? STS/AATS Tech-Con, Jan 2013 (more)
2013 Moderator, Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, State of the art lectures, Aug 2013
2013 Moderator, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Third Scientific Session B, Nov 2013
2010 Moderator, “Hybrid Coronary Artery Revascularization”, Scientific Session of TCT, April 2010
2008 Moderator, “Bleeding after cardiac surgery”, Scientific Sessions of the AHA
2007 Moderator, “Cardiothoracic Session II: Thoracic and Thoracic-vascular”, Second Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Feb. 6th-9th, 2007, Phoenix, AZ
2006 Moderator, “Anticoagulation for Artificial Organs – Blood Substitutes and Rheology”, Scientific meeting of the 52nd Annual Conference of the American Society of Artificial and Implantable Organs
2006 Moderator, “How to Mend a Broken Heart”, Scientific meeting of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
2004 Moderator, Cardiac Surgery Session II, Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association
Scientific Advisory Board/Writing Committees/Task Force
2012 – present Board Member, American Heart Association, Tucson chapter
2011 – present Member, Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care expert panel, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
2010 Scientific Advisory Board, Theragen
2010 Scientific Advisory Board, Maquet Corp, CV Surgery Division
2009 Scientific Advisory Board (cardiac surgical effects of prasugrel): Daiichi Sankyo, Corp.
2008 – 2009  Task force to evaluate Blue Cross/Blue Shield attestation statement for minimally invasive cardiac surgery, American College of Surgeons
2008 Writing Committee, Self-Education Self Assessment in Thoracic Surgery (SESATS X) – recertification exam for Thoracic Surgery
2007 Scientific Advisory Board: Accumetrics Inc.
2007 Proctor, Da Vinci surgical robotics, Intutive Cardiovascular
Resident Education
2008 – 2010 Faculty, Thoracic Surgery Director’s Association Basic Surgical Skills “Boot Camp” (teaching anastomotic techniques)
2007 – 2008 Faculty, Duke Sponsored Thoracic Resident Symposium: Inflammation, Coagulation and Cardiopulmonary Bypass, San Diego, CA, Jan 2007; Washington, DC, May 2007; Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jan 2008
2011 – 2014 University of Arizona Medical Center

As an Attending Surgeon on the in-patient service, I mentored and supervised two thoracic surgery residents and one medical student for 8hr/day annually.  The accomplishments of the medical and masters students who have been mentored in the research lab are as follows:

CT fellow project:
Adam Hansen – Robotic-Assisted Reoperative Coronary Artery Bypass (presented at ISMICS, June 2012)
Masters students:
Benjamin Mills – “Cerebral oximetry during robotic, less invasive heart surgery”, presented and accepted May 2, 2013
Shahad Alabagi – “Comparative analysis of soluble ST2 in robotic-assisted surgery vs. sternotomy CABG”, presented and accepted May 3, 2013
Medical students:
Soroosh Kianni – First prize presentations 2012 and 2013, AMA Medical student association, “Costs of robotic CABG” and “Impact of plavix on outcomes after hybrid CABG”
2008 – 2010 Boston University

As an Attending Surgeon on the in-patient service, I mentored and supervised two thoracic surgery residents and one medical student for 8hr/day annually.  The accomplishments of five medical students who have been mentored in the research lab are as follows:

Dean’s Summer Scholarship
2009: Stan Henkin, Sharda Mukunda
2008: Dinesh Kurian, Nannan Thirumavalavan
Research Fellowship, Intuitive Corp.
2009: Ilan Mizrahi-Arnaud
Medical Student Fellowship, American Heart Association
2009: Dinesh Kurian
Abstract presentations
Stan Henkin – STS
Soroosh Kiani – Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, President’s Award presentation 2010
2002 – 2007         University of Maryland

As an Attending Surgeon on the in-patient service, I mentored and supervised two thoracic surgery residents, one general surgery resident, and two medical students for 8hr/day annually.  The accomplishments of medical students who were mentored in the research lab are as follows:

Jeffrey Manchio, Research Fellow (Class of ’05) – Oral presentation at the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association meeting in 2005.  First author in a manuscript published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery (2005;79:1991-8).  Currently a resident in plastic surgery at Univ of Michigan and a fellow in plastic surgery research at Lahey Clinic.
Michael Kwon, BS (Class of ’06) – Co-author of 5 abstracts and 2 manuscripts.  He gave an oral presentation at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2006.  Currently a resident in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and planning a career in CT surgery.  Recently received an NRSA F32 Fellowship to continue cardiac surgery research.
Michael Collins, BS (Class of ’08) – His efforts have been recognized by a first prize award at the 2005 Medical Student Research Day ($500 award) and as a Caves Award Finalist at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), 2006.  Has also given oral presentations at ASTS 2006 and ISHLT 2007 and has a first author publication in JHLT (2007;26:376-83).  Currently a resident in surgery at Yale Hospital and planning a career in CT surgery.
Zachary Kon, BS (Class of ’09) – Gave oral presentations at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS) 2006, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association 2006 and Association of Academic Thoracic Surgeons (AATS) 2007.  He has a first author manuscript in the ISMICS society’s journal (Innovations 2006;1(5):232-8) which received the Robert Emory Young Investigator Award and a $5000 prize.  He also has first author manuscripts JTCVS (2008, 135(2):367-75) and EJCTS (2008, 33(2):215-21).  He was the recipient of a $5000 Summer Intern Scholarship in Cardiothoracic Surgery from the AATS and the Medical Student Research Award, with a $500 prize.  He is the inaugural resident for the 6-year “integrated” cardiac surgery tract at the University of Maryland where he continues his research activities.
Emile Brown, BS (Class of ’09) –He gave oral presentations at the Second Annual Academic Surgical Congress 2007 and AATS in 2007.  First author on manuscripts in the Journal of Biological Optics and JTCVS.  Was awarded a $5000 Summer Intern Scholarship in Cardiothoracic Surgery from the AATS.  He is currently a surgical resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital and planning a career in academic surgery.
Nick Burris, BS  (Class of ’10) – Has given oral presentations at AATS 2006, ISMICS 2006 and Southern Thoracic Surgery Association meeting 2007.  Is the primary author of manuscripts in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery(2007;133:419-27) and Innovations (2006;1(6):323-7).  His primary focus on the use of catheter based infrared imaging to evaluate bypass conduits has resulted in a US patent (60/811,916).  He was the recipient of Excellence in Research Award for University of Maryland Medical School in 2009.  He is in his residency at UCSF (radiology) and plans a career in research.
Michael Grant, BS (Class of ’10) – He gave oral presentations at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association 2007, Society of Thoracic Surgery 2008 and AHA Scientific sessions 2008.  His efforts have been recognized by first prize awards at the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Medical Student Research Day ($500 award).  He was the recipient of Excellence in Research Award for University of Maryland Medical School in 2010.  He is in a residency position at Johns Hopkins (anesthesia) and plans a career in research.
Aug 2015 AATS Coronary congress, “The Link between Ex Vivo Storage Interval and Subsequent Failure of Vein Grafts.” – Lunch Symposium
August 2015 Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, “The Untold Economic Advantages of Robotic Surgery
June 2015 International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, “How I Do It”: Live in a Box Video Presentation: Hybrid Coronary Revascularization
June 2014 International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS), Strategic Accounting for Robotic CT Surgery
March 2014 Featured speaker, PIMA County Medical Society, “Innovation in cardiac surgery at UA Dept of Surgery.”
