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Angelo Thomas Pezzella MD
17 Shamrock Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(774) 272-0241 (Cell)
atpezzella@hotmail.com

DATE OF BIRTH: December 4, 1945
PLACE OF BIRTH: Worcester, Massachusetts USA

 

CHILDREN:
     Kelly Elizabeth Pezzella
                Rocco Michael Murray Pezzella
                Ani Pearl Murray Pezzella
                Enza Eleanor Murray Pezzella
     Julia Ann Vines
                Charlie Mackey Vines
     Heather Michelle Pezzella

EDUCATION:
     Holy Cross College, AB 1967
          Worcester, Massachusetts
     St. Louis University, MD 1971
          St. Louis, Missouri

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:

·  INTERNSHIP:
     University of Kentucky Medical Center
         Lexington, Kentucky (Surgery)
         July 1971 - July 1972

·  RESIDENCY:

GENERAL SURGERY:
     University of Kentucky Medical Center
         Lexington, Kentucky
         July 1972 - July 1976

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY:
     University of Kentucky Medical Center
         Lexington, Kentucky
         July 1976 - July 1978

·  FELLOWSHIP:

CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY:
    University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Missouri, July 1980 - January 1981
    Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, January 1981 - July 1981
    St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, April 2003-July 2003
    Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO, January 2005- June 2005

BOARDS:
     American Board of Surgery 1977
     American Board of Thoracic Surgery 1980
     American Board of Thoracic Surgery
     Recertification 1990, 1999

LICENSURE (ACTIVE):
     Massachusetts, Missouri, Colorado, South Dakota

SOCIETIES:
     Association of Military Surgeons, 1979-2003
     Denton Cooley Cardiovascular Society, 1979-2005
     Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 1982-2006
     Massachusetts Medical Society, 1987, 1998
     Worcester District Medical Society, 1987, 1998
     Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS), 1988- 2007
     Global Health Council, 1988-2005
     New England Cancer Society, 1988
     International Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (ISCTS), 1994-2005
     European Association Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1997-2007
     International Advisory Board Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals, 1997-2006
     Ad Hoc Committee International Relations Society of Thoracic Surgery 1996-2005
     Asian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, 2003-2007

MILITARY:

 

Major, US Army Medical Corps. 1978 - 1980, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, 121st Evacuation Hospital, Seoul, Korea,
     August 1978 - August 1979

 

Department of General Surgery, USA, MEDDAC, Fort Carson, Colorado, August 1979 - July 1980

 

Major, US Army Reserves (Active), July 1980 - July 1984

 

Staff, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (FAMC), July 1984- July 1986

 

Acting Chief Cardiothoracic Surgery, Letterman Army Medical Center, July 1985 - September 1985

 

Col., US Army Reserves (Active), IMA - FAMC, July 1986 - July 1993

 

Staff, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Operation Desert Storm
     November 1990 - March 1991

 

Col., USAR, IMA - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, July 1993 - July 1995

 

Col., USAR, IMA - Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia, July 1995 - 1996

 

Office of Surgeon General, IMA-Consultant Thoracic Surgery, April 1992 - July 1998

 

399 CSH, July 1998 – July 1999

 

Retired Reserves- July 1999

APPOINTMENTS: (academic; hospital affiliation; privileges)

 

Clinical Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, August 1978 - August 1979

 

Staff Cardiac Surgeon St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, New York, July 1981 - July 1984

 

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, SUNY - Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York, July 1981 - July 1984

 

Associate Professor Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical Center,
     Worcester, Massachusetts, August 1986 - July 2005

 

Staff Cardiothoracic Surgeon, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts, August 1986 – May 2000

 

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery,
 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, May 1988 - Present

 

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, July 1997 – May 2000

 

Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD, May 2000 – January 2001

 

Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon, IL, January 2001 – Apr 2003

 

St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia, IL, January 2001 – Apr 2003

 

St. Joseph's Hospital, St Charles, MO, Jul 2001 – Apr 2003

 

DePaul Hospital, St. Louis, MO, Jul 2001 - Apr 2003

 

St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, Jul 2004 - Jun 2005

 

Des Peres Hospital, St Louis, MO, Aug 2004 - Jan, 2005

 

St Mary's, Health Center, St Louis, MO, Aug 2004 - Jan, 2005

 

Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, January 2005 - June 2005

 

Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai China, July 2005 - July 2006

 

