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Joseph J. Sistino Ph.D., C.C.P.

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ADDRESS: 151B Rutledge Avenue MSC 962, Charleston, SC 29425

 

Work - (843) 792-9262

E-Mail sistinoj@musc.edu

 

EDUCATION:

 

Medical University of South Carolina – Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Science – 2012

Dissertation Topic: The Influence Of The Method Of Cerebral Protection During Neonatal Cardiac Surgery on The Development Of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

 

Medical University of South Carolina – M.S. Degree in Clinical Research – 2005

Thesis Topic: Cerebral Oxygenation during Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Markers of Neurological Injury

 

Long Island University - Masters Degree - Public Administration in Health Care (M.P.A.) - 1980

 

State University of New York - School of Allied Health Professions - B.S. Degree in Cardiopulmonary Technology/Respiratory Therapy – 1974

 

BOARD STATUS:

Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP) by The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion 1978 - 2017

               

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by The National Board of Respiratory Therapy 1975

 

Fellow Pediatric Perfusion FPP –2014

 

EMPLOYMENT:

 

1994 – present  (Division Director 1999 - present, Instructor 1994-1997, Assistant Professor 1997-2012 -Associate Professor 2013-2017

2017- Full Professor 2017, tenured faculty 2018

                                    Division of Cardiovascular Perfusion

                                       College of Health Professions

                                       Medical University of South Carolina

1999 - 2012  Chief Perfusionist - Medical University of South Carolina

1990 - 1994  Chief Perfusionist  - Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, NY

1979 - 1990  Chief Perfusionist - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

1976 - 1979  Assistant Chief Perfusionist  - Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

1975 -1976   Perfusionist  - Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, N.Y.

1974 - 1975  Perfusionist - Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

1974 - Respiratory Therapist - St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, N.Y. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS:

1975 - 1985  School of Allied Health Professions, State University at Stony Brook, Department of Cardiorespiratory Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor 1984-1985

 

 1990 - 1995  Clinical Instructor             

              Quinnipiac College - Perfusion Technology Program

               Albert Einstein School of Perfusion

               Eastern Heart Institute - Perfusion Technology             

               Episcopal Hospital School of Perfusion

                              

  1990-1991   Quinnipiac College - Instructor                

              Perfusion Technology PT310  Fall 1990, 1991

              "Physiologic Monitoring"

 

AWARDS:

2016 -  Coauthor of paper – Earl Lawrence Scientific Award AACP

2015 – AMSECT Perfusionist of the Year - awarded April 2015

2007  - Coauthor of paper – Earl Lawrence Scientific Award AACP

2007 -  Coauthor of paper - AMSECT Scientific Presentation Award

2003 – Coauthor of paper - AMSECT RESEARCH AWARD

1994-   AMSECT RESEARCH AWARD

 

SERVICE:

2014-16        Member, AMSECT Simulation Committee

2008-10        Chair, Perfusion Program Directors Council (PPDC)

2006-8          Vice Chair, Perfusion Program Directors Council (PPDC)

2006-2007     President, American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion

2005-2006     Vice President, American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion

2000-2006     Council Member, American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion

1999-present Perfusion Program Directors Council (PPDC)

1997-99          AMSECT Board of Directors - Region III Representative

Associate Editor 1993 – present   Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology

Active Member- American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Active Member- American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology

 

Update on Perfusion Devices Conference - Chair – Annual national perfusion conference in Charleston, South Carolina with live demonstrations of perfusion-related equipment and technology.   www.musc.edu/upd   1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:  

 

  1. Sistino J, Rosa M.Pediatric Liver Resection Using the Pump- Oxygenator and Red Cell Washer JECT, Fall 1988.

     

  2. Sistino J, Feiner C. Survey Of Blood Conservation Techniques During Open Heart Surgery. Proceedings of The AmSECTInternational Conference, March 1988.

     

  3. Owitz D, Mongero L. Heparin Washout in the Pediatric Cell Saver Bowl. JECT 24:3,1992 Sistino J,

     

  4. Sistino J., Michler R, Mongero L. Laboratory Evaluation of a Low Prime Closed-Circuit Cardiopulmonary Bypass System. JECT 24:4,1993.

