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Gianluca Torregrossa

TitleClinical Associate
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentSurgery-Cardiac
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    University of Padua, ItalyMD10/2016Medical School
    University of Padua, ItalyMD09/2012Cardiac Surgery Residency
    Mount Sinai Hospital , NYCMD02/2016Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
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    2007Rotary International Travel Fellowship for Distinguished Students - Group Student Exchange, Rotary International
    2017Cox Maze Award Fellowship , American Association of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS)
    2019Maria Paola Belloni Award for excellence in research, University of Padua - IT -
    2019Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International

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    1. Mirzai S, Hibino N, Torregrossa G, Balkhy HH. Adult Ventricular Septal Defect Repair Using a Robotic Totally Endoscopic Approach: A Case Report. Innovations (Phila). 2020 May 14; 1556984520922978. PMID: 32403961.
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    2. Balkhy HH, Amabile A, Torregrossa G. A Shifting Paradigm in Robotic Heart Surgery: From Single-Procedure Approach to Establishing a Robotic Heart Center of Excellence. Innovations (Phila). 2020 May/Jun; 15(3):187-194. PMID: 32384009.
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    3. Torregrossa G, Balkhy HH. The role of robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass in the future of coronary artery revascularization. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Apr 20. PMID: 32310268.
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    4. Rosati CM, Torregrossa G, Balkhy HH, Puskas JD. Dedicated training in advanced coronary surgery: Need and opportunity. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 18. PMID: 32482407.
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    5. Torregrossa G, Amabile A, Williams EE, Fonceva A, Hosseinian L, Balkhy HH. Multi-arterial and total-arterial coronary revascularization: Past, present, and future perspective. J Card Surg. 2020 May; 35(5):1072-1081. PMID: 32293059.
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    6. Amabile A, Williams EE, Rastogi U, Torregrossa G, Puskas JD. Naso-Gastric Tube: A Novel Way to Prevent Iatrogenic Bleeding in Emergent CABG. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar 23. PMID: 32217068.
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    7. Torregrossa G, Amabile A, Fonceva A, Hosseinian L, Williams EE, Balkhy HH, Ramakrishna H. Outcomes in Complete Arterial Coronary Revascularization. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Mar 19. PMID: 32359710.
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    8. Torregrossa G, Hibino N, Amabile A, Balkhy HH. Robotic Surgery in the Adult Congenital Cardiac Patient: Back to the Future? Innovations (Phila). 2020 Mar/Apr; 15(2):99-100. PMID: 32352898.
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    9. Williams EE, Amabile A, Torregrossa G, Puskas JD. Grafting an anomalous coronary artery: a left anterior descending from the right coronary artery grafted with the right internal thoracic artery. J Card Surg. 2020 Mar; 35(3):729-731. PMID: 32017226.
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    10. Torregrossa G, Benedetto U, Balkhy HH. Commentary: Handling mitral annulus calcification from behind the robotic console: The Pugachev's Cobra in cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 31. PMID: 32111423.
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    11. Amabile A, Torregrossa G, Williams E, Puskas J. Mastering Off-Pump, Total Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A step-by-step approach. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Jan 17; 2020. PMID: 31990154.
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    12. Bhatt HV, Schuessler ME, Torregrossa G, Fitzgerald MM, Evans AS, Narasimhan S, Ramakrishna H. Robotic Cardiac Surgery Part II: Anesthetic Considerations for Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Nov 14. PMID: 31812565.
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    13. Torregrossa G, Amabile A, Williams EE, Puskas JD. Advanced techniques in mitral annular calcification management. J Card Surg. 2019 Dec; 34(12):1632-1634. PMID: 31794126.
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    14. Torregrossa Gianluca, Amabile Andrea, Williams E. elbert, Puskas D John. A Novel and Versatile Tool for Mitral Valve Repair: The Memo 4D System. 2019.
    15. Torregrossa G, Bravo M, Mancini D, Puskas J. Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Transplant Vasculopathy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 08; 108(2):e77-e79. PMID: 30710522.