Frontier Lifeline, Chennai, India/St Gregorios Hospital, Parumula, Kerala, India,  Jan, 2007 - Apr, 2007

VISITING PROFESSOR/LECTURES/SURGERY/CONSULTATIONS:

Visiting Professor (Lectures/Surgery/Consultation)
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Yonsei University
Seoul, Korea, Apr 1984; Apr 1988; Apr 1994,
May 2004, May 2007

Visiting Professor (Lectures/ Development/ Surgery)
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Viet Duc Hospital
Hanoi, Vietnam, Sep 1991; Oct 1994; Feb, 2006,
May 2007

Visiting Professor (Consultant)
Assessment Local Health Facilities
Pushkin, Russia, Jun 1992;
Cardiac Centers, St Petersburg, Moscow,
Tomsk Siberia, Sep, 2003
Bakulov Institute, Moscow, Russia, Aug, Sep 2007

Visiting Professor (Lectures/ Surgery)
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Queltzantenango City Hospital
Guatemala, Oct 1992, Jan 2004
Aldo Castaneda Foundation, Guatemala City, Nov, 2010

Visiting Professor (Consultation)
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ethiopia Children’s Heart Fund
Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia, Jul 1993

Visiting Professor (Lectures/ Development/ Surgery)
Clinica Pichincha
Quita, Ecuador, Sept 1995

Visiting Professor
Lecture: Cardiogenic Shock
Government Hospital, Madras India, Nov 1995

Visiting Professor
Lecture: Infective Endocarditis, Surgical Aspects
Ren Ji Hospital
Shanghai, China, Jun 1996

Visiting Professor
Lecture: Complications of Thoracic Surgery
37th Annual Meeting
W. African College of Surgeons
Dakar, Senegal, Feb 1997

Visiting Professor
Conakry, Guinea
Annual Meeting, 39th West African College of Surgeons
Lecture: ATLS in developing countries, Feb 1999

Visiting Professor
Lecture: Endocarditis
Kiev Heart Institute
Ukraine, Jun 1998

Visiting Professor
Lecture: Model CT Surgery Residency Program in China
Shanghai Chest Hospital, Oct 2004

Visiting Professor
Lecture: Global Aspects of Cardiac Surgery
Cochabamba, Bolivia - Mar 2005

Visiting Professor, Staff Surgeon
Shanghai Chest Hospital,
Shanghai, China, Jul, 2005-Jul 2006, May 2007, May 2008, Sept 2009.

Visiting Professor
University Hospital and Medical School

Monterrey, Mexico, Nov, 2006, Oct 2007

Visiting Professor, Staff Surgeon
Frontier Lifeline, Chennai, India/St Gregorios Hospital, Parumula,
Kerala, India, Jan, 2007 - Apr, 2007
Jan 2008 - Mar 2008

Visiting Lecturer
Global Aspects of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Centimed Hospital, Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic, Aug 2007

Visiting Professor
Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa, Apr 2008

Visiting Professor, Pediatric Cardiac Surgury
Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niños, Lima Peru
July, Aug 2008, Sept, 2010

Visiting Professor,
Canary Islands, Spain, Jun 2009.

Visiting Professor|
Dakar, Senegal
Mar 31, 2010 - Apr 13, 2010

Visiting Professor|
Vietnam, Cambodia
July 1, Aug 1, 2010

Visiting Professor|
Recife, Brazil
III Curso de Cirurgia da Valva Mitral
Lecture: Surgical aspects of RHD.
Aug 19-21, 2010

Visiting Professor
World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery Meeting
Chennai, India
Sri Sathya Sai Institure of Higher Medical Sciences
Andhra Pradesh, India

Oct, 2010

Visiting Professor
Belize City, Belize
Nov. 2010

Visiting Professor
Tanzania Heart Institute
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Jan 2011

Guest Lecturer
Global Forum Geneva Switzerland
June 2011

Visiting Professor
San Jose, Costa Rica
Oct 5, 2011

Visiting Professor
Frontier Lifeline, Chennai, India/St
Pushpagiri Medical College,
Thiruvalla, Kerala, India,
Feb 2012 to May 2012

Visiting Professor
Defence Services General Hospital
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Mar 14, 2012 to Apr 2, 2012

Visiting Professor|
Cho Ray Hospital, HCM City, Vietnam
July 14, 2012 to Jan 4, 2013