Dec 2013 Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery  (APACVS), Endoscopic Vein Harvesting Panel of Experts, “Learning curve for endovein harvest
Oct 2013 Invited lecture, Advanced Surgical Approaches: “Robotic Revascularization – When and How?” Transcatheter Cardiovascular Techniques (TCT)
Aug 2013 Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, “State of the art in robotic valve surgery
June 7, 2013 International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS), “Development of a national database for robotic CABG
Jan 10, 2013 American College of Surgery, Annual Arizona Chapter, “Managerial challenges associated with robotic heart surgery”
May 18, 2012 Anesthesia 2012, Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists, 38th Annual Scientific Meeting – Invited speaker: “Building Robotic Cardiac Surgery Despite Anesthetic, Surgical and Managerial Challenges”
March 2010 Hybrid symposium, American College of Cardiology, Atlanta, GA – Challenges of robotic hybrid revascularization
Jan 2010 Keynote Address, The Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (APACVS), Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Assessment of conduit quality after endoscopic vein harvest
Dec 2009 Second Annual Bakken Surgical Device Symposium, University of Minnesota – Hybrid robotic coronary artery revascularization
Nov 2009 Ask the experts session, Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (Orlando, FL) – Robotic assisted CABG
Nov 2009 DEBATE, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (Marco Island, FL) – CON: Endoscopic Vein Harvest is Superior to Open Saphenous Vein Harvest
Nov 2009 Cardiovascular Surgery Grand Rounds, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN  – Conduit quality after endoscopic vein harvest
Sept 2009 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) (San Francisco, CA) – Hybrid Revascularization: Simultaneous vs. Staged Early vs. Staged Delayed? (more)
Sept 2009 DEBATE, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) (San Francisco, CA) – PRO: CABG is preferred over PCI for multivessel disease in diabetics
June 2009 International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (San Francisco, CA) – Podium presentation on conduit quality after endoscopic harvest
Sept 2007 Guest Lecturer, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery “Portable Organ Preservation Systems”, Geneva, Switzerland
Sept 2008 “Conduit quality after endoscopic vs. open vein harvest”, Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 2007 Trends and Topics in Periop, Perioperative Services at University of Maryland “Robotic CABG”
May 2007 Cardiac Surgical Outcomes Meeting,”Conduit quality evaluation”, Barbados
June 2006 ASAIO Meeting, “Anticoagulation During VAD Support”, Chicago, IL
2007 –2014 1R01HL084080: Thrombin dysregulation leads to early saphenous vein graft failure, NHLBI, Budget: $2.5 million; PI – Poston
2009  A Multi-Institutional Study of Patient Recovery After Robotic Assisted vs. Traditional CABG, Intuitive Corp.  Budget $885,000; PI – Robert Poston
2007 Cardiogenesis Corporation Project Grant (animal and clinical study)
Role: PI
Title: Effects of TMR on regional myocardial blood flow within bypass grafts
Budget: $65,000
2006 Intramural Collaborative Grant Award (Score 1.18)
Role: PI
Title: Use of Optical Coherence Tomography to evaluate radial artery conduits
Budget: $42,000
2006 Maryland Tobacco Restitution Fund – Faculty Pilot Research Award
Role: PI
Title: Intraoperative assessment of bypass grafts using OCT
Budget: $50,000
2006 Datascope Corporation Project Grant
Role: PI
Title: Evaluation of intraluminal clot formation after the use of Cardiovations EVH
Budget: $42,000
2006 NIH Loan Repayment Project (L30 HL082367)
Role: PI
Title: Thrombin dysregulation leads to early saphenous vein graft failure.
2005 Project Grant, Guidant Corp. (cadaver study and clinical trial)
Role: PI
Title: Use of Optical Coherence Tomography to evaluate endoscopic RA/SVG harvest
Budget: $95,000
2005  Phase IV Grant, Bayer Pharmaceutical Corp.
Role: PI
Title: Mechanism of effect of aprotinin in OPCAB
Budget: $165,000
2004  Project Grant, WorldHeart Corp.
Role: PI
Title: Rebound hypercoagulability after heparin withdrawal during VAD support
Budget: $144,000 ($72,000/yr x 2 years)
2004 Project Grant, Medtronic Corp.
Role: PI
Title: Effect of regional hypercoagulability on early graft failure
Budget: $20,000
2004 Project Grant, St. Jude Medical Corp.
Role: PI
Title:  Evaluation of the Symmetry connector device using postop CT angiography
Budget: $15,000
2004 Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association, National Affiliate (0435318N)
Role: PI
Title: Role of hypercoagulability on early graft failure after OPCAB
Budget: $65,000/yr x 4 years
2004 Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Research Grant
Role: PI
Title: Quantifying the effects of warm ischemic injury prior to transplant
Budget: $50,000 (25,000/yr x 2 years)
2003 Bayer Phase IV Project Grant
Role: PI
Title: Randomized trial of aprotinin use during off-pump coronary artery bypass
Budget: $86,000
2003 University of Maryland Intramural Grant
Role: PI
Title: The use of apomate to quantify organ viability prior to transplantation
Budget: $10,000
2003 Research Project Grant, Women’s Health Research Group
Role: PI
Title:  Effect of gender on hypercoagulability after OPCAB
Budget: $20,000
May 2009 The 5th Annual Ellison Pierce Lecture, “Positioning Your OR for the Future – Robotic coronary artery bypass surgery”, Boston, MA
April 2009 Gary Garber Memorial Lecture”, Dept of Medicine, BMC, Boston, MA
Feb 2006 University of Arizona, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Tucson, AZ
Sept 2005 University of Kentucky, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Reitz BA, Poston RS.  “Heart-Lung Transplantation” 1998, Advanced Therapy in Cardiac Surgery, edited by KL Franco, ED Verrier, published by BC Decker Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Griffith BP, Poston RS “Immunobiology of heart and lung transplantation” 2003, Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, edited by LH Cohn.
Kiani, S, Poston RS. ”Cardiac Surgery Advances: Do We Still Remember How To Do the Open Bypass?”, Technological Advances in Surgery, Trauma, and Critical Care; edited by Rifat Latifi, MD, Peter Rhee, MD, and Rainer Gruessner, MD
Kiani S, Poston RS, Szerlip M. ”Robotic hybrid revascularization”, Master Techniques in Adult Cardiac Surgery, edited by Grover and Mack.
Dinesh Kurian, Michael Simmons, Soroosh Kiani and Robert S. Poston. Chapter 15: Economic Outcomes of Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Outcomes, Concerns and Controversies. Editors: Shahzad G. Raja and Mohamed Amrani .
ISBN: 978-1-62081-587-8; published 2012
Shahzad G. Raja and Robert S. Poston. Chapter 19: Hypercoagulable State after Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Outcomes, Concerns and Controversies. Editors: Shahzad G. Raja and Mohamed Amrani. ISBN: 978-1-62081-587-8; published 2012
Laurence Schachter and Robert Poston. Anesthetic Considerations in Robotic Cardiac Anesthesia.  Perioperative Considerations in Robotic Surgery, editors Kaye AD and Urman R, 2016.
1 Ren, H., R.S. Poston Jr., R. H. Hruban, W. A. Baumgartner, K. L. Baughman, and G. M. Hutchins. “Long survival with giant cell myocarditis.” 1993, Mod Pathol 6(4): 402-407.
2 Zehr, K. J., A. Herskowitz, P. C. Lee, R. S. Poston, A. M. Gillinov, and W. A. Baumgartner. “Neutrophil adhesion inhibition prolongs survival of cardiac allografts with hyperacute rejection.” 1993, J Heart Lung Transplant 12 (5): 837-44; discussion 844-845.
