Carlo Renato G. Bartoli, MD, PhD

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Carlo Renato G. Bartoli, MD, PhD, is a fellow with the Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Dr. Bartoli has won numerous national and international scientific awards for his investigations in cardiovascular medicine including the prestigious 2020 American College of Cardiology Doug Zipes Investigator Award for “contributions to cardiovascular medicine and body of work.”  He sits on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Medical Advisory Boards for Abiomed Inc, Evaheart International Inc, and Windmill Cardiovascular Systems Inc.  His interests are surgical management of acquired and congenital heart disease, development and clinical implantation of mechanical circulatory support devices, von Willebrand factor biology, and angiogenesis.

Dr. Bartoli has established a translational biophysics laboratory with investigations at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as multiple national and international collaborations. The laboratory is independently funded with support from the NIH, multiple congenital cardiology foundations, and industry partners.

Ongoing projects examine mechanical circulatory support in the fetus to the adult and include left ventricular assist device (LVAD) design and development, mechanisms of LVAD-associated bleeding and thrombosis, novel LVAD therapies, abnormal angiogenesis in children with single ventricle disease, and cardiovascular biology of the placenta.  Advancing the field of cardiovascular medicine and training MD/PhD physician-scientists are major goals of the laboratory. Further information may be found here.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Residency

Cardiothoracic Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD - University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
MS - University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
MLA - Harvard University, Boston, MA

Titles and Academic Titles

Fellow, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Instructor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

Bartoli CR, Hennessy-Strahs S, Gohean J, Villeda M, Larson E, Longoria R, Kurusz M, Acker MA, Smalling R. The TORVAD, a novel toroidal-flow LVAD minimizes blood trauma versus the HeartMate II: Implications of improved LVAD hemocompatibility. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2019, 107(6): 1761-1767.

Bartoli CR, Dowling RD. Next-generation mechanical circulatory support devices for the management of advanced heart failure. Cardiac Interventions Today. 2019, 13(1).

2018

Lawrence KM, Hennessy-Strahs S, McGovern PE, Mejaddam AY, Rossidis AC, Baumgarten HD, Bansal E, Villeda M, Rychik J, Peramteau WH, Davey MG, Flake AW, JW Gaynor, Bartoli CR.  Normoxic but not hypoxic extracorporeal support of the fetus in an artificial womb allows normal cardiac development. Journal of Clinical Investigation - Insight. 2018, 3(24).

Bartoli CR, Zhang D, Hennessy-Strahs S, Kang J, Restle D, Atluri P, Acker MA. Clinical and in vitro evidence that LVAD-induced von Willebrand factor degradation alters angiogenesis. Circulation: Heart Failure. 2018, 11(9).

Bartoli CR, Zhang D, Kang J, Hennessy-Strahs S, Restle D, Howard J, Redline G, Bermudez C, Atluri P, Acker MA. Clinical and ex vivo evidence that subclinical LVAD-associated hemolysis contributes to LVAD thrombosis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2018, 105(3): 807-814.

2017

Kang J, Hennessy-Strahs S, Kwiatkowski P, Bermudez CA, Acker MA, Atluri P, McConnell PI, Bartoli CR. Continuous-flow LVAD support causes a distinct form of intestinal angiodysplasia. Circulation Research. 2017, 121(8): 963-969.

Bartoli CR, Soucy K, Philips D, Giridharan G, Sobieski MA, Wead W, Dowling RD, Zhongjun JW, Prabhu S, Slaughter MS, Koenig SC. Continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support improves myocardial supply:demand in chronic heart failure. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2017, 45(6): 1475-1486.

Bartoli CR, Kang, J, Zhang D, Howard J, Acker MA, Atluri P, Motomura T. LVAD design reduces von Willebrand factor degradation: a comparative study between the HeartMate II and the EVAHEART left ventricular assist system. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2017, 103(4): 1239-1244.

Flaherty MP, Pant S, Kilgore T, Dassanayaka S, Loughran JH, Rawasia W, Buddhadeb D, Bartoli CR.  Impella 2.5 support protects against acute kidney injury in patients undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention. Circulation Research. 2017, 120(4): 692-700.

2016

Flaherty MP, Pant S, Kilgore T, Dassanayaka S, Loughran JH, Rawasia W, Buddhadeb D, Bartoli CR.  Impella 2.5 support protects against acute kidney injury in patients undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2016, 1;68(18S):B49-B50.