     

  5. Sistino J, Michler R, Mongero L, Schwartz A, Marboe C, Gieman R, Kwaitkowski P. Safety of Heparin-Coated Circuits in Primates During Deep Hypothermic CardiopulmonaryBypass. JECT 25:1,1993.

     

  6. Sistino J, Mongero L, Jeevanandam V, Catanese K, Barr M, Rose E. Case Report: Implantable Left Ventricular Assist for 324 Days Followed by Cardiac Transplantation. Proc. Amer. Acad. of Card. Perf. 13: 1992.

     

  7. Schwartz A, Michler R, Sistino J, Young W. Effect of Deep Hypothermic Total Circulatory Arrest on Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism in Baboons. Anesth Analg 1993: S380.

     

  8. Sistino J., Mongero L. Michler R, Quaegebeur J. Dilutional Effects of Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Patients Less than 15 Kilograms Using Low Prime Circuits. Proc. Amer. Acad. of Card. Perf. 14:98-103;1993.

     

  9. Sistino J, Mongero L, Yano O. Laboratory Evaluation of the Abiomed BVS 5000 With an Oxygenator for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Proc Amer Acad Card Perf 15:88-91,1994.

     

  10. Mongero L, Sistino J. Review of Deep Hypthermia and Circulatory Arrest Techniques For Surgical Repair of Giant Cerebral Aneurysms.JECT 1994:26;23-27.

     

  11. Mongero L, Sistino J, Beck J, Smith C. Current Perfusion Techniques for Repair of Giant Cerebral Aneurysms using Deep Hypothermia and Circulatory Arrest. JECT 1994:26;13-17.

     

  12. Sistino J, Mongero L, Levin H, Rose E. Use of the Abiomed BVS5000 for Temporary Right Ventricular Assist Following Impantation of the TCI Heartmate for Left Ventricular Assist: A Case Report. JECT 1994:26; 210-214.

     

  13. Chen J, Levin H, Catanese K, Sistino J, Landry D, Rose E, Oz M. Use of a Pulsatile Right Ventricular Assist Device and Continuous Arteriovenous Hemodialysis in a 57-Year-Old Man with a Pulsatile Left Ventricular Assist Device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1995; 14: 186-91

     

  14. Schwartz A, Kaplon R, Young W, Sistino J, Kwiatkowski P, Michler R. Cerebral Blood Flow during Low-flow Hypothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Baboons. Anesthesiology 1994:81;959-964.

     

  15. Schwartz S, Sandu A, Kaplon R, Young W, Jonassen A, Adams D, Edwards N, Sistino J, Kwiatkowski P, Michler R. Cerebral Blood Flow Is Determined by Arterial Pressure and Not Cardiopulmonary Bypass Flow Rate. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1995:60;165-70.

     

  16. Chen J, Levin H, Catanese K, Sistino J, Landry D, Rose E, Oz M.Use of Pulsatile Right Ventricular Assist and Continuous Arteriovenous Hemodialysis in a 57 Year Old Man With a Pulsatile Left Ventricular Assist Device.Journal of Heart-Lung Transplantation 1995:14;186-91.

     

  17. Chen J, Levin H, Rose E, Addionizio L, Landry D, Sistino J, Michler R, Oz M. Experience with Right Ventricular Assist Devices for Perioperative Right-Sided Circulatory Failure.Ann Thor Surg 1996:61;305-10.

     

  18. Sistino J, Cantanese K, OzM. Successful Bridge-to-Transplantation using the Abomed BVS 500 for Inter-Hospital Transport”in Case Reports: Clinical Studies in Extracorporeal Circulation Volume 2, pages 122-129, THE PREF PRESS 1996.

     

     

  19. Mannebach P, Sistino J. Monitoring aortic root effluent during cardioplegia delivery”. J. Perfusion 1997:12; 317-323.
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  21. Sistino J. Fetal Bypass - Concepts and controversies. Perfusion 1998;13:111-117.
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  23. Sistino J, Acsell J. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS): a literature review. JECT 1999; 31:37-43.
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  25. Sistino J, Richards C .The additive effects of antifibrinolytics. JECT 1999; 31:97-101.
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  27. Ahlberg K, Sistino J. Hematological effects of a low prime neonatal circuit using vacuum assisted venous return in the porcine model. JECT 1999; 31(4): 184-190.