3 Zehr, K. J., P. C. Lee, R. S. Poston, A. M. Gillinov, P. S. Greene, and D. E. Cameron. “Two decades of coronary artery bypass graft surgery in young adults.” 1994, Circulation 90 (5 Pt 2): II133-139.
4 Zehr, K. J., P. C. Lee, R. S. Poston, A. M. Gillinov, R. H. Hruban, and D. E. Cameron. “Protection of the internal mammary artery pedicle with polytetrafluoroethylene membrane.” 1993, J Card Surg 8 (6): 650-655.
5 Zehr, K. J., R. S. Poston, P. C. Lee, K. Uthoff, P. Kumar, P. W. Cho, A. M. Gillinov, J. M. Redmond, J. A. Winkelstein, A. Herskowitz, al et. “Platelet activating factor inhibition reduces lung injury after cardiopulmonary bypass.” 1995, Ann Thorac Surg 59(2): 328-335.
6 Teranishi, K, Poston RS, Reitz BA, Robbins RC. Oral delivery of low molecular weight heparin in rat cardiac allografts. 1998, Transplant Proc 30(4):996-997.
7 Teranishi, K, Poston RS, Reitz BA, Robbins RC. Effect of low molecular weight heparin on suppression of chronic graft vascular disease in a rat cardiac allograft model. 1998, Transplant Proc 30(4):1009-1011.
8 Teranishi, K, Poston RS, Reitz BA, Robbins RC. Effect of cyclosporin on chronic graft vascular disease in a rat cardiac isograft model. 1998, Transplant Proc 30(4):1012-1013.
9 Poston, RS, Billingham ME, Hoyt EG, Pollard J, Robbins RC. “Effects of increased ICAM-1 on reperfusion injury and chronic graft vascular disease.” 1997, Ann Thor Surg, 64: 1004-1012.
10 Poston, RS, Tran KB, Mann M, Dzau VJ, Robbins RC. “Use of ex vivo gene therapy to block ischemically induced neointimal hyperplasia.” 1997, J Heart Lung Transp, 17(4):349-355.
11 Poston, RS, Ennen M, Pollard J, Hoyt EG, Robbins RC. “Ex vivo gene therapy prevents chronic graft vascular disease in cardiac allografts.” 1998, J Thor Cardiovasc Surg, 116:128-139.
12 Poston, RS, Billingham ME, Pollard J, Hoyt EG, Morris RE, Robbins RC. “Rapamycin reverses chronic graft vascular disease in a novel cardiac allograft model.” 1999, Circulation, 99; 100(1):67-74.
13 Poston, RS, Mann M, Hoyt EG, Ennen M, Dzau VJ, Robbins RC. “Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides prevent acute cardiac allograft rejection via a novel, nontoxic, highly efficient method.” 1999, Transplantation;68(6):825-32.
14 Mann MJ, Poston RS, Robbins RC, Dzau VJ. “Pressure-mediated oligonucleotide transfection of rat and human cardiovascular tissues.” 1999, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 96(11):6411-6
15 Poston, RS, Ing DJ, Pollard J, Hoyt EG, Robbins RC. “ICAM-1 affects reperfusion injury and graft function after cardiac transplantation.” 1999 J Surg Res Nov;87(1):25-31.
16 Feeley BT, Park AK, Alexopoulos S, Hoyt EG, Ennen M, Poston RS, Robbins RC. “Pressure delivery of AS-ICAM-1 ODN with LFA-1 mAb reduces reperfusion injury in cardiac allografts.” 1999 Ann Thor Surg 68(1):119-24.
17 Poston, RS, Robbins RC, Chan B, Jardieu P, Sims P, Morris RE. “Effects of humanized monoclonal antibody to rhesus CD11a in rhesus monkey cardiac allograft recipients.” 2000, Transplantation 27;69(10):2005-13.
18 Feeley BT, Poston RS, Park AK, Ennen MP, Hoyt EG, Vriens PW, Robbins RC. “Optimization of ex vivo pressure mediated delivery of antisense oligodeoxynucleotides to ICAM-1 reduces reperfusion injury in rat cardiac allografts.” 2000, Transplantation Mar 27;69(6):1067-74
19 Miniati DN, Hoyt EG, Feeley BT, Poston RS, Robbins RC. “Ex vivo antisense oligonucleotides to proliferating cell nuclear antigen and Cdc2 kinase inhibit graft coronary artery disease.” Circulation 2000 Nov 7;102(19 Suppl 3):III237-42
20 Poston RS, Sloane RW, Morgan BR, Smith DC, Smithson JB, Hickey MS. “Elective removal of an intramyocardial bullet.” 2001 South Med J 94(5):464-66.
21 Poston RS, Hussain S, Sorce D, Stanford E, Griffith BP, Kormos R. “LVAD bloodstream infections: therapeutic rationale for transplantation after LVAD infection.” JHLT 2003;22(8):914-21.
22 Poston RS, Griffith BP. “Heart transplantation.” J Int Care Med 2004; 19(1):3-12.
23 Poston RS, J Gu, F Gage, et al. Optimizing donor heart preservation after prolonged storage with endothelial function analysis and continuous perfusion. Ann Thor Surg, 2004; 78:1362-70.
24 Poston RS, D Prastein, J Gu, A Lee, R Pierson, B Griffith. Virchow’s triad, but not use of an aortic connector device, predicts vein graft thrombosis after off-pump bypassHeart Surgery Forum, 2004; 7(5): E428-33.
25 Hoffman JW Jr, Gilbert TB, Poston RS, Silldorff EP. Myocardial reperfusion injury: etiology, mechanisms, and therapies. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2004;36(4):391-411
26 Poston RS, C White, J Gu, K Read, J Gammie, J Brown, A Lee, B Griffith, R Pierson, III. Off pump coronary artery bypass grafting is not associated with a hypercoagulable state.  J Cardiothor Vasc Anesth, 2005; 19(1):11-18.
27 Poston RS, C White, J Gu, K Read, J Gammie, J Brown, A Lee, B Griffith, R Pierson, III. Platelet function tests predict bleeding and thrombotic events after off-pump coronary bypass grafting.  Eur J Cardiothor Surg, 2005; 27(4):584-91.
28 J Manchio, J Gu, L Romar, J Brown, J Gammie, RN Pierson, III, B Griffith, R Poston. Disruption of graft endothelium correlates with early failure after off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.  Ann Thor Surg, 2005;79(6):1991-8.
29 A Frazier, F Qureshi, C White, R Poston, K Read, R Gilkeson. Coronary artery bypass grafts: MDCT assessment in the early and late post-operative setting.  Radiographics, 2005;25(4):881-96.
30 MG Cardarelli, JS Gammie, JM Brown, RS Poston, RN Pierson III, and BP Griffith A novel approach to tricuspid valve replacement: The upside down stentless aortic bioprosthesis. Ann Thor Surg 2005;80(2):507-10.
31 JS Gammie, JC Laschinger, JM Brown, RS Poston, RN Pierson, III, LG Romar, KA Schwartz, MJ Santos, and BP Griffith. A Multi-institutional Experience with the CryoMAZE Procedure. Ann Thor Surg 2005;80(3):876-80.
32 Poston RS, C White, J Gu, K Read, J Gammie, J Brown, A Lee, B Griffith, R Pierson, III. Endothelial injury and acquired aspirin resistance promote regional thrombin formation and early vein graft failure after coronary artery bypass JTCVS 2006; 131(1):122-30
33 RS Poston, J Gu, C White, et. al. Aprotinin Shows Both Hemostatic and Antithrombotic Effects During Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thor Surg 2006;81(1):104-10.
