Gianluca Torregrossa, MD

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Clinical Associate Professor

Gianluca Torregrossa is an associate clinical professor in LIMR's Cardiac Surgery Research Group.

About

  • 2021present: Clinical Associate Professor, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
  • 2021present: Director of Robotic Coronary Revascularization, Lankenau Heart Institute
  • 20192021: Cardiac Robotic and Minimally Invasive Clinical Associate, University of Chicago
  • 20182019: Associate Director of Robotic Heart Surgery, Mount Sinai Saint Luke, New York
  • 20162019: Assistant Professor in Cardiac Surgery, Mount Sinai Saint Luke and Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Health System, New York

Research Descriptions

Dr. Torregrossa is working on an AI application model in cardiovascular imaging to create the basic conceptualization of the first self-autonomous robotic platform in coronary surgery. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers in the field of cardiac surgery, is a peer reviewer for more than 5 major medical journals, and serves on the editorial board of JACC Case Reports and Journal of Cardiac Surgery.

He is a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences and symposia and is highly active on social media, promoting scholarly exchange within an international community of cardiac surgeons and cardiovascular specialists on a wide variety of topics.

Publications

  • Hydrophilic polymer embolization after TAVI. Baudo M, Magrini E, … Sicouri S, Torregrossa G, … Ramlawi B, et al. J Cardiol. 2024 Feb 17:S0914-5087(24)00026-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2024.02.008
  • Risk Predictors of Race Disparity in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. A Propensity Matched Analysis. Dokollari A, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B, … Hosseinian L, Erten O, Torregrossa G, Sutter FP. Interdiscip Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2024 Jan 5:ivae002. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivae002
  • Long-term prognosis in patients undergoing redo-isolated aortic valve replacement. Dokollari A, Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, … Kjelstrom S, et al. Future Cardiol. 2023 Nov;19(14):685-694. doi: 10.2217/fca-2023-0050
  • Long-term clinical outcomes of robotic-assisted surgical coronary artery revascularisation. Dokollari A, Sicouri S, Erten O, Gray WA, Shapiro TA, McGeehin F, Badri M, Coady P, Gnall E, Caroline M, Khan AA, Kjelstrom S, Montone G, Ramlawi B, Wertan MA, Sutter FP, Torregrossa G. EuroIntervention. 2023 Nov 23:EIJ-D-23-00373. doi: 10.4244/EIJ-D-23-00373
  • Risk predictors that impact long-term prognosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement with the Perceval sutureless bioprosthesis. Dokollari A, Margaryan R, Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, et al. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2023 Oct;55:10-19. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2023.04.006
  • Clinical Outcomes in Patients Who Underwent Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair for Mitral Valve Regurgitation. Dokollari A, Sicouri S, Torregrossa G, Ridwan K, Rodriguez R, … Erten O, Gnall E, … Abramson S, Hawthorne K, Goldman S, Gray W, Ramlawi B. Am J Cardiol. 2023 Aug 5;204:223-225.
  • Outcomes of cardiac surgical procedures performed by trainees versus consultants: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Escorel Neto AC, Sá MP, … Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B, et al. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Aug;166(2):612-627.e35. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.12.029
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Comparing the Long-Term Impact of Total Arterial Grafting With Multiarterial Plus Saphenous Vein Grafting. Aboul-Hassan SS, Stankowski T, … Pompeu Sá M, … Torregrossa G, et al. J Surg Res. 2023 Jun 13;290:276-284. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2023.04.027
  • Early and Long-Term Clinical and Echocardiographic Outcomes of Sutureless vs. Sutured Bioprosthesis for Aortic Valve Replacement. Dokollari A, Torregrossa G, … Sa MP, Sicouri S, … Ramlawi B, et al. Cardiovasc Dev Dis. 2023 May 22;10(5):224.
  • De-Airing Maneuvers After Minimally Invasive and Robotic-Assisted Intracardiac Procedures. Amabile A, Geirsson A, … Torregrossa G, et al. Braz J Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 May 4;38(3):407-410.
  • Risk predictors that impact long-term prognosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement with the Perceval sutureless bioprosthesis. Dokollari A, Margaryan R, Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, et al. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2023 Apr 11:S1553-8389(23)00129-X. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2023.04.006.
  • Urgent Combination of Robotic and MIDCAB Coronary Revascularization in a Morbidly Obese Patient. Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, Hosseinian L, Sutter F, … Ramlawi B, Dokollari A. Innovations (Phila). 2023 Mar-Apr;18(2):193-195.
  • Urgent Robotic Coronary Revascularization In a Pregnant Woman. Hawthorne K, Eleni DM, Shapiro TA, Sicouri S, Gnall EM, Ramlawi B, Erten O, Sutter F, Dokollari A, Torregrossa G. AJOG Glob Rep. 2023 Feb 17;3(2):100183.
