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Sotiris Stamou

Sotiris C. Stamou, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

JFK MEDICAL CENTER
180 JFK STREET
Suite 320
Atlantis , FL  33414
United States
1 954-544-0606
561-548-4900 (alternative)
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Role: 
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic

Background

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, General Surgery Internship (2000-2001)
Georgetown University Hospital General Surgery Residency (2000-2005)
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship (2005-2006)
Carolinas Medical Center, Thoracic Surgery Residency (2006-2008)
Beth Israel Deaconness, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Clinical Associate (2008-2009)
Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St Louis, MO, Aortic and Endovascular Fellowship (2009-2010)
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, West Michigan Cardiothoracic Surgeons PLC (2010-2012)
Assistant professor, Aortic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics , August 2012-2014
Baystate Medical Center, Aortic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Tufts University, 2015-2017
JFK Medical Center: present position

Other Interests

Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
Off-pump Coronary artery Bypass
Mitral valve repair
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Endovascular Surgery
Aortic Surgery
Aortic Valve Disease

Research

PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Gunn TM, Stamou SC, Amin P.
    Hybrid Arch Debranching and Endograft Repair in a Patient with a Ruptured Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    In press, Journal of Cardiac Surgery
     
  2. Stamou SC, Kouchoukos NT, Hagberg RC, Smith CR, Nussbaum Marcy, Hooker RL, Willekes CL, Murphy ET, Patzelt LH, Lobdell KW.
    Differences in Clinical Characteristics, Management and Outcomes of Intraoperative vs Spontaneous Acute type A Aortic Dissection
    The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2013;95:41-45.
  3. Smith CR, Stamou SC, Hooker RL, Willekes CC, Heiser JC, Patzelt LH, Murphy ET.
    Stentless root bioprosthesis for repair of acute type A aortic dissection
    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,.2013;145:1540-1544.
  4. Smith C, Stamou SC, Boeve T, Hooker R.
    Repair of A Penetrating Ascending Aortic Ulcer With Localized Resection and Exracellular Matrix Patch Aortoplasty
    The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2012;94:988-989.
  5. Smith CS, Stamou SC, Merhi WM, Hooker RL.
    Repair of Paravalvular Prosthetic Mitral Valve Leaks with Septal Occluder Devices in Severely High-Risk Patients: A Word of Caution
    Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2012;15:544-546.
  6. Lobdell KW, Stamou S, Sanchez J
    Hospital Acquired Infections
    Surgical Clinics of North America, 2012;92:65-77.
     
  7. Stamou SC, Robich M, Wolf RE, Lovett A, Normand SLT, Sellke FW.
    Effects if Gender and Ethnicity on Outcomes after Aortic Valve Replacement
    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2012;144:486-492.
     
  8. Smith C, Stamou SC, Boeve TJ, Patzelt LH.
    Folding Mitral Valvuloplasty Without Posterior Leaflet Resection for Calcified Mitral Annulus
     Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2012;14:143-145.
     
  9. Stamou SC, Hooker RC, Wong P, Boeve TJ, Patzelt LH.
    Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortoenteric Fistulas
     The Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 2012;27:78-80.
     
  10. Stamou SC, Lobdell KW.
    The Obesity paradox in Cardiac Surgery: Are we sending the wrong Message-Reply?
    The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2011;92:1155.
     
  11. Stamou SC, Lobdell KW.
    The Obesity Paradox in Cardiac Surgery: Is it Real? Reply to the letter to the editor.
    The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2011;92:1153-1154.
     
  12. Stamou SC, Kouchoukos NT, Hagberg RC, Khabbaz K, Robicsek R, Nussbaum M, Lobdell KW.
    Does the Technique of Distal Anastomosis Influence Outcomes in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection?
     Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2011;12:404-408.
     
  13. Stamou SC, Murphy MC, Kouchoukos NT.
    Left Ventricular Outflow Reconstruction And Translocation of the Aortic Valve for Annular Erosion: Early and Late Outcomes.
     Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2011;142:292-297.
     
  14. Stamou SC, Kouchoukos NT.
    Thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair after failed endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair without endograft removal.
    Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 2010;25:554-556.
     