34 Brown JM, Poston RS, Gammie JS, et al. Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in consecutive patients: decision-making algorithm and outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg 2006;81(2):555-61
35 R Poston, M Kwon. The Role of Procurement-Related Injury in Early Saphenous Vein Graft Failure after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Future Cardiology, 2006;2(4):503-512.
36 Z Kon, M Kwon, S Kallam, M Collins, T Ozeki, R Pierson, III, J Gammie, J Brown, B Griffith, R Poston. Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Leads to a Regional Hypercoagulable State Not Detectable Using Systemic Markers. Innovations 2006; 1(5):232-8.
37 R Poston. The Syndrome of Aspirin Resistance During Cardiac Surgery.  Heart Surgery Forum, 2006; 4(1):5-8.
38 D Zimrin, B Reicher, P Reyes, R Poston. A Hybrid Alternative for High Risk Left Main Disease.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006, 69(1):123-7.
39 N Burris, K Schwartz, M Kwon, O Toshinaga, R Vitale, B Griffith, R Pierson, R Poston. Cathether-Based Infrared Light Scanner as a Tool to Assess Conduit Quality in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.  JTCVS 2007, 133:419-27.
40 N Burris, K Schwartz, J Brown, M Kwon, R Pierson, B Griffith, R Poston. The Incidence of Residual Clot Strands In Saphenous Vein Grafts After Endoscopic Harvest.  Innovations 2006; 1(6): 323-7.
41 T Ozeki, M Kwon, J Gu, M Collins, J Brassil, R Gullapalli, J Zhuo, R Pierson III, B Griffith, R Poston. Heart preservation using continuous ex vivo perfusion improves viability and functional recovery. Circulation Journal 2007; 71(1):153-9.
42 R Poston, J Gu, C White, J Jeudy, J Brown, J Gammie, R Pierson, L Romar, B Griffith Perioperative Management of Aspirin Resistance Following Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Possible Role for Aprotinin. Transfusion 2007, in press.
43 M Collins, T Ozeki, M Kwon, J Gu, J Brassil, R Gullapalli, J Zhuo, R Pierson III, B Griffith, R Poston. Use of diffusion tensor imaging during continuous ex vivo perfusion to predict functional recovery of nonbeating donor hearts.  J Heart Lung Transplant, 2007, 26:376-83.
44 A Joshi, M Kwon, S Kallam, R Poston. Association between prothrombin activation fragment (F1.2), cerebral ischemia (S-100b) and international normalized ratio (INR) in patients with ventricular assisted devices.  Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery 2007; 6(3):323-7.
45 Mueller J, Jeudy J, Poston R, White C.  Cardiac CT angiography after coronary bypass surgery: prevalence of incidental findings. Am J Roentgenol. 2007;189(2):414-9.
46 E Brown, N Burris, J Gu, Z. Kon, C Tang, J Schmitt, R Poston. Thinking inside the Graft: Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.  Journal of Biomedical Optics 2007;12:051704
47 E Brown, N Burris, J Gu, Z. Kon, R Poston. Strategies to Reduce Intraluminal Clot Formation in Endoscopically-Harvested Saphenous Veins. JTCVS 2007, 134(5):1259-65
48 Z. Kon, B Reicher, E Brown, S Kallam, N Burris, R Poston. Simultaneous Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Reduces Postoperative Morbidity Compared To Procedures Utilizing Only Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.  JTCVS 2008, 135(2):367-75.
49 R Tran, E Brown, N Burris, J Gu, Z. Kon, R Poston. Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization Enhances Blood Flow within Bypass Grafts.  Innovations 2007, 2(5):226-230.
50 R Tran, E Brown, N Burris, J Gu, Z. Kon, R Poston. Targeted conduit selection using OCT in coronary artery bypass grafting. Heart Surg Forum 2007;5(2):7-10.
51 Z. Kon, E Brown, N Burris, J Gu, R Poston. Warm ischemia provokes inflammation and regional hypercoagulability within the heart during off-pump coronary artery bypass: a possible target for serine protease inhibition.  EJCTS 2008, 33(2):215-21.
52 N Burris, E Brown, M Grant, P Laird, Z Kon, J Gu, R Poston. Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging as a Quality Assurance Tool for Evaluating Endoscopic Harvest of the Radial Artery. Ann Thor Surg 2008 Apr;85(4):1271-7.
53 Z. Kon, E Brown, N Burris, J Gu, R Poston. The role of preexisting pathology in the development of neointimal hyperplasia in coronary artery bypass grafts.  J Surg Res. 2007;142(2):351-6
54 Brazio P, Laird P, Xu C, R Poston. Use of Harmonic Scalpel Versus Electrocautery for Harvest of Radial Artery Conduits: Reduced Risk of Spasm, Intimal Injury on Optical Coherence Tomography.  JTCVS 2008; 136(5):1302-8
55 Collins MJ, Moainie SL, Griffith BP, Poston RS. Preserving and evaluating hearts with ex vivo machine perfusion: an avenue to improve early graft performance and expand the donor pool. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008;34(2):318-25.
56 Poston RS, Gu J, White C, et al. Perioperative management of aspirin resistance after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: possible role for aprotinin. Transfusion. 2008;48(1 Suppl):39S-46S.
57 Moainie SL, Neschis DG, Gammie JS, Brown JM, Poston RS, Scalea TM, Griffith BP.Endovascular stenting for traumatic aortic injury: an emerging new standard of care. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008;85(5):1625-9.
58 Reicher B, Poston RS, Mehra MR, et al. Simultaneous “hybrid” percutaneous coronary intervention and minimally invasive surgical bypass grafting: feasibility, safety, and clinical outcomes. Am Heart J. 2008;155(4):661-7.
59 E Brown, M Grant, N Burris, Z Kon, J Gu, R Poston. Intraoperative Detection of Intimal Lipid in the Radial Artery Predicts Degree of Postoperative Spasm. Atherosclerosis 2009;205(2):466-71
60 R Poston, R Tran, M Collins, et al, Comparison of Economic and Patient Outcomes with Minimally Invasive vs. Traditional Off-Pump CABG Techniques. Ann Surg 2008;248:638-46.
61 Joshi A, Smith D, Arora M, Poston R. Anticoagulant monitoring in ventricular assist device patients: a feasibility study. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2008;7(6):1035-8.
62 Grant MC, Kon Z, Joshi A, Christenson E, Kallam S, Burris N, Gu J, Poston RSIs aprotinin safe to use in a cohort at increased risk for thrombotic events: results from a randomized, prospective trial in off-pump coronary artery bypass. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008;86(3):815-22.
63 Saba MM, Akella J, Gammie J, Poston R, et al. The influence of fat thickness on the human epicardial bipolar electrogram characteristics: measurements on patients undergoing open-heart surgery. Europace 2009; 11(7): 949-53
64 Jones B, Desai P, Poston R. Establishing the case for minimally invasive, robotic-assisted CABG in the treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease. Heart Surg Forum. 2009;12(3):E147-9.
65 Majeed F, Kop WJ, Poston RS, et al. Prospective, observational study of antiplatelet and coagulation biomarkers as predictors of thromboembolic events after implantation of ventricular assist devices. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2009;6(2):147-57.
66 Fann JI, Calhoon JH, Carpenter AJ, Merrill WH, Brown JW, Poston RS, Kalani M, Murray GF, Hicks GL Jr, Feins RH.Simulation in coronary artery anastomosis early in cardiothoracic surgical residency training: The Boot Camp experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Oct 19.