Guest Lecturer
Annual Meeting Singapore Cardiac Surgery Society,
Sept 2012

Guest Lecturer
Bi-Annual Meeting Vietnam Cardiothoracic Assoc. Hanoi, Vietnam
Nov 2012

Visiting Professor|
Shanghai Children’s Medical Center
Shanghai Chest Hospital
Mar, Apr 2013

 

AWARDS:
     International Human Assistance Program, Inc. Plaque of Appreciation - 1979, Seoul, Korea
     City of Chuncheon, South Korea, Letter of Appreciation - 1979
     AMA Physicians Recognition Award - 1981, 1984
     Lincoln Square Boys Club Award - 1988, Worcester, Massachusetts
     St. Louis University School of Medicine, 1995 Alumni Merit Award
     Grand Marshall, Columbus Day Parade, Worcester, MA, October 8, 2000
     Honorary Fellow, West African College of Surgeons, February 2001
     Alumnus Honoree, St John's High School, Shrewsbury, MA, March 2007
     Certificate of Gratitude and Medal of Honor - Ministry of Health Mongolia, Ulan Baator, Mongolia, May 2007

AWARDS - MILITARY:
     Army Commendation Medical - 1979
     Army Achievement Medal - 1986
     Army Achievement Medal - 1991

INTERESTS / ACTIVITIES:
     3rd Degree Black Belt Karate (Taekwondo)
     1st Degree Black Belt Karate (Chinese)
     Board of Directors, Worcester County Food Bank, 1991 – 1994,
     Board of Directors, Center for International Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1995 – 1999
     Director Special Projects, World Heart Foundation 2003 - Nov 2007

PRESENTATIONS / ABSTRACTS:

 

Movies:

Surgical Techniques - Resection of Multiple Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula. (Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress, Bal Harbor, Florida) March 1979

 


BIBLIOGRAPHY (Articles/Letters/Chapters/Editorials)

1.    Pezzella AT, Griffen WO, Ernest CB. Superior Mesenteric Artery Injury Following Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Case Report with Successful Primary Repair. Journal of Trauma 1978; 18(6): 472-474

2.    Pezzella AT, Todd EP, Dillon ML, Utley JR, Griffen WO. Early Diagnosis and Individualized treatment of Blunt Thoracic Aortic Trauma. American Surgeon 1978; 44(1): 699-703

3.    Pezzella AT. Pulmonary Sarcoidosis: A Case Report. Korean Journal of Thoracic &Cardiovascular Surgery 1979; 12:14-15

4.    Pezzella AT, Todd EP, Stahmann F, Zeok JV, Dillon ML. Multiple Bilateral Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistulas. Southern Medical Journal 1981; 74(4): 486-488

5.    Pezzella AT, Brown BE, Walls JT, Curtis JJ. Esophageal Obstruction Secondary to a Tortuous Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Case Report. Missouri Medicine 1981; 78:193-195

6.    Pezzella AT, Yu HS, Kim J. Surgical Aspects of Pulmonary Paragonimiasis Cardiovascular Diseases. Bulletin of Texas Heart Institute 1981;8(2): 187-194

7.    Curtis JJ, Madigan NP, Whiting RB, Mueller KJ, Pezzella AT, Walls JT, Heinemann TM. Clinical Experience with Permanent Atrioventricular Sequential Pacing. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1981; 32(2): 179-187

8.    Pezzella AT, Yeager R. Chronic Traumatic Popliteal Arteriovenous Fistula: A Case Report. Cardiovascular Diseases. Bulletin of the Texas Heart Institute 1981;8(4): 531-536

9.    Pezzella AT, Falaschi G, Ott DA, Cooley DA. Congenital Coronary Artery-Left Heart Fistulas: Report of Three Cases. Cardiovascular Diseases, Bulletin of the Texas Heart Institute 1981;8(3): 355-3634

10.    Pezzella AT, Vanick D, Garcia V. Surgical Aspects of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Military Medicine 1982; 147:134-138

11.    Pezzella AT, Walls JT, Curtis JJ. Bilateral Pulmonary Resection Through a Median Sternotomy Approach. Korean Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 1981; 14(3): 215-217

12.    Pezzella AT, Effler DB, Levy IE. Nonoperative Management of Unusual Blunt Traumatic Rupture of the Thoracic Aorta. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1982; 9(3): 359-362

