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Louis E Samuels , MD

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Medical Group:

Lankenau Heart Group

Primary Office:

Bryn Mawr Hospital, MOB North, Suite 210
830 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010

Office Phone: 610.527.1600
Main Line HealthCare Physician
Specialties Accepting New Patients
Cardiac Surgery
  Board Certified in 1996
Yes
General Surgery No
Thoracic Surgery
  Board Certified in 2005
Yes
Age: 53     Gender: M
Years in practice: 19

Medical School:
Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Internship:
Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Residency:
Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Primary Affiliation:  Bryn Mawr Hospital

* Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

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Office Information

Location:
Bryn Mawr Hospital, MOB North, Suite 210
830 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010

TEL: 610.527.1600 FAX: 610.527.9369
View Map | Get Directions

hours icon Hours: Weekdays
 
Location:
Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine Level
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096

TEL: 484.476.1000 FAX: 484.476.9000
View Map | Get Directions

Access Information:
Public Transportation, Handicap Access

hours icon Hours: Weekdays
Weekends
 
Lankenau Heart Group
830 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010

TEL: 610.527.1600 FAX: 610.527.9369

View Map | Get Directions

Hours:Weekdays

Lankenau Heart Group
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096

TEL: 484.476.1000 FAX: 484.476.9000

View Map | Get Directions

Access Information:
Public Transportation, Handicap Access

Hours:Weekdays,Weekends



Statement of Practice Philosophy

Quality Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional Staff

Maryann Wertan, RN
Phone: 610-896-9255
Fax: 610-896-1947

Titles

Academic Titles:
Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine

Clinical/Dept Titles:

Surgical Director, Heart Failure Program - Main Line Health
Campus Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Bryn Mawr Hospital

Recent Clinical Studies Published

PUBLICATIONS

Samuels LE, Kerstein MD: Role of bone scanning in the setting of acute trauma.  Panamerican Journal of Trauma 3:110-113, 1992.

Samuels LE, Shektman A, Amrom G, DiGiovanni RJ, Dupont JR, Kerstein MD: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: a spectrum of hemorrhage and thrombosis. Vascular Surgery 26:596-604, 1992.

Samuels LE, Gensler TW, Kerstein MD: Acute mesenteric ischemia: a simple and practical approach.  Vascular Surgery 26:272-276, 1992.

Samuels LE, Kerstein MD: “Routine” radiologic evaluation of the thoracolumbar spine in blunt trauma patients: a reappraisal.  The Journal of Trauma 34:85-89, 1993.

Samuels LE, Gross CF, DiGiovanni RJ, Dupont JR, Kerstein MD: External iliac artery occlusion due to pelvic fracture: management with a cross-femoral bypass graft.  Southern Medical Journal 86:572-574, 1993.

Samuels LE, Brooks CE, Kerstein MD: Parathyroid Carcinoma: case report. Military Medicine 158:503-504, 1993.

Arnold T, Karabinis V, Sano C, Gensler T, Ugaeri H, Samuels L, Sariego J, Kerstein M, Matsumoto T: Revascularized diabetic limbs: positional changes in regional perfusion index. American Surgeon 59:746-749, 1993.

Samuels LE, Granick MD, Ramasastry S, Solomon, MP, Hurwitz D: Reconstruction of radiation-induced chest wall lesions.  Annals of Plastic Surgery 31:399-405, 1993.

Samuels LE, Blaum LC: VATS - Video-Assisted-Thoracoscopic-Surgery - in the 1990’s.  The Guthrie Journal 63:91-99, 1994.

Foresman BC, Samuels LE, Blaum LC: Bilateral synchronous carcinoid tumors.  The Guthrie Journal 63:100-103, 1994.

Samuels LE, Amrom G, Kerstein MD: Adenocarcinoma of the ileum in a patient with cystic fibrosis.  Digestive Diseases and Sciences 40:107-108, 1995.

Shaw PM, Samuels LE, Blaum LC: Percutaneous application of fibrin glue for prolonged air leak: case report.  The Guthrie Journal 64:109-111, 1995.