     

     

  28. Acsell J, Burrell F, Crumbley J, Sistino J, Uber W, Richards C. A case report on the use of lipiruden as an anticoagulant for implantation of a left ventricular assist device. Proceedings of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. 1999; 20: 119-121.
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  30. Mathews R, Sistino J. In-vitro evaluation of the hemolytic effects of augmented venous return. JECT 2001; 33:15-18.
  31. Kirk K, Aldridge R, Sistino J, Zellner, Kratz J.et.al. Coronary artery bypass grafting with and without cardiopulmonary bypass: a comparison analysis JECT 2001 33 (2).
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  33. Davis N, Sistino J.  Review of ventricular rupture: key concepts and diagnostic tools for success. Perfusion 2002:63-67.
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  35. Sistino J, Smyre JT, Patel K. Ventricular function determination during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) following Norwood operation. JECT 2002; 34:148-150.
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  37. Almany D, Sistino J. Evaluation of the limitations of positive pressure safety valves during vacuum –assisted venous drainage. JECT. 2002; 34:115-117.
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  39. Humphries, K., Sistino, J. Laboratory evaluation of venous cannulae using vacuum-assisted venous drainage. JECT 2002; 34:111-114.

     

  40. Bradley S. McCall M. Sistino J. Radtke W. Aortopulmonary collateral flow in the Fontan patient: Does it matter? Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 72(2):408-415, 2001 Aug.

     

  41. Blackwell M, Chavin K, Sistino J “Perioperative Perfusion Stategies for Optimal Fluid Management in Liver Transplant Patients with Renal Insufficiency”.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion 2002;(23): 93-94.

     

  42. Schneider S, Gunasinghe H, Sistino J,Blackwell M, Spinale F. Effects of leukocyte depletion filters on matrix metalloproteinase activation in an extracorporeal circulation circuit. JECT 2003:35(2);139-42.

     

  43. Mironov V, Kasyanov V, McAllister K, Oliver S, Sistino J, Markwald R. Perfusion bioreactor for vascular tissue engineering with capacities for longitudinal stretch. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2003:14(3);340-7.

     

     

  44. Blackwell MM. Chavin KD. Sistino JJ. Perioperative perfusion strategies for optimal fluid management in liver transplant recipients with renal insufficiency. Perfusion 2003: 18(1); 55-60.
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  46. Sistino JJ  Expanding the role of perfusionists in the era of new treatment options for cardiovascular disease Perfusion  2003:18; 253-256.
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  48.  Sistino JJ Bioreactors for tissue engineering – A new role for perfusionists? JECT.  2003:35;200-202.
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  50. Sistino JJ Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the last decade: treatment options and implications for perfusion in the next century. Perfusion 2003:18;73-77.
  51. Ames MM, Kilpatrick AO, Zoller J, Sistino J, Blackwell M, Acsell J. A national study of job satisfaction and burnout among perfusionists. JECT 2004: 24;44-50.
  52. McCall MM, Blackwell MM, Smyre JT, Sistino JJ, Acsell JR,. Dorman BH, Bradley SM. Fresh frozen plasma in the pediatric pump prime: a prospective, randomized trial. Annals Thorac Surg 2004:77(3); 983-7.

     

  53. Sistino JJ, Blackwell MM,  Crumbley AJ. Transport on emergency bypass for pulmonary embolism followed by surgical repair using retrograde pulmonary perfusion: a case report. Perfusion 2004:19; 385-7.
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  55. Bailey LA. Sistino JJ. Uber WE. Is platelet function as measured by Thrombelastograph monitoring in whole blood affected by platelet inhibitors? JECT. 37(1):43-7, 2005.
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  57. Nance J, Sistino J. Heparin-Coated Adult ECMO vs. Ventricular Assist Devices: A Decision Analysis Modeling Approach J of Extra-Corporeal Tech.;38(1):33–37, 2006
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  59. Medlin WM, Sistino J.  Cerebral oxygenation changes after modified ultrafiltration. Perfusion  21 (6) 325-328, 2006.
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  61. Sistino J. Investing in our future. The Thomas J. Wharton Memorial Lecture. Proceedings of the Amer Acad of Cardiovasc Perf (28) 7-11, 2007.
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  63. Whitlow, J., Shackelford, A., Sievert, A., & Sistino, J. Barriers to the acceptance and use of autologous platelet gel. Perfusion 2008, 23: 283-289.