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    16. Gaudino M, Bakaeen F, Davierwala P, Di Franco A, Fremes SE, Patel N, Puskas JD, Ruel M, Torregrossa G, Vallely M, Taggart DP. New Strategies for Surgical Myocardial Revascularization. Circulation. 2018 11 06; 138(19):2160-2168. PMID: 30474417.
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    17. Torregrossa G, Puskas JD. Commentary: Totally endoscopic bypass grafting: Hunting for a Norwegian mushroom. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 05; 157(5):1837-1838. PMID: 30447968.
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    18. Leviner DB, Torregrossa G, Puskas JD. Incomplete revascularization: what the surgeon needs to know. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jul; 7(4):463-469. PMID: 30094210.
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    19. Roscoe A, Tomey MI, Torregrossa G, Galhardo C, Parhar K, Zochios V. Chagas Cardiomyopathy: A Comprehensive Perioperative Review. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Dec; 32(6):2780-2788. PMID: 29803311.
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    20. Aoi S, Di Luozzo G, Torregrossa G, Finkielstein D. Successful Retrieval of a Migrated Shunt Catheter Causing Severe Pulmonary Insufficiency. J Cardiovasc Echogr. 2018 Apr-Jun; 28(2):127-129. PMID: 29911011.
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    21. Melly L, Torregrossa G, Lee T, Jansens JL, Puskas JD. Fifty years of coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Mar; 10(3):1960-1967. PMID: 29707352.
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    22. Weiner MM, Baron EL, Joshi K, Villablanca P, Briceno D, Torregrossa G, Evans AS, Augoustides Y, Ramakrishna H. Catheter Versus Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: An Analysis of Outcomes. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 10; 32(5):2435-2443. PMID: 29456047.
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    23. Azzalini L, Torregrossa G, Puskas JD, Brilakis ES, Lombardi WL, Karmpaliotis D, Nakamura S, Colombo A, Carlino M. Percutaneous revascularization of chronic total occlusions: Rationale, indications, techniques, and the cardiac surgeon's point of view. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Mar 15; 231:90-96. PMID: 28089148.
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    24. Torregrossa Gianluca, Puskas D. J. Innovation Journal. Hybrid Coronary Revascularization: da Vinci Xi Versus da Vinci Si. Is the Future Better? Comparison of Two Generations of the da Vinci System . 2016; 12(S4):200.
    25. Torregrossa G, Kanei Y, Puskas J. Hybrid robotic coronary artery bypass grafting: how do we do it. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Nov; 5(6):582-585. PMID: 27942492.
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    26. Islam M, Karter D, Altshuler J, Altshuler D, Schwartz D, Torregrossa G. Refractory Toxic Shock-Like Syndrome from Streptococcus dysgalactiae ssp. equisimilis and Intravenous Immunoglobulin as Salvage Therapy: A Case Series. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2016; 2016:2547645. PMID: 27597908.
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    27. Banayan JM, Roberts JD, Chaney MA, Odonkor PN, Hosseinian L, Torregrossa G. CASE 7-2016 Choice of Percutaneous Mechanical Assistance During Cardiopulmonary Instability: Heart, Lungs, or Both? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Aug; 30(4):1104-17. PMID: 26755437.
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    28. Tessari C, Vida VL, Torregrossa G, Castaldi B, Stellin G. Rescue Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in a Neonate After Arterial Switch Operation: A Temporary or a Lifetime Solution? J Card Surg. 2015 Jul; 30(7):611-3. PMID: 25974863.
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    29. Colli A, Zucchetta F, Torregrossa G, Manzan E, Bizzotto E, Besola L, Bellu R, Sarais C, Pittarello D, Gerosa G. Transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with Neochord Implantation (TOP-MINI): step-by-step guide. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 May; 4(3):295-7. PMID: 26309835.
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    30. Torregrossa G, Sosin M, Gerosa G, Dorashfar A. Chest wall, thymus, and heart transplant: pushing the boundary of solid organ and vascularized composite allotransplantation. Allotransplantation Journal. 2015; 2(2):1.
    31. Hosseinian L, Levin MA, Fischer GW, Anyanwu AC, Torregrossa G, Evans AS. Hemodynamic deterioration during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation weaning in a patient with a total artificial heart. Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan; 43(1):e19-22. PMID: 25514727.