67 Desai PH, Kurian D, Thirumavalavan N, Desai SP, Ziu P, Grant M, White C, Landis RC, Poston RS. A randomized clinical trial investigating the relationship between aprotinin and hypercoagulability in off-pump coronary surgery.Anesth Analg. 2009 Nov;109(5):1387-9
68 Desai PH, Poston R. Challenges of telerobotics in coronary bypass surgery 2010 Expert Rev. Med. Devices 7(2), 294-98
69 Kurian D, Gorcos J, Meinke S, Thirumavalavan N, Mizrahi I, Kiani S, Desai P, Poston RS, “Change management and an innovative approach to heart bypass surgery,” Physician Exec, 37(6):30-7, Nov-Dec 2011. PMID: 22195414.
70 Kiani S, Poston R, “Is endoscopic harvesting bad for saphenous vein graft patency in coronary surgery?” Curr Opin Cardiol, 26(6):518-22, Nov 2011. PMID: 21986399.
71 Kiani S, Desai PH, Thirumvalavan N, Kurian DJ, Flynn MM, Zhao X, Poston RS, “Endoscopic venous harvesting by inexperienced operators compromises venous graft remodeling,” Ann Thorac Surg, 93(1):11-7; discussion 17-8. Epub Oct 13, 2011. PMID: 21996436.
72 Desai P, Kiani S, Thiruvanthan N, Henkin S, Kurian D, Ziu P, Brown A, Patel N, Poston R, “Impact of the learning curve for endoscopic vein harvest on conduit quality and early graft patency,” Ann Thorac Surg, 91(5):1385-91; discussion 1391-2, May 2011. PMID: 21524447.
73 Kiani S, Brecht ML, Lovinger K, Poston RS. Managing port site bleeding during less invasive CABG Heart Surg Forum. 2012 Oct;15(5):E272-6.
74 Goodnough LT, Smith PK, Levy JH, Poston RS, Short MA, Weerakkody GJ, LeNarz LA. Transfusion outcomes in patients undergoing CABG treated with prasugrel or clopidogrel. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Apr;145(4):1077-1082.
75 Kiani S, Brown AK, Kurian DJ, Henkin S, Flynn MM, Thirumvalavan N, Desai PH, Poston RS. Risk of renal dysfunction after less invasive multivessel coronary artery bypass grafting. Innovations (Phila). 2012 May-Jun;7(3):180-6.
76 Smith PK, Goodnough LT, Levy JH, Poston RS, Short MA, Weerakkody GJ, Lenarz LA. Mortality benefit with prasugrel in the TRITON-TIMI 38 coronary artery bypass grafting cohort: risk-adjusted retrospective data analysis.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jul 31;60(5):388-96.
77 Kiani S, Kurian D, Gorcos J, Meinke S, Poston R.  Direct to Consumer Advertising of Robotic Heart Bypass Surgery: Effectiveness, Patient Satisfaction and Clinical Outcomes.  Boston University Research Paper Series, No. 2012-21; 2012.
78 Poston R, Gharagozloo F, Khalpey Z, Kim S. Robotic training in cardiothoracic surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014;97(1):378
79 Vainrub S, Patanwala AE, Cosgrove R, Poston R, Nolan PE Jr. Bleeding outcomes in patients given clopidogrel within 5 days of robotic coronary artery bypass graft procedure. Ann Pharmacother. 2014;48(1):48-53.
80 Khalpey Z, Korovin L, Chitwood WR Jr, Poston RRobot-assisted septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;147(5):1708-9.
81 Khalpey Z, Sydow N, Slepian MJ, Poston R. How to do it: thoracoscopic left ventricular assist device implantation using robotic assistance. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Apr;147(4):1423-5.
82 Khalpey Z, Sydow N, Slepian MJ, Poston RRobotic-assisted implantation of ventricular assist device after sternectomy and pectoralis muscle flap.  ASAIO J 2014;60(6):742-3
83 Khalpey Z, Slepian MJ, Poston RRobotic Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Using Left Thoracotomy Approach in Patients with Previous Sternotomies. ASAIO J. 2015 Nov-Dec;61(6):e44-6.
84 Dagdeviren C, Yang BD, Su Y, Tran PL, Joe P, Anderson E, Xia J, Doraiswamy V, Dehdashti B, Feng X, Lu B, Poston R, Khalpey Z, Ghaffari R, Huang Y, Slepian MJ, Rogers JA. Conformal piezoelectric energy harvesting and storage from motions of the heart, lung, and diaphragm. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111(5):1927-32.
85 Duy N, Poston R, et al.  Robotic Resection of a Superior Sulcus Neurogenic Tumor. Innovations 2014; 10(2):142-5
86 Soroosh Kiani , Dinesh Kurian , Stanislav Henkin , Pranjal Desai , Frederic Brunel , Robert Poston.  Direct to consumer advertising of robotic heart bypass surgery: effectiveness, patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes.  IJPHM 2016; 10(4): 1-7.
Poston RS.  Bleeding after on- vs. off-pump CABG.  J Cardiothor Vasc Anesth 2005;19(5):701-2.
Poston RS.  Reply to Isbir et al.  EJCTS 2005; 28(3):514-5.
Poston R.  Letter by Poston regarding article, “Effect of clopidogrel premedication in off-pump cardiac surgery: are we forfeiting the benefits of reduced hemorrhagic sequelae?” Circulation 2006;114(20):e589.
Malone D, Poston RS, Hess J.  Blood Product Transfusion in Association with CABG – Proceed with Caution.Crit Care Med 2006;34(6):1823-4.
Poston RS. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007;84(2):465-6.
Landis RC, Taylor KM, Poston RS.  Letter by Landis et al regarding article “Aprotinin does not increase the risk of renal failure in cardiac surgery patients”. Circulation. 2008 Jun 3;117(22):e473.
Poston R. Reply to the Editor,  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., July 2008; 136: 238 – 239.
Poston R.  Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;87(1):137-8
Connolly J, Poston R. Letter to the Editor regarding article “Endoscopic versus open vein-graft harvesting in coronary-artery bypass surgery”, NEJM, 2009, 361(19):1907-8.
Poston R. Invited commentary.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;90:1255– 6
Kiani S, Poston RS. Reply to the editor, Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan;95(1):383.
1 Poston, RS, DJ Ing, EG Hoyt, RC Robbins. Abstract presented at the Scientific Sessions of th7e American College of Surgeons; Upregulation of ICAM-1 leads to increased reperfusion injury after global cardiac ischemia. 1996,Surgical Forum; XLVII: 233-236.
2 Poston RS, Billingham ME, Pollard J, Hoyt EG, Morris RE, Robbins RC. Abstract presented at the 69th Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association; Rapamycin reverses chronic graft vascular disease in a novel cardiac allograft model. 1996, Circulation; 94(8):I-648
3 Poston RS, Ing DJ, Pollard J, Hoyt EG, Robbins RC. Abstract presented at the 69th Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association; Upregulation of ICAM-1 leads to increased reperfusion injury after global cardiac ischemia. 1996, Circulation; 94(8):I-343.
4 Poston RS, Billingham ME, Hoyt EG, Pollard J, Robbins RC. Abstract presented at The 33rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons;  Upregulation of ICAM-1 leads to increased reperfusion injury and subsequently increased chronic graft vascular disease, San Diego, Feb. 1997.
5 Poston RS, Mann M, Clark L, Dzau VJ, Robbins RC. Featured abstract presented at The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation; Ex vivo gene therapy and LFA-1 mAb combine to yield long term tolerance to cardiac allografts. 1997, J Heart Lung Transp; 16(1):41.