13.    Pezzella AT, Effler DB, Levy IE. Management of Aneurysms in Segments of Saphenous Vein Grafts. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1983; 35(6): 670-671

14.    Pezzella AT, Effler DB, Levy IE. Operative Approaches to the Left Atrium and Mitral Valve Apparatus. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1983; 10(3): 263-268

15.    Pezzella AT, Walls TJ, Curtis JJ. Nontuberculous Empyema: A Clinical Experience. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1984; 10(3): 263-268

16.    Iqbal SM, Pezzella AT, Effler DB. Infection and Right Atrial Pseudo tumor Complicating a Ventriculoatrial Shunt for Hydrocephalus. American Journal of Cardiology 1984; 54:668-670

17.    Effler DB, Pezzella AT, Levy IE. Postinfarction Ventricular Aneurysmectomy. American Journal of Surgery 1985; 149:793-796

18.    Pezzella AT, Esente P. Coronary Artery Thrombosis Complicating Polycythemia Vera - An Unusual Indication for Myocardial Revascularization. Military Medicine 1985; 150:614-616

19.    Pezzella AT. Bleeding Aortic Cannulation Site - Technique for Repair. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1986; 13(2) 253-254

20.    Pezzella AT. Cannulation for Cardiopulmonary Bypass by the Left-Handed Surgeon. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1986; 13(2): 255-260

21.    Pezzella AT, Svinarich JT, Davis RC, Ehrich D, Esente P. Successful Early Streptokinase Thrombolysis of Aortocoronary Vein Grafts. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1986; 42:213-215

22.    Pezzella AT, Fall SM, Pauling FW. Management of High-Risk Sternotomy Wounds with Retention Sutures. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1987; 14:293-296

23.    Pezzella AT, Giambartolomi A, Esente P, Gensini GG. Total Occlusion of the Left Main Coronary Artery. Korean Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 1987; 20(2): 342-347

24.    Zaaloznik AJ, Pezzella AT. Management of Cardiac Metastasis from Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma. Cancer 1988; 1:602-604

25.    Pezzella AT, Ascioti A, Ricardi P. Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature. Perfusion 1988; 3:21-28

26.    Carey S, Pezzella AT, Gilliam H. Traumatic Sternal Fractures: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Management. Military Medicine 1988; 153:451-453

27.    VanderSalm TJ, Chowdhary S, Okike ON, Pezzella AT, Pasque MK. Internal Mammary Artery Grafts: The Shortest Route to the Coronary Arteries. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1989; 7:421-27

28.    VanderSalm TJ, Okike ON, Pezzella AT, Pasque MK. Ectopic Ossification after Median Sternotomy. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1989; 48:315-316

29.    Cho BK, Lee DY, Pezzella AT, Hong SN, Hong PW. Surgical Treatment of Atrial Myxomas. A Case Report of 20 Cases. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1989; 16:81-86

30.    VanderSalm TJ, Okike ON, Pasque MK, Pezzella AT, Lew R, Traina V, Mathieu R. Reduction of Sternal Infection by Application of Topical Vancomycin. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 1989; 98:618-622

31.    Clyne CA, Aurigemma G, Sweeney A, Pezzella AT, Paraskos J, Pape L. Traumatic Intracardiac Communication: Detection by Color Flow Mapping. Journal of American Society of Echocardiography 1989; 2:342-345

32.    Pezzella AT, Fall SM, Pauling FW, Sadler TR. Solitary Plasmacytoma of the Sternum: Surgical Resection with Long-Term Follow-up. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1989; 48:859-862

33.    Waite RJ, Charbonneau RJ, Balikian JP, Umali CB, Pezzella AT, Nash G. Parietal Pleural Changes in Empyema: Appearances at CT. Radiology 1990; 175:145-150

34.    Landow L, Wilson J, Heard SO, Townsend P, VanderSalm TJ, Okike ON, Pezzella AT, Pasque K. Free and Total Lidocaine Levels in Cardiac Surgical Patients. Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia 1990; 4(3): 340-347

35.    Pezzella AT, VanderSalm TJ: Chapter 153, Chest Trauma. Rippe JM, Irwin RS, Alpert JS, Fink MP. Intensive Care Medicine 1991; 2nd Ed., Little Brown Co. Boston

36.    Pezzella, AT, Marsicano TH: Chapter 4, Chest Tube Insertion and Care. Rippe JM, Irwin RS, Alpert JS, Fink MP. Intensive Care Medicine 1991; 2nd Ed, Little Brown Co. Boston