  15. Stamou SC, Kouchoukos NT.
    Apicoaortic conduit in a patient with severe aortic stenosis: An alternative to transcutaneous aortic valve implantation.
     Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2011;141:1538
     
  16. Stamou SC, Nussbaum M, Carew JD, Dunn K, Skipper E, Robicsek F, Lobdell KW.
    Hypoglycemia With Intensive Insulin Therapy After Cardiac Surgery: Predisposing Factors and Association With Mortality
     Journal Of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery, 2011;142:166-173.
     
  17. Stamou SC, Nussbaum M, Stiegel RM, Reames MK, Skipper E, Robicsek F, Lobdell KW.
    Effect of Body Mass Index on Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery: Is There An Obesity Paradox
     The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2011;91:42-47.
     
  18. Stamou SC, Kouchoukos NT.
    Penetrating Ulcer of the Ascending Aorta
     Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2011;57:1327.
     
  19. Stamou SC, Murphy M, Kouchoukos NT.
    Aortic Valve Replacement And Coronary Artery Bypass Via Left Anterior Thoracotomy After Previous Left Pneumonectomy
     Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2010;140:719-720.
     
  20. Stamou SC, Braverman A, Kouchoukos NT.
    Caseous Calcification of the Anterior Mitral Valve Annulus Presenting as Intracardiac Mass.
    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2010;140:e9-e10.
     
  21. Stamou SC, Hagberg RC, Khabbaz K, Stiegel RM, Reames MK, Skipper E, Nussbaum M, Lobdell KW
    Is Advanced Age A Contraindication For Emergent Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection?
    Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2010;10:539-544.
     
  22. Lobdell KW, Stamou S, Mishra AK, Lilley L, Safrit D, Stiegel RM, Skipper E.
    Multidisciplinary Rounds: The Work, Not More Work.
    Annals Of Thoracic Surgery, 2010;89:1010.
     
  23. Stamou SC, Khabbaz, K, Mahmood F, Zimetbaum P, Hagberg R.
    A Multidisciplinary Approach To the Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2010;89:648-650.
     
  24. Lobdell KW, Skipper E, Reames M, Stiegel RM, Madjarov J, Camp S, Robicsek F, Stamou S.
    Challenges of interpreting results from analyses that use extensive claims data.
    Annals of Internal Medicine, 2009;151:895.
     
  25. Camp S.L., Stamou S.C., Stiegel R.M., Reames M.K., Skipper E., Madjarov J, Velardo B, Geller H, Nussbaum M., Geller R, Robicsek F., Lobdell K.W.
    Can Timing of Tracheal Extubation Predict Improved Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery?
    HSR proceedings in Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 2009;1:31-39
     
  26. Stamou SC, Reames MK, Skipper E, Stiegel RM, Nussbaum M, Geller R, Robicsek F, Lobdell KW.
    Aprotinin In Cardiac Surgery Patients: Is The Risk Worth The Benefit?
    European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2009;36:869-875
     
  27. Lobdell, KW, Camp, S, Stamou, SC,  Swanson, R, Reames, MK, Madjarov, J, Stiegel RM, Skipper, E, Geller, R, Velardo, B, Mishra, A., Robicsek F.
    Quality improvement in cardiac critical care
    HSR proceedings in Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 2009;1:16-20
     
  28. Turner S.L., Stamou S.C., Stiegel R.M., Reames M.K., Skipper E., Madjarov J, Velardo B, Geller H, Nussbaum M., Geller R, Robicsek F., Lobdell K.W.
    Early Tracheal Extubation Decreases Pulmonary Complications And Resource Utilization After Cardiac Surgery.
     Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 2009;24:414-423
     
  29. Stamou SC, Stiegel MR, Reames M, Skipper E, Geller R, Nussbaum M, Turner SL, Lobdell KW.
    Continuous Quality Improvement Program and Major Morbidity after Cardiac Surgery.
    American  Journal of Cardiology, 2008 15;102:772-7.
     
  30. Stamou SC, Turner SL, Stiegel RM, Reames MK, Skipper E, Robicsek F, Nussbaum M, Lobdell K.
    Quality Improvement Program Decreases Mortality After Cardiac Surgery.
    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2008;136:494-499.

