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Mohsen Karimi

Mohsen Karimi, M.D.

Yale University
330 Cedar Street
Boardman 204
New Haven, CT  06510
United States
1 203-785-2702
1 203-785-3346 (fax)
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Interim Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital & Connecticut Children's Medical Center/Northeast Pediatric Specialties, Inc.


Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Blood Conservation Cardiac Surgery


1. Margaret M. Steele, PA, Riad Abou Zahr, MD , Paul M. Kirshbom, MD, Gary S. Kopf, MD, Sandeep Sainathan, MD, Robert Elder, MD, Mohsen Karimi, MD. Quality of Life Following Superior Vena Cava-Pulmonary Artery (Glenn) Shunt: Longitudinal Follow-up of a Single Institution Original Cohort. (Submitted to the J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015).

2. Riad Abou Zahr, MD , Paul M. Kirshbom, MD, Gary S. Kopf, MD, Sandeep Sainathan, MD, Margaret M. Steele, PA, Robert Elder, MD, Mohsen Karimi, MD. Half a Century’s Experience with Classic Glenn Shunt. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:177-182.

3. Karimi M, Kirshbom PM. Anomalous Origins of Coronary Arteries from the Pulmonary Artery: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature and Surgical Options. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2015, 6(4):526-540.

4. Mohsen Karimi, MD, Paul M. Kirshbom, MD, Gary S. Kopf, MD, Margaret M. Steele, PA, Jill M. Sullivan, PA. Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in a Neonate with Transposition of Great Arteries and Intact Ventricular Septum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. WJPCHS, 2015;6(3):462-465.

5. Mohsen Karimi, MD, Mac Vining, MD, Rod Pellenberg, MD, Ryan Jajosky, MD. Papillary Fibroelastoma of Tricuspid Valve in a Pediatric Patient. Ann Thorac Surg 2013;96:1078–80.

6. Tao Hong, Mohsen Karimi, Vinayak Kamath, Manuel Castresana. Intraoperative 2- and 3-Dimentional Transesophageal Echocardiographic Guidance for Cardiovascular Surgery in a Patient with a Single Papillary Muscle “Parachute Valve”. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease & Diagnosis. Vol 1/Iss 2, 2013:1-3.

7. Mohsen Karimi, MD, Ivan Florentino-Pineda, MD, Ted Weatherred, MD, Ahsan Qadeer, MD, Carol Ann Rosenberg, CCP, Andrea Hudacko, CCP, Duchwan Ryu, PhD. Blood Conservation Operations in Pediatric Cardiac Patients: A Paradigm Shift to Blood Use. Ann Thoracic Surgery. March, 2013;95:962-7.

8. Mohsen Karimi, MD, Carol Ann Rosenberg, BA, CCP, William Lutin, MD. Surgical Management of Modified Damus-Kaye-Stansel after Fontan Operation. Cardiology in the Young. Oct. 2012;2:1-4.

9. Mohsen Karimi, MD, Elise Hulsebus, PA, Henry Wiles, MD. A case of Complete Repair of Atrioventricular Canal with Cor Triatriatum & Straddling Chordae. World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery. October 2012;3(4):515-517.

10. Mohsen Karimi, MD, Elise Hulsebus, PA, William Lutin, MD. Reimplantation of Anomalous Single Coronary Artery from Pulmonary Artery: Diagnosis & Surgical Management. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Jan 2012;93(1):308-310.

11. Mohsen Karimi, MD, Elise Hulsebus, PA, Henry Wiles, MD, Kenneth Murdison, MD. A Case of Hybrid Closure of a Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect: Anatomical Complexity & Surgical Management. Cardiology in the Young. June 2012;22(3):356-9.

12. Karimi M, Murdison K, Blackwood W, Davis W. Reimplantation of anomalous right coronary artery from left main coronary artery: a surgical option. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 April 4(10):642-644.

13. Montgomery J, Henderson M, Ostrowsky J, Karimi M, Hennein H. Repair of Ventricular Aneurysm after Stage I Modified Sano-Norwood Procedure. Critical Nurse Care. April 2010;30(2):54-9.

