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Henry Spotnitz, MD

Positions and Appointments

1994-present  Vice-Chairman, Research & Information Systems, Department of Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1987-present  George H. Humphreys II Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of
Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
1986-present  Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1976-present  Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Research Lab
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Pacemaker and defibrillator management in adults, infants, and children
Pacemaker or ICD lead extraction

Research Interests

Ventricular function in cardiac surgery

Biventricular pacing during cardiac surgery

Heterotopic isografts in cardiac surgery

Wearable computers in the operating room

Myocardial protection for surgical correction of cyanotic
congenital heart disease


Education and Training

1973-1975  Residency, Thoracic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1969-1973  Residency, General Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1966-1967  Internship, First Surgery Division
Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
1966  MD
Columbia University College of
Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
1962  BA, Chemistry
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Professional Experience

Present  Founder
Strategic Pacing Systems, LLC,
1967-1969  Staff Associate, Cardiology Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH, Bethesda, MD
1976-1979  Assistant Attending Surgeon
Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY
1986-1991  Director, Surgical ICU
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Professional Societies and Committees

American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 1977

American College of Cardiology, Fellow, 1978

National Institutes of Health,
Surgery and Bioengineering Study Section, Member 1990-1994

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,
Editorial Advisory Board 1991-1995

Chair, CUMC Subcommitee on Conflict of Interest in Research

Chair, Information Technology Committee, FPO, CUMC

Chair, Research Committee, Department of Surgery

Member, University Senate and Faculty Council

Member, Medical Board Information Technology Committee, NYPH

Member, Information Technology Committee, University Senate

P&S Committee on Scholarly Projects - Chair, Clinical Research Subcommittee

Past President, Sugical Biology Club, AATS

Past President, NYSTS

Co-Chair, Information Systems Clinical Advisory Group, NYPH

Faculty Liason for Implementation of Clinical Information Systems, NYPH

Planning Committee, Information Systems, NYPH/CUMC

Selected Publications

Spotnitz HM: Application of intravascular dissection devices for closed chest coronary sinus lead extraction: an interdisciplinary approach (Invited Commentary). Ann Thorac Surg in press.

Havalad V, Bacchetta M, Wang DY, Cabreriza SE, Aponte-Patel L, Cheng B, Spotnitz HM. Cardiac pacing: A novel approach to RV failure during pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. JTCVS in press.

Neely RC, Spotnitz HM. Salvage of permanent epicardial lead function by conversion of a bipolar to unipolar lead. J Cardiac Surg, 2012 Nov;27(6):771-3.

Wang A, Cabreriza SE, T. Quinn TA, Richmond ME, Cheng B, Spotnitz HM. Regional and global strain changes during biventricular pacing in a porcine model of acute left ventricular volume overload. J Ultrasound in Medicine, in press.

Nguyen HV, Havalad V, Aponte-Patel L, Murata AY, Wang DY, Rusanov A, Cheng B, Cabreriza SE, Spotnitz HM. Temporary biventricular pacing decreases the vasoactive-inotropic score after cardiac surgery - A substudy of a randomized clinical trial. JTCVS 2012 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print].

Wong CC, Cabreriza SE, Chavez M, Wang DY, Gerrah R, Rusanov A, Yalamanchi V, Wang A, Cheng B, Spotnitz HM. Optimizing biventricular pacing during right ventricle pressure overload acutely improves mechanical dyssynchrony and function by 2-D speckle tracking. J Surg Res. 2012 Dec;178(2):571-7. Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Rubinstein B, Wang DY, Cabreriza SE, Richmond ME, Rusanov A, Quinn TA, Cheng B, Spotnitz HM. Response of mean arterial pressure to temporary biventricular pacing after chest closure during cardiac surgery. A substudy of the Biventricular Pacing After Cardiac Surgery (BiPACS) trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Dec;144(6):1445-52 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Rusanov A, Wang DY, Cabreriza SE, Bedrosian LN, Karl SR, Richmond ME, Quinn TA, Cheng B, Spotnitz HM. Effect of atrioventricular conduction prolongation on optimization of paced atrioventricular delay for biventricular pacing after cardiac surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2012 Apr;26(2):209-16. Epub 2011 Oct 14. PMID: 22000982

Johnson CK, Cabreriza SE, Sahar RL, Rusanov A, Wang DY, Cheng B, Gendy MS, Quinn TA, Spotnitz HM. Clinical validation of a real-time data processing system for cardiac output and arterial pressure measurement during intraoperative biventricular pacing optimization. ASAIO J. 2012 May-Jun;58(3):191-PMID:22395120

Spotnitz HM. Surgical Implantation of Pacemakers and automatic defibrillators. Cohn LH, ed. Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, 4e. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Chambers S, Rusanov A, Spotnitz HM, Silver ES, Liberman L. Durability of repaired pacemaker leads in the pediatric population. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2011;30:267-71.