Samuels LE, Shaw PM, Blaum LC: Percutaneous technique for management of persistent air space with prolonged air leak: case report.  Chest 109:1653-1655, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Morris RJ, Kuretu MLR, Grunewald KE, Strong MD, Brockman SK: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with chronic renal failure: a reappraisal.  Journal of Cardiac Surgery 11:128-133, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Morris RJ, Kuretu MLR, Grunewald KE, Strong MD, Brockman SK: Cardiac surgery in nonagenarians.  Journal of Cardiac Surgery 11:121-127, 1996.

Samuels LE, Morris RJ, Gonick P, Sloan B, Brockman SK: Renal cell tumors with inferior vena cava involvement: use of cardiopulmonary bypass and transesophageal echocardiography.  Contemporary Surgery 49:141-144, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, DiSesa VJ, Morris RJ, Kuretu MLR, Brozena SC, Fitzpatrick JM: Successful support of the right ventricle following orthotopic heart transplantation using the Abiomed BVS 5000 system: a case report.  The Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology 28:154-157, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Kaufman MS, Shaw PM, Blaum LC, Shidham V, Narayanan S: Angiosarcoma of the lung.  The Guthrie Journal 65:148-150, 1996.

Granick MA, Brodsky JT, Solomon MP, Howe NR, Samuels LE: Aggressive skin and soft tissue malignancies of the shoulder region. The Guthrie Journal 65:61-64, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Morris RJ, Kuretu MLR, Brockman SK: Mycobacterium fortuitum infection of the sternum: review of the literature and case illustration.  Archives of Surgery 131:1344-1346, 1996.

Morris RJ, Strong MD, Grunewald KE, Kuretu MLR, Samuels LE, Kresh JY, Brockman SK: Internal thoracic artery for coronary artery grafting in octogenarians.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 62:16-22, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients in their third decade of life.  Journal of Cardiac Surgery 11:402-407, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Absent pericardium during coronary bypass.  Archives of Surgery 132:318-319, 1997.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Kussmaul WG, Brockman SK: Pyoderma gangrenosum and myelofibrosis after coronary artery bypass grafting.  The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 113:795-797, 1997.

Samuels LE, Samuels FL, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Management of infected AICD’s.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 64:1702-6, 1997.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Single center experience of Abiomed BVS 5000 Ventricular Assist Device.  Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 5:149-152, 1997.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brozena SC, Twomey C, Brockman SK: The Novacor LVAS: Lesions learned.  The Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology 29:132-138, 1997.

Samuels LE, Havdala JS, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Use of the Abiomed BVS 5000 VAD for myocardial support during LV aneurysmectomy.  The Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology 29:158-160, 1997.

Samuels LE, O’Mahoney C, Kaufman M, Jeyapalan A, Petrowsky D: Castleman’s disease: surgical implications.  Surgical Rounds 20:449-452, 1997.

Samuels LE, Samuels FL, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Kutalek SP, Brockman SK: Temporary epicardial atrial pacing electrodes: duration of effectiveness based on position. The American Journal of Medical Sciences 315(4):248-250, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Rodriguez-Vega JR, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Diagnosis and management of traumatic aorto-right ventricular fistulas.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 65:288-92, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Baho H, Balsara RK, Davis DA, Russo P: Cardiac transplantation strategies in complex congenital heart disease. Contemporary Surgery 52:319-322, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Ravishankar R, Morris RJ, Strong MD, Brockman SK: Successful bridge to transplantation with the Abiomed BVS 5000 VAD following double valve replacement.  The Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology 30:91-94, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Promisloff R, Brockman SK: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest 113:878-882, 1998.

Ravishankar R, Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Thomas MP, Galindo LM: Amiodarone-associated hemoptysis.  American Journal of the Medical Sciences 316:390-392, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Brockman SK: Re-emergence of the aorto-to-coronary artery radial artery bypass. Surgical Rounds 21:148-153, 1998.

Morgenstern K, Talucci R, Kaufman MS, Samuels LE: Bilateral Pneumothorax following airbag deployment.  Chest 114:624-626, 1998.

Crestanello JA, Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Thomas MP, Talucci R. Post traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst.  Journal of Trauma 44(2):401-403;1998.

Morris RJ, Samuels LE, Brockman SK: Total simultaneous repair of coarctation and intra-cardiac pathology in adult patients.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 65:1698-1702, 1998.