     

  64. Sistino J.J. Perfusion Safety. Proceedings of the Amer Acad of Cardiovas Perf 2008; 29:61-64.

     

     

  65. Hudacko A, Sievert A, Sistino J. Gaseous microemboli in a pediatric bypass circuit with an unprimed venous line: an in vitro study. JECT 2009; 41(3): 166-71.
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  67. Kinard, M. R., 2nd, A. G. Shackelford, Sistino J. Gravity separation of pericardial fat in cardiotomy suction blood: an in vitro model. JECT 2009; 41(2): 89-91.
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  69. Sistino, J. Using decision-analysis and meta-analysis to predict coronary artery bypass surgical outcomes - a model for comparing off-pump surgery to miniaturized cardiopulmonary bypass circuits. Perfusion 2008; 23(5): 255-60.
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  71. Barnum, J., Sistino J. Renal dysfunction in cardiac surgery: identifying potential risk factors. Perfusion 2009; 24(2): 139-42.
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  73. Sistino, J. J. Back to the stacks--looking at classic papers related to the current practice of cardiopulmonary bypass. JECT 2010 42(4), 265-267. (editorial)
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  75. Sistino, J.J. Ellis. C. Effects of health disparities on survival after neonatal heart surgery- why racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic status should be included in the analysis JECT 2011, 43(4), 232-235.
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  77. Sistino, J. J., Michaud, N. M., Sievert, A. N., & Shackelford, A. G.. Incorporating high fidelity simulation into perfusion education. Perfusion 2011; 26 (5): 390-394.

     

  78. Sievert, A. N., Sistino, J.J A meta-analysis of the renal benefits to pulsatile perfusion in cardiac surgery. JECT 2012; 44(1):10-14.

     

  79. Hodge, A. B., Snyder, A. C., Fernandez, A. L., Boan, A. D., Malek, A. M., & Sistino, J. J. (2012). The effect of acute sleep deprivation and fatigue in cardiovascular perfusion students: a mixed methods study. J Extra Corpor Technol, 44(3), 116-125.

     

  80. Sistino, J. J., & Bonilha, H. S. (2012). Improvements in survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes in surgical treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: a meta-analytic review.J Extra Corpor Technol, 44(4), 216-223.

     

  81. Sistino, J. J. (2013). Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder after neonatal surgery: review of the pathophysiology and risk factors. Perfusion, 28(6), 484-494. doi: 10.1177/0267659113499598

     

  82. Sistino, J. J. (2013). Commentary on: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder after neonatal surgery: review of the pathophysiology and risk factors. [Comment]. Perfusion, 28(6), 495. doi: 10.1177/0267659113499506

     

  83. Sistino, J. J., Atz, A. M., Simpson, K. N., Ellis, C., Ikonomidis, J. S., & Bradley, S. M. (2014). The prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder following neonatal aortic arch repair. Cardiol Young, 1-7. doi: 10.1017/S1047951114000547

     

  84. Bassett, G., Lin, J., Tran, M., & Sistino, J. (2014). Evaluating the potential risks of bubble studies during echocardiography. Perfusion. doi: 10.1177/0267659114539182

     

  85. Douds, M., Straub, E., Kent, A., Bistrick, C., & Sistino, J. (2014). A systematic review of cerebral oxygenation-monitoring devices in cardiac surgery. Perfusion, 29(6), 545-552. doi: 10.1177/0267659114544713

     

  86. Ferguson, Z., Yarborough, D., Jarvis, B., & Sistino, J. (2014). Evidence-based medicine and myocardial protection - where is the evidence? Perfusion. doi: 10.1177/0267659114551856

     

  87. Sistino, J. J. (2014). The case for a single entry level into the perfusion profession by 2020. [Editorial]. J Extra Corpor Technol, 46(2), 127-129.

