Serge Sicouri

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Research Faculty

Director Cardiac Surgery Research

As director of cardiac surgery research, Dr. Sicouri’s focus is primarily on grants and manuscripts related to clinical outcomes of distinct cardiac surgeries, including quality-of-life outcomes.

About

  • 2018–present: Director, Cardiac Surgery Research, LIMR
  • 2021–present: Member, Research Faculty, LIMR
  • 2018–2021: Clinical Associate Professor, LIMR
  • 2018–present: Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Publications

  • Development of a Risk Score for Long-term Survival and MACCE After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery. Dokollari A, Rosati F, … Sicouri S, Sicouri N, Yamashita Y, Baudo M, … Kjelstrom S, Montone G, Wertan MA, Ramlawi B, … Sutter FP. Am J Cardiol. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2024.03.039
  • Clinical Presentation and Management of the Cervical Aortic Arch in the Adult Population: A Review of Case Reports. Baudo M, Sicouri S, Yamashita Y, Senzai M, Herman CR, Rodriguez R, Patel S, Ahmal B, … Meisner R, Hirsch L, Uribe A, Ramlawi B. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2024 Apr 1. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2024.03.041
  • Direct aortic cannulation versus femoral arterial cannulation for early outcomes in acute type A aortic dissection: A study-level meta-analysis. Yamashita Y, Sicouri S, Kjelstrom S, Montone G, Dokollari A, Ridwan K, Clarke N, Rodriguez R, Goldman SM, Ramlawi B. Perfusion. 2024 Mar 27:2676591241241422. doi: 10.1177/02676591241241422
  • Transcatheter valve-in-valve interventions after aortic root replacement: A systematic review. Baudo M, Cuko B … Sicouri S, Torregrossa G, … Ramlawi B, et al. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2024 Mar 26. doi: 10.1002/ccd.31027
  • Periprocedural Risk Predictors Affecting Long-Term Prognosis in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Dokollari A, Sicouri S, Hosseinian L, Erten O, Ramlawi B, … Sicouri N, Torregrossa G, Sutter FP. Tex Heart Inst J. 2024 Jan 1;51(1):e238199.
  • Hybrid robotic-assisted coronary revascularization and transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a single-center experience. Yamashita Y, Sicouri S, Torregrossa G, Gray WA, Sutter FP, Ramlawi B. J Invasive Cardiol. 2024 Mar 4. doi: 10.25270/jic/23.00308
  • Impact of mitral stenosis on early and late outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis: a single-center analysis. Yamashita Y, Sicouri S, Dokollari A, Senzai M, Rodriguez R, Gnall EM, Coady PM, Jarrett H, Abramson SV, Hawthorne KM, Goldman SM, Gray WA, Ramlawi B. J Invasive Cardiol. 2024 Feb 26. doi: 10.25270/jic/23.00307
  • i>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
  • Aortic versus axillary cannulation in acute type A aortic dissection repair: A meta-analysis. Yamashita Y, Sicouri S, Dokollari A, Rodriguez R, Goldman SM, Ramlawi B. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2024 Feb 11:2184923241232008. doi: 10.1177/02184923241232008
  • 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
  • Mid-term Clinical Outcomes of Robotic-Assisted Reverse Hybrid Coronary Revascularization. A Single Center Experience. Dokollari A, Gemelli M, Sicouri S, Gray WA, Shapiro TA, McGeehin F, Badri M, Coady P, Gnall E, Caroline M, Khan AA, … Kjelstrom S, Montone G, Wertan MA, Ramlawi B, Sutter FP. Am J Cardiol. 2024 Jan 5:S0002-9149(24)00007-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.12.054
  • 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
  • Robotic-Assisted vs Traditional Full-Sternotomy Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Procedures. A Propensity-Matched Analysis of Hospital Costs. Dokollari A, Sicouri S, Prendergast G, Ramlawi B, Mahmud F, Kjelstrom S, Wertan M, Sutter F. Am J Cardiol. 2023 Nov 25:S0002-9149(23)01259-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.10.083
  • 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
  • Aortic Intimal Sarcoma Simulating Non-bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis on Prosthetic Aortic Valve. Dokollari A, Erten O, Sicouri S, Maki RG, Ramlawi B. Can J Cardiol. 2023 Sep 14:S0828-282X(23)01661-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2023.09.008
  • Clinical and Echocardiographic Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair for Functional vs Degenerative Mitral Valve Regurgitation. Dokollari A, Sicouri S, Ridwan K, Rodriguez R, Gnall E, … Kjelstrom S, Montone G, Abramson S, Hawthorne K, Goldman S, Gray W, Ramlawi B. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2023 Aug 29:102064. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2023.102064
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cusp-overlap versus coplanar view in transcatheter aortic valve implantation with self-expandable valves: A meta-analysis of comparative studies. Sá MP, Van den Eynde J, … Erten O, Dokollari A, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2023 Feb;101(3):639-650.