37.    Edwards FH, Taylor AJ, Thompson L, Rogan KM, Pezzella AT, Burge JR, Hetzler N. Current status of Coronary Artery Operation in Septuagenarians. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1991; 52:265-269

38.    Edwards FH, Hale D, Cohen A. Thompson L, Rogan KM, Pezzella AT, Virmani R. Primary Cardiac Valve Tumors. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1991; 52:1127-1131

39.    Pezzella AT. Transatrial Closure of Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defect. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1992; 19:297-299

40.    Fraire AE, Cuenoud HF, Honig RS, Pezzella AT. Cholesterol Embolization to the Coronary Arteries Resulting in Acute Myocardial Infarction. Cardiovascular Pathology 1995; 4:211-213

41.    Pezzella AT. Editorial International Heart Surgery. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1995; 22:317-319

42.    De DH, Pezzella AT, Nguyenduy. Membranous Obstruction of Hepatic Venous Flow. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1995; 22:320-323

43.    De DH, Pezzella AT. Aneurysm Following Ligation of PDA. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1995; 22:320-323

44.    Savarese DM, Rohrer MJ, Pezzella AT, Davidoff A, Fraire AE, Menon M. Successful Management of Intracardiac Extension of Tumor Thrombus in a Patient with Advanced Non- Seminomatous Germ Cell Testicular Cancer 1995;Urology 46:1-6

45.    Lancey RA, Pezzella AT. Chest Tube Insertion and Care. Chapter 11:136-144. Procedures and Techniques in Intensive Care Medicine, Rippe JM, Irwin RS, et al. Little Brown Co, Boston, 1996

46.    Pezzella AT, VanderSalm TJ. Chapter 177, Chest Trauma. Rippe JM, et al. Intensive Care Medicine 1996; 3rd Ed., Little Brown Co., Boston

47.    Pezzella AT. Blunt Traumatic Injury of the Thoracic Aorta Following Commercial Airline Crashes. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1996; 23:65-67

48.    Pezzella AT. Primary Cardiac Valve Tumors: Letter to the Editor. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1996; 61:1041-1042

49.    Pezzella AT. Hand Signals in Surgery. AORN Journal 1996; 63:769-771

50.    VanderSalm TJ, Kaur S, Lancey RA, Okike ON, Pezzella AT, Stahl R, Leone L, Li JM, Valeri C, Michelson A. Reduction of Bleeding after Heart Operations through the Prophylactic Use of Epsilon Amino Caproic Acid. Journal Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 1996; 112:1

51.    Pezzella AT. Subintimal Hematoma of the Aorta After Deceleration Injury: Letter to the Editor. Texas Heart Institute Journal 1996; 23:70-71

52. Morell VO, Daggett WM, Pezzella AT, Moran JM, Bitran D. Aortic Stenosis in the Elderly: Result of Aortic Valve Replacement. J. Cardiovascular Surgery 1996; 37: (Suppl.l) 33-35

53.    Mathew TC, Vasudevan R, Leb L, Pezzella SM, Pezzella AT. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1997; 64:1059-1062

54.    Pezzella AT. Post Infarct Ventricular Septal Defects: Letter to the Editor. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1997; 64:294-295

55.    Becker RC, Pezzella AT. Ch 11 Myocardial Rupture - Acute Coronary Syndromes ed. EJ Topol Marcel Dekker N.Y. 1998; p. 269-325

56.    Pezzella AT. International Aspects of Cardiac Surgery: Editorial Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1998; 65:903-904

57.    Pezzella AT. Globalization: Letter to Editor. Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 1998; 6: 81, 1998

58.    Nwogu CE, Moran JM, Becker RM, Pezzella AT. Surgical Approach to Myocardial Rupture After Acute Myocardial Infarction. Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 1998; 6:98-104

59.    Pezzella AT, Utley JR, VanderSalm TJ. Operative Approaches to the Left Atrium and Mitral Valve: An update. Operative Techniques in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 1998; 3: 74-94

60.    Pezzella AT, Silva WE, Lancey RA. Current Problems in Surgery - Cardiothoracic Trauma. August 1998 

61.    Spodick DH, Pezzella AT. Images in Clinical Medicine: A Grade 6 Systolic Murmur. NEJM 1999; 341:27 

62.    Lee KA, Kirkpatrick JG, Moran JM, Pezzella AT. Left Ventricular Fibroma Masquerading as Post Infarction Myocardial Rupture. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1999; 68:580-582 

