Leora B. Balsam

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Leora B. Balsam, M.D.

Assistant Professor; Director Ventricular Assist Device Pgm; Assoc Dir Cardiac Surgical Research
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (CT Surgery)
NYU Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates

Clinical Addresses

NYU Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates
530 FIRST AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-263-7835

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Medical Specialties

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Medical Expertise

General Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Surgery, Ventricular Assist Device Surgery, Coronary Disease Revascularization

Languages

Hebrew

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, AFFINITY, CIGNA EPO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, ELDERPLAN, FIDELIS CHLD HLTH, FIDELIS EXCHANGE, FIDELIS FAM HLTH, FIDELIS MEDICARE, Fidelis Medicaid, GHI CBP, HEALTHPLUS CHLD HLTH (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHPLUS FAM HLTH (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHPLUS MEDICAID (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHREPUBLIC, HIP ACCESS I, HIP ACCESS II, HIP CHLD HLTH, HIP EPO/PPO, HIP FAM HLTH, HIP HMO, HIP MEDICAID, HIP MEDICARE, HIP POS, LOCAL 1199 PPO, MAGNACARE PPO, METROPLUS CHLD HLTH, METROPLUS EXCHANGE PLANS, METROPLUS FAM HLTH, MULTIPLAN/PHCS PPO, Medicare, MetroPlus Medicaid, NY MEDICAID, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OSCAR, OXFORD EXCHANGE, OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Liberty, Oxford Medicare UHC COMMUNITY & STATE PLAN, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC MEDICARE, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS, UPN Elite

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Board Certification

2006 — Ab Surgery - Surgery
2009 — Ab Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic Surgery

Education

1993-1998 — Harvard Medical School, Medical Education
1998-2008 — Stanford University Hospital (Surgery (General)), Residency Training
2005-2008 — Stanford University Hospital (Cardio-Thoracic Surg), Clinical Fellowships

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Research Summary

-Molecular mechanisms in post-infarct left ventricular remodeling -Regenerative strategies in the ischemic heart -Mechanistic models of mitral valve prolapse -Simulation techniques and education in cardiac surgery

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -

Contact:
http://hsl.med.nyu.edu/faculty-bibliography-search

Type a aortic dissection: a rare complication of central venous catheter placement
Tsukashita, Masaki; Deanda, Abe; Balsam, Leora
2014 May;29(3):368-370, Journal of cardiac surgery
— id: 944092, year: 2014, vol: 29, page: 368, stat: Journal Article,

Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: James R. Malm
Balsam, Leora B; Deanda, Abe Jr
2013 Sep;146(3):501-503, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 503452, year: 2013, vol: 146, page: 501, stat: Journal Article,

Surgical Ventricular Reconstruction Has a Role in Surgical Remodeling in Patients with LV Systolic Dysfunction Even Post-STICH?
Balsam, Leora B; Grossi, Eugene A
2013 Mar-Apr;55(5):481-486, Progress in cardiovascular diseases
— id: 255302, year: 2013, vol: 55, page: 481, stat: Journal Article,

Percutaneous intervention for recurrent aortic insufficiency in a patient with a left ventricular assist device and a centrally oversewn aortic valve
Bietry, Raymond; Balsam, Leora B; Saric, Muhamed; McElhinney, Doff B; Katz, Stuart; Deanda, Abe Jr; Reyentovich, Alex
2013 Jul;6(4):e43-e44, Circulation: Heart failure
— id: 438972, year: 2013, vol: 6, page: e43, stat: Journal Article,

Assessment of a mitral valve replacement skills trainer: A simplified, low-cost approach
Greenhouse, David G; Grossi, Eugene A; Dellis, Sophia; Park, Joy; Yaffee, David W; Deanda, Abe Jr; Galloway, Aubrey C; Balsam, Leora B
2013 Jan;145(1):54-59.e1, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 203892, year: 2013, vol: 145, page: 54, stat: Journal Article,