Bartoli CR. Antibody-based protection of von Willebrand factor degradation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. 2016, 4(6): 518-519.

Kang J, Zhang D, Restle D, Kallel F, Acker MA, Atluri P, Bartoli CR. Reduced continuous-flow LVAD speed does not decrease von Willebrand factor degradation. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2016, 151(6): 1747-1754.

2015

Bartoli CR, Kang J, Restle DJ, Zhang DM, Shabahang C, Acker MA, Atluri P. Inhibition of ADAMTS-13 by doxycycline reduces von Willebrand factor degradation during supraphysiologic shear stress: therapeutic implications for LVAD-associated bleeding. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. 2015, 3(11): 860-869.

Bartoli CR, Atluri P. Do continuous-flow LVAD patients benefit from induced-pulsatility or are we just spinning our wheels? Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2015, 150(4): 945-946.

Bartoli CR, Restle DJ, Zhang DM, Acker MA, Atluri P. von Willebrand factor degradation with an LVAD occurs via two distinct mechanisms: Mechanical demolition and enzymatic cleavage. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2015, 149(1): 281-289.

Giridharan GA, Koenig SC, Soucy KG, Young C, Pirbodaghi T, Bartoli CR, Monreal G, Sobieski MA, Schumer E, Cheng A, Slaughter MS. Left ventricular volume unloading with axial and centrifugal rotary blood pumps. ASAIO J. 2015, 61(3): 292-300.

Giridharan GA, Koenig SC, Soucy KG, Young C, Pirbodaghi T, Bartoli CR, Monreal G, Sobieski MA, Schumer E, Cheng A, Slaughter MS. Hemodynamic changes and retrograde blood flow in LVAD patients. ASAIO J. 2015, 61(3): 282-291.

Restle DJ, Zhang DM, Hung G, Howard JL, Kallel F, Acker MA, Atluri P, Bartoli CR. Preclinical models for translational investigations of LVAD-associated von Willebrand factor degradation. Artificial Organs. 2015, 39(7): 569-575.

Flaherty MP, Mohsen A, Moore JB, Bartoli CR, Schneibel E, Rawasia W, Williams ML, Grubb K, Hirsch GA.  Predictors and clinical impact of preexisting and acquired thrombocytopenia following transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2015, 85(1): 118-129.

2014

Bartoli CR, Ghotra AS, Pachika AR, Birks EJ, McCants KC. Hematologic Markers Better Predict LVAD Thrombosis Than Echocardiographic or Pump Parameters. The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. 2014, 148(1): 311-321.

Bartoli CR, Spence PA, Siess T, Raess DH, Koenig SC, Dowling RD. Nonphysiologic blood flow triggers endothelial and arterial remodeling in vivo: Implications for LVADs with a peripheral anastomosis. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2014, 148(1): 311-321.

Bartoli CR, Rogers BD, Ionan CE, Koenig SC, Pantalos GM. End-diastolic flow reversal may limit the efficacy of pediatric intraaortic balloon counterpulsation. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2014, 147(5):1660-1667.

Bartoli CR, Dassanayaka S, Brittian KR, Luckett A, Sithu S, Siess T, Raess DH, Spence PA, Koenig SC, Dowling RD, D’Souza SE. Insights into the mechanism(s) of von Willebrand factor degradation during mechanical circulatory support. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2014, 147(5): 1634-1643.

Bartoli CR, Ailawadi G, Kern JA. Diagnosis, non-surgical management, and prevention of LVAD thrombosis. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2014, 29(1): 83-94.

2013

Bartoli CR, Sherwood LC, Giridharan GA, Slaughter MS, Wead WB, Prabhu SD, Koenig SC. Bovine model of chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy: Implications for ventricular assist device research. Artificial Organs. 2013, 37(12): E202-214.

Bartoli CR,, Koenig SC, Ionan C, Gillars KJ, Mitchell ME, Austin EH, Gray LA, Pantalos GM.  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation vs. counterpulsatile, pulsatile, and continuous blood flow for pediatric mechanical circulatory support. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2013, 14(9):e424-37.

Bartoli CR, Demarest CT, Khalpey Z, Takayama H, Naka Y.  Current management of left ventricular assist device erosion. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2013, 28(6):776-82.

Bartoli CR, Vessels KM, McCants KC. Increased intrathoracic impedance predicts adverse events in LVAD patients.  Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 2013, 28(5): 616-618.