Brozena SC, Twomey C, Siegel J, Powers P, Horrow J, Samuels L, Morris R: Heart transplantation in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia on the Novacor left ventricular assist system. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 17(7):729-731, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Postpartum coronary artery dissection: Emergency coronary artery bypass with ventricular assist device support. Coronary Artery Disease 9:457-460, 1998.

Morris RJ, Butler MT, Samuels LE: Minimally invasive saphenous vein graft harvesting.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 66(3):1026-1028, 1998.

Sano C, Ugaeri H, Samuels L, Matsumoto T, Kerstein MD:  Comparison of transcutaneous oxygen-tension measurements and ankle/arm indices in the perioperative period.  Vascular Surgery 32:485-490, 1998.

Miller D, Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Coronary artery bypass surgery in nonagenarians.  Angiology 50(8):613-617, 1999.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Styler M, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Open heart surgery in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Leukemia Research 23:71-75, 1999.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Pharmacologic criteria for ventricular assist device insertion: experience with the Abiomed BVS 5000 system. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 14:288-293, 1999.

Samuels LE, Samuels FL, Thomas MP, Morris RJ, Weschler AS. Coronary artery disease in identical twins.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 68:594-600, 1999.

Petrucci R, Kushon D, Inkles R, Fitzpatrick J, Twomey C, Samuels L.  Cardiac Ventricular Support: considerations for psychiatry. Psychosomatics 40:298-303, 1999.

Crestanello JA, Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Thomas MP, Talucci R: Sternal fracture with mediastinal hematoma: delayed cardiopulmonary sequellae. J. of Trauma 47(1):161-164, 1999.

Leiderman YI, Kaufman MS, Thomas MP, Samuels LE: Simultaneous granular cell tumor of the bronchus and bronchogenic carcinoma of the lung: case report and literature review.   Surgical Rounds 22(8):447-451, 1999.

Samuels LE, Samuels FL, Kaufman MS, Thomas MP, Morris RJ: Managing atrial fibrillation following coronary artery bypass grafting: historical perspective and future trends. Contemporary Surgery 54(2):88-91,1999.

Stella JJ, Bontempo D, Thomas MP, Garcia FU, Samuels LE: Castleman’s disease of the retroperitoneum: case report and literature review. Surgical Rounds March:143-148, 1999.

Morris RJ, Samuels LE, Kuretu MLR, Grunewald KE, Strong MD, Butler M, Wechsler AS. Surgical treatment of coronary angiographic accidents. Angiology 50(10):789-795, 1999.

Samuels LE, Thomas MP, Morris RJ, Wechsler AS. Alternative sites for Abiomed BVS5000 left ventricular assist device implantation. Journal of Congestive Heart Failure & Circulatory Support 1(2):85-89, 1999.

Samuels LE, Machalik J, Ravishankar R, Thomas MP, Kaufman MS Weschler AS. Vascular ring group III subgroup B1 causing tracheoesophageal compression in an adult: case report and literature review.  Vascular Surgery 34 (1):91-96, 2000.

Samuels LE,  Holmes EC, Thomas MP, Entwistle JW, Morris RJ, Narula J,Wechsler AS. Management of acute cardiac failure with mechanical assist: experience with the Abiomed BVS 5000. Ann Thorac Surg 2001;71:S67-72.

Pennington DG, Smedira NG, Samuels LE, Acker MA, Curtis JJ, Pagani FD.  Mechanical circulatory support for acute heart failure.  Ann Thorac Surg 2001;71:56-59.

Samuels LE, Thomas MP, Holmes EC, Narula J, Fitzpatrick J, Wood D, Fyfe B, Wechsler AS. Native aortic valve and LVAS inflow valve insufficiency following implantable LVAS support: signs, symptoms, and concerns. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 122(2):380-1, 2001.

Naurla J, Acio ER, Narula N, Samuels LE, et al. Annexin-V imaging for noninvasive detection of cardiac allograft rejection. Nature Medicine 2001;7(12):1347-51.

Torrent-Guasp F, Ballester M, Buckberg GD, Carreras F, Flotats A, Carrio I, Ferreira A, Samuels LE, Narula J. Spatial orientation of the ventricular muscle band: physiologic contribution and surgical implications.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 122(2):389-392.