Retroaortic abscess: an unusual complication of a retained epicardial pacing wire
Smith, Deane E 3rd; Deanda, Abe Jr; Towe, Christopher W; Balsam, Leora B
2013 Feb;16(2):221-223, Interactive cardiovascular & thoracic surgery
— id: 213572, year: 2013, vol: 16, page: 221, stat: Journal Article,

Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Herbert C. Maier (1908-1993)
Deanda, Abe Jr; Balsam, Leora B
2012 Dec;144(6):1283-1284, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 180622, year: 2012, vol: 144, page: 1283, stat: Journal Article,

Surgical management of cardiac liposarcomas
Wu, Timothy P; Zhou, Fang; Deanda, Abe Jr; Melamed, Jonathan; Lim, Ruth P; Balsam, Leora B
2012 Mar;27(2):192-195, Journal of cardiac surgery
— id: 163576, year: 2012, vol: 27, page: 192, stat: Journal Article,

Aberrant Left Subclavian Artery Associated with a Kommerell's Diverticulum and a Left-Sided Aortic Arch
Yu, Pey-Jen; Balsam, Leora B; Mussa, Firas F; Deanda, Abe Jr
2012 Sep;27(5):607-608, Journal of cardiac surgery
— id: 178230, year: 2012, vol: 27, page: 607, stat: Journal Article,

Mitral-valve surgery in the elderly: Comparative results of mitral repair and replacement
Balsam L.B.; Grossi E.A.; Galloway A.C.
2011 ;7(2):265-270, Aging health
— id: 132598, year: 2011, vol: 7, page: 265, stat: Journal Article,

Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Frank B. Berry (1892-1976)
Balsam, Leora B; Deanda, Abe Jr
2011 Aug;142(2):253-256, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 135549, year: 2011, vol: 142, page: 253, stat: Journal Article,

Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Adrian V. S. Lambert (1872-1952)
Deanda, Abe Jr; Balsam, Leora B
2011 Jun;141(6):1344-1345, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 132883, year: 2011, vol: 141, page: 1344, stat: Journal Article,

Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm in a Patient with Behcet's Disease
Greenhouse, David G; Hackett, Katherine; Kahn, Philip; Balsam, Leora B; Galloway, Aubrey C
2011 May;26(3):268-270, Journal of cardiac surgery
— id: 132574, year: 2011, vol: 26, page: 268, stat: Journal Article,

Simulating video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: A virtual reality cognitive task simulation
Solomon, Brian; Bizekis, Costas; Dellis, Sophia L; Donington, Jessica S; Oliker, Aaron; Balsam, Leora B; Zervos, Michael; Galloway, Aubrey C; Pass, Harvey; Grossi, Eugene A
2011 Jan;141(1):249-255, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 116215, year: 2011, vol: 141, page: 249, stat: Journal Article,

Ectopic liver: an unexpected finding in a right atrial mass
Trocciola, Susan M; Balsam, Leora B; Yee, Herman; Gianos, Eugenia; Srichai, Monvadi B; Deanda, Abe Jr
2011 Aug;92(2):715-718, Annals of thoracic surgery
— id: 135564, year: 2011, vol: 92, page: 715, stat: Journal Article,

Cardiac varix presenting as a right atrial mass
Trocciola, Susan M; Yee, Herman; Balsam, Leora B; Gianos, Eugenia; Deanda, Abe Jr
2011 Mar;26(2):164-165, Journal of cardiac surgery
— id: 127229, year: 2011, vol: 26, page: 164, stat: Journal Article,

Calcified noncoronary sinus of valsalva aneurysm
Balsam, Leora B; DeAnda, Abe
2010 Nov;25(6):700-701, Journal of cardiac surgery
— id: 138246, year: 2010, vol: 25, page: 700, stat: Journal Article,

Reoperative valve surgery in the elderly: predictors of risk and long-term survival
Balsam, Leora B; Grossi, Eugene A; Greenhouse, David G; Ursomanno, Patricia; Deanda, Abelardo; Ribakove, Greg H; Culliford, Alfred T; Galloway, Aubrey C
2010 Oct;90(4):1195-200; discussion 1201, Annals of thoracic surgery
— id: 113664, year: 2010, vol: 90, page: 1195, stat: Journal Article,