 

  1. Kapetanakis EI, Stamou SC, Petro KR, Hill PC, Boyce SW, Bafi AS, Corso PJ.
    Comparison of the Quality of Life after Conventional Versus Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
    Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 2008;23:120-125
     
  2. Baird C, Stamou SC, Skipper E, Watts L.
    Total Endoscopic Repair of a Pediatric Atrial Septal Defect Using the DaVinchi Robot and Hypothermic Fibrillation
     Interactive Journal of  Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2007;6:828-829.
     
  3. Stamou SC, White T, Barnett S, Boyce SW, Corso PJ, Lefrak EA.
    Comparisons of cardiac surgery outcomes in Jehovah's versus Non-Jehovah's Witnesses.
    American  Journal of Cardiology. 2006;98:1223-1225.
     
  4. Stamou SC.
    Stroke and Encephalopathy after Cardiac Surgery: The Search For The Holy Grail.

    Editorial Comment
    Stroke, 2006;37:284-5.
     
  5. Stamou S, Lefrak EA.
    Delayed Presentation of Low Molecular Weight Heparin Treatment Failure in a Patient with Mitral Valve Prosthesis
     Journal of Cardiac Surgery,  2007;22:61-62.
     
  6. Stamou SC, Hill PC, Haile, E, Prince S, Mack MJ, Corso PJ.
    Clinical Outcomes Of Non-Elective Coronary Revascularization With And Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass
    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2006;131:28-33.
     
  7. Burnett MS, Lee CW, Kinnaird TD, Eugenio Stabile E, Durrani S,. Dullum MK, Devaney JM, Fishman C, Stamou SC, Canos D, Zbinden S, Clavijo LS, Jang GJ, Andrews JA, Zhu J, Stephen E. Epstein SE.
    The Potential Role of Resistin in Atherogenesis
    Atherosclerosis, 2005;182:241-8.

 

  1. Frankel TL, Stamou SC, Lowery RC, Kapetanakis EI, Hill PC, Haile E, Corso PJ.
    Risk factors for hemorrhage-related reexploration and blood transfusion after conventional versus coronary revascularization without cardiopulmonary bypass.
    European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2005;27:494-500.
     
  2. Stamou SC, Jablonski KA, Garcia JM, Boyce SW, Bafi AS, Corso PJ.
    Operative Mortality After Conventional Versus Coronary Revascularization  Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
    European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2004;26:549-553.
     
  3. Stamou SC, Jablonski KA, Hill PC, Bafi AS, Boyce SW, Corso PJ.
    Coronary Revascularization Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass Versus the Conventional Approach in High-Risk Patients.
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2005;79:552-557.
     
  4. Kapetanakis EI, Stamou SC, Dullum MKC, Hill PC, Haile E, Boyce SW, Bafi AS, Petro KR, Corso PJ.
    The Impact Of Aortic Manipulation On Neurological Outcomes After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, A Risk-Adjusted Study
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2005;78:1564-1571.
     
  5. Stamou SC, Lefrak EA, Burton NE, Athari F, Massimiano P.
    Heart Transplantation in a Patient with Isolated Non-compaction of the Ventricular Myocardium.
    Annals of Thoracic  Surgery, 2004;77:1806-1881.
     
  6. Peel GK, Stamou SC, Dullum MK, Hill PC, Jablonski KA, Corso PJ.
    ChronologicaL Distribution of  Stroke after Conventional Versus Coronary Revascularization Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2004;43:752-756.
     
  7. Stamou SC, Kapetanakis E, Lowery RC, Jain A, Frankel TL, Corso PJ.
    Allogeneic Blood Transfusion Requirements After Minimally Invasive Versus Conventional Aortic Valve Replacement: A Risk-Adjusted Analysis.
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2003;76:1101-1106 .
     
  8. Stamou S.
    Invited Comentary on the article:

    Likosky DS, Leavitt BJ, Marrin CAS, Malenka DJ, Reeves AG, Weintraub RM, Caplan LR, Baribeau YR, Charlesworth DC, Roth CS, Braxton JH, Hernandez F, O’ Connor GT.
    Intra- and Postoperative Predictors of Stroke Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2003;76:435.
     
  9. Frankel T, Hill PC, Stamou SC, Lowery RC, Pfister AJ, Jain A, Corso PJ.
    Silastic drains Versus Conventional Chest Tubes After Cardiac Surgery.
    Chest, 2003;124:108-113.
     