Panayotis F, Kutalek SP, Samuels FL, Holmes EC, Samuels LE. Ventricular Assist Device support for management of sustained ventricular arrhythmias.  Tex Heart Inst J. 2002;29(1):33-6.

Berrizbeitia LD, Samuels LE. Ruptured right coronary aneurysm with intramural right ventricular hematoma presenting as an intra-myocardial mass. Ann Thorac Surg 2002;73:971-3.

Samuels LE, The AbioCor Totally Implantable Replacement Heart.  Am Heart Hosp J 2003;1:91-96.

Samuels LE, Darze ES. Management of Acute Cardiogenic Shock. Cardiol Clin 2003;21:43-49.

Samuels LE, Dowling R.  Total artificial Heart.  Cardiol Clin 2003; 21:115-118.

Samuels LE, Entwistle JC, Holmes EC, Parris T, Wechsler AS.  Mechanical support of the unrepaired post-infarction VSD with the Abiomed BVS 5000.  J Thorac and Cardiovasc Surg 2003;126(6):2100-2101.

Dowling RD, Gray LA Jr, Etoch SW, Laks H, Marelli D, Samuels LE

Recent Honors, Awards, Citations

2012 - TOP DOCTOR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Philadelphia Magazine

2011 TOP DOCTOR - Heart Surgeon
U.S. News & World Report

“America's Top Doctors" (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006,
2007, 2008)
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Philadelphia Magazine's "Top Doc" (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Distinguished Alumni Award, 2003
Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Resident Scholar Award in CT Surgery, 1995

Community/Team Clinical Affiliations

Director, Cardiac Transplantation
MCP/Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Co-Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
MCP/Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA

Thoracic Organs Subcommittee
Delaware Valley Transplant Program

Chairman, Research Committee
Vice President of Medical Research
CVI of Philadelphia

Director, Cardiothoracic Clinical Research
MCP/Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Director, CT Surgery Student Pathway
MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Current Memberships and Activities

The American Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society
The AHA Council on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery


American Society of Artificial Internal Organs
American Society of Extracorporeal Technology
The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation
The American Heart Association
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons


The American College of Surgeons
The Pennsylvania College of Surgeons
The Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgery


The Philadelphia County Medical Society
The Pennsylvania Medical Society
The Samuel Hahnemann Surgical Society
The Delphic Society of the University of Rochester

GENERAL

Specialties: Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified in 1996) - Accepting New Patients
General Surgery - Not Accepting New Patients
Thoracic Surgery (Board Certified in 2005) - Accepting New Patients
Age: 53     Gender: M
Years in practice: 19

Medical School:
Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Internship:
Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Residency:
Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Primary Affiliation:  Bryn Mawr Hospital

* Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

Titles

Academic Titles:
Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine

Clinical/Dept Titles:

Surgical Director, Heart Failure Program - Main Line Health
Campus Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Bryn Mawr Hospital


PRACTICE

Practice Name:
Lankenau Heart Group

appointment icon Locations:

Bryn Mawr Hospital, MOB North, Suite 210
830 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
TEL: 610.527.1600 FAX: 610.527.9369
hours icon Hours: Weekdays
Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine Level
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096
TEL: 484.476.1000 FAX: 484.476.9000
transportation icon Access Information:  Public Transportation,Handicap Access
hours icon Hours: Weekdays
Weekends
Statement of Practice Philosophy

Quality Cardiothoracic Surgery

Patient Population
  • Adult
  • Geriatric
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • HMO
  • PPO
  • Self-Pay
Professional Staff

Maryann Wertan, RN
Phone: 610-896-9255
Fax: 610-896-1947


PUBLICATIONS & CITATIONS

Recent Clinical Studies Published

PUBLICATIONS

Samuels LE, Kerstein MD: Role of bone scanning in the setting of acute trauma.  Panamerican Journal of Trauma 3:110-113, 1992.

Samuels LE, Shektman A, Amrom G, DiGiovanni RJ, Dupont JR, Kerstein MD: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: a spectrum of hemorrhage and thrombosis. Vascular Surgery 26:596-604, 1992.

Samuels LE, Gensler TW, Kerstein MD: Acute mesenteric ischemia: a simple and practical approach.  Vascular Surgery 26:272-276, 1992.