6 Poston RS, Mann M, Rode S, Dzau VJ, Robbins RC. Abstract presented at The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation; Specific nature of ex vivo antisense ICAM-1 ODN and LFA-1 mAb in promoting long term graft tolerance. 1997, J Heart Lung Transp; 16(1):105.
7 Teranishi, K, Poston RS, Reitz BA, Robbins RC. Abstract presented at The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation; Effect of low molecular weight heparin on suppression of acute and chronic rejection in rat cardiac allograft model. 1997, J Heart Lung Transp; 16(1):62.
8 Poston RS, Robbins RC, Chan B, Jardieu P, Sims P, Morris RE. Abstract presented at The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation; Prolongation of rhesus cardiac allograft survival after blockade of leukocyte function antigen-1. 1997, J Heart Lung Transp; 16(1):221.
9 Tran KB, Poston RS, Mann M, Dzau VJ, Robbins RC. Abstract presented at The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation; Use of ex vivo gene therapy to block ischemically induced neointimal hyperplasia. 1997, J Heart Lung Transp; 16(1):50.
10 Poston RS, Billingham ME, Hoyt EG, Robbins RC. Abstract presented to The 16th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Transplant Physicians; Blockade of CD11a ameliorates severe reperfusion injury but not chronic graft vascular disease, Chicago, May 1997.
11 Poston RS, Robbins RC, Chan B, Jardieu P, Sims P, Morris RE. Abstract presented to The 16th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Transplant Physicians; In vivo effects of humanized anti-rhesus LFA-1 monoclonal antibody in nonhuman primates, Chicago, May 1997.
12 Poston RS, Mann M, Hoyt EG, Dzau VJ, Robbins RC. Abstract presented to The 16th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Transplant PhysiciansEx vivo gene therapy prevents chronic graft vascular disease in cardiac allografts, Chicago, May 1997.
13 Ennen MP, Poston RS, Feeley BT, Hoyt EG, Robbins RC. Abstract presented to The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation; Use of sequence specific oligodeoxy-nucleotides to inhibit myointimal proliferation associated with graft coronary artery disease.  1999, J Heart Lung Transp; 18(1):49.
14 Poston RS, Sorce D, Hussain S, Stanford E, Kusne C, Griffith BP, Kormos RL. Abstract presented to the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation LVAD blood stream infections: therapeutic rationale for transplantation.  4/2001.
15 R Poston, J Gu, F Gage, J Hoffman, R Pierson, B Griffith. .  Physiologic Assessment Of The Donor Heart Predicts Function After 24 Hour Pump Preservation.  Abstract presented at the 50th annual Southern Thoracic Surgical Association meeting, Bonita Springs, FL 11/2003.
16 R Poston, R Pierson, J Hoffman, J Gammie, J Brown, B Griffith. Analyzing Donor Coronary Activation to Predict Post-transplant Graft Function.  Oral presentation at the 2nd EACTS/ESTS Joint Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 10/2003.
17 R Poston, D Prastein, J Gu, F Gage, J Hoffman, R Pierson, B Griffith. QUANTIFYING THE RESUSCITATION OF HEARTS PROCURED FROM NONHEARTBEATING DONORS WITH RADIOLABELED ANNEXIN V. Presented at theInternational Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation meeting, San Francisco, CA. 4/04
18 R Poston, D Prastein, J Gu, A Lee, R Pierson, B Griffith. VIRCHOW’S TRIAD, BUT NOT USE OF AN AORTIC CONNECTOR DEVICE,PREDICTS VEIN GRAFT THROMBOSIS AFTER OFF-PUMP BYPASS. Presented at theCardiothoracic Techniques and Technologies meeting, Miami, FL.  3/04.
19 R Poston, D Prastein, J Gu, A Lee, R Pierson, B Griffith. Aspirin Resistance Increases the Risk of Early Vein Graft Thrombosis After Off-pump Bypass. Presented at the Cardiothoracic Techniques and Technologies meeting, Miami, FL.  3/04.
20 R Poston, MD, J Gu, MD, PhD, D Prastein, MD, J Gammie, MD, J Brown, MD, R Pierson, MD, B Griffith, MD. PLATELET FUNCTION AND CORONARY FLOW RESERVE PROVIDE A POINT OF CARE ASSESSMENT OF CORONARY ACTIVATION AFTER BRAIN DEATH. Presented at the American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA. 4/04.
21 R Poston, MD, D Prastein, MD, J Gu, MD, PhD, F Gage, PhD, R Pierson, III, MD and B Griffith, MD. CONTINUOUS PERFUSION DURING DONOR HEART TRANSPORT: RISK/BENEFIT ASSESSMENT. Presented at the American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA 4/04.
22 R Poston, C White, J Gu, K Read, J Gammie, J Brown, A Lee, B Griffith, R Pierson, III. Intraoperative Flow Parameters Predict Postoperative Graft Patency After OPCAB. Presented at the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, London England, 6/04.
23 R Poston, C White, J Gu, K Read, J Gammie, J Brown, A Lee, B Griffith, R Pierson, III.Endothelial dysfunction predicts adverse events after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Presented at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Honolulu, Hawaii, 5/04
24 R Poston, C White, J Gu, K Read, J Gammie, J Brown, A Lee, B Griffith, R Pierson, III. Off pump coronary artery bypass grafting is not associated with a hypercoagulable state.  Presented at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology. Honolulu, Hawaii, 5/04
25 Jeffrey  Manchio,  Junyan  Gu,  Deyanira  Prastein,  Andrew  Lee,  Bartley  Griffith,  Robert  Poston. Disruption Of Graft Endothelium Correlates With Early Failure After Opcab. Presented at the Fifty-First Southern Thoracic Surgical Association Annual Meeting – November 04, 2004 – Cancun Mexico
26 Brown J, Poston R, Gammie J, et al. OPCAB: A Means not an End for Best Outcome.  Presented at the Fifty-First Southern Thoracic Surgical Association Annual Meeting – November 04, 2004 – Cancun Mexico.
27 R Poston, J Gu, D Prastein, et al. PLATELET FUNCTION TESTS PREDICT BLEEDING AND THROMBOTIC EVENTS AFTER OFF-PUMP CORONARY BYPASS GRAFTING. Presented at the 3nd EACTS/ESTS Joint Meeting, Leipzig, Germany 9/04.
28 R Poston, J Gu, D Gao, L Chen, C Wei. Markers of Saphenous Vein Injury Correlate with Early Failure after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.  Presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA 11/04
29 J Gu, R Poston, C White, K Read, J Gammie, J Brown, A Lee, B Griffith, R Pierson, III. Aspirin Resistance: An Under Recognized Risk Factor in Early Vein Graft Thrombosis After Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB).  Finalist for the 2004 Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Prize, presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA 11/04.
30 R Poston, C White, J Gu, K Read, J Gammie, J Brown, A Lee, B Griffith, R Pierson, III. Safety and Efficacy of Aprotinin in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (OPCAB): A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial.  Presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA 11/04.
31 R Poston, C White, J Gu, K Read, J Gammie, J Brown, A Lee, B Griffith, R Pierson, III. Aprotinin Inhibits The Development Of Postoperative Aspirin Resistance After Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.  Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Tampa, FL 1/05.
32 R Poston, C White, J Gu, K Read, J Gammie, J Brown, A Lee, B Griffith, R Pierson, III. Aspirin resistance provokes early graft failure in veins with poor endothelial integrity after off-pump coronary artery bypass.  Plenary presentation at the 85th Annual Meeting of the AATS, San Francisco, CA 4/05.
