Samuel Weinstein
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Samuel Weinstein

Montefiore-Einstein Medical Center
3400 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, New York 10467
Phone: 718-920-7745
sweinste@montefiore.org


Positions and Appointments

  Aug 1993-
June 1996
  Trauma Surgeon
Allen Pavilion Hospital, New York, N.Y.
       
  Aug 1995-
Nov 1995
  Staff Surgeon
Indian Health Service-Navajo Reservation
Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility, Chinle, AZ
       
  Oct 1998-
Present
  Staff Surgeon
Heart Care International
La Hospital del Infantil y Materno, Santo Domingo, DR
       
  Aug 1999-
Feb 2005 
  Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH 
       
  Aug 1999-
Feb 2005 
  Assistant Professor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
       
  July 2001-
March 2002
  Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
       
  April 2005-
Present
  Director, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery
The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY

Associate Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Education and Training

  1984   University of Pennsylvania, General Honors Degree, Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts
       
  1989   MD
State University of New York at Stony Brook
       
  July 1989-
June 1994
  Resident and Intern, General Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
       
  July 1992-
June 1995
  Clinical and Research Fellow, Pediatric Surgery
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Service Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
       
  July 1994-
June 1995
  Chief Resident, General Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
       
  Nov 1995-
Dec 1995
  Fellow, Cardiovascular Surgery
Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, AZ
       
  Oct 1996
Oct 1997 
  Guatemala Open Heart Team
Heart Care International
       
  Jan 1996-
Dec 1997
  Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
       
  Jan 1998-
June 1998
  Research Fellow, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
       
  July 1998-
June 1999
  Fellow, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 

Administrative Committees/Board Memberships

  2002-2005   Director, Adult Congenital Surgical Program - Children's Hospital, Columbus
       
  2002-2005   Director, Cardiac ECMO Program - Children's Hospital, Columbus
       
  2002-Present   Board Member, Heart Care International
       
  2003-2005   Chairman, Data Safety Monitoring Board  
Life Medical Sciences, Inc.
       
  2004-2005   UNOS Region 10 Thoracic Regional Review Board 
       
  2004    Hospital By-Laws Committee - Children's Hospital, Columbus
       
  2006-Present   Associate Advisor, Post-Graduate Education Committee - Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center
       
  2006-Present   Senior Advisor, Clinical Informatics Committee - Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center

Board Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989 

Basic Microvascular Surgery, 1992

Advanced Trauma Life Support, 1992

American Board of Surgery, 1996 (recertified 2004) 

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1999

Editorship

Managing Editor - Pediatrics, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, eMedicine Journal, 2003.

Guest journal reviewer
Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Pediatric Cardiology
eMedicine Journal

Current Research

  • FDA protocol LM0103RCV, Phase II Trial, Life Medical Sciences, Inc., 2003 to present.
  • The Effects of Pulsatile Perfusion on Cardiac Function, Montefiore Medical Center.
  • Sonography obviates the need for CT Scan in the treatment of empyema in children, Montefiore Medical Center.