Samuels LE, Kerstein MD: “Routine” radiologic evaluation of the thoracolumbar spine in blunt trauma patients: a reappraisal.  The Journal of Trauma 34:85-89, 1993.

Samuels LE, Gross CF, DiGiovanni RJ, Dupont JR, Kerstein MD: External iliac artery occlusion due to pelvic fracture: management with a cross-femoral bypass graft.  Southern Medical Journal 86:572-574, 1993.

Samuels LE, Brooks CE, Kerstein MD: Parathyroid Carcinoma: case report. Military Medicine 158:503-504, 1993.

Arnold T, Karabinis V, Sano C, Gensler T, Ugaeri H, Samuels L, Sariego J, Kerstein M, Matsumoto T: Revascularized diabetic limbs: positional changes in regional perfusion index. American Surgeon 59:746-749, 1993.

Samuels LE, Granick MD, Ramasastry S, Solomon, MP, Hurwitz D: Reconstruction of radiation-induced chest wall lesions.  Annals of Plastic Surgery 31:399-405, 1993.

Samuels LE, Blaum LC: VATS - Video-Assisted-Thoracoscopic-Surgery - in the 1990’s.  The Guthrie Journal 63:91-99, 1994.

Foresman BC, Samuels LE, Blaum LC: Bilateral synchronous carcinoid tumors.  The Guthrie Journal 63:100-103, 1994.

Samuels LE, Amrom G, Kerstein MD: Adenocarcinoma of the ileum in a patient with cystic fibrosis.  Digestive Diseases and Sciences 40:107-108, 1995.

Shaw PM, Samuels LE, Blaum LC: Percutaneous application of fibrin glue for prolonged air leak: case report.  The Guthrie Journal 64:109-111, 1995.

Samuels LE, Shaw PM, Blaum LC: Percutaneous technique for management of persistent air space with prolonged air leak: case report.  Chest 109:1653-1655, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Morris RJ, Kuretu MLR, Grunewald KE, Strong MD, Brockman SK: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with chronic renal failure: a reappraisal.  Journal of Cardiac Surgery 11:128-133, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Morris RJ, Kuretu MLR, Grunewald KE, Strong MD, Brockman SK: Cardiac surgery in nonagenarians.  Journal of Cardiac Surgery 11:121-127, 1996.

Samuels LE, Morris RJ, Gonick P, Sloan B, Brockman SK: Renal cell tumors with inferior vena cava involvement: use of cardiopulmonary bypass and transesophageal echocardiography.  Contemporary Surgery 49:141-144, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, DiSesa VJ, Morris RJ, Kuretu MLR, Brozena SC, Fitzpatrick JM: Successful support of the right ventricle following orthotopic heart transplantation using the Abiomed BVS 5000 system: a case report.  The Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology 28:154-157, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Kaufman MS, Shaw PM, Blaum LC, Shidham V, Narayanan S: Angiosarcoma of the lung.  The Guthrie Journal 65:148-150, 1996.

Granick MA, Brodsky JT, Solomon MP, Howe NR, Samuels LE: Aggressive skin and soft tissue malignancies of the shoulder region. The Guthrie Journal 65:61-64, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Morris RJ, Kuretu MLR, Brockman SK: Mycobacterium fortuitum infection of the sternum: review of the literature and case illustration.  Archives of Surgery 131:1344-1346, 1996.

Morris RJ, Strong MD, Grunewald KE, Kuretu MLR, Samuels LE, Kresh JY, Brockman SK: Internal thoracic artery for coronary artery grafting in octogenarians.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 62:16-22, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients in their third decade of life.  Journal of Cardiac Surgery 11:402-407, 1996.

Samuels LE, Sharma S, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Absent pericardium during coronary bypass.  Archives of Surgery 132:318-319, 1997.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Kussmaul WG, Brockman SK: Pyoderma gangrenosum and myelofibrosis after coronary artery bypass grafting.  The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 113:795-797, 1997.

Samuels LE, Samuels FL, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Management of infected AICD’s.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 64:1702-6, 1997.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Single center experience of Abiomed BVS 5000 Ventricular Assist Device.  Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 5:149-152, 1997.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brozena SC, Twomey C, Brockman SK: The Novacor LVAS: Lesions learned.  The Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology 29:132-138, 1997.