  10. Stamou SC, Bafi AS, Lowery RC, Pfister AJ, Dullum MKC, Boyce SW, Corso PJ.
    Beating Heart Surgery in a Patient With Dextrocardia and Complete Situs Inversus.
    Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 2003;18:170-172.
     
  11. Stamou SC, Pfister AJ, Jablonski KA, Hill PC, Dullum MKC, Lomax T, Bafi AS, Boyce SW, Garcia JM, Qazi A, Corso PJ.
    Clinical Outcome Of Coronary Revascularization Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
    Heart Surgery Forum, 2003;6:84-88.
     
  12. Iakovou I, Dangas G, Mehran R, Lansky A, Stamou S, Pfister A, Dullum M, Leon M, Corso P.
    Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) versus coronary artery stenting for elective revascularization of the left anterior descending artery.
    American Journal of Cardiology,  2002;90:885-887.
     
  13. Stamou SC, Boyce SW, Cooke RH, Carlos BD, Sweet LC, Corso PJ.
    One -Year Clinical Outcome After Coronary Artery Bypass With Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization.
    American Journal of Cardiology, 2002;89:1365-1368.
     
  14. Stamou SC, Jablonski KA, Pfister AJ, Hill PC, Dullum MKC, Bafi AS, Boyce SW, Petro KR, Corso PJ.
    Stroke after Conventional Versus Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass.
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2002;74:394-399.
    Accompanied by Editorial Comment.

 

  1. Magee MJ, Jablonski KA, Stamou SC, Pfister AJ, Dewey T, Dullum MKC, Edgerton JR, Prince S, Acuff T, Corso PJ, Mack MJ.
    Elimination of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Improves Early Survival in Multivessel Coronary Artery Bypass Patients.
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2002;73:1196-1203.
     
  2. Stamou SC, Hill PC, Sample GA, Snider E, Pfister AJ, Lowery, RC, Corso PJ.
    Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery: The Significance of Postoperative Oral Amiodarone.
    Chest, 2001;120:1936-1941.
     
  3. Benetti F, Dullum MKC, Stamou SC, Corso PJ.
    Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Through a Xiphoid Approach.
    Journal of  Cardiac Surgery, 2000;15:244-250.
     
  4. Stamou SC, Boyce SW, Saremi A, Corso PJ.
    Single Vessel Redo Coronary Artery Bypass Using the Gastroepiploic artery. A Letter to the Editor: Reply
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2001;72:978
     
  5. Karakozis S, Stamou SC, Ping HE, Smookler B, Caceres M.
    Carcinoma Arising in an Amputation Stump.
    American Surgeon, 2001; 67:495-497.
     
  6. Stamou SC, Hill PC, Dangas G, Pfister AJ, Boyce SW, Dullum MKC, Bafi AJ, Garcia JM, Corso PJ.
    Stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting: Incidence, Predictors and Clinical Outcome.
    Stroke, 2001;32:1508-1513. Accompanied by Editorial Comment.
     
  7. Stamou SC, Pfister AJ, Dullum MKC, Boyce SW, Bafi AS, Lomax T, Garcia GM, Corso PJ.
    Late Outcome of Reoperative Coronary Revascularization on A Beating Heart
     Heart Surgery Forum, 2001;4:69-73.

 

  1. Stamou SC, Corso PJ.
    Coronary revascularization Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass in High-Risk Patients: A Route to the Future
    (Review Article)

    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2001;71:1056-1061.
     
  2.  Mehran R, Dangas G, Stamou SC, Pfister AJ, Dullum MKC, Leon MB, Corso PJ.
    One-Year Clinical Outcome After Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Coronary Artery Bypass (MIDCAB)
    Circulation, 2000;102:2799-2802.
     
  3.  Dullum MKC, Petro K, Garcia JM, Pfister AJ, Qazi AG, Boyce SW, Bafi A, Stamou SC, Corso PJ.
    Minimally Invasive Coronary Revascularization In Women – A Safe Approach For A High  Risk Group.
    Heart Surgery Forum, 2000;3:41-46.
     
  4.  Resano F, Stamou SC, Lowery RC, Corso PJ.
    Anesthesia Management after Coronary Artery bypass Grafting Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
    Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 2000;14:534-539.
     