Factor eight inhibitor bypassing activity (FEIBA) for refractory bleeding in cardiac surgery: review of clinical outcomes
Balsam, Leora B; Timek, Tomasz A; Pelletier, Marc P
2008 Nov-Dec;23(6):614-621, Journal of cardiac surgery
— id: 95071, year: 2008, vol: 23, page: 614, stat: Journal Article,

Progressive Dyspnea After CABG: Complication of Retained Epicardial Pacing Wires
Horng, George S; Ashley, Euan; Balsam, Leora; Reitz, Bruce; Zamanian, Roham T
2008 Oct;86(4):1352-1354, Annals of thoracic surgery
— id: 104360, year: 2008, vol: 86, page: 1352, stat: Journal Article,

Current trends in heart transplantation
Balsam, L B; Robbins, R C
2007 ;96(2):125-130, Scandinavian journal of surgery : SJS
— id: 81147, year: 2007, vol: 96, page: 125, stat: Journal Article,

Caspase-3 inhibition preserves myocardial geometry and long-term function after infarction
Balsam, Leora B; Kofidis, Theo; Robbins, Robert C
2005 Apr;124(2):194-200, Journal of surgical research
— id: 81135, year: 2005, vol: 124, page: 194, stat: Journal Article,

Early inhibition of caspase-3 activity lessens the development of graft coronary artery disease
Balsam, Leora B; Mokhtari, G Kimia; Jones, Sophie; Peterson, Shannon; Hoyt, E Grant; Kofidis, Theo; Tanaka, Masashi; Cooke, David T; Robbins, Robert C
2005 Jul;24(7):827-832, Journal of heart & lung transplantation
— id: 81137, year: 2005, vol: 24, page: 827, stat: Journal Article,

Haematopoietic stem cells and repair of the ischaemic heart
Balsam, Leora B; Robbins, Robert C
2005 Dec;109(6):483-492, Clinical science (London, 1979)
— id: 81138, year: 2005, vol: 109, page: 483, stat: Journal Article,

Cyclosporine mitigates graft coronary artery disease in murine cardiac allografts: description and validation of a novel fully allogeneic model
Tanaka, Masashi; Mokhtari, Golnaz K; Balsam, Leora B; Cooke, David T; Kofidis, Theo; Zwierzchonievska, Monika; Robbins, Robert C
2005 Apr;24(4):446-453, Journal of heart & lung transplantation
— id: 81134, year: 2005, vol: 24, page: 446, stat: Journal Article,

Prolonged cold ischemia in rat cardiac allografts promotes ischemia-reperfusion injury and the development of graft coronary artery disease in a linear fashion
Tanaka, Masashi; Mokhtari, Golnaz K; Terry, Raya D; Gunawan, Feny; Balsam, Leora B; Hoyt, Grant; Lee, Keun-Ho; Tsao, Philip S; Robbins, Robert C
2005 Nov;24(11):1906-1914, Journal of heart & lung transplantation
— id: 81140, year: 2005, vol: 24, page: 1906, stat: Journal Article,

Progression of alloresponse and tissue-specific immunity during graft coronary artery disease
Tanaka, Masashi; Zwierzchoniewska, Monika; Mokhtari, Golnaz K; Terry, Raya D; Balsam, Leora B; Robbins, Robert C; Fedoseyeva, Eugenia V
2005 Jun;5(6):1286-1296, American journal of transplantation
— id: 81136, year: 2005, vol: 5, page: 1286, stat: Journal Article,

Haematopoietic stem cells adopt mature haematopoietic fates in ischaemic myocardium
Balsam, Leora B; Wagers, Amy J; Christensen, Julie L; Kofidis, Theo; Weissman, Irving L; Robbins, Robert C
2004 Apr 8;428(6983):668-673, Nature
— id: 81121, year: 2004, vol: 428, page: 668, stat: Journal Article,