63.    Pezzella AT. Letter to the Editor: Reduction of Wound Healing Problems after Median Sternotomy by use of Retention Suture. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1999; 68:1891-1892

64.    Sharif H, Pezzella AT, Farah HH, Baljepally R, Maki D. Intracardiac Right to Left Shunt Complicating Right Ventricular Failure. Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 1999; 7:287-291

65.    Pezzella AT. Letter to the Editor: The Emerging Global Cardiothoracic Surgical Community. Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 1999; 7:360

66.    DE, D.H., Pezzella AT. How to do it-Closed Mitral Commissurotomy Utilizing Right Thoracotomy Approach. Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 2000; 8:192-194

67.    Pezzella AT, Adebonojo SA, Hooker SG, Mabogunjo OA, Conlan AA. Complications of General Thoracic Surgery. Current Problems in Surgery 2000; 37:733-860

68.    Mahan VL, Balaguer JM, Pezzella AT, VanderSalm TJ, Mady BJ. Successful Coronary Bypass Surgery in a Patient with AIDS. Annuals of Thoracic Surgery 2000; 70:1698-1699

69.    Pezzella AT, Conlan AA, Carroll GJ. Early Management of the Postpneumonectomy Space. Asian Cardiovascular Thoracic Annals 2000; 8:398-402

70.    Pezzella AT, Progress in international cardiac surgery: emerging strategies (editorial) Ann. Thorac Surg 2001; 71:407-408

71.    Pezzella AT, Letter to the editor: Coronary Artery Bypass grafting after Pneumonectomy. European J Cardio-Thorac Surg. 2001; 20:1273

72.    Pezzella AT, Editorial: Global Expansion of Cardiac Surgery in the New Millennium. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2001; 9: 253-256

73.    Pezzella AT, Letter to the editor: Is it time to look for an alternative? Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2001; 9:356

74.    Pezzella AT, Letter to the editor: Delayed sternal closure after cardiac operations. Asian Cardiovasc and Thorac Ann 2002; 10: 95

75.    Pezzella AT, Letter to the editor: Worldwide maldistribution of access to cardiac surgery. J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002; 123: 1016

76.    Sheng, ZH, Pan, YP, Hao, ZJ, Pezzella AT. Early Surgical Intervention for Infective Endocarditis. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2002;10:298-301

77. Pezzella AT. International Cardiac Surgery: A Global Perspective. Seminars in Thoracic and CV Surgery 2002; 14:298-320

78.    Adebonojo SA, Mabogunje OA, Pezzella AT, Residency Training Program in the United States: What Foreign Medical Graduates Should Know.  West African J. Medicine 2003; 22:  79-87

79.    Pezzella AT, Mediastinitis Following Open Heart Surgery: Introduction Seminars In Thorac CV Surgery: 2004; 16: 51-52

80.    Pezzella AT, Ferraris VA, Lancey RA, Care Of The Adult Cardiac Surgery Patient: Part I Current Problems In Surgery Volume 41, Number 5, May 2004

81.    Pezzella AT, Ferraris VA Lancey RA, Care Of The Adult Cardiac Surgery Patient: Part II Current Problems In Surgery Volume 41, Number 6, June 2004

82.    Lancey RA, Pezzella AT, Phillips DA, Factors Affecting Early Exsanguination And Death In The Adult Thoracic Aortic Trauma. Asian Cardivasc Thorac Ann 2004; 125 202-207

83.    Pezzella AT, Global Expansion of Cardiothoracic Surgery - The African Challenge. African Ann Thoracic and CV Surgery. 2005;1:9-11

84.    Becker, RC, Pezzella, AT, Ch 26, Cardiac Rupture: Pathobiology, Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Surgical Intervention. In: Topol, EJ. Ed. Acute Coronary Syndromes, Marcel, Dekker, New York, 2005; Page 582-613

85.    Pezzella AT.  Letter to the Editor: Open Heart Surgery in a Developing Country. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2006;14:355-356

86.    Pezzella AT.  Letter to the Editor: Global Statistics - Outcomes. J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006; 132:726