  5. Stamou SC, Bafi AS, Hill PC, Pfister AJ, Boyce SW, Dullum MKC, Garcia JM, Corso PJ.
    Coronary Revascularization of the Circumflex System: Different Approaches and Outcomes.
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2000;70:1371-1377.
     
  6.  Stamou SC, Dangas G, Pfister AJ, Dullum MKC, Boyce SW,  Bafi AS, Garcia JM, Corso PJ.
    Atrial Fibrillation after Beating Heart Surgery
    American Journal of Cardiology, 2000;86:64-67.
     
  7.  Stamou SC, Pfister AJ, Dangas G, Dullum MKC, Boyce SW, Bafi AS, Garcia JM, Corso PJ.
    Beating Heart Versus Conventional Reoperative Coronary Artery Bypass for Single Vessel Disease
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2000;69:1383-1387.

 

  1.  Stamou SC, Dangas G, Dullum MKC, Pfister AJ, Boyce SW, Bafi AS, Garcia JM, Corso PJ.
    Beating Heart Surgery in Octogenarians: Perioperative Outcome and Comparison with Younger Age Groups
    (Selected for an open discussion at Cardiothoracic Surgery network: http://www.ctsnet.org/forum/124).

    Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2000;69:1140-1145.
     
  2.  Stamou SC, Maltezou HC, Pourtsidis A, Psaltopoulou Th, Skondras C, Aivazoglou Th.
    Risk Factors For  Catheter Related Bacteremia in Pediatric Cancer Patients with Hickman-Broviac Catheters
    Mount Sinai Journal of  Medicine, 1999;66:320-326
     
  3.  Stamou S, Maltezou H, Psaltopoulou Th, Tsaroucha A, Kaseta M, Asimacopoulos PJ, Skondras C, Kafetzis DA.
    Wound Infections Following Minor Limb Lacerations: Risk Factors and the Role of  Antimicrobial Agents.
     Journal of  Trauma, 1999:46:1078-1081.
     
  4.  Rizos I, Seidl K, Aidonidis I, Stamou S, Senges J, Toutouzas P.
    Intraindividual Comparison of Diltiazem and Verapamil on Induction of  Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia.
    Cardiology, 1994;85:388-396.
     

 

 

EDITORIAL REVIEWER
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Circulation
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
American Journal of Cardiology
Heart
Stroke
Medical Science Monitor

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Lobdell KW, Stamou SC (editors). Quality Improvement: Methods, Principles and Role in Healthcare. 1st edition. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2013.
  2. Stamou SC, Hagberg RC, Lobdell KW.
    Outcomes of Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in the Presence of Atherosclerotic Aorta
    In: Raja SG (ed). Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, 1st edition. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York, 2012, ch. 11, pp 179-189.
  3. Stamou SC, Gillinov M, Petterson G.
    Surgical Treatment of Mitral Valve Endocarditis
    In: Edmunds LH, Cohn LH, eds. Cardiac Surgery in the Adult. 3rd edition . McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012, pp 10695-1078.
  4. Mihaljevic T.,  Sayeed MR, Stamou SC, Subroto P.
    Pathophysiology of Aortic Valve Disease
    In: Edmunds LH, Cohn LH, eds. Cardiac Surgery in the Adult. 3rd edition . McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008, pp 825-840.
  5. Stamou S, Mihaljevic T,
    Surgical Management of Cardiovascular Disease. In Pollock’s Textbook of Cardiovascular Disease and Rehabilitation, First Ed, Ch 11, Human Kinetics, 2008
  6. Anagnostopoulos CE, Mitropoulos F, Angouras D, Chamogeorgakis Th, Stamou SC. Treatment of Aortic Arch Diseases. In European Manual of Medicine. Book: Vascular Surgery. SpringerLink Co, pp 639-660.
  7. Cupple SA, Boyce SW, and Stamou SC.
    Heart transplantation
    In Cupples AG, Ohler L (editors): Solid Organ Transplantation: A Handbook For Healthcare Providers. Springer Co, New York, 2002, pp146-188.

Additional Educational Information

University of Athens Medical School, (M.D. 1994)
University of Athens Medical School, (Ph.D. 1999)
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, Cardiac Surgery Research fellowship (1999-2000)