Microvascular resistance is not influenced by epicardial coronary artery stenosis severity: experimental validation
Fearon, William F; Aarnoudse, Wilbert; Pijls, Nico H J; De Bruyne, Bernard; Balsam, Leora B; Cooke, David T; Robbins, Robert C; Fitzgerald, Peter J; Yeung, Alan C; Yock, Paul G
2004 May 18;109(19):2269-2272, Circulation
— id: 81123, year: 2004, vol: 109, page: 2269, stat: Journal Article,

Distinct cell-to-fiber junctions are critical for the establishment of cardiotypical phenotype in a 3D bioartificial environment
Kofidis, Theo; Balsam, Leora; de Bruin, Jorg; Robbins, Robert C
2004 Mar;26(2):157-163, Medical engineering & physics
— id: 81122, year: 2004, vol: 26, page: 157, stat: Journal Article,

Insulin-like growth factor promotes engraftment, differentiation, and functional improvement after transfer of embryonic stem cells for myocardial restoration
Kofidis, Theo; de Bruin, Jorg L; Yamane, Toshiyuki; Balsam, Leora B; Lebl, Darren R; Swijnenburg, Rutger-Jan; Tanaka, Masashi; Weissman, Irving L; Robbins, Robert C
2004 ;22(7):1239-1245, Stem cells
— id: 81130, year: 2004, vol: 22, page: 1239, stat: Journal Article,

Superoxide dismutase mimetic m40401 reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury and graft coronary artery disease in rodent cardiac allografts
Murata, Seiichiro; Miniati, Douglas N; Kown, Murray H; Koransky, Mark L; Lijkwan, Maarten A; Balsam, Leora B; Robbins, Robert C
2004 Oct 27;78(8):1166-1171, Transplantation
— id: 81129, year: 2004, vol: 78, page: 1166, stat: Journal Article,

Effects of AGI-1096, a novel antioxidant compound with anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative properties, on rodent allograft arteriosclerosis
Murata, Seiichiro; Sundell, Cynthia L; Lijkwan, Maarten A; Balsam, Leora B; Hammainen, Pekka; Coleman, Caroline; York, Chris; Luchoomun, Jayraz; Suen, Ki-Ling; Howard, Randy; Somers, Patricia K; Morris, Randall E; Robbins, Robert C
2004 May 27;77(10):1494-1500, Transplantation
— id: 81124, year: 2004, vol: 77, page: 1494, stat: Journal Article,

Overexpression of human copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (SOD1) suppresses ischemia-reperfusion injury and subsequent development of graft coronary artery disease in murine cardiac grafts
Tanaka, Masashi; Mokhtari, Golnaz K; Terry, Raya D; Balsam, Leora B; Lee, Keun-Ho; Kofidis, Theo; Tsao, Philip S; Robbins, Robert C
2004 Sep 14;110(11 Suppl 1):II200-II206, Circulation
— id: 81127, year: 2004, vol: 110, page: II200, stat: Journal Article,

Cardiomyocyte-specific Bcl-2 overexpression attenuates ischemia-reperfusion injury, immune response during acute rejection, and graft coronary artery disease
Tanaka, Masashi; Nakae, Susumu; Terry, Raya D; Mokhtari, Golnaz K; Gunawan, Feny; Balsam, Leora B; Kaneda, Hideaki; Kofidis, Theo; Tsao, Philip S; Robbins, Robert C
2004 Dec 1;104(12):3789-3796, Blood
— id: 81125, year: 2004, vol: 104, page: 3789, stat: Journal Article,

Antisense oligonucleotides: design, construction, and applications to cardiac allograft transfer
Balsam, Leora B; Miniati, Douglas N; Robbins, Robert C
2003 ;219:129-133, Methods in molecular biology
— id: 81112, year: 2003, vol: 219, page: 129, stat: Journal Article,

