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Michael Argenziano, MD

Positions and Appointments

2011-present  Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery Section
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2010-present  Associate Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2009-present  Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2001-present  Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2001-present  Director, Surgical Arrhythmia Program
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Adult cardiac surgery
Mitral valve repair
Aortic valve surgery
Coronary artery bypass
Minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery
Arrhythmia surgery
Heart transplantation
Mechanical cardiac assist devices

Research Interests

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
Heart transplantation and mechanical assistance
Treatment of atrial fibrillation
Thoracic surgery education/simulation


Education and Training

2001  Post-Graduate Fellow, Mechanical Cardiac Assistance
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1999-2000  Fellow, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1998-1999  Special Fellow, Pacemaker and Defibrillator Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1995-1996  Research Fellow, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1992-1998  Internship and Residency, General Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1992  MD
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
1988  BA
Columbia College, Cum Laude, New York, NY

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Certificate of Special Competency in Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation, North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
New York State License in Medicine and Surgery
New Jersey State Medical License
Commonwealth of Virginia Medical License
South Carolina State Medical License
Connecticut State Medical License

Professional Honors

2011
Young Heart Award for Achievement in Cardiovascular Science & Medicine, American Heart Association

2011-2012
Educational Simulation Research Grant, Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education

2010-2011
President, New York Society for Thoracic Surgery

2009
Physician of the Year, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Department of Surgery

2007-2012
Executive Council, New York Society for Thoracic Surgery

2007-2010
Career Development Award, Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education

2007-2012
Principal Site Investigator, National Institutes of Health U01 Network Grant. "Network for Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigations"

2004
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

2002
"Best Oral Presentation" Award at the Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, New York. Title of Presentation: "A totally endoscopic, beating heart approach to pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation."

1996-1998
Blakemore Award for Excellence in Surgical Research, Columbia University Medical Center

1996
Claire-Lucille Pace Humanitarian Award (Healing the Children Guatemala Heart Surgery Team)

1992
Allen O. Whipple Prize for Excellence in Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

1992
Sandoz Award for Excellence in Research, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

1992
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Professional Societies and Committees

American Association for Thoracic Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
New York Society for Thoracic Surgery
American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
American Medical Association
Medical Society of the State of New York
Thoracic Surgery Directors Association
ISHLT Scientific Council on Heart Failure and Transplant Medicine
Columbia College Alumni Representative Committee
Education Committee, American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Workforce on Adult Cardiac Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-con), Society of Thoracic Surgeons


Selected Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES
Iribarne A, Russo MJ, Easterwood R, Hong KN, Yang J, Cheema FH, Smith CR, Argenziano M. "Minimally invasive versus sternotomy approach for mitral valve surgery: a propensity analysis." Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2011

Iribarne A, Karpenko A, Russo MJ, Cheema FH, Umann T, Oz MC, Smith C, Argenziano M. "Eight year experience with minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery." World J Surg. 2010 Apr;34(4):611-5

Argenziano M, Skipper E, Heimansohn D, Letsou G, Woo YJ, Kron I, Alexander J, Cleveland J, Kong B, Davidson M, Vassiliades T, Krieger K, Sako E, Tibi P, Galloway A, Foster E, Feldman T, and Glower D; for the EVEREST Investigators. "Surgical revision after percutaneous mitral repair with the MitraClip device." Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jan:89(1):72-80

Ben-Gal Y, Stone GW, Smith CR, Genereux P, Weisz G, Williams MR, Argenziano M. "On-Pump versus Off-Pump Surgical Revascularization in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: Analysis from the ACUITY Trial." Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2010

Iribarne A, Easterwood R, Russo MJ, Yang J, Cheema FH, Smith CR, Argenziano M. "Long term outcomes with a minimally invasive approach for resection of cardiac masses." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2010; 90(4):1251-55.

Hong KN, Russo MJ, Williams MR, Abbasi A, Sorabella R, Martens TP, Smith CR Jr, Oz MC, Argenziano M. "Patient-specific characteristics determine success of surgical atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation." Heart Surg Forum. 2007;10(6):E468-72

Russo MJ, Martens TP, Hong KN, Colman DL, Voleti VB, Smith CR Jr, Argenziano M. Minimally invasive versus standard approach for excision of atrial masses. Heart Surg Forum. 2007;10(1):E50-54.