  • Ventricular Fibrillation After Robotic Off-Pump Left Atrial Appendage Clipping: A Coronary Spasm Event. Dokollari A, Sicouri S, Erten O, … Sutter F, … Ramlawi B, Torregrossa G. February 2023 EP Lab Digest. 2023:23(2):19.
  • Establishing a robotic coronary artery bypass surgery progra m: a narrative review. Torregrossa G, Dokollari A, Pompeu Sá M, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B, Sutter F. J Vis Surg. 2023 Jan;9. doi: 10.21037/jovs-22-11
  • De-Airing Maneuvers After Minimally Invasive and Robotic-Assisted Intracardiac Procedures. Amabile A, Geirsson A, … Torregrossa G, et al. J Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Jan 20. doi: 10.21470/1678-9741-2022-0214
  • Impact of coronary-subclavian steal after surgical myocardial revascularization with internal thoracic artery in chronic hemodialysis patients: a meta-analysis. Baudo M, Torregrossa G, Dokollari A, et al. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2023 Jan 8:S1050-1738(23)00002-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2022.12.008
  • Pearls, pitfalls, and surgical indications of the Intuity TM heart valve: A rapid deployment bioprosthesis. A systematic review of the literature. Dokollari A, Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, et al. J Card Surg. 2022 Dec;37(12):5411-5417.
  • Urgent robotic hybrid coronary revascularization in patient with high STS score. A case report. Dokollari A, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B, … Erten O, Sutter F, Torregrossa G. J Card Surg. 2022 Dec;37(12):5599-5602.
  • Long-term outcomes of patients receiving right internal thoracic artery or radial artery as a second arterial conduit. A propensity score matching study. Aboul-Hassan SS, Stankowski T, Sá MP, … Torregrossa G, Ramlawi B, et al. Int J Cardiol. 2023 Jan 1;370:136-142.
  • Impact of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Meta-Analysis of Kaplan-Meier-Derived Individual Patient Data. Sá MP, Jacquemyn X, … Dokollari A, Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, … Ramlawi B. J Am Coll Cardiol Img. Sep 16, 2022. Epublished doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2022.07.013
  • Long-term outcomes of total arch replacement versus proximal aortic replacement in acute type A aortic dissection: Meta-analysis of Kaplan-Meier-derived individual patient data. Sá MP, Jacquemyn X, … Erten O, Sicouri S, Dokollari A, Torregrossa G, … Ramlawi B. J Card Surg. J Card Surg. 2022 Dec;37(12):4256-4266.
  • Robotic-assisted versus conventional off-pump coronary surgery in women: A propensity-matched study. Torregrossa G, Sá MP, ... Dokollari A, Erten O, Sun T, Sicouri S, Wertan MC, Ramlawi B, Sutter FP. J Card Surg. 2022 Aug 23. doi: 10.1111/jocs.16878
  • Immediate and late outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement in bicuspid valves: Meta-analysis of reconstructed time-to-event data. Sá MP, Jacquemyn X, … Erten O, Dokollari A, Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, … Ramlawi B. J Card Surg. 2022 Oct;37(10):3300-3310.
  • Sá MP, Van den Eynde J, … Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B. Late outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in bicuspid versus tricuspid valve; meta-analysis of reconstructed time-to-event data. Trends Cardiovasc. Med. In press. 2 May 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tcm.2022.04.008
  • Late Outcomes Following Aortic Root Enlargement during Aortic Valve Replacement: Meta-Analysis with Reconstructed Time-to-Event Data. Sá MP, Van den Eynde J, … Sicouri S, … Torregrossa G, Ramlawi B. J. Cardiothorac. Vasc. A. 2022 Aug;36(8 Pt B):3065-3073.
  • Complete transcatheter versus complete surgical treatment in patients with aortic valve stenosis and concomitant coronary artery disease: Study-level meta-analysis with reconstructed time-to-event data. Sá MP, Sun T, … Sicouri S, Torregrossa G, … Ramlawi B. J Card Surg. 2022 Jul;37(7):2072-2083.
  • Transcatheter mitral valve implantation in the ongoing structural heart revolution. Sá MP, Ramlawi B, Gray WA, Malin JH, Van den Eynde J,… Sicouri S, Torregrossa G, et al. J Card Surg. 2022 Jun;37(6):1691-1704. doi: 10.1111/jocs.16431
  • Early and late outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement with sutureless and rapid‐deployment valves versus transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Meta‐analysis with reconstructed time‐to‐event data of matched studies. Pompeu Sá M, Jabagi H, … Malin JH, Sicouri S, Torregrossa G, … Ramlawi B. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2022; 1-11.
  • Impact of left ventricle outflow tract calcification on the outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation: A study-level meta-analysis. Sá MP, Van den Eynde J, Malin JH, Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B. J Card Surg. 2022 May;37(5):1379-1390.
  • Outcomes of cardiac surgical procedures performed by trainees versus consultants: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Escorel Neto AC, Sá MP, … Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B, et al. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Dec 24:S0022-5223(21)01817-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.12.029
  • Hybrid robotic off-pump versus conventional on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery in women. Torregrossa G, Sá MP, … Sicouri S, Wertan MC, Ramlawi B, Sutter FP. J Card Surg. 2022 Apr;37(4):895-905.