Samuels LE, Havdala JS, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Use of the Abiomed BVS 5000 VAD for myocardial support during LV aneurysmectomy.  The Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology 29:158-160, 1997.

Samuels LE, O’Mahoney C, Kaufman M, Jeyapalan A, Petrowsky D: Castleman’s disease: surgical implications.  Surgical Rounds 20:449-452, 1997.

Samuels LE, Samuels FL, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Kutalek SP, Brockman SK: Temporary epicardial atrial pacing electrodes: duration of effectiveness based on position. The American Journal of Medical Sciences 315(4):248-250, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Rodriguez-Vega JR, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Diagnosis and management of traumatic aorto-right ventricular fistulas.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 65:288-92, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Baho H, Balsara RK, Davis DA, Russo P: Cardiac transplantation strategies in complex congenital heart disease. Contemporary Surgery 52:319-322, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Ravishankar R, Morris RJ, Strong MD, Brockman SK: Successful bridge to transplantation with the Abiomed BVS 5000 VAD following double valve replacement.  The Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology 30:91-94, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Promisloff R, Brockman SK: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest 113:878-882, 1998.

Ravishankar R, Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Thomas MP, Galindo LM: Amiodarone-associated hemoptysis.  American Journal of the Medical Sciences 316:390-392, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Brockman SK: Re-emergence of the aorto-to-coronary artery radial artery bypass. Surgical Rounds 21:148-153, 1998.

Morgenstern K, Talucci R, Kaufman MS, Samuels LE: Bilateral Pneumothorax following airbag deployment.  Chest 114:624-626, 1998.

Crestanello JA, Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Thomas MP, Talucci R. Post traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst.  Journal of Trauma 44(2):401-403;1998.

Morris RJ, Samuels LE, Brockman SK: Total simultaneous repair of coarctation and intra-cardiac pathology in adult patients.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 65:1698-1702, 1998.

Brozena SC, Twomey C, Siegel J, Powers P, Horrow J, Samuels L, Morris R: Heart transplantation in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia on the Novacor left ventricular assist system. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 17(7):729-731, 1998.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Postpartum coronary artery dissection: Emergency coronary artery bypass with ventricular assist device support. Coronary Artery Disease 9:457-460, 1998.

Morris RJ, Butler MT, Samuels LE: Minimally invasive saphenous vein graft harvesting.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 66(3):1026-1028, 1998.

Sano C, Ugaeri H, Samuels L, Matsumoto T, Kerstein MD:  Comparison of transcutaneous oxygen-tension measurements and ankle/arm indices in the perioperative period.  Vascular Surgery 32:485-490, 1998.

Miller D, Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Coronary artery bypass surgery in nonagenarians.  Angiology 50(8):613-617, 1999.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Styler M, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Open heart surgery in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Leukemia Research 23:71-75, 1999.

Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Morris RJ, Brockman SK: Pharmacologic criteria for ventricular assist device insertion: experience with the Abiomed BVS 5000 system. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 14:288-293, 1999.

Samuels LE, Samuels FL, Thomas MP, Morris RJ, Weschler AS. Coronary artery disease in identical twins.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 68:594-600, 1999.

Petrucci R, Kushon D, Inkles R, Fitzpatrick J, Twomey C, Samuels L.  Cardiac Ventricular Support: considerations for psychiatry. Psychosomatics 40:298-303, 1999.

Crestanello JA, Samuels LE, Kaufman MS, Thomas MP, Talucci R: Sternal fracture with mediastinal hematoma: delayed cardiopulmonary sequellae. J. of Trauma 47(1):161-164, 1999.

Leiderman YI, Kaufman MS, Thomas MP, Samuels LE: Simultaneous granular cell tumor of the bronchus and bronchogenic carcinoma of the lung: case report and literature review.   Surgical Rounds 22(8):447-451, 1999.

Samuels LE, Samuels FL, Kaufman MS, Thomas MP, Morris RJ: Managing atrial fibrillation following coronary artery bypass grafting: historical perspective and future trends. Contemporary Surgery 54(2):88-91,1999.

Stella JJ, Bontempo D, Thomas MP, Garcia FU, Samuels LE: Castleman’s disease of the retroperitoneum: case report and literature review. Surgical Rounds March:143-148, 1999.