14. Mohsen Karimi, MD, Ahmed Farouk, MD, Alex Golden, MD, Robert Gilkeson, MD. Hybrid Palliation of Interrupted Aortic Arch in a High Risk Neonate. Annals of Pediatric Cardiology.2010:Vol3(1):74- 76.

15. Farouk A, Zahka K, Siwik E, Golden A, Karimi M, Uddin M, Hennein HA. Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the right pulmonary artery. J Card Surg. 2009 Jan-Feb;24(1):49-54.

16. Farouk A, Zahka K, Siwik E, Erenberg F, Al-Khatib Y, Golden A, Karimi M, Uddin M, Hennein HA. Individualized approach to the surgical treatment of tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. Cardiology Young. 2009 Feb;19(1):76-85.

17. Mohsen Karimi, Ahmed Farouk, John Stork, Hani Hennein. Right ventricular aneurysm following modified Norwood-Sano operation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Interactive Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery. Aug. 2008;7(4):664-666.

18. Ahmed Farouk, Mohsen Karimi, Mark Henderson, Jacob Ostrowsky, Ernest Siwik, and Hani Hennein
Cerebral regional oxygenation during aortic coarctation repair in pediatric population. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Jul;34(1):26-31.

19. Beverly A. Rothermel, Kambeez Berenji, Paul Tannous, William Kutschke, Asim Dey, Bridgid Nolan, Ki-Dong Yoo, Elaine Demetroulis, Michael Gimbel, Barry Cabuay, Mohsen Karimi, Joseph A. Hill. Differential activation of stress-response signaling in load-induced cardiac hypertrophy and failure. Physiol. Genomics. Jul 20, 2005;23:18-27.

20. Karimi M, Kerber RE, Everett JE. Mechanical Aortic Valve Malfunction: An Intraoperative BioGlue Complication. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. June 2005;129:1442-1443.

21. Karimi M, Wang LX, Hammel JM, Mascio CE, Abudlhamid M, Barner EW, Scholz TD, Segar JL, Li WG, Niles SD, Caldarone CA. Neonatal Vulnerability to Ischemia Reperfusion: Cardioplegic arrest causes greater myocardial apoptosis in neonatal than mature lambs. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Feb 2004;127(2):490-7.

22. Kernstine KH, DeArmond DT, Karimi, M, Van Natta TL, Campos JC, Yoder MR, Everett JE. The robotic, 2-stage, 3-field esophagolymphadenectomy. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. June 2004;127:1847-9.

23. Caldarone CA, Barner EW, Wang, LX, Karimi M, Mascio CE, Hammel JM, Segar JL, Changqing DU, Scholz TD. Apoptosis-related Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Early Postoperative Neonatal Lamb Heart. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Sep. 2004;78: 948-955.

24. Wang Z, Kutschke W, Richardson KE, Karimi M, Hill JA. Electrical remodeling in pressure-overload cardiac hypertrophy. Role of Calcineurin. Circulation. Oct 2, 2001;104(14):1657-63.

25. Hill JA, Karimi M, Kutschke W, Davission RL, Zimmerman K, Wang Z, Kerber RE, Weiss RM. Cardiac hypertrophy is not a required compensatory response to short-term pressure overload. Circulation. June 20, 2000;101(24):2863-9.

26. Rockman HA, Ono S, Ross RS, Jones LR, Karimi M, Bhargava V, Ross J Jr, Chien KR. Molecular and physiological alterations in murine ventricular dysfunction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of United States of America. Mar 29, 1994;91(7):2694-8.

27. Movesesian MD, Karimi M, Green K, Jones LR. Ca2+-transporting ATPase, Phospholamban, and Calsequestrin levels in nonfailing and failing human myocardium. Circulation. Aug. 1994;90(2):653-7.


Indiana University (B.S. 1991)
Indiana University (M.S. 1992)
Indiana University School of Medicine (M.D. 1996)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, General Surgery Residency (1996-2002)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency (2002-2005)
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Congenital Heart Surgery Fellowship (2005-2006)