  • Respect versus resect approaches for mitral valve repair: a study-level meta-analysis. Sá MP, Cavalcanti LRP, … Sicouri S, … Torregrossa G, … Ramlawi B. Trends Cardiovasc. Med. 2022 18 Jan. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2022.01.005
  • Benefits and pitfalls of the Perceval sutureless bioprosthesis. Dokollari A, Ramlawi B, Torregrossa G, Sá MP, Sicouri S, et al. Front. Cardiovasc. Med., 2022 Jan 5;8. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2021.789392
  • Minimally invasive coronary artery surgery: Robotic and nonrobotic minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass techniques. Marin-Cuartas M, Sá MP, Torregrossa G, et al. JTCVS Tech. 2021 Oct 13;10:170-177. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.10.008.
  • Hybrid coronary revascularization versus percutaneous coronary intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Van den Eynde J, Sá MP, … Sicouri S, Ramlawi B, Torregrossa G, et al. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2021 Dec 1;37:100916. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2021.100916.
  • Robotic hybrid coronary revascularization versus conventional off-pump coronary bypass surgery in women with two-vessel disease. Torregrossa G, Sá MP, … Sicouri S, Wertan MA, Ramlawi B, Sutter FP. J Card Surg. 2022 Mar;37(3):501-511.
  • Bioprosthetic valve fracture for valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with structural valve degeneration: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Sá MP, Rayol SC, … Torregrossa G, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B. J Card Surg. 2021 Dec;36(12):4722-4731.
  • Lifetime management of aortic valve disease: Aligning surgical and transcatheter armamentarium to set the tone for the present and the future. Sá MP, Ramlawi B, Sicouri S, Torregrossa G, et al. J Card Surg. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1111/jocs.16110.
  • Techniques for Robotic-Assisted Surgical Myocardial Revascularization. Amabile A, Komlo C, … Torregrossa G, et al. Surg Technol Int. 2021 Aug 17;39:251-259.
  • Robotic off-pump totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass in the current era: report of 544 patients. Balkhy HH, Nisivaco S, … Torregrossa G, et al. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 15:ezab378.
  • Angiographic patency after robotic beating heart totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting facilitated by automated distal anastomotic connectors. Balkhy HH, Nathan S, Torregrossa G, et al. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 1;31(4):467-474
  • Does Intolerance of Single-Lung Ventilation Preclude Robotic Off-Pump Totally Endoscopic Coronary Bypass Surgery? Balkhy HH, Nisivaco S, … Torregrossa G, et al. Innovations (Phila). 2020 Sep/Oct;15(5):456-462.
  • Robotic Repair of Adult Left-Sided Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection. Mirzai S, Yang B, … Torregrossa G, et al. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Feb;111(2):e77-e79.
  • Totally robotic sutured coronary artery bypass grafting: How we do it. Torregrossa G, Amabile A, Balkhy HH. JTCVS Tech. 2020 May 28;3:170-172.
  • Adult Ventricular Septal Defect Repair Using a Robotic Totally Endoscopic Approach: A Case Report. Mirzai S, Hibino N, Torregrossa G, et al. Innovations (Phila). 2020 Jul/Aug;15(4):372-375.
  • The role of robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass in the future of coronary artery revascularization. Torregrossa G, Balkhy HH. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Aug 1;58(2):217-220.
  • Nasogastric Tube: A Novel Way to Prevent Iatrogenic Bleeding in Emergent Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. Amabile A, Williams EE, … Torregrossa G, et al. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct;110(4):e269-e270.
  • Grafting an anomalous coronary artery: a left anterior descending from the right coronary artery grafted with the right internal thoracic artery. Williams EE, Amabile A, Torregrossa G, et al. J Card Surg. 2020 Mar;35(3):729-731.
  • Mastering Off-Pump, Total Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A step-by-step approach. Amabile A, Torregrossa G, Williams E, et al. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Jan 17;2020.
  • Advanced techniques in mitral annular calcification management. Torregrossa G, Amabile A, Williams EE, et al. J Card Surg. 2019 Dec;34(12):1632-1634.
  • Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Transplant Vasculopathy. Torregrossa G, Bravo M, Mancini D, et al. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Aug;108(2):e77-e79.

Education and Training

Education

  • MD
    University of Padua-Italy

Academic Titles

  • 2021present: Clinical Associate Professor, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
  • 2021present: Director of Robotic Coronary Revascularization, Lankenau Heart Institute
  • 20192021: Cardiac Robotic and Minimally Invasive Clinical Associate, University of Chicago
  • 20182019: Associate Director of Robotic Heart Surgery, Mount Sinai Saint Luke, New York
  • 20162019: Assistant Professor in Cardiac Surgery, Mount Sinai Saint Luke and Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Health System, New York