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    32. Torregrossa G, Anyanwu A, Zucchetta F, Gerosa G. SynCardia: the total artificial heart. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Nov; 3(6):612-20. PMID: 25512904.
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    33. Torregrossa G, Morshuis M, Varghese R, Hosseinian L, Vida V, Tarzia V, Loforte A, Duveau D, Arabia F, Leprince P, Kasirajan V, Beyersdorf F, Musumeci F, Hetzer R, Krabatsch T, Gummert J, Copeland J, Gerosa G. Results with SynCardia total artificial heart beyond 1 year. ASAIO J. 2014 Nov-Dec; 60(6):626-34. PMID: 25158888.
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    34. Tarzia V, Buratto E, Gallo M, Bortolussi G, Bejko J, Dal Lin C, Torregrossa G, Bianco R, Bottio T, Gerosa G. Surgical implantation of the CardioWest Total Artificial Heart. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Nov; 3(6):624-5. PMID: 25512906.
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    35. Gerosa G, Scuri S, Iop L, Torregrossa G. Present and future perspectives on total artificial hearts. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Nov; 3(6):595-602. PMID: 25512901.
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    36. Torregrossa G, Wang C, Reddy R, Fischer GW. Air in the Moustache Can Choke the Left Ventricle. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Oct; 29(5):1291-4. PMID: 25440621.
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    37. Castillo JG, Torregrossa G, Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY IN ADULTS WITH CONGENITAL MITRAL VALVE DISEASE. 2014; S1(19 ):S54.
    38. Torregrossa G, Pawale A, El-Eshmawi A, Nguyen K. Left ventricular assists device insertion via small right axillary incision in a pediatric patient. J Card Surg. 2014 Jul; 29(4):581-3. PMID: 24750180.
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    39. Toyoda N, Torregrossa G, Itagaki S, Pawale A, Reddy R. Intracardiac migration of vena caval stent: decision-making and treatment considerations. J Card Surg. 2014 May; 29(3):320-2. PMID: 24417181.
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    40. Pawale A, El-Eshmawi A, Torregrossa G, Milla F. Ruptured papillary muscle causing acute severe mitral regurgitation. J Card Surg. 2013 Nov; 28(6):707. PMID: 23898857.
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    41. Vida VL, Torregrossa G, De Franceschi M, Padalino MA, Belli E, Berggren H, Çiçek S, Ebels T, Fragata J, Hoel TN, Horer J, Hraska V, Kostolny M, Lindberg H, Mueller C, Pretre R, Rosser B, Rubay J, Schreiber C, Speggiorin S, Tlaskal T, Stellin G. Pediatric coronary artery revascularization: a European multicenter study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep; 96(3):898-903. PMID: 23891408.
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    42. Torregrossa G, Rossitto G, Testolin L, Cesari M. A Severe but predictable complication of inflammatory bowel disease. World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery. 2013; (3):129.
    43. Torregrossa G, Gerosa G, Tarzia V, Vida V, Duveau D, Arabia F, LePrince P, Kasirajan V, Beyerdof F, Loforte A, Musumeci F, Hetzer R, Krabatsch T, Gummert J, Morshuis M, Copeland JG. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Long Term Results with Total Artificial Heart: Is It Prime Time for Destination Therapy?. 2013; 4(32):S118.
    44. Bellotto F, Compostella L, Agostoni P, Torregrossa G, Setzu T, Gambino A, Russo N, Feltrin G, Tarzia V, Gerosa G. Peripheral adaptation mechanisms in physical training and cardiac rehabilitation: the case of a patient supported by a CardioWest total artificial heart. J Card Fail. 2011 Aug; 17(8):670-5. PMID: 21807329.
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    45. Favaro A, Gerosa G, Caforio AL, Volpe B, Rupolo G, Zarneri D, Boscolo S, Pavan C, Tenconi E, d'Agostino C, Moz M, Torregrossa G, Feltrin G, Gambino A, Santonastaso P. Posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in heart transplantation recipients: the relationship with outcome and adherence to medical treatment. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2011 Jan-Feb; 33(1):1-7. PMID: 21353121.
