Frank C. Seifert, MD — Academic Profile

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<LI>Associate Professor of Surgery</LI>
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<H3 class=physHeadBlue>Board Certifications</H3>
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<LI><A href="/surgery/abts">Thoracic Surgery</A></LI>
<LI><A href="/surgery/cert">Surgery</A></LI>
<LI><A href="/surgery/cert#subs">Surgical Critical Care</A></LI></UL>
<H3 class=physHeadBlue>Education</H3><STRONG>Medical School</STRONG>
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<LI>University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1974)</LI></UL><STRONG>Residency Training</STRONG>
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<LI>General Surgery, University of Chicago</LI></UL><STRONG>Fellowship Training</STRONG>
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<LI>Anatomy, University of Göteborg (Sweden)</LI>
<LI>Cardiac Surgery, Stanford University</LI>
<LI>Thoracic Surgery, Stanford University</LI></UL>
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<LI><A href="http://stonybrookheartcenter.org&quot; target=_blank>Heart Institute</A></LI></UL>
<H3>Interests/Expertise</H3>
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<LI><SPAN>Cardiac Surgical Education</SPAN</LI>
<LI><SPAN>All Aspects of Cardiac Surgery</LI></SPAN>
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<H3>Contact Information</H3>
<P>Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery<BR>Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T19-080<BR>Stony Brook Medicine<BR>Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191<BR>Tel: 631-444-1820<BR>Fax: 631-444-8963</P>
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<LI class=TabbedPanelsTab>Personal Statement</LI>
<LI class=TabbedPanelsTab>Honors</LI>
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<P>My current focus is on cardiac surgical education. Over the course of my clinical career, I practiced the whole spectrum of adult cardiac surgery. My special interest has been minimally invasive heart surgery, particularly coronary bypass surgery. Between 1997 and 2015, I performed more than 2,500 bypass procedures using "off pump, beating heart" techniques that avoid the heart-lung machine, cardiac arrest, and offer patients distinct advantages over the conventional operations. I have extensive experience with minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB), a "beating heart" procedure. In 2008, I started using the da Vinci surgical robot to enhance the MIDCAB operation. My team frequently performed "hybrid" procedures that combine robotically-assisted MIDCAB surgery and coronary artery stenting. In the opinion of many cardiologists, this hybrid approach offers the best, least invasive, complete revascularization to patients with multi-vessel coronary disease. As an educator, I instruct trainees to give each and every patient the best possible individualized care using all appropriate leading-edge technologies.</P></DIV>
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<LI class=first>Selected for inclusion in <EM>Guide to America's Top Surgeons</EM> (<A href="http://www.consumersresearchcncl.org/&quot; target=_blank>Consumers' Research Council of America</A>)</LI>
<LI>Celebrated for his contribution to one of ten "Medical Marvels" featured in <EM>New York</EM> Magazine ("Mother of one, pregnant with triplets. Torn aorta about to burst."; June 19, 2006) for his <A href="/sites/default/files/Seifert_in_POST-OP.pdf">life-saving aortic surgery</A></LI>
<LI>Selected as preceptor for demonstrating the performance of OPCAB to practicing cardiac surgeons</LI></UL></DIV>
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<LI class=first>Bilfinger TV, Reda H, Giron F, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Ricotta JJ. Coronary and Carotid Operations Under Prospective Standardized Conditions: Incidence and Outcome. <EM>Ann. Thorac. Surg</EM>. 69:1792-8, 2000.</LI>
<li>Carr BM, Romeiser J, Ruan J, Gupta S, <B>Seifert FC</B>, Zhu W, Shroyer AL. Long-term post-CABG survival: performance of clinical risk models versus actuarial predictions. <I>J Card Surg</I> 2016;31:23-30.</li>
<li>Farkouh ME, Domanski M, Sleeper LA, et al.; FREEDOM Trial Investigators [member, <B>Seifert FC</B>]. Strategies for multivessel revascularization in patients with diabetes. <I>N Engl J Med</I> 2012;367:2375-84.</li>
<LI>McLarty AJ, Woodford E, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Bilfinger TV, Saltman AE, Krukenkamp IB. Indomethacin in OPCAB decreases postoperative AFIB. <EM>J Amer Coll of Cardiol</EM> 37(2) Suppl. A, 2001.</LI>