Publications

  1. Weinstein S. The study of untreated syphilis in Macon County: 1932-1972. The College Undergraduate Essay Awards. University of Pennsylvania Press. May 1984:41-46.
  2. Libutti SK, Oz MC, Forde KA, Bass LS, Auteri JS, Weinstein S, Williams MC, Nowygrod R and MR Treat. Preliminary results with primary colonic anastomoses reinforced with a dye enhanced laser welded protein solder. Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems. SN Joffe, K Atsumi, Editors. SPIE. Laser in Urology, Laparoscopy, and General Surgery. 1421:169-172, 1991.
  3. Lazar, EL, Weinstein S and CJH Stolar. Lung injury does not increase vascular resistance if pulmonary arterial blood is fully saturated. Surg Forum. 44:649, 1993.
  4. Lazar EL, Abramson SJ, Weinstein S and CJH Stolar. Neuroimaging of brain injury in ECMO treated neonates: lessons learned from serial exams. J of Pediatr Surg. 29:186-191, 1994.
  5. Weinstein S, Lazar EL, Lipsitz EC et al. Nitric oxide reverses elevated pulmonary vascular resistance after oleic acid injury in neonatal piglet lungs perfused by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Surg Forum. 14:731, 1994.
  6. Horvath KD, Whelan RL, Weinstein S, Basner AL et al.  Isolated Sigmoid Tuberculosis: report of a case. Dis Colon Rectum. 38:1327-1330, 1995.
  7. Weinstein S, Lipsitz EC, Addonizio L and CJH Stolar. Cholelithiasis in pediatric cardiac transplant patients on cyclosporine.  J of Pediatr Surg. 30:61-67, 1995.
  8. Lipsitz EC, Weinstein S, Smerling A and CJH Stolar. Endogenous nitric oxide and pulmonary vascular tone in the neonate. J of Pediatr Surg. 31:137-140, 1996.
  9. Weinstein S, Horvath K, Romney BE and RE Michler. Enlarging Mediastinal Mass After Cardiac Transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 64:845-7, 1997.
  10. Flores RM, Goldstein DJ, Sung RS, Steinglass KM, Weinstein S and JA Chabot. Transthoracic, Transdiaphragmatic Excision of Simultaneous Lung and Adrenal Lesions: A case report. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998;833-5.
  11. Weinstein S, Gaynor JW, Bridges ND et al. Survival of Low Birth Weight Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Circulation. 100(suppl II):II-167-II-170, 1999.
  12. Gomez D, Olshove VF, Weinstein S, Davis JT and RE Michler. Use of a Low-Prime Circuit for Bloodless Heart Transplantation in Xenotransplant of 5-7 Kilogram Primates. J of Extra-Corporeal Technology. 32:138-141, 2000.
  13. Weinstein, S. Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Columbus. Columbus Physician. Volume 71, Number 3: 14-15, May/June 2001.
  14. Gomez D, Olshove VF, Davis JT and S Weinstein. Blood Conservation in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery - A Review. Transfusion Alternative in Transfusion Medicine. Volume 4, Number 1: 27-33, February 2002.
  15. Gomez D, Olshove VF, Weinstein S and JT Davis. Evaluation of Pediatric Hard-Shell Venous Reservoirs, Oxygenators and Arterial Line Filters for Gaseous Microemboli Transmission Using Vacuum-Assisted and Gravity Drainage. J of Extra-Corporeal Technology. Submitted for publication.
  16. Sai Sudhaker CB, Davis JT and S Weinstein. Technical Aspects of the Ross Operation in Children and Adults. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. Volume 16, Issue 2:125-132, May 2003.
  17. Davis JT, Weinstein S and ME Galantowicz. Reducing Variability in Patient Care: Renewed Focus for the Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon in the Twenty First Century.  Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. Volume 18, Issue 2:159-162, December 2003.
  18. Weinstein S, Cua C, Chan D and JT Davis. Outcome of Symptomatic Patients Undergoing Fontan Revision and Cryoablation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Aug, 126(2):529-536.
  19. Gates RL, Hogan M, Weinstein S and MJ Arca. Drainage, Fibrinolytics or Surgery:  A Comparison of Treatment Options in Pediatric Empyema. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 November, 39(11):1638-1642.
  20. Tobias JD, Simsic JM, Weinstein S, Schechter W, Kartha VM and RE Michler. Recombinant Factor VIIa to Control Excessive Bleeding Following Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric Patients. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2004 Sep-Oct, 19(5):270-273.
  21. Cua CL, Hoffman TM, Taeed R, Weinstein S, Gomez D, Olshove VF and J Craenen. Correlation of Cerebral and Mixed Venous Saturations in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Life Support. Perfusion. 2004 May, 19(3):171-176.
  22. Davis JT, Long FR, Adler BH, Castile RG and S Weinstein. Lateral Thoracic Expansion for Jeune Syndrome: Evidence of Rib Healing and New Bone Formation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Feb, 77(2):445-448.
  23. Carter Y and S Weinstein. Robotic Surgical Techniques in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Images in Pediatric Cardiology. Accepted for publication 2/2004.
  24. Galantowicz ME, Cheatham JP, Weinstein S, Davis JT, Fleishman CE, Hill SL and VM Kartha. A Hybrid Surgical-Transcatheter Approach for the Treatment of Congential Heart Disease: An Emerging Strategy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Accepted for publication.
  25. Davis JT and S Weinstein. Repair of the Pectus Deformity: Results of the Ravitch Approach in the Current Era. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 August, 78(2):421-426.
  26. Tallman R, Olshove V, Gomez D, McConnell P, Cassidy S and S Weinstein. Pulse Characteristics of ECG Triggered Pulsatile Bypass in a Piglet Model. American Society for Internal Organs Journal. Accepted for publication.
  27. Bacha EA, Cao QL, Galantowicz ME, Cheatham JP, Fleishman CE, Weinstein S, Becker PA, Hill SL, Koenig P, Alboliras E, Abdulla R, Starr JP and ZM Hijazi. Multicenter experience with perventricular device closure of muscular ventricular septal defects. Pediatric Cardiology. 2005, 26:441-450.
  28. Weinstein S and D Chan. Extracardiac Fontan Conversion, Cryoablation and Pacemaker Placement for Patients with a Failed Fontan. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Summer, 17(2):170-178.
  29. Simsic JM, Scheurer M, Tobias JD, Berkenbosch J, Schechter WS, Madera F, Weinstein S and RE Michler. Perioperative Effects and Safety of Neseritide Following Cardiac Surgery in Children. J Intensive Care Med. 2006;21:22-26.
  30. Lodge AJ, Wells WJ, Backer CL, O'Brien JE, Austin EH, Bacha EA, Yeh T, DeCampli WE, Lavin PT and S Weinstein. A Novel Bioresorbable Film Reduces Postoperative Adhesions After Infant Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008;86:614-21.
  31. Ross RD, Delius R, Weinstein S, Rosenkrantz ER, Palaez de Pichardo N, Madera F. Forming a Consortium to Promote Pediatric Cardiac Care in a Developing Country. J Pediatr Surg. Accepted for publication.