Bartoli CR, McCants KC, Birks EJ, Flaherty MP, Slaughter MS. Percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale to prevent paradoxical thromboembolism in a patient with a continuous-flow LVAD: Case report and literature review. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2013, 25(13): 154-156.

Dassanayaka S, Slaughter MS, Bartoli CR. Mechanistic pathway(s) of acquired von Willebrand syndrome with a continuous-flow ventricular assist device: in vitro findings. ASAIO J. 2013, 59(2): 123-129.

2012

Bartoli CR, Wead WB, Giridharan GA, Prabhu SD, Koenig SC. What is the culprit in coronary anomalies? Reply. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2012, 144(6): 1531-1533.

Bartoli CR, Wead WB, Giridharan GA, Prabhu SD, Koenig SC, Dowling RD. Mechanism of myocardial ischemia with an anomalous left coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2012, 144(2):402-408.

Giridharan GA, Bartoli CR, Spence PA, Dowling RD, Koenig SC. A novel counterpulsation device provides flow augmentation compared to intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation. Artificial Organs. 2012, 36(7):600-606.

Bartoli CR, Dassanayaka S, Brittian KR, Nadar AC, Ismahil MA, Koenig SC, Prabhu SD. A microsphere-based technique for the direct measurement of blood flow in microvessels grown in Matrigel in vivo. Journal of Surgical Research. 2012, 172(1):e55-60.

Warren S, Giridharan GA, Dowling RD, Spence PA, Tompkins L, Gratz E, Sherwood LC, Sobieski MA, Bartoli CR, Slaughter MS, Keynton RS, Koenig SC. Feasibility of subcutaneous ECG leads for synchronized timing of a counterpulsation device. Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 2012, 3(1): 17-25.

2011

Bartoli CR, Dowling RD. The future of adult cardiac assist devices: Novel systems and mechanical circulatory support strategies. Cardiology Clinics. 2011, 29(4):559-582.

Bartoli CR, Nadar MM, Loyd GE, Kasdan ML. An atypical case of anesthesia-induced reverse Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a 30-year-old male with post-traumatic stress disorder.  Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2011, 25(6):1116-1118.

Bartoli CR, Brittian KR, Giridharan GA, Koenig SC, Hamid T, Prabhu SD. Bovine model of doxorubicin-induced chronic heart failure. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 2011, 2011:758736. chronic heart failure. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 2011, 2011:758736.

Bartoli CR, Dowling RD, Wilson GC, Giridharan GA, Slaughter MS, Sherwood LC, Spence PA, Prabhu SD, Koenig SC. A novel subcutaneous counterpulsation device: Acute hemodynamic responses to pharmacologically-induced hypertension, hypotension, and heart failure. Response to Letter to the Editor.  Artificial Organs. 2011, 35(1):93-5.

Bartoli CR, Godleski JJ, Verrier RL. Mechanisms mediating adverse effects of air pollution on cardiovascular hemodynamic function and vulnerability to cardiac arrhythmias. Air Quality, Atmosphere, and Health. 2011, 4:53-63.

2010

Bartoli CR, Nadar MM, Godleski JJ. Capsule thickness correlates with vascular density and blood flow within foreign-body capsules surrounding surgically implanted subcutaneous devices. Artificial Organs. 2010, 34(10);857-861.

Nadar MM, Bartoli CR, Kasdan ML. Lipomas of the hand: a review and 13 patient case series. ePlasty, 2010, 10(25):e66.

Bartoli CR, Wilson GC, Giridharan GA, Slaughter MS, Sherwood LC, Spence PA, Prabhu SD, Koenig SC. A novel subcutaneous counterpulsation device: Acute hemodynamic responses to pharmacologically-induced hypertension, hypotension, and heart failure. Artificial Organs. 2010, 34(7):537-45.

Bartoli CR, Giridharan GA, Litwak KN, Sobieski MA, Prabhu SD, Slaughter MS, Koenig SC. Hemodynamic responses to continuous versus pulsatile unloading of the failing left ventricle. ASAIO J. 2010, 56(5):410-6.

Slaughter MS, Ising MS, Tamez D, O'Driscoll G, Voskoboynikov N, Bartoli CR, Koenig SC, Giridharan GA. Increase in circadian variation of flow after continuous flow ventricular assist device implantation. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2010, 29(6):695-7.

Bartoli CR, Godleski JJ. Blood flow in the foreign-body capsule surrounding surgically implanted subcutaneous devices. Journal of Surgical Research. 2010, 158(1): 147-154.