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    46. Migliore F, Leoni L, Torregrossa G, Guglielmi C, Tarantini G, Buja G, Iliceto S, Corrado D. Asymptomatic right ventricular perforation by an implantable cardioverter defibrillator lead detected by home monitoring system. J Electrocardiol. 2010 Nov-Dec; 43(6):673-5. PMID: 20888001.
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    47. Fedrigo M, Gambino A, Tona F, Torregrossa G, Poli F, Benazzi E, Frigo A, Feltrin G, Toscano G, Caforio AP, Iliceto S, Valente M, Thiene G, Gerosa G, Angelini A. Can C4d immunostaining on endomyocardial biopsies be considered a prognostic biomarker in heart transplant recipients? Transplantation. 2010 Oct 15; 90(7):791-8. PMID: 20811321.
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    48. Gambino A, Torregrossa G, Feltrin G, Toscano G, Gerosa G. Heart donors with underlying genetic syndromes. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 May; 29(5):588-9. PMID: 20022768.
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    49. Angelini A, Castellani C, Poli F, Benazzi E, Torregrossa G, Tona F, Gambino A, Caforio AP, Feltrin G, Toscano G, Valente M, Thiene G, Gerosa G. Antibody-mediated rejection without acute graft dysfunction in adult ABO-compatible heart transplantation: a case of accommodation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Dec; 27(12):1357-60. PMID: 19059119.
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    50. Rattazzi M, Iop L, Faggin E, Bertacco E, Zoppellaro G, Baesso I, Puato M, Torregrossa G, Fadini GP, Agostini C, Gerosa G, Sartore S, Pauletto P. Clones of interstitial cells from bovine aortic valve exhibit different calcifying potential when exposed to endotoxin and phosphate. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2008 Dec; 28(12):2165-72. PMID: 18832754.
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    51. Gambino A, Torregrossa G, Cozzi E, Angelini A, De Silvestro G, Cerutti A, Feltrin G, Toscano G, d'Agostino C, Zanella F, Thiene G, Gerosa G. ABO-incompatible heart transplantation: crossing the immunological barrier. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2008 Aug; 9(8):854-7. PMID: 18607256.
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    52. Antonio Gambino, Gianluca Torregrossa, Giuseppe Toscano, Giuseppe Feltrin, Francesco Tona, Andrea Andreotti, Annalisa Angelini, Gaetano Thiene, Gino Gerosa . Standard in surveillance endomyocardial biospy (emb) protocol in the first month after heart transplantation: time for a reappraisal?. Transplantation. 2008; 1(S1):86.
    53. Gandaglia A, Torregrossa G, Naso F, Spina M, Gastaldello S, Iop L, Sartore S, Gerosa G. 6. Flogistic and biocompatibility effects determination of decellularized and commercial available aortic leaflets after implantation in a peritoneal rat model. The international journal of artificial organs. 2008; 7(31):637.
    54. Callegari A, Bollini S, Iop L, Chiavegato A, Torregrossa G, Pozzobon M, Gerosa G, De Coppi P, Elvassore N, Sartore S. Neovascularization induced by porous collagen scaffold implanted on intact and cryoinjured rat hearts. Biomaterials. 2007 Dec; 28(36):5449-61. PMID: 17905428.
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    55. De Marzio P, Morelli S, Ferri C, Torregrossa G, Bellini C, de Angelis C, Perrone A, Aguglia F, Santucci A, Balsano F. Enhanced release of atrial natriuretic factor during exercise-induced myocardial ischaemia in patients after acute myocardial infarction. Int J Cardiol. 1992 Feb; 34(2):179-87. PMID: 1737669.
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    56. Bellini C, Carlomagno A, Piccoli A, Di Francesco L, Torregrossa G, Leonetti Luparini R, Germanò G, Giarrizzo C, Ferri C, Santucci A, et al. [The efficacy and tolerance of orally administered kallikrein in patients with essential arterial hypertension]. Ann Ital Med Int. 1991 Oct-Dec; 6(4):369-74. PMID: 1804283.
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