Sandhya K. Balaram, M.D., Ph.D.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
1111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 523-2798, (212) 523-5344 (fax)
e-mail: sbalaram@chpnet.org

Profile information:

Departments:

Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Interests:

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Thoracic Aneurysms
Robotic Surgery

Education:

1987-1993 Bachelor of Arts, Biology
University of Missouri (Six-Year B.A./M.D. program) Kansas City , MO

1987-1993 Doctor of Medicine
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Kansas City, MO

1995 - 1999 Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Creighton University School of Medicine Omaha , NE
Dissertation: The Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I in Vascular Disease

Postdoctoral Training:

1993-2000 General Surgery Residency
Creighton University School of Medicine Omaha , NE

1995-1997 General Surgery Research Resident
Vascular Surgery Research Laboratory
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

1999 ( Jan-June ) General Surgery Registrar
Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster , England

2000-2001 General Surgery Attending Physician
(General Surgery, Critical Care, Trauma)
Luther-Midelfort Hospital , Mayo Health System, Eau Claire, WI

2001-2003 Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI

2003-2004 Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
Junior Attending in Cardiothoracic Surgery
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York , NY

Licensure:

Nebraska # 19939 1995-2002
Wisconsin #42794-020 2000-2003
New York #229489 2003-present

Board Certification:

American Board of Surgery April 2001
American Board of Thoracic Surgery June 2004

Accepted Abstracts and Presentations:

Balaram SK , Agrawal DK, and Edwards, JD. "Increased Expression of Cell Adhesion Molecules in Smoking" Nebraska American College of Surgeons Meeting. April 1996.

Balaram SK , Agrawal DK, Allen RT, Kuszynski CA, and Edwards JD. "Insulin-like Growth Factor-I and Vascular Disease" Midwest Vascular Surgical Society. April 1997

Balaram SK , Agrawal DK, Allen RT, Kuszynski CA, and Edwards JD. "Cell Adhesion Molecules and Insulin-like Growth Factor-I in Vascular Disease Coller Society Meeting, Jobst Award Presentation. October 1996.

Balaram SK , Agrawal DK, and Edwards, JD. "Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Activates NF k B and Increases Transcription of ICAM-1 Gene in Endothelial Cells" Society of Vascular Surgery. Poster presentation. June 1997.

Balaram SK , Agrawal DK, and Edwards JD. "Inhibitors of Protein Tyrosine Kinases Inhibit IGF-1 Induced ICAM-1 Expression in Endothelial Cells" Coller Society Meeting. October 1997

Balaram SK , Ashton RC, Steinberg JS, Swistel DG, Ehlert F, Vloka ME, and DeRose, JJ. "Success of Robotic Bi-Ventricular Pacing Following Open Heart Surgery: The Importance of the Posterior Approach." Cardiothoracic Techniques and Technologies Meeting March 2004.

Balaram SK , DeRose JJ, Sherrid MV, Winson G, Swistel DG. "Beyond Extended Myectomy for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: The RPR (Resection-Plication-Release) Repair Comes of Age." Cardiothoracic Techniques and Technologies Meeting. March 2004.

Balaram SK , Ashton RC, Steinberg JS, Swistel DG, Ehlert F, Vloka ME, and DeRose JJ. Improved Response Rate and Left Ventricular Epicardial Lead Stability Following Robotically-Assisted Ventricular Resynchronization. American College of Cardiology Meeting. March 2004.

Belsley SJ, Connery CP, DeRose JJ, Balaram SK , McGinty JJ, Ashton RC. Robotic Esophageal Mobilization for Three-Hole Esophagectomy. Heart Surgery Forum. Volume 7, Supplement 1: S57. Abstract and Poster. June 2004.

Belsley SJ, Connery CP, DeRose JJ, Balaram SK , McGinty JJ, Ashton RC. Surgical Techniques in Robotic Esophageal Surgery. Heart Surgery Forum . Volume 7, Supplement 1: S23-24. Abstract and Video Presentation. June 2004.

Balaram SK , Ashton RC, Steinberg JS, Swistel DG, Ehlert F, Vloka ME, Todd GF, DeRose, JJ. Left Ventricular Mapping Results in Improved Response Rates for Robotically-Assisted Bi-Ventricular Pacing. Heart Surgery Forum Volume 7, Supplement 1:S20 Abstract and Presentation. June 2004.

Balaram SK , Ashton RC, Swistel DG, Singh V, Willentz J, DeRose, JJ. Mid-Term Experience with Robotically-Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass: Lessons Learned. Heart Surgery Forum . Volume 7, Supplement 1: S57.Abstract and Poster. June 2004.

Balaram SK. Robotic Bi-Ventricular Pacing: The Posterior Approach and LV Mapping. Minimally Invasive Robotic Association Meeting. October 2004.

I. K. Toumpoulis; C. E. Anagnostopoulos; S. Balaram; D. G. Swistel; R. C. Ashton; J. J. DeRose Does Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting Increase Long-Term Surviva l in Diabetic Patients? STS abstract. January 2005

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Balaram SK. Cell Adhesion Molecules and Insulin-like Growth Factor-I in Vascular Disease. 1999. (Dissertation).

Balaram SK , Agrawal DK, Allen RT, Kuszynski CA, and Edwards JD. "Insulin-like Growth Factor-I and Vascular Disease." Journal of Vascular Surgery 1997. 25:866-867.

Balaram SK , Agrawal DK, and Edwards JD."IGF-1 activates NF k B and increases transcription of ICAM-1 gene in endothelial cells." Cardiovascular Surgery 1999. 7:91-96.

Balaram SK , Murray BT, and Richards, AT. "Adherent thrombus from bleeding ulcer results in obstructing duodenal pseudotumor." Journal of Am Coll Surg July 2001 193 (1): 104.

DeRose JJ, Toumpoulis IK, Balaram SK , Iaonnidis JP, Anagnastopoulos CE, Ashton RC, Swistel DG. Preoperative Predictors of Long-Term Survival Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients with Low Left Ventricular Ejection Fractions (<25%). J Thoracic and Cardiovasc Surgery.

Balaram SK , DeRose JJ, Sherrid MV, Winson G, Swistel DG. Beyond Extended Myectomy for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: The RPR (Resection-Plication-Release) Repair. Ann Thor Surg , Publication pending.



   

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