2009

Bartoli CR, Wellenius GA, Coull BA, Diaz EA, Lawrence J, Akiyama I, Okabe K, Verrier RL, Godleski JJ. Concentrated ambient particles alter myocardial blood flow during acute ischemia in conscious canines. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2009, 117(3): 333-337.

Bartoli CR, Wellenius GA, Diaz EA, Lawrence J, Coull BA, Akiyama I, Lee LM, Katz T, Okabe K, Verrier RL, Godleski JJ. Acute mechanisms of particulate air pollution-induced arterial blood pressure changes. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2009, 117(3): 361-366.

Slaughter MS, Bartoli CR, Sobieski MA, Pantalos GM, Giridharan GA, Dowling RD, Prabhu SD, Farrar DJ, Koenig SC. Intraoperative evaluation of the HeartMate II flow estimator. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2009, 28(1):39-43.

Bartoli CR, Okabe K, Akiyama I, Godleski JJ. Repeat microsphere delivery for serial measurement of regional blood perfusion in the chronically instrumented, conscious canine.  Journal of Surgical Research. 2008, 145(1):135-41.

Bartoli CR, Akiyama I, Okabe K, Diaz EA, Godleski JJ. Permanent tracheostomy for long-term respiratory studies. Journal of Surgical Research. 2008, 145(1):124-9.

Gelzer AR, Koller ML, Otani NF, Fox JJ, Enyeart MW, Hooker GJ, Riccio ML, Bartoli CR, Gilmour RF. Dynamic mechanism for initiation of ventricular fibrillation in vivo. Circulation. 2008, 9;118(11):1123-9.

Kumar K, Nearing BD, Bartoli CR, Kwaku KF, Belardinelli L, Verrier RL.  Effect of Ranolazine on ventricular vulnerability and defibrillation threshold in the intact porcine heart. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 2008, 19(10):1073-9.

2007

Bartoli CR, Akiyama I, Godleski JJ, Verrier RL. Long-term pericardial catheterization is associated with minimum foreign body response. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2007, 70(2):221-227.

2006

Bartoli CR, Okabe K, Akiyama I, Verrier RL, Godleski JJ. Technique for implantation of chronic indwelling aortic access catheters.  Journal of Investigative Surgery. 2006, 19(6): 397-405.

Abstracts

2019

Hennessy-Strahs S, Bermudez C, Atluri P, Acker M, Bartoli CR. Toward a standard practice for the quantification of von Willebrand factor degradation during LVAD support. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support. Bologna, Italy, October 2019.

Devashish K, Hennessy-Strahs S, Glatz AC, Gaynor JW, Bartoli CR. Plasma from children with a superior cavo- pulmonary connection (Glenn circulation) increases pediatric pulmonary endothelial cell proliferation in vitro. Proceedings of the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program. Philadelphia, PA, September, 2019.

Vining C, Vela M, Sheridan E, Bartoli CR, Khandahar S, Pascual J, Canon J. Percutaneous thrombectomy of large right atrial in-transit thrombus after major trauma. Proceedings of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, CA, February, 2019.

2017

Hennessy-Strahs S, Bermudez C, Atluri P, Acker MA, Bartoli CR. von Willebrand factor multimers, fragments, and function predict the risk of LVAD-associated bleeding. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Tucson, AZ, October 2017.

Hennessy-Strahs S, Sakatsume K, Bermudez C, Atluri P, Acker MA, Horiuchi H, Bartoli CR. Establishing a standard practice for the evaluation of von Willebrand factor multimer degradation in rotary blood pumps. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Tucson, AZ, October 2017.

Larson E, Gohean J, Hennessy-Strahs S, Bartoli CR, Smalling RW, Longoria RG. Initial bench top and animal testing with the pediatric TORVAD confirms low-shear pumping and synchronization. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Tucson, AZ, October 2017.

Gohean JR, Larson ER, Longoria RG, Kurusz M, Hennessy-Strahs S, Bartoli CR, Smalling RW. Low shear and thromboresistance in the synchronous pulsatile adult and pediatric TORVAD. Proceedings of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs, Chicago, IL, 2017.

Books

Chapters

2011

Bartoli CR, Anderson M, Dowling RD. The Total Artificial Heart: Bridge-To-Transplant and Destination Therapy for End-Stage Biventricular Heart Failure.  Cardiothoracic Surgery Review. 1st Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2011. Chapter 163: 734-739.