Novel index for invasively assessing the coronary microcirculation
Fearon, William F; Balsam, Leora B; Farouque, H M Omar; Caffarelli, Anthony D; Robbins, Robert C; Fitzgerald, Peter J; Yock, Paul G; Yeung, Alan C
2003 Jul 1;107(25):3129-3132, Circulation
— id: 81113, year: 2003, vol: 107, page: 3129, stat: Journal Article,

Comparison of coronary thermodilution and Doppler velocity for assessing coronary flow reserve
Fearon, William F; Farouque, H M Omar; Balsam, Leora B; Caffarelli, Anthony D; Cooke, David T; Robbins, Robert C; Fitzgerald, Peter J; Yeung, Alan C; Yock, Paul G
2003 Nov 4;108(18):2198-2200, Circulation
— id: 81118, year: 2003, vol: 108, page: 2198, stat: Journal Article,

Clinically established hemostatic scaffold (tissue fleece) as biomatrix in tissue- and organ-engineering research
Kofidis, T; Akhyari, P; Wachsmann, B; Mueller-Stahl, K; Boublik, J; Ruhparwar, A; Mertsching, H; Balsam, L; Robbins, R; Haverich, A
2003 Jun;9(3):517-523, Tissue engineering
— id: 110809, year: 2003, vol: 9, page: 517, stat: Journal Article,

A few critical aspects--and Achilles heels--of tissue engineering approaches to restore injured myocardium
Kofidis, Theo; Balsam, Leora B; Robbins, Robert C
2003 Dec;126(6):2113-4; author reply 2114, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 81119, year: 2003, vol: 126, page: 2113, stat: Journal Article,

Antegrade versus retrograde perfusion of the donor lung: impact on the early reperfusion phase
Kofidis, Theo; Struber, Martin; Warnecke, Gregor; Sommer, Sebastian; Leyh, Rainer G; Balsam, Leora B; Robbins, Robert C; Haverich, Axel
2003 Nov;16(11):801-805, Transplant international
— id: 81114, year: 2003, vol: 16, page: 801, stat: Journal Article,

Elevated cyclic adenosine monophosphate ameliorates ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat cardiac allografts
Murata, Seiichiro; Miniati, Douglas N; Kown, Murray H; Koransky, Mark L; Balsam, Leora B; Lijkwan, Maarten A; Martens, Jasper M; Robbins, Robert C
2003 Jul;22(7):802-809, Journal of heart & lung transplantation
— id: 81116, year: 2003, vol: 22, page: 802, stat: Journal Article,

Restoration of blood flow and evaluation of corresponding angiogenic events by scanning electron microscopy after a single dose of VEGF in a model of peripheral vascular disease
Kofidis, T; Nolte, D; Simon, A R; Metzakis, A; Balsam, L; Robbins, R; Haverich, A
2002 ;5(1-2):87-92, Angiogenesis
— id: 110810, year: 2002, vol: 5, page: 87, stat: Journal Article,

Functional mapping of CD11b/CD18 epitopes important in neutrophil-epithelial interactions: a central role of the I domain
Balsam, L B; Liang, T W; Parkos, C A
1998 May 15;160(10):5058-5065, Journal of immunology
— id: 81154, year: 1998, vol: 160, page: 5058, stat: Journal Article,

Streptococcus anginosus spondylodiskitis
Balsam, L B; Shepherd, G M; Ruoff, K L
1997 Jan;24(1):93-94, Clinical infectious diseases
— id: 81153, year: 1997, vol: 24, page: 93, stat: Journal Article,

Activating transcription factor-3 stimulates 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate-dependent gene expression
Chu, H M; Tan, Y; Kobierski, L A; Balsam, L B; Comb, M J
1994 Jan;8(1):59-68, Molecular endocrinology
— id: 81152, year: 1994, vol: 8, page: 59, stat: Journal Article,

Modulation of chloride secretion in the rat colon by intracellular bicarbonate
Dagher, P C; Balsam, L; Weber, J T; Egnor, R W; Charney, A N
1992 Jul;103(1):120-127, Gastroenterology
— id: 174245, year: 1992, vol: 103, page: 120, stat: Journal Article,