     

  88. Thompson K, Allred, J, Deyo A, Sievert A. Sistino, JJ. (2014) Effect of New Heparin Potency on Activated Clotting Time during Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Retrospective Chart Review.J Extra Corpor Technol.;46:224–228

     

  89. Gavin C, Coblentz, J, Acsell JR, Shackelford, Sistino JJ Safety testing of left ventricular vent valves J Extra Corpor Technol 2015;47:29–31

     

  90. Sistino, J. J., Atz, A. M., Ellis, C., Jr., Simpson, K. N., Ikonomidis, J. S., & Bradley, S. M. (2015). Association Between Method of Cerebral Protection During Neonatal Aortic Arch Surgery and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Ann Thorac Surg, 100(2), 663-670. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.119

     

  91. Dijoy, L., Dean, J.S, Bistrick C., Sistino J.J. (2015) The History of Goal Directed Therapy and Relevance to Cardiopulmonary Bypass. J Extra Corpor Technol;47:90-94.

     

  92. Sistino, J. J, Fitzgerald D. .Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the United States: implications for the perfusion profession. A 2017 update. Perfusion; March 2017 DOI: 10.1177/0267659117696140

 

GRANT FUNDING

 

Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Simulation in Thoracic Surgery Education Grant 2011Multi-Disciplinary Simulation and Training in Cardiac Surgical Crisis Management Principal Investigator: John S. Ikonomidis, MD, PhD, Co-Investigators: Jake Abernathy, MD, Matthew McEvoy, MD, Joseph Sistino, MS CCP, Adam Fernandez, MPS CCP, Nicole Michaud, MS CCP, Debra Maguire, RN Grant funded from July1, 2011-June 30 2012 for $23,500.

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:   Invited Presentations in BOLD

 

  1. 1981 "Blood Flow Requirements During CPB" AmSECT Region I Meeting - Boston MA Panel Discussion

     

  2. 1987 "Pediatric Liver Resection Using The Pump Oxygenator" AmSECT Region I Meeting The History of Goal Directed Therapy and Relevance to Cardiopulmonary Bypass

     

  3. 1987 "Perfusion Techniques in the United States", Japanese Society of Extracorporeal Circulation - Tokyo, Japan

     

  4. 1988 "Survey of Blood Conservation Techniques During Open Heart Surgery" AmSECT International Conference - Anaheim CA.

     

  5. 1988 "Survey of Blood Conservation Techniques During Open Heart Surgery in the United States", III European Congress On Perfusion - London, England

     

  6. 1989 "Blood Conservation Techniques During Open Heart Surgery", Blood Conservation and Autotransfusion Seminar - Patterson, NJ

     

  7. 1989 "Ventricular Assist Devices" Nursing Education Series - Montefiore Medical Center

     

  8. 1992 "Low Prime- Closed Circuit CPB for CardiacSurgery", Joseph J. Sistino, Robert E. Michler, Linda B. Mongero. 30th International AmSect Conference, Washington, D.C.

     

  9. 1992 "Safety of Heparin-Coated Circuits in Primates During Deep Hypothermia CPB", Joseph J. Sistino, Robert E. Michler, Arthur G. Schwartz, Charles Marboe, Linda B. Mongero. 30th AmSect International Conference, Washington, D.C.

     

  10. 1992 "Heparin Washout in the Pediatric Cell Saver Bowl", Joseph J. Sistino, David Owitz, Linda B. Mongero. 30th International AmSect Conference, Washington, D.C..

     

  11. 1992 "Case Report: Implantable Left Ventricular Assist for 324 days Followed by CardiacTransplantation", Joseph J. Sistino, LindaB. Mongero, Valluvan Jeevanandum, Katherine Catanese, Mark L. Barr, and Eric A. Rose. Poster Presentation at The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion Conference, Orlando Florida.

     

  12. 1992 "Significant Reduction of Potassium in Washed Blood Prime for Use with Neonatal ECMO". Linda B.Mongero, Joseph J. Sistino. Robert E. Michler, Charles Stolar, Marilyn Butler, Eric Lazar.Poster Presentation at the 8th Annual CNMC ECMO Symposium.

     

  13. 1992 "Pediatric Perfusion Circuits" Bentley Pediatric Perfusion Seminar, California.

     

  14. 1993 "Percutaneous Bypass For Neurosurgical Applications"Amsect Percutaneous Bypass Seminar, Portland OR.

     

  15. 1993 "Dilutional Effects of CPB in Patients Less than 15 Kg."Joseph J. Sistino, Linda B. Mongero, Robert E. Michler, Jan M Quaegebeur. American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Antonio TX.