Presentations 

  1. Neuroimaging of Brain Injury in ECMO Treated Neonates: Lessons Learned from Serial Exams. Lazar EL, Abramson SJ, Weinstein S and CJH Stolar, American Pediatric Surgical Association. Hilton Head, May 15 - 17, 1993.
  2. Lung Injury Does Not Increase Vascular Resistance if Pulmonary Arterial Blood is Fully Saturated.  Lazar EL, Weinstein S and CJH Stolar, Surgical Forum, American College of Surgeons. San Francisco, CA, October 18 - 20, 1993.
  3. Acute Hemodynamic Evaluation of Reduced Lung Transplantation in Neonatal Swine. Weinstein S, Lazar EL, Galantowicz ME et al. International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Venice, Italy, March 24 - 26, 1994.
  4. Nitric Oxide Reverses Elevated Pulmonary Vascular Resistance after Oleic Acid Injury in Neonatal Piglet Lungs Perfused by Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Weinstein S, Lipsitz EC and CJH Stolar. Surgical Forum, American College of Surgeons. Chicago, IL,
    October 10 - 13, 1994.
  5. Endogenous Nitric Oxide and Pulmonary Vascular Tone in the Neonate. Lipsitz EC, Weinstein S, Smerling A and CJH Stolar. American Pediatric Surgical Association. Hilton Head, NC, May 16 - 17, 1996.
  6. Survival of Low Birth Weight Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Weinstein S, Gaynor JW, Bridges ND et al. The American Heart Association. Dallas, TX, November 7 - 10, 1998.
  7. Use of a Low-Prime Circuit for Bloodless Heart Transplantation in Xenotransplant of 5-7 Kilogram Primates. Gomez D, Olshove VF, Weinstein S, Davis JT and RE Michler. The American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology 38th International Conference. Reno, NV, April 13 - 16, 2000.
  8. Evaluation of Pediatric Hard-Shell Venous Reservoirs, Oxygenators and Arterial Line Filters for Gaseous Microemboli Transmission Using Vacuum-Assisted and Gravity Drainage. Gomez D, Olshove VF, Weinstein S and JT Davis. 21st Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium - Pathophysiology and Techniques of Cardiopulmonary Bypass. San Diego, CA, March 15 - 17, 2001.
  9. Surgical Repair of Complete Atrioventricular Canal: A Ten Year Review.  Davis JT, Weinstein S, Chan DP and HD Allen. ODICH 29th Annual Meeting. Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 18 - 19, 2001.
  10. Outcome of Symptomatic Patients Undergoing Extracardiac Fontan Revision and Cryoablation. Cua C, Chan DP, Davis JT and S Weinstein. American Academy of Pediatrics. San Francisco, CA, October, 2001.
  11. Short Term Outcome of Extracardiac Fontan Revision and Cryoablation. Weinstein S. Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society. Chicago, IL, September, 2002.
  12. Cryoablation in Fontan Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Weinstein S. AMSECT. San Francisco, CA, October 12, 2002.
  13. Aortic Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement in the Pediatric Population. Weinstein S, Daniels C, Mizelle K, Galantowicz ME, Davis JT and RE Michler. ODICH 31st Annual Meeting, Children's Hospital. Columbus, OH, May 2 - 3, 2003.
  14. Correlation of Cerebral and Mixed Venous Saturations in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Life Support. Cua CL, Hoffman TM, Gomez D, Taeed R, Weinstein S, and J Craenen. ODICH 31st Annual Meeting, Children's Hospital. Columbus, OH, May 2 - 3, 2003.
  15. Innovative Transcatheter and Surgical Strategies for Stage I Palliation of HLHS: Results and Recommendations. Hill SL, Galantowicz M, Weinstein S, Munro H and JP Cheatham. ODICH 31st Annual Meeting, Children's Hospital. Columbus, OH, May 2 - 3, 2003.
  16. Innovative Surgical Modifications to Facilitate a Transcatheter Fontan Completion. Galantowicz M, Cheatham JP, Fleishman CE, Munro H and S Weinstein. AATS 83rd Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, May 4 - 7, 2003.
  17. Aortic Valve Sparing Surgery in Children. Weinstein S. Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Gott Symposium, Ohio State University Heart Center. Columbus, OH, December 2003.