Morris RJ, Samuels LE, Kuretu MLR, Grunewald KE, Strong MD, Butler M, Wechsler AS. Surgical treatment of coronary angiographic accidents. Angiology 50(10):789-795, 1999.

Samuels LE, Thomas MP, Morris RJ, Wechsler AS. Alternative sites for Abiomed BVS5000 left ventricular assist device implantation. Journal of Congestive Heart Failure & Circulatory Support 1(2):85-89, 1999.

Samuels LE, Machalik J, Ravishankar R, Thomas MP, Kaufman MS Weschler AS. Vascular ring group III subgroup B1 causing tracheoesophageal compression in an adult: case report and literature review.  Vascular Surgery 34 (1):91-96, 2000.

Samuels LE,  Holmes EC, Thomas MP, Entwistle JW, Morris RJ, Narula J,Wechsler AS. Management of acute cardiac failure with mechanical assist: experience with the Abiomed BVS 5000. Ann Thorac Surg 2001;71:S67-72.

Pennington DG, Smedira NG, Samuels LE, Acker MA, Curtis JJ, Pagani FD.  Mechanical circulatory support for acute heart failure.  Ann Thorac Surg 2001;71:56-59.

Samuels LE, Thomas MP, Holmes EC, Narula J, Fitzpatrick J, Wood D, Fyfe B, Wechsler AS. Native aortic valve and LVAS inflow valve insufficiency following implantable LVAS support: signs, symptoms, and concerns. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 122(2):380-1, 2001.

Naurla J, Acio ER, Narula N, Samuels LE, et al. Annexin-V imaging for noninvasive detection of cardiac allograft rejection. Nature Medicine 2001;7(12):1347-51.

Torrent-Guasp F, Ballester M, Buckberg GD, Carreras F, Flotats A, Carrio I, Ferreira A, Samuels LE, Narula J. Spatial orientation of the ventricular muscle band: physiologic contribution and surgical implications.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 122(2):389-392.

Panayotis F, Kutalek SP, Samuels FL, Holmes EC, Samuels LE. Ventricular Assist Device support for management of sustained ventricular arrhythmias.  Tex Heart Inst J. 2002;29(1):33-6.

Berrizbeitia LD, Samuels LE. Ruptured right coronary aneurysm with intramural right ventricular hematoma presenting as an intra-myocardial mass. Ann Thorac Surg 2002;73:971-3.

Samuels LE, The AbioCor Totally Implantable Replacement Heart.  Am Heart Hosp J 2003;1:91-96.

Samuels LE, Darze ES. Management of Acute Cardiogenic Shock. Cardiol Clin 2003;21:43-49.

Samuels LE, Dowling R.  Total artificial Heart.  Cardiol Clin 2003; 21:115-118.

Samuels LE, Entwistle JC, Holmes EC, Parris T, Wechsler AS.  Mechanical support of the unrepaired post-infarction VSD with the Abiomed BVS 5000.  J Thorac and Cardiovasc Surg 2003;126(6):2100-2101.

Dowling RD, Gray LA Jr, Etoch SW, Laks H, Marelli D, Samuels LE

Recent Honors, Awards, Citations

2012 - TOP DOCTOR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Philadelphia Magazine

2011 TOP DOCTOR - Heart Surgeon
U.S. News & World Report

“America's Top Doctors" (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006,
2007, 2008)
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Philadelphia Magazine's "Top Doc" (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Distinguished Alumni Award, 2003
Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Resident Scholar Award in CT Surgery, 1995

Community/Team Clinical Affiliations

Director, Cardiac Transplantation
MCP/Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Co-Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
MCP/Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA

Thoracic Organs Subcommittee
Delaware Valley Transplant Program

Chairman, Research Committee
Vice President of Medical Research
CVI of Philadelphia

Director, Cardiothoracic Clinical Research
MCP/Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Director, CT Surgery Student Pathway
MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Current Memberships and Activities

The American Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society
The AHA Council on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery


American Society of Artificial Internal Organs
American Society of Extracorporeal Technology
The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation
The American Heart Association
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons


The American College of Surgeons
The Pennsylvania College of Surgeons
The Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgery


The Philadelphia County Medical Society
The Pennsylvania Medical Society
The Samuel Hahnemann Surgical Society
The Delphic Society of the University of Rochester

Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

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