Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022 Will previous palliative surgery for congenital heart disease be detrimental to subsequent pig heart xenotransplantation?Transplant Immunology.  74. 2022
2022 The Genetically Engineered Heart as a Bridge to Allotransplantation in Infants Just Around the Corner?Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  114:536-544. 2022
2022 General surgical procedures in survivors of complex congenital heart disease: A potential Pandora's box? 2022
2022 Health-Related Quality of Life After Single Ventricle Palliation or Tetralogy of Fallot RepairPediatric Cardiology2022
2022 The Norwood Operation: Sternal Closure at the Time of Surgery vs Soon After Have Similar OutcomesAnnals of Thoracic Surgery2022
2021 Gender Differences in Cardiothoracic Surgery Interest Among General Surgery ApplicantsAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  112:961-967. 2021
2021 Tachyarrhythmia as a possible symptom of coronavirus in a neonate diagnosed with transposition of the great arteriesJournal of Cardiac Surgery.  36:2578-2581. 2021
2021 Attitudes toward xenotransplantation: A survey of parents and pediatric cardiac providersPediatric Transplantation.  25. 2021
2021 Racial differences in attitudes to clinical pig organ XenotransplantationXenotransplantation.  28. 2021
2021 Commentary: Details and concentrationJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery2021
2020 Attitudes to Cardiac Xenotransplantation by Pediatric Heart Surgeons and Physicians.World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.  11:426-430. 2020
2020 Commentary: U-CIRP-ing the neurological effects of deep hypothermic circulatory arrestJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  159:2449-2450. 2020
2019 Influence of left ventricular ejection fraction on morbidity and mortality after aortic root replacementJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  158:984-991.e1. 2019
2019 Commentary: Valve-sparing approach to the hypoplastic pulmonary valve in tetralogy of Fallot repairJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  158:e57-e58. 2019
2019 Virtual septal myectomy for preoperative planning in hypertrophic cardiomyopathyJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  158:455-463. 2019
2018 Clinical risk factors for acute ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke in patients with infective endocarditisInternal Medicine Journal.  48:1072-1080. 2018
2018 Is isolated aortic valve replacement sufficient to treat concomitant moderate functional mitral regurgitation? A propensity-matched analysisJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery.  13. 2018
2018 Use of durable continuous-flow ventricular assist devices in patients on immunosuppressionASAIO Journal.  64:334-337. 2018
2017 Nkx2.5 is essential to establish normal heart rate variability in the zebrafish embryo 2017
2017 Influence of Staphylococcus aureus on Outcomes after Valvular Surgery for Infective EndocarditisJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery.  12. 2017
2016 The Use of Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest During Heart Transplantation Does Not Worsen Posttransplant SurvivalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  102:1260-1265. 2016
2016 Bicuspid aortic valve increases risk of permanent pacemaker implant following aortic root replacementEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  50:497-503. 2016
2016 Bridging Anticoagulation after Mechanical Aortic Heart Valve Replacement: A Questionable RoutineAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  102:48-54. 2016
2016 Aortic root replacement in octogenarians offers acceptable perioperative and late outcomesAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  101:967-972. 2016
2015 Cardiac Donor Risk Factors Predictive of Short-Term Heart Transplant Recipient Mortality: An Analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing DatabaseTransplantation Proceedings.  47:2944-2951. 2015
2015 Residual tricuspid regurgitation following tricuspid valve repair during concomitant valve surgery worsens late survival 2015
2015 Early Operation for Endocarditis Complicated by Preoperative Cerebral Emboli Is Not Associated With Worsened OutcomesAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  100:501-508. 2015
2015 Neutrophil extracellular traps are pathogenic in primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantationAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  191:455-463. 2015
2015 Comparison of outcomes after heart replacement therapy in patients over 65 years oldAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  99:582-588. 2015
2015 Acute kidney injury following surgical aortic valve replacementJournal of Cardiac Surgery.  30:631-639. 2015
2014 Del Nido cardioplegia can be safely administered in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting surgery after acute myocardial infarction: A propensity matched comparisonJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery.  9. 2014
2014 Myocardial protection using del Nido cardioplegia solution in adult reoperative aortic valve surgeryJournal of Cardiac Surgery.  29:445-449. 2014
2012 6 Months of "Temporary" Support by Levitronix Left Ventricular Assist Device 2012
2012 Outcomes after transplantation for "failed" Fontan: A single-institution experienceJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  143:1183-1192.e4. 2012
2010 Standard versus bicaval techniques for orthotopic heart transplantation: An analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing databaseJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  140. 2010
2009 Posttransplant survival is not diminished in heart transplant recipients bridged with implantable left ventricular assist devicesJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  138. 2009
2008 Predicting survival among high-risk pediatric cardiac transplant recipients: An analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing databaseJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  135. 2008
2007 Patient-specific characteristics determine success of surgical atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation 2007
2007 Postlung Transplant Survival is Equivalent Regardless of Cytomegalovirus Match StatusAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  84:1129-1135. 2007
2007 The effect of ischemic time on survival after heart transplantation varies by donor age: An analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing databaseJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  133:554-559. 2007
2006 Adult-age donors offer acceptable long-term survival to pediatric heart transplant recipients: An analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing databaseJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  132:1208-1212. 2006
2005 Laparoscopic obturator hernia repair in an adolescentJournal of Pediatric Surgery.  40. 2005
2004 Macrophage inhibitor, semapimod, reduces tumor necrosis factor-alpha in myocardium in a rat model of ischemic heart failureJournal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology.  44:665-671. 2004


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2013 Ventricular assist devices and transplantation for adults with congenital heart disease.  189-194. 2013

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University 2010
  • Full Name

  • Robert Sorabella