  • 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 program: 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
  • Late outcomes of valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus re-replacement: Meta-analysis of reconstructed time-to-event data. Sá MP, Van den Eynde J, … Erten O, … Dokollari A, Sicouri S, … Ramlawi B. Int J Cardiol. 2023 Jan 1;370:112-121.
  • 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. J Card Surg. 2022 Dec;37(12):5411-5417.
  • Surgical Outcomes of Three Repair Techniques for Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection in Adult Patients. Dokollari A, Cameli M, … Sicouri S, et al. Hearts 2022, 3, 137–146. https://doi.org/10.3390/hearts3040016
  • Sternal-sparing aortic valve replacement with sutureless valve in bicuspid valve. Sá MP, Van den Eynde J, Erten O, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B. J Card Surg. 2022 Dec;37(12):5653-5662.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Use of Impella Devices for Acute Cardiogenic Shock in the Perioperative Period of Cardiac Surgery. Sicouri S, Shah VN, Buckley M, … Casanova E, Gnall E, et al. Braz J Cardiovasc Surg 2022. Ahead of print: 1-8. https://doi.org/10.21470/1678-9741-2021-0398
  • 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, … Sicouri S, Torregrossa G, et al. J Card Surg. 2022 Mar 27. doi: 10.1111/jocs.16431J Card Surg. 2022 Jun;37(6):1691-1704.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selection of Transcatheter Heart Valves: The Plethora of Device-Specific, Anatomic-Specific and Patient-Specific Aspects for Optimal Results in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Pompeu Sá M, Sicouri S, Ramlawi B. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2021 Oct 19:S1050-1738(21)00118-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2021.10.003.
  • 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.
  • The mini-Bentall approach: Comparison with full sternotomy. Shah VN, Kilcoyne MF, Buckley M, Sicouri S, Plestis KA. JTCVS Tech. 2021 Jan 27;7:59-66. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.01.025
  • Assessment of pain, anxiety and depression, and quality of life after minimally invasive aortic surgery. Sicouri S, Shah VN, Orlov CP, Buckley M, Dedeilia K, Plestis KA. J Card Surg. 2021 Jan 13. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15320.
  • The mini-Bentall approach: a comparison to full sternotomy. Shah VN, Kilcoyne MF, Buckley M, Sicouri S, Plestis KA. JTCVS Techniques. Jan. 24, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.01.025
  • Transcatheter and ministernotomy aortic valve replacement after bioprosthetic valve failure. Shah VN, Buckley M, Orlov OI, Imperato NS, Sicouri S, Goldman SM, Plestis KA. J Card Surg. 2020 Dec 6. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15225.
  • Total Aortic Arch Replacement: An Evolving Process. Shah VN, Sicouri S, Plestis KA. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 5:S1043-0679(20)30205-7.
  • Total Arch Replacement with Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest, Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion and the Y-graft. Orlov CP, Orlov OI, Shah VN, Kilcoyne M, Buckley M, Sicouri S, Plestis KA. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 30:S1043-0679(20)30050-2. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.03.001.
  • Descending Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms. In: “Cardiac Surgery: A Complete Guide” (Springer). Plestis K, Sicouri S, Meisner R, Shah V, et al. 2020.
  • Incidence, Natural History, and Factors Associated with Paravalvular Leak Following Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. Shah VN, Orlov OI, Orlov CP, Buckley M, Sicouri S, Takebe M, Thomas MP, Goldman SM, Plestis KA. Innovations (Phila). 2019 Sep 9. doi: 10.1177/1556984519874806.
  • Ministernotomy aortic valve surgery in patients with prior patent mammary artery grafts after coronary artery bypass grafting. Orlov OI, Kaleda VI, Shah VN, Nguyen C, Orlov CP, Sicouri S, Takebe M, Goldman SM, Plestis KA. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019;55(6):1174-79.
  • Effect of autonomic influences to induce triggered activity in muscular sleeves extending into the coronary sinus of the canine heart and its suppression by ranolazine. Sicouri S, Belardinelli L, Antzelevitch C. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019;30(2):230-8.
  • Mechanisms Underlying the Actions of Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Drugs That Cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Sicouri S, Antzelevitch C. Arrhythm Electrophysiol Rev. 2018;7(3):199-209.

Education and training

Education

  • MD
    Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Suny Health Science Center

Academic titles

  • 2018–present: Director, Cardiac Surgery Research, LIMR
  • 2021–present: Member, Research Faculty, LIMR
  • 2018–2021: Clinical Associate Professor, LIMR
  • 2018–present: Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University