Wang DY, Spotnitz HM. Study of acute hemodynamic effects of temporary cardiac resynchronization therapy by Straka et al. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec;34(12):1705; author reply 1705-6. Epub 2011 Oct 5. PMID:21972930.

Spotnitz HM, Wang DY. Middle and posterior cardiac veins: An underused option for ventricular pacing. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22169450

Spotnitz HM. Ventricular function in surgery for congenital Heart Disease. World J of Surg 2010 Apr;34(4):669-74. Review

Bonney WJ, Spotnitz HM, Liberman L, Silver ES, Ceresnak SR, Hordof AJ, Pass RH. Survival of transvenous ICD leads in young patients. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2010;33:186-91.

George E, Cabreriza SE, Quinn TA, Rusanov A, Gerrah R, Broyles JM, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. Validation of automated monitoring of cardiac output for biventricular pacing optimization. ASAIO J. 2010; 56:265-269.

Gray RG, Cabreriza SE, Quinn TA, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. Feasibility of in vivo pressure measurement using a pressure-tip catheter via transventricular puncture. 2010; 56:194-199.

Dizon JM, Quinn TA, Cabreriza SE, Wang D, Spotnitz HM, Hickey K, Garan H. Real-time stroke volume measurements for the optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy parameters. Europace. 2010 Sep;12(9):1270-4. Epub 2010 Jun 4.

Spotnitz ME, Richmond ME, Quinn TA, Cabreriza SE, Wang DY, Albright CM, Weinberg AD, Dizon JM, Spotnitz HM. Relation of QRS shortening to cardiac output to during temporary resynchronization therapy after cardiac surgery. ASAIO J. 2010; Sep-Oct;56(5):434-40.

Gerrah R, Cabreriza SE, Rusanov A, Romanov A, Khan AR, Spotnitz HM. Developing and optimizing a chronic cyanotic swine model. J Surg Res. 2010; Mar 26. Epub ahead of print.

Rusanov A, Spotnitz HM. Salvage of a failing bifurcated bipolar epicardial lead with conductor fracture running head: salvage of a fractured epicardial lead. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;90:649-651.

Spotnitz ME, Wang DY, Quinn TA, Richmond ME, Rusanov A, Johnston T, Cheng B, Cabreriza SE, Spotnitz HM. Hemodynamic stability during biventricular pacing after cardiopulmonary bypass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Wang DY, Richmond ME, Quinn TA, Mirani A, Rusanov A, Yalamanchi V, Weinberg AD, Cabreriza SE, Spotnitz HM. Optimized temporary biventricular pacing acutely improves intraoperative cardiac output after weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass - a substudy of a randomized clinical trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug 25.
[Epub ahead of print].

Wang DY, Gerrah R, Rusanov A, Yalamanchi V, Cabreriza SE, Spotnitz HM. Left ventricular pacing lead insertion via the coronary sinus cardioplegia cannula: a novel method for temporary biventricular pacing during reoperative cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;142:73-6.

Rusanov A, Spotnitz HM. A 15-year experience with permanent pacemaker and defibrillator lead and patch extractions. Ann Thorac Surg 2010;89:44-50.

Bonney WJ, Spotnitz HM, Liberman L, Silver ES, Ceresnak SR, Hordof AJ. Survival of Transvenous ICD Leads in Young Patients. PACE 2009; in press [Epub ahead of print]

Quinn TA, Cabreriza SE, Richmond ME, Weinberg AD, Holmes JW, Spotnitz HM. Simultaneous variation of ventricular pacing site and timing with biventricular pacing during acute ventricular failure improves function by interventricular assist. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009;297(6): H2220-6.

Spotnitz HM. Ventricular Function in Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease. World J Surg. 2009 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]e.

Silver ES, Liberman L, Spotnitz HM, Hordof AJ, Chung WK, Pass RH. Long QT syndrome due to a novel mutation in SCN5A: Treatment with ICD placement at one month and left cardiac sympathetic denervation at three months of age J Interv Card Electrophysiol, 2009 Oct;26(1):41-5.

Booth JH, Quinn TA, Richmond ME, Cabreriza SE, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. Cardiac output measurement by arterial pressure waveform analysis during optimization of biventricular pacing after cardiac surgery. ASAIO J. 2009 Nov-Dec;55(6):587-91.

Spotnitz HM, Quinn TA. The surgeon's role in resynchronization therapy. Touch Briefings in London.
http://www.touchbriefings.com/cdps/cditem.cfm?nid=3135&cid=5

Marc E. Richmond, Santos E. Cabreriza, Jason P. Van Batavia, T. Alexander Quinn, MS, Joshua P. Kanter, Alan D. Weinberg, Ralph S. Mosca, Jan M. Quaegebeur, Henry M. Spotnitz. Direction of Pre-Operative Shunting Affects Ventricular Mechanics after Tetralogy of Fallot Repair. In Revision.