<LI>Cuadra SA, Char DJ, Ricotta JJ, Krukenkamp I, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Giron F, Bilfinger TV. Is there a gender bias after combined carotid endarterectomy/coronary artery bypass grafting? <EM>Ann Thorac Surg</EM> 73: S371, 2002.</LI>
<LI>Bilfinger TV, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Giron F, McLarty A, Krukenkamp I, Saltman A, Ricotta JJ. Can the added risk of stroke from combined coronary artery bypass grafting and carotid endarterectomy be predicted? <EM>Ann Thorac Surg</EM> 73: s377, 2002.</LI>
<LI>Char D., Cuadra S, Ricotta J, Bilfinger T, Giron F, McLarty A, Krukenkamp I, Saltman A, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>. Combined coronary artery bypass and carotid endarterectomy: long-term results. <EM>Cardiovasc Surg</EM> 10: 111-5, 2002.</LI>
<LI>Saltman AE, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Bilfinger TV, McLarty AJ, Krukenkamp IB. Microwave ablation of atrial fibrillation: Early clinical experience. <EM>Circulation</EM> 106 (19): 3301 Suppl. S, Nov 2002.</LI>
<LI>Stys TP, Baranin R, Dharia N, O’Rourke S, Stys AT, Dervan J, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Lawson WE. Sequenced minimally invasive bypass surgery and angioplasty – Acute and long-term safety and efficacy. <EM>J Investig Med</EM> 51:S373-S373 Suppl., March 2003.</LI>
<LI>Scott BH, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Glass PSA, Grimson R. Blood use in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: Impact of cardiopulmonary bypass pump, hematocrit, gender, age and body weight. <EM>Anesth Analg</EM> 97(4): 958-963, October 2003.</LI>
<LI>Ricotta JJ, Char DJ, Cuadra SA, Bilfinger, TV, Wall LP, Giron F, Krukenkamp IB, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, McLarty, AJ, Saltman, AE, Komaroff, E. Modeling stroke risk after coronary artery bypass and combined coronary artery bypass and carotid endarterectomy. <EM>Stroke</EM> 34: 1212-7, 2003.</LI>
<LI>Scott B, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Glass SA: Gender influences Resource Utilization in Patients Undergoing Off-Pump Coronary Artery Surgery. <EM>J Cardiothorac &amp; Vasc Anesth</EM> 2003;17:3;346-351 </LI>
<LI>Scott B, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Glass PSA :Blood use in cardiac surgery: impact of cardiopulmonary bypass pump, Hematocrit, Gender, Age and Body weight. <EM>Anesthesia and Analgesia</EM> 2003;97;958-63.</LI>
<LI>Scott B, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Irvin K, et al. Gender differences in resource utilization in patients undergoing beating heart surgery. <EM>Circulation</EM> 109:20; E235-E236, 2004</LI>
<LI>Scott B, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Glass PSA: Octogenarians undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Resource utilization, postoperative mortality and morbidity. <EM>J Cardiothorac &amp; Vasc Anesth</EM> 19;5:583-588. 2005.</LI>
<LI>Scott BH, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Grimson R, Glass PSA. Resource utilization in on- and off-pump coronary artery surgery: Factors influencing postoperative length of stay – an experience of 1,746 consecutive patients undergoing fast-track cardiac anesthesia. <EM>J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth</EM> 19(1): 26-31 February 2005.</LI>
<LI>Scott B, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>: Reply to letter to the editor: <EM>J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth</EM>. Volume 20. February 2006.</LI>
<LI>Scott B, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Grimson R. Blood transfusion is associated with increased resource utilization, morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery. <EM>Ann Card Anesth</EM>. 11:1; 15-19 2008.</LI>
<LI>Ahmed F, Salhab K, Stergiopoulos K, <STRONG>Seifert FC</STRONG>, Baram D. Intramural hematoma of the aorta: Delayed pericardial tamponade. <EM>Thorac Cardiov Surg</EM> 2009;57:112-4.</LI>
<LI>Stergiopoulos K, <STRONG>Seifert F</STRONG>, Brown DL. Thrombus formation after successful stapler exclusion of the left atrial appendage. <EM>J Am Coll Cardiol</EM> 2010;55:379.</LI></UL></DIV>
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<LI class=first>Fellow, American College of Surgeons (<A href="/surgery/facs">FACS</A>)</LI>
<LI class=first>Fellow, American College of Cardiology (<A href="/surgery/facc">FACC</A>)</LI></UL></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>