33 O Toshinaga, M Collins, J Gu, R Poston. Myoglobin release predicts poor recovery of heart function during continuous ex vivo perfusion.  Presented at the American Transplant Congress, Seattle, WA, 5/05.
34 R Poston, J Gu, O Toshinaga, M Collins, B Griffith. Platelet function is inhibited by myocardial reperfusion injury after heart transplantation.  Presented at the American Transplant Congress, Seattle, WA, 5/05.
35 R Poston, J Gu, C White, B Griffith. Minimally invasive CABG reduces the incidence of postoperative aspirin resistance.  Presented at the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, New York, NY, 6/05.
36 S Kallam, E Sorenson, B Griffith, R Pierson, R Poston. Neurologic injury during ventricular assist device (VAD) support: Association with rebound hypercoagulability after heparin withdrawal.  Presented at the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Sydney, Australia, 8/05.
37 S Kallam, E Sorensen, L Romar, R Sangrampurkar, MH Kwon, R Reynolds, M Lavador, B Griffith, R Pierson, RS Poston. Thrombin mediates rebound hypercoagulability after heparin withdrawal in VAD patients.  Presented at the 4th EACTS/ESTS Joint Meeting, 9/05.
38 R Poston, J Gu, C White, B Griffith. Quantifying neointimal hyperplasia in aortocoronary saphenous vein grafts using multichannel CT angiography.  J Am Col Surg 201(3): S25-S26. Presented at the 91st meeting of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 10/05.
39 R Poston, J Gu, C White, J Jeudy, L Nie, J Brown, J Gammie, R Pierson, B Griffith. Perioperative Management of Aspirin Resistance Following Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Possible Role for Aprotinin. Presented at the Fifty-Second Southern Thoracic Surgical Association meeting, Orlando, FL, 11/05
40 R. POSTON, J. GU, M. H. KWON, B. REICHER, D. ZIMRIN, B. P. GRIFFITH. THROMBIN IS GENERATED AFTER THE HYBRID PROCEDURE DESPITE HEPARINIZATION AT A RATE THAT EQUALS CONVENTIONAL CABG AFTER PROTAMINE.  1st Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 7-11, 2006.
41 Kwon MH, Ozeki T, Kwon MH, Collins MJ, Brassil JM, Pierson RN III, Griffith BP, Poston RSHeart preservation using continuous ex vivo preservation improves viability and functional recovery in comparison to cold storage.  Presented at the 26th ISHLT Annual Meeting, April 5-8, 2006.
42 Collins MJ, Ozeki T, Kwon M, Gu J, Pierson RN, Poston RS. Ex vivo continuous perfusion allows for evaluation of hearts from nonbeating donor hearts.   Presented as a Caves Award Candidate at the 26th ISHLT Annual Meeting, April 5-8, 2006.
43 Collins MJ, Kwon M, Ozeki T, Kon Z, Gu J, Griffith BP, Poston RS. Myocardial tissue acidosis during coronary occlusion is associated with tissue damage in patients undergoing OPCAB. Presented at the ISMICS meeting, June 10, 2006.
44 T Ozeki, J Gu, J. Brown, J. Gammie, R Pierson, III, M Kwon, B Griffith, R PostonAprotinin Inhibits Myocardial Reperfusion Injury During Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Results From A Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blinded Study. Presented at the ISMICS meeting, June 10, 2006.
45 M Kwon, Z Kon, S Kallam, J Gu, T Ozeki, R Pierson, III, J Gammie, J Brown, B Griffith, R Poston Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Is Associated With A Regional Hypercoagulable State That Is Not Detectable Using Systemic Analyses. Presented at the ISMICS meeting, June 10, 2006.
46 N Burris, M Kwon, J Schmitt, C Tang, K Schwartz, J Gammie, J Brown, B Griffith, R Poston Incidence of Residual Clot in Saphenous Vein Grafts after Endoscopic Harvest. Presented at the ISMICS meeting, June 10, 2006.
47 A Joshi, E Sorensen, B Griffith, R Pierson, R Poston. ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PROTHROMBIN ACTIVATION FRAGMENT (F1-2), CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA (S-100B) AND INTERNATIONAL NORMALIZED RATIO (INR) IN PATIENTS WITH VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICES. Forum presentation at EACTS meeting, 13 September 2006, Stockholm, Sweden.
48 S Kallam, E Sorensen, B Griffith, R Pierson, RS Poston. VAD−Associated Thromboembolism: Possible Role for Intrinsic Coagulation Cascade.  Caves Award candidate presentation, 9/06, ISHLT, San Francisco, CA.
49 Z. Kon, M. H. Kwon, E. N. Brown, N. S. Burris, T. Brown, R. Poston. THE ROLE OF PREEXISTING PATHOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEOINTIMAL HYPERPLASIA IN CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTS. Presented at the 2nd Annual Academic Surgical Congress to be held February 6-9, 2007 in Phoenix, AZ.
50 J. GU, T. OZEKI, N. BURRIS, B. P. GRIFFITH, R. S. POSTON HIGH PRESSURE DISTENSION INDUCED THROMBOGENECITY IN VEIN GRAFTS.  Presented at 2nd Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 7, 2007, Phoenix, AZ.
51 E Brown; N Burris; Z Kon; R Poston Strategies to Reduce Intraluminal Clot Formation in Endoscopically-Harvested Saphenous Veins. Presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the AATS, Washington, DC, 4/07.
52 Z. Kon, B Reicher, E Brown, S Kallam, N Burris, R Poston. Simultaneous Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Reduces Postoperative Morbidity Compared To Procedures Utilizing Only Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.  Abstract presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the AATS, Washington, DC, 4/07.
53 Kallam S, Laird P, Sangrampurkar R, Kon ZN, Gu J, Brown J, Gammie J, Griffith BP, Poston RS. Effect of Aprotinin on Thrombin Generation in Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass. Presented at the 2nd Annual Academic Surgical Conference, February 6-9, 2007.
54 Kallam S, Sangrampurkar RN, Kon Z,  Pierson RN, Griffith BP,  Poston RS. VAD-Associated Thromboembolism: Possible Role for Intrinsic Coagulation CascadePresented at the 27th Annual International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Meeting and Scientific Sessions, April 25-28, 2007.
55 Kon ZN, Reicher B, Odonkor P, Brown EN, Kallam S, Reyes P, Zimrin D, Poston RS. Simultaneous Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Reduces Postoperative Morbidity Compared To Procedures Utilizing Only Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Presented at the 87th Annual American Association for Thoracic Surgery Meeting, May 5-9, 2007.
56 Brown EN, Burris NS, Kon ZN, Laird P, Poston RS. Heparin Reduces Residual Clot Within the Lumen of Endoscopically Harvested Saphenous VeinsPresented at the 87th Annual American Association for Thoracic Surgery Meeting, May 5-9, 2007.
57 Kon ZN, Tran R, Kallam S, Brown EN, Sangrampurkar R, Burris N, Brazio PS, Poston RS. Warm Ischemia Provokes Inflammation and Regional Hypercoagulability within the Heart During OPCABPresented at the 21st Annual European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery Meeting. September 15-19, 2007.
58 Grant MC, Tran R, Kallam S, Gu J, Burris N, Christensen E, Kon Z, Poston R. Aprotinin’s Role as an Inhibitor of Prothombotic Agents in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass. Presented at the 2007 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, November 3-7, 2007.