Albright CM, Quinn TA, Berberian G, Cabreriza SE, Garofalo CA, Weinberg AD, Dizon JM, Spotnitz HM. Measurement of QRS duration for biventricular pacing optimization. ASAIO J 2008 Jul-Aug;54(4):335-40.

Richmond ME, Cabreriza SE, Van Batavia JP, Quinn TA, Kanter JP, Weinberg AD, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM, Spotnitz HM. Direction of pre-operative ventricular shunting affects ventricular mechanics after tetralogy of Fallot repair. Circulation 2008 Dec 2;118(23):2338-44.

Spotnitz HM. Surgical Implantation of Pacemakers and Automatic Defibrillators. _Cohn LH, ed. Cardiac Surgery in the Adult. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008:1395-1428 and http://cardiacsurgery.ctsnetbooks.org/cgi/content/full/3/2008/1395?ck=nck.

Liberman L, Pass RH, Hordof AJ, Spotnitz HM. Late onset of heart block after open heart surgery for congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol 2008 Jan;29(1):56-9.

Berberian G, Quinn TA, Cabreriza SE, Kenny JS, Garofalo CA, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. Left ventricular pacing site and timing optimization during biventricular pacing using a muli-electrode patch in pigs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007 Sep;134(3):574-8.

Berberian G, Cabreriza SE, Quinn TA, Garofalo CA, Spotnitz HM. Left ventricular pacing site-timing optimization during biventricular pacing using a multielectrode patch. Ann. Th. Surg. 2006 Dec;82(6):2292-4.

Quinn TA, Berberian G, Cabreriza SE, Maskin LJ, Weinberg AD, Holmes JW, Spotnitz HM. Effects of Sequential Biventricular Pacing During Acute Right Ventricular Pressure Overload. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Nov;291(5):H2380-7. Epub 2006 Jun 2.

Garofalo CA, Cabreriza SE, Quinn TA, Weinberg AD, Quaegebeur JM, Spotnitz HM, Mosca RS. Diastolic properties predict short-term postoperative risk and duration of pleural effusions after the fontan operation. Circulation 2006 Jul 4;114(1 Suppl):I56-61.

Berberian G, Quinn TA, Cabreriza SE, Kenny JS, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. Load dependence of cardiac output in biventricular pacing: left ventricular volume overload in pigs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006 Mar;131(3):666-70.

Berberian G, Kanter JP, Quinn TA, Curtis LJ, Cabreriza SE, Stewart AS, Oz MC, Spotnitz HM. Optimized perioperative biventricular pacing in setting of right heart failure: A case report. Europace 2005 Jul;7:385-7.

Spotnitz HM. Optimizing temporary perioperative cardiac pacing (Editorial). J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005;129:5-8.


Hart JP, Cabreriza SE, Walsh R, Printz BF, Blumenthal BF, Park DK, Zhu AJ, Gallup CG, Weinberg AD, Hsu DT, Mosca RS, Galantowicz ME, Quaegebeur JM, Spotnitz HM. Echocardiographic Analysis of Ventricular Geometry and Function During Repair of Congenital Septal Defects. Ann Th Surg 2004;77:53-60.

Rabkin DG, Cabreriza SE, Curtis LJ, Mazer SP, Kanter JP, Weinberg AD, Hordof AJ, Spotnitz HM. Load dependence of cardiac output in biventricular pacing: Right ventricular pressure overload in pigs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2004 June;127(6): 1713-1722.

Rabkin DG, Curtis LJ, Cabreriza SE, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. Load dependence of cardiac output in biventricular pacing: Right ventricular volume overload in pigs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2004 July;128(1): 98-102.

Spotnitz HM: Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillators, in Edwards NM, Maurer MS, Wellner RB, eds., Aging, Heart Disease, and its management. Facts and Controversies. Humana Press, Totowa NJ, 2003, 323-343.

Rabkin DG, Cabreriza SA, LaCorte JC, Weinberg AD, Coku L, Walsh R, Mosca R, Spotnitz HM. Na/H ion exchange inhibition preserves ventricular function after ventricular fibrillation in the intact swine heart. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003;125:1499-1509.

Rabkin DG, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. Optimizing probucol administration to preserve left ventricular compliance after reperfusion injury in the heterotopic rat heart isograft. J Heart Lung Transplant 2003;22:959-966.

Rabkin DG, Cabreriza SE, LaCorte JC, Weinberg AD, Coku L, Walsh R, Mosca RS, Spotnitz HM. Cariporide is cardioprotective after iatrogenic ventricular fibrillation in the intact swine heart. Ann Thorac Surg 2003;76:1264-9.

Spotnitz HM, Spotnitz MD, Weindberg AD, Pass RH, Hordof AJ, Gersony WM: Decreased endocardial lead survival in infants. Tse H-F, Lee KLF, Lau C-P eds, Proceedings of XIIth World Congress on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Hong Kong, 2003. Monduzzi Editore, 915-19.

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