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Robert Helm

Robert Erwin Helm, Jr., M.D.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital
PO Box 656, 215 South Road
Rye Beach, NH  03871
United States
(603) 559-4111
(603) 828-4543 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Colgate University (B.A 1985)
Cornell Medical College (M.D. 1990)
NYH-CUMC General Surgery (1990-1998)
NYH-MSKCC Cardiothoracic Residency (1998-2000)
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon Portsmouth Regional Hospital (2000-present)

Other Interests

Backcountry/Telemark Skiing
Hiking and Climbing
Thoracic Aortic Surgery
Open and Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Cardiothoracic Critical Care
Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Repair Surgery
On and Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting


Minimally Invasive and Open Valve Surgery (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid)

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Perioperative Care

Blood Conservation

Optimization of Postoperative Care Algorithms

Optimizing Vascular Access and Care




Additional Educational Information

Colgate University (B.A 1985)Cornell University Medical College (M.D. 1990)The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, General Surgery Residency (1990-1998)The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Research Fellow (1992-1995)The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cardiothoracic Surgical Fellowship (1998-2000)Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Portsmouth Regional Hospital (2000-present)

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Thoracic
  • Aorta
  • Cardiac
  • Professional Affairs
  • Critical Care
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Medical technology
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Adult congenital procedures
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Coronary disease
  • Great vessels