  18. Cardiac Catheterizations and Interventions in Neonates < 3KG...Is There Such a Thing as Too Small? Kish EC, Hill SL, Chisolm JL, Hardin J, Melvin DA, Chucta S, Lents JD, Davis JT, Weinstein S, Galantowicz M and JP Cheatham. 7th Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-VII) & Emerging New Technologies in Congenital Heart Surgery (ENTICHS-1). Orlando, FL, September 21 - 24, 2003.
  19. The Evolution of Innovative Transcatheter & Surgical Strategies for Stage I Palliation of HLHS. Hill SL, Galantowicz M, Weinstein S, Munro H and JP Cheatham. 7th Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-VII) & Emerging New Technologies in Congenital Heart Surgery (ENTICHS-1). Orlando, FL, September 21 - 24, 2003.
  20. Correlation of Cerebral and Mixed Venous Saturations in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Life Support. Cua CL, Hoffman TM, Gomez D, Taeed R, Weinstein S and J Craenen. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, November 2003.
  21. Aortic Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement in the Pediatric Population. Weinstein S, Daniels C, Mizelle K, Galantowicz ME and RE Michler. Marfan Syndrome and Connective Tissue Disorders. Marfan Syndrome and Connective Tissue Disorders - The Cleveland Clinic.  Cleveland, OH, September 25 - 26, 2003.
  22. The Evolution of a Novel Strategy for the Management of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Galantowicz ME, Cheatham JP, Fleishman C, Munro H, Hill SL and S Weinstein. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 40th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, January 26 - 28, 2004.
  23. Fast Tracking Patients Undergoing Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Surgery: Extubation in the Operating Room. Malloy D, Hoffman TM, Munro HM, Kartha VM and S Weinstein. ODICH 32nd Annual Meeting. Akron, OH, April 16 - 17, 2004.
  24. The Hybrid Surgical-Transcatheter Approach for the Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease: An Emerging Strategy. Galantowicz ME, Cheatham JP, Weinstein S, David JT, Fleishman C, Hill SL and VM Kartha. The American Association for Thoracic Surgery 84th Annual Meeting.  Toronto, ON, Canada, April 25 - 28, 2004.
  25. Perioperative Effects and Safety of Nesiritide following Cardiac Surgery in Children. Simsic JM, Tobias JD, Berkenbusch J, Weinstein S and RE Michler. Southeast Pediatric Cardiology Society. Howey-in-the-Hills, FL, September 8 - 11, 2004.
  26. Pulse Characteristics of EKG Triggered Pulsatile Bypass in a Piglet Model. Olshove VF, Gomez D, Tallman R and S Weinstein. 15th Annual Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Meeting/Am Sect Pediatric Perfusion Meeting. Ann Arbor, MI, September 9 - 10, 2004.
  27. Pulse Characteristics of ECG Triggered Pulsatile Bypass in a Piglet Model. Tallman R, Olshove V, Gomez D, McConnell P, Cassidy S and S Weinstein. First International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Perfusion. Pennsylvania, May 20 - 22, 2005.
  28. Coronary Artery Stents in Infants and Small Children with Complex Congenital Heart Disease. Chisolm JL, Hill SE, Galantowicz ME, Weinstein S and JP Cheatham. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 28th Annual Session. Ponte Verde, FL,
    May 4 - 7, 2005.
  29. Blood Conservation During Pediatric Surgery. Weinstein S Gomez D, Olshove V, and JT Davis. Alternativas Medicas a las Transfusiones de Sangre. World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2005.
  30. Extubation in the Operating Room following Congenital Open Heart Surgery. Weinstein S, Hoffman T, Munro HM, Malloy D, Kartha V and ME Galantowicz. The American Academy of Pediatrics. Washington, DC, October 8, 2005.
  31. Pediatric Clinical Chest Rounds - A Four Month Old with Respiratory Distress and Anterior Mediastinal Mass. Vicencio A and S Weinstein. American Thoracic Society.  San Diego, CA, May 23, 2006.
  32. A Novel Bioresorbable Film Reduces Postoperative Adhesions After Infant Cardiac Surgery. Lodge AJ, Wells WJ, Backer CL, O'Brien JE, Austin EH, Bacha EA, Yeh T, DeCampli WE, Lavin PT and S Weinstein. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 30, 2008.