Posters and Presentations

2019

Bartoli CR. Acquired von Willebrand factor deficiency and beyond. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support. Bologna, Italy, October 2019.

Hennessy-Strahs S, Bermudez C, Atluri P, Acker M, Bartoli CR. Von Willebrand factor size and function predict the risk of LVAD-associated bleeding. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support. Bologna, Italy, October 2019.

Bartoli CR. LVAD hemocompatibility: The human-machine interface. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiac Center. Philadelphia, PA, September 2019.

Bartoli CR. LVAD hemocompatibility: The human-machine interface. Proceedings of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs, San Francisco, CA, June, 2019.

Bartoli CR. Von Willebrand factor degradation is a major unsolved problem in LVAD patients. Gordon Research Conference on Assisted Circulation, Barcelona, Spain, June, 2019.

Bartoli CR, Hennessy-Strahs S, Waldron A, Whitehead K, Gaynor JW, Glatz AC. Mechanistic insight into the role of the von Willebrand factor-angiopoietin axis in pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in children with a Glenn connection. Young Investigator Award Session. Proceedings of the American College of Cardiology, New Orleans, LA, March, 2019.

Bartoli CR. Impact of Impella 2.5 support on acute kidney injury during high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL, November, 2018.

2018

Bartoli CR, Lawrence K, McGovern P, Bansal E, Hennessy-Strahs S, Villeda M, Mejaddam A, Rossidis A, Baumgarten H, Rychik J, Gaynow JW, Davey M, Flake A. Fetal hypoxemia causes abnormal myocardial development in a preterm ex utero fetal ovine model: implications for adult cardiovascular disease and novel fetal therapy. Proceedings of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Latin America, Cartagena, Columbia, November, 2018.

Hennessy-Strahs S, Atluri P, Bermudez C, Acker MA, Bartoli CR. Elevated von Willebrand factor multimers are associated with LVAD thrombosis. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Tokyo, Japan, October 2018.

Hennessy-Strahs S, Atluri P, Bermudez C, Acker MA, Bartoli CR. Continuous-flow LVAD support alters multiple angiogenic signaling peptides. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Tokyo, Japan, October 2018.

Bartoli CR. Subclinical hemolysis contributes to LVAD thrombosis. Proceedings of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs, Washington DC, June, 2018.

Bartoli CR. Veno-arterial and veno-venous ECMO insertion simulation. Penn Medicine Adult ECMO Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, May, 2018.

Siki MA, Bartoli CR, Vernick WJ, Szeto WY. Redo aortic root replacement with homograft for aortic root abscess after previous AVR. Proceedings of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 2018.

2017

Bartoli CR. Ventricular assist device hemocompatibility: the machine-human interface. Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds. December, 2017.

Bartoli CR, Gohean J, Hennessy-Strahs S, Bansal E, Villeda M, Larson E, Longoria R, Kurusz M, Acker MA, Smalling R. A novel toroidal-flow LVAD demonstrates significantly improved hemocompatibility versus the HeartMate II: Implications for the design of next-generation LVADs. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Tucson, AZ, October 2017.

Bartoli CR. Mechanisms of von Willebrand factor degradation and bleeding during artificial circulation. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Tucson, AZ, October 2017.

Bartoli CR, Lawrence K, McGovern P, Bansal E, Hennessy-Strahs S, Villeda M, Mejaddam A, Rossidis A, Baumgarten H, Rychik J, Gaynow JW, Davey M, Flake A. Normoxic but not hypoxic extracorporeal circulatory support of the fetus in an artificial womb allows normal cardiac development. Proceedings of the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Tucson, AZ, October 2017.

Bartoli CR, Hennessy-Strahs S, Kang J, Atluri P, Acker MA, Bermudez C. von Willebrand factor degradation fragments are a mechanistic link between continuous-flow LVAD support and gastrointestinal angiodysplasia and bleeding. Proceedings of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Latin America, Cartagena, Columbia, September, 2017.

Lawrence K, McGovern P, Bartoli CR, Mejaddam A, Rossidis A, Baumgarten H, Bansal E, Hennessy-Strahs S, Villeda M, Davey M, Flake A, Gaynor W. Chronic in utero hypoxia alters cardiovascular development in a fetal sheep model. Proceedings of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, Jackson Hole, WY, October, 2017.