59 Burris N, Brown E, Kon Z, Tran R, Poston RS. Areas of Lipid-Laden Intima Predispose Radial Artery Grafts to Post-Operative SpasmPresented at the 54th Annual Southern Thoracic Surgical Association Meeting, November 7-10, 2007.
60 Grant MC, Kon Z, Christenson E, Kallam S, Burris N, Gu J, Pierson R, Poston RS. The Safety of Aprotinin Use During OPCAB: Results From a Randomized, Prospective Trial. Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, January 27-29, 2008.
61 Brazio PS, Laird PC, Xu C, Burris NS, Brown EN, Kon ZN, Poston RS. Harmonic Scalpel-Assisted Radial Artery Harvest Reduces Post-Harvest Spasm on Optical Coherence Tomography. Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, June 11-14, 2008.
62 Poston R, Desai P. Heparin Administration Prior to Endoscopic Vein Harvest Limits Clot Retention and Improves Graft Patency. Abstract MP15, Presented at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, June 5, 2009, San Francisco, CA. (more)
63 M Grant, R Christenson, N Burris, A Joshi, J Pollock, E Brown, R Poston. Measurement of the Interleukin Receptor Family Member ST2 Among Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass SurgeryPresented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, January 27-29, 2010.
64 Desai P, Poston et al. Impact of the learning curve for endoscopic vein harvest on conduit quality.  Presented at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, June 2010.
65 Desai P, Poston R et al.  Finding the lowest possible dose of heparin that prevents intraluminal clot retention during endoscopic vein harvesting.  Presented at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, June 201
66 Henkin S, Poston R, et al. Decreased Post-Operative ST2 Biomarker in Robotic Bypass Surgery is Associated with Decreased Mortality. Presented at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, June 2010.
67 Paidy S, Poston R, et al. Improving Team Performance and Patient Outcomes During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Through Simulation.  Presented at the American Society of Anesthesia, 2013.
68 Bhatnagar S, Poston RInternet Marketing Of Robotic Cardiac Surgery At Low Volume And Inactive Programs.  Presented at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, June 2013.
69 Tran P, Poston RAssessment of ST2 Levels in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery via Conventional vs. Robotic Techniques.  Presented at ISMICS 2014.  (more)
70 Nguyen P, Gharagozloo F, Poston R, et al.  Robotics Resection of a Superior Sulcus Neurogenic Tumor.  Presented at ISMICS 2014.
71 Bhatnagar S, Poston RMarketing of Low Volume Robotic Cardiac Surgery Programs via the Internet and Public Reporting Avenues.  Presented at ISMICS 2014.
72 Khalpey Z, Poston R. et al. Robotic Implantation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A New Era in Cardiac Surgery.  Presented at International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, April 2014.
73 Poston R. The Influence of Hospital Culture on the Successful Implementation of Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Presented at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, June 5, 2015.
74 Poston R. Bleeding during robotic CABG leads to a poor patient experience.  Society of Laparoscopic Surgery,  Aug 2015
75  Duy N, Poston R, Gharagozloo F, et al.  Robotic assisted extrapleural pneumonectomy for mesothelioma.  Am J of Robotic Surgery, 2015, Vol 2 (1); December 2015, pp. 35-38(4)
76  Hamilton D, Poston R, et al.  Simulation Trainer for Practicing Emergent Open Thoracotomy Procedures.  Journal of Surgical Research 2015; 197(1).
77 Unilateral robotic hybrid mini-maze: A novel experimental approach.  International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 2015.
78  Asimi N, Poston R, et al. Emergent Thoracotomy Post Minimally Invasive Robotic Cardiac Surgery: Team Simulation Learning Experience. Chest 2014; 146(4_MeetingAbstracts):558A
79  Parvaneh S, Poston R, et al.  Using Cadaver Simulation to Improve Communication and Economy of Movement as Evidence of Progress with the Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Learning Curve.  2014 Summer Simulation Multiconference, Volume: 26.
80  Saman Parvaneh, PhD, Badi Rawashdeh, MD, Poston R, et al.  Influence of Experience on Mental Stress During ROBOTIC CARDIAC SURGERY.  International Society of Minimally invasive cardiac surgery.  2014, Boston, MA
81 M. Moslemi, D. Nguyen, B. Rawashdeh, M. Meyer, B. Tempesta, R. Poston, F. Gharagozloo The Use of Robotics for the Pleurectomy Phase of Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Malignant Mesothelioma. International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Boston, MA. 2014
82 Russo MJ, Jeevanandam V, Burgener J, Hong, KH, Poston Akhtar S, Raman, J. Clinical Outcomes and Resource Utilization in a National Sample of Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery. American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, 2011, New Orleans, LA. JACC 2011 Vol 57, No. 14s1
83 Rawashdeh B, Poston R, et al. Comparative Study of Robotic Vs. Conventional Reoperative Cardiac Bypass Surgery and Valve Surgery: A Propensity Model. Society of Robotic Surgery, Orlando, FL, November 2013
84 M. Moslemi, D. Nguyen, C. Garagozlo, B. Rawashdeh, M. Meyer, B. Tempesta, R. Poston, F. Gharagozloo. Robotic Assisted Lobectomy for Early Stage Lung Cancer. International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Boston MA, 2014
85 Rawashdeh B, Poston R, et al. Recovery Time following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Via Sternotomy vs Robotics: Preliminary Findings of a Comparative Effectiveness Trial. Society of Robotic Surgery, Orlando, FL, November 2013
86 Rawashdeh B, Poston R, et al. Developing a unique simulation platform for traversing the learning curve of a novel robotic approach for atrial fibrillation. Society of Robotic Surgery, Orlando, FL, November 2013
87 Rawashdeh B, Poston R, et al. Assessing Stress During Robotic Cardiac Surgery – Comparison Between Simulated Surgery, Actual Surgery, And Surgery Supervision Cases. Society of Robotic Surgery, Orlando, FL, November 2013
Dept of Surgery, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ – Sept 2010

Dept of Surgery, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ – May 2011

Dept of Medicine, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ – April 2011

Division of Cardiology, University of Chicago, Nov 2010

Dept of Medicine, Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA – June 2009East Boston Health Center, East Boston, MA – June 2009Roslindale Health Clinic, Roslindale, MA – May 2009General Surgery Department, BU, Boston, MA – Mar 2009 and Feb 2008Dept of Medicine, Memorial Hospital, RI – Feb 2009Division of Cardiology, Mass Gen Hospital, Boston, MA – Feb 2009Dept of Medicine, Sturdy Hospital, Attleboro, MA – Jan 2009Division of Cardiology, Saints Hospital, Lowell, MA – Jan 2009Dept of Medicine, Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH – Nov 2008Surgery Dept, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – Sept 2008Family Practice Division, BU, Boston, MA – July 2008Emergency Dept, Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA – May 2008Cardiothoracic Surgery, BU, Boston, MA – twice April/June 2008Cardiology Division, BU, Boston, MA – April 2008Internal Medicine Department, BU, Boston, MA – March 2008Medicine Department – Quincy Hospital, Quincy, MA – Feb 2008

Sarver Heart Center, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ – June 2012

Divisions of Cardiac Surgery and Anesthesia, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA – Jan 2007
Combined Departments of Anesthesia and Thoracic Surgery, Loma Linda University – Oct 2006
Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of California at Davis – Oct 2006
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Washington Hospital Center – Aug 2006 and Sept 2005
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University – Apr 2006
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Rochester – Apr 2006
Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL – Sept 2005
Division of Cardiac Surgery, St. Michaels Medical Center, Newark, NJ – July 2005
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery and Departments of Anesthesia and Pathology – Feb and Apr 2005, Nov and Dec 2004
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