 Abstracts 

  1. Williams MR, Weinstein S, Patsis M, Oz MC, Auteri JS, Bass LS, Treat MR and R Nowygrod. Diode laser assisted fibrinogen reinforcement of sutured colonic anastomoses.  Laser Surg Med Supp. 3:74, 1991.
  2. Bass LS, Libutti SK, Oz MC, Weinstein S, Sousa J, Nowygrod R and MR Treat.  Dye Enhanced Photosclerosis with an 808 Nanometer Diode Laser: An Alternative Treatment for Hypervascular Dermal Lesions and Varicosities. Laser Surg Med Supp. 3:70, 1991.
  3. Hill SL, Galantowicz M, Weinstein S, Munro H and JP Cheatham.  The Evolution of Innovative Transcatheter & Surgical Strategies for Stage I Palliation of HLHS. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. Volume 60, Number 1, September 2003.

 Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Olshove VF, Gomez D, Tallman R and S Weinstein. Pulse Characteristics of ECG Triggered Pulsatile Bypass in a Piglet Model. American Society of Extracorporeal Technology, 15th Annual Meeting. Ann Arbor, MI, September 9-12, 2004.
  2. Weinstein S, Hoffman T, Munro HM, Malloy D, Kartha V and ME Galantowicz. Extubation in the Operating Room following Congenital Open Heart Surgery. World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept 19, 2005.
  3. Gartner R, Sutton N, Weinstein S, Haramati LB. Imaging of Cardiac and Pulmonary Complications of Tetralogy of Fallot in Adults. North American Society for Cardiac Imaging. Washington, DC, October 5-9, 2007.

Chapter

  1. Weinstein S and Stolar CJH: Newborn Surgical Emergencies. In: Pediatric Clinics of North America. Altman and Stylianos (eds). W. B. Saunders: 40(6):1315-1333, December 1993.
  2. Weinstein S and Michler RE. Atrial Septal Defect, Unroofed Coronary Sinus:  Surgical Perspective.  eMedicine Journal [serial online].  2002. Available at: http://www.eMedicine.com/ped/topic2815.htm

Book Contribution

  1. King TC, Geller PL and JA Chabot. SURGERY Pre-Test Self Assessment and Review (6th Edition). McGraw Hill Book Company. New York, NY, 1994.