Topkara VK, Williams MR, Cheema FH, Vigilance DW, Garrido MJ, Russo MJ, Oz MC, Argenziano M. Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: the Columbia Presbyterian experience. J Card Surg. 2006;21(5):441-448.

Argenziano M, Katz M, Bonatti J, Srivastava S, Murphy D, Poirier R, Loulmet D, Siwek L, Kreaden U, Ligon D, for the TECAB Trial Investigators. Results of the prospective multicenter trial of robotically assisted totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;81:1666-1675.

Morgan JA, Thornton BA, Peacock JC, Hollingsworth KW, Smith CR, Oz MC, Argenziano M. Does robotic technology make minimally invasive cardiac surgery too expensive? A hospital cost analysis of robotic and conventional techniques. J Card Surg. 2005 May-Jun;20(3):246-251.

Nifong LW, Chitwood WR, Pappas PS, Smith CR, Argenziano M, Starnes VA, Shah PM. Robotic mitral valve surgery: a United States multicenter trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jun;129(6):1395-1404.

Bisleri G, Vigilance DW, Morgan JA, Argenziano M. Efficacy of the "box" lesion pattern for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in presence of mitral valve disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 May;77(5):1879-1880; author reply 1880.

Williams MR, Garrido M, Oz MC, Argenziano M. Alternative energy sources for surgical atrial ablation. J Card Surg. 2004 May-Jun;19(3):201-206.

Morgan JA, Morales DL, Ginsburg ME, Kherani AR, Vigilance DW, Cheema FH, Smith CR, Oz MC, Argenziano M. Endoscopic, robotically assisted implantation of phrenic pacemakers. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003;126(2):582-3.

Argenziano M, Oz MC, Kohmoto T, Morgan J, Dimitui J, Mongero L, Beck J, Smith CR. "Totally Endoscopic Atrial Septal Defect Repair With Robotic Assistance" Circulation. 2003 Sep 9;108 (Suppl II):II-191-II-194.

Oz MC, Argenziano M, eds. "Left ventricular assist devices." Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 2000;43(1).

Argenziano M, Spotnitz HM, Bigger JT Jr., Whang W, Parides M, Rose EA. "Risk stratification for coronary bypass surgery in patients with left ventricular dysfunction: analysis of the Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patch Trial database." Circulation 1999;100(suppl II):II-119-II-124.

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BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS

Cheema FH, Argenziano M. "Robotic ASD Repair." Robotic Cardiothoracic Surgery: Atlas and Guide. Chitwood RW, Kernstine K, editors. Springer, NY, 2010.

Argenziano M. "Robotically-assisted open heart surgery." Robotic Surgery, Gharagozloo F and Najam F, eds. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

Mongero LB, Beck JR, eds. "On Bypass: Advanced Perfusion Techniques." Current Cardiac Surgery Series, Argenziano M, Oz MC, series editors. Humana Press, New York, 2008.


Argenziano M, editor. "Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation." Special Issue of the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, April 2003

Argenziano M and Williams M. "Robotic ASD repair and endoscopic treatment of atrial fibrillation." In: Seminars in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery: Robotic Cardiac Surgery, F Mohr and V Falk, eds., 2003.

Argenziano M and Ginsburg ME, editors. "Lung volume reduction surgery." Humana Press, Inc., 2002.

Williams MR, Argenziano M. "Less Invasive Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation." In: Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, DJ Goldstein and MC Oz, eds. Futura Publishing Co., Inc., 2002.

Argenziano M. "Totally endoscopic open-heart surgery." In: Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, DJ Goldstein and MC Oz, eds. Futura Publishing Co., Inc., 2002.

Argenziano M, Rose EA. "Exploiting our understanding of pathogenetic mechanisms in developing surgical interventions." In: Pathogenetic basis of myocardial diseases, R. Virmani and J Willerson, eds. (2002).

Oz MC, Argenziano M, editors. "Left ventricular assist devices." Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 2000;43(1).

Argenziano M, Oz MC, Rose EA. "The continuing evolution of mechanical cardiac assistance." Current Problems in Surgery, 1997;34(4):317-388.

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