Hennessy-Strahs S, Bansal E, Kang J, Krause E, Acker M, Bermudez C, Atluri P, Bartoli CR. Novel analysis of high-molecular-weight von Willebrand factor multimers predicts bleeding events. Proceedings of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, San Diego, CA, April, 2017.

Hennessy-Strahs S, Zhang D, Kang J, Krause E, Redline G, Howard J, Acker M, Atluri P, Bermudez C, Bartoli CR. Plasma free hemoglobin activates platelets and protects von Willebrand factor from degradation: Clinical and in vitro evidence that LVAD hemolysis causes LVAD thrombosis. Proceedings of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, San Diego, CA, April, 2017.

Awards and Honors

2020, Doug Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award, American College of Cardiology
2019, Honorable Mention, Young Investigator Translational Science Award, American College of Cardiology
2018, Heart Failure Society of America Scholar, Medtronic
2017, 1st Place, Young Investigator Translational Science Award, American College of Cardiology
2017, Helmut Reul Award for Best Paper (Nominee), International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support
2017, Benson R. Wilcox Resident Award for Best Scientific Paper, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
2016, 40 Under 40 Physicians Award, Pennsylvania Medical Society
2016, Young Author Achievement Award, American College of Cardiology
2016, Helmut Reul Award for Best Paper (Nominee), International Society of Rotary Blood Pumps
2016, International Collaborative Research Award, International Society of Rotary Blood Pumps
2015, Helmut Reul Award for Best Paper (Nominee), International Society of Rotary Blood Pumps
2013, Dr. Norvin Green Memorial Prize, University of Louisville, School of Medicine
2013, Cum Laude, University of Louisville School of Medicine
2012, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Louisville, School of Medicine
2012, Dr. Israel Muss Memorial Award, University of Louisville, School of Medicine
2011, James W. Brooks Scholarship, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association 
2011, John Richard Binford Memorial PhD Dissertation, University of Louisville, School of Graduate Studies
2011, 1st Place, Engineering Collaboration Award, Research! Louisville, Mentor, University of Louisville
2011, 2nd Place, Medical Student Research Award, Research! Louisville, Co-Mentor, University of Louisville
2011, Graduate Dean’s Citation for Graduate Studies, University of Louisville, School of Graduate Studies
2011, Sponsored Research Tuition Award, University of Louisville, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
2011-2013, 2017, Who’s Who in Medicine and Health, A.N. Marquis & Co.
2010, 1st Place, Engineering Collaboration Award, Research! Louisville, Co-Recipient, University of Louisville
2010, Semifinalist, National TYLENOL Scholarship, McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division
2009, 1st Place, Medical Student Research Award, Research! Louisville, Recipient, University of Louisville
2008, 1st Place, Engineering Collaboration Award, Research! Louisville, Recipient, University of Louisville
2008, Thomas B. Calhoon Physiology Prize Finalist, University of Louisville, School of Medicine
2007, 2008, Summer Research Scholar, University of Louisville, School of Medicine
2007-2013, MD/PhD Student Fellowship, James Graham Brown Cancer Foundation, University of Louisville
2007, Poster of Honorable Mention, Harvard School of Public Health Symposium
2004, Magna Cum Laude, Cornell University, Department of Biology
2004, High Honors in Physiology Research, Cornell University, Department of Biology
2004, Golden Key Honor Society, Cornell University, Class of 2004
2004, Ho-Nun-De-Kah Honor Society, Cornell University, Class of 2004
2003-2004, Biology Honors Program, Cornell University
2003-2004, ΑΕΔ National Pre-Medical Honor Society, Cornell University
2003, American Heart Association Summer Fellow, Cornell University, Department of Biomedical Sciences
2000-2004, Dean’s List, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
2000-2001, William Carran Scholar, Cornell University
2000, National Cum Laude Society, The Williston Northampton School (High School)
1999, 2000, National Advanced Placement Scholar, With Distinction
1995, 1998, 1999, Maxima Cum Laude, National Latin Exam
1997, Cum Laude, National Latin Exam

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Peer Reviewer

Nature
Circulation: Heart Failure
Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Journal Of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Journal of Cardiac Failure
Artificial Organs    
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs                            
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions  
Thrombosis Research
Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis and Hemostasis                            
American Heart Association                                    
Journal of Cardiovascular Disease and Diagnosis                                
Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2018-present, American Society of Artificial Internal Organs
2016-present, American College of Cardiology
2014-present, International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support
2014-present, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
2013-present, American Physician Scientist Association
2012-present, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society  
2007-present, American Medical Association