87.    Pezzella AT.  Editorial: Opportunity. Spanish Journal CV Surgery. 2006 13:129-136

88.    Pezzella AT.  Volunteerism and Humanitarian Efforts in Surgery. Current Problems in Surgery 2006; 43: 837-932

89.    Mao, T, Fang, W, Pezzella AT.  Resection of an Intrathoracic Thyroid Gland. http://www.ctsnet.org/sections/clinicalresources/clinicalcases/article-18.html

90.    Thanh, LN, De, DH, Pezzella, AT. Pulmonary Valvotomy under Normothermic Caval Inflow Occlusion. African Annals of Thoracic and CV Surgery, 2006; 1:17-22

91.     Pezzella AT. Invited Article: Evolution of Cardiothoracic Residency Training Programs in India. Indian J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008; 24:157 - 163

92.    Pezzella AT. Complications in adult cardiac surgery. African Annals of Thoracic and CV Surgery 2007;2:14-38.

93.    Pezzella AT. Fong, F. Surgical Aspects of Thoracic Tuberculosis, Part I. Current Problems in Surgery, 2008;45:669-758.

94.    Pezzella AT. Fong, F. Surgical Aspects of Thoracic Tuberculosis, Part II. Current Problems in Surgery, 2008;45:761-832.

95.    Sahayaraj AR, Mohan R, Abraham S, Agarwal R, Cherian KM, Pezzella AT. Double Aortic Arch http://www.ctsnet.org/sections/clinicalresources/clinicalcases/article-23.html

96.    Gazit AZ, Huddleston, CB, Checchia PA, Fehr J, Pezzella AT. Care of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patient, Part I. Current Problems in Surgery. 2010; 47:177-252.

97.    Gazit AZ, Huddleston, CB, Checchia PA, Fehr J, Pezzella AT. Care of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patient, Part II. Current Problems in Surgery. 2010; 47:253-376.

98.    Pezzella AT. Invited Review: Global Aspects of Cardiothoracic Surgery with focus on developing countries. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Annals 2010; 18:299-310

99.    Pezzella AT. Polimenakos C. Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury (BTAI) : Advances in the era of innovation. A review (Part 1) Afr. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008; 3:50-65.

100.  Pezzella AT. Polimenakos C. Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury (BTAI) : Advances in the era of innovation. A review (Part 2) Afr. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008; 3:7-13.

101.  Pezzella AT. Polimenakos C. Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury (BTAI) : Advances in the era of innovation. A review (Part 3) Afr. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010; 1: 9-12.

102.  Pezzella AT.  Initiation of a Model Six Year Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program in Shanghai, China. Afr. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009; 4:81-99.

103.  Ramayyan AS, Guhathakurta S, Cherian KM, Pezzella AT. Letter to the editor: Indigenous decellularised jugular venous valved conduit in truncus arteriosus repair. EurJ Cardiothorac Surg 2009; 35:188.

104.   Hung DD, Wuu NC,  Huulu P, Thanh LN, Pezzella AT. Multiple Valve Surgery in an Adult Patient with Situs Inversus, Dextrocardia and Rheumatic Heart Disease.  Afr. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010; 5:26-68

105.   Somocurcio JG, Cairo LR, Sotomayor A,  Pezzella AT.  Case Report: Early Surgical Treatment of Tuberculosis Constrictive Pericarditis. Afr. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011; 6:57-63.

106.   Anuradha S, Subramanyan R, Agarwal R, Pezzella  AT, Cherian KM. Hybrid stage I palliation for hypo-plastic left heart condition without a hybrid suite: Suggestions for developing nations. Indian Heart  Journal.  2012;6: 333-337.

107.   Kumar UA, Pezzella AT, Manoharan S. How to do it: Closed Mitral Commissurotomy. Ann Afr Chir Thor Cardiovasc 2012; 7:

108.   Feng L, Weihua WU, Pezzella AT. Device Occlusion of Atrial Septal Defect Through Minimally Invasive Right Interior Chest Approach. Afr. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013; 8:18-22.

109.   Jolou J, Dascrathan C, Valjyanath P, Guhathakurta S, Pezzella AT. Calcified Pseudo-Aneurysm of Ascending Aorta from Cannulation Site Eroding into the Sternum: A Case Report. Afr. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013; 8:15-17

110.   Melgar VEH, Grau AMC, Velarde FRC, Pezzella AT. Pediatric Thoracic Hydatid Cysts in Peru: Case Report and Review. Afr. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013; 8:29-40.

 

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