     

  16. 1993"On the Cutting Edge of Perfusion, Experience with The Univox Low Prime Oxygenator" Baxter Bentley Global Sales Conference, Palm Springs CA.

     

  17. 1993"The New Generation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices", Amsect Region 1 and 2 Regional Seminar, Atlantic City NJ.

     

  18. 1994"Laboratory Evaluation of the Abiomed BVS5000 with an Oxygenator for Adult ECMO" American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion , New Orleans LA.

     

  19. 1994 "Heparin Requirements in Aprotinin Patients" - American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion , New Orleans, LA.

     

  20. 1994"Blood Cardioplegia for Kids - The Q-Shot" video presentation at the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion , New Orleans, LA.

     

  21. 1994 Ventricular Assist Devices - Fireside chat moderator - American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion , New Orleans, LA.

     

  22. 1994 - "Evolution of Alternative Methods for Modified Ultrafiltration" - poster session - AMSECT, Anaheim CA

     

  23. 1994 - "Case Report: Use of the Abiomed BVS 5000 for Temporary Right Ventricular Assist Following Implantation of TCI Heartmate for Left Ventricular Assist" - poster session - AMSECT, Anaheim CA.

     

  24. 1994- "Substrate Enriched Blood Cardioplegia/ Preservation Solutions for Heart and Lung Transplantation" - Northern New Jersey Association of Extracorporeal Technology - Spring Seminar - Newark, NJ

     

  25. 1994 - "Reversing Hemodilution with Modified Ultrafiltration" - AMSECT Region 2 Spring Seminar

     

  26. 1994 -"Pediatric Perfusion Techniques" - AMSECT Continuing Education Seminar on Pediatric PerfusionNew York, NY

     

  27. 1994 -“Successful Bridge to Transplantation using the Abiomed BVS 5000 for Interhospital Transport’ Case Reports III Meeting, Galveston Texas, October 1994.

     

  28. 1994 - “Bridging Ventricular Failure- Strategies for Recovery or Replacement” - Cardiac Surgery in the 90’s. November 1994, St. Thomas, V.I.

     

  29. 1995 - “Retrospective Review of the Clinical Outcomes of Aspartate/Glutamate Blood Cardioplegia in High Risk Patients” - American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, January 1995, Palm Springs, CA..

     

  30. 1995“ Techniques for Postbypass Modified Ultrafiltration” Symposium on Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Current Practices and Future Directions.Del Mar, CA, March 1995.

     

  31. 1995 “Monitoring Myocardial Protection” AMSECT Region 3 Conference, Duke University Medical Center, October 1995

     

  32. 1996 “Transfer of Cannulation Sites without Cessation of Circulatory Support during ECMO: A Technique. Sistino JJ, Southworth RS, McCall MM. Poster at ECMO Conference, Ann Arbor Michigan. January 1996.

     

  33. 1996 “ A Unique Cardioplegia System” Vanguard in Perfusion Session,ASAIO Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 1996.

     

  34. 1996. “Emerging Health Care Systems’ Impact to Increase Allied Healh Educators’ Faculty Practice: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Clinical Practice in a Perfusion Technology Education Program. JB Riley, JJ Sistino. Assoc of Schools of Allied Health Professions Conference, Charleston, Nov 1996.

     

  35. 1997“Fetal Bypass - Concepts and Controversies” American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Diego CA.
  36. 1997“Extracorporeal Liver Perfusion Using Plasma Separators”. ASAIO, Atlanta GA.
  37. 1997“Fetal Bypass - Concepts and Controversies” AMSECT Region III Meeting - Charleston, SC.
  38. 1997“ Extracorporeal Liver Perfusion Using Plasma Separators” AMSECT Region III Meeting - Charleston, SC.
  39. 1998“The Additive Effects of Anti-Fibrinolytics ”. AMSECT International Conference, Philadelphia, PA,

     

  40. 1998“Clinical Application of the Abiomed BVS 5000”. AMSECT International Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

     

  41. 1998“Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS): A Literature Review, AMSECT International Conference March, Philadelphia, PA.
  42. 1998“New Directions in Myocardial Protection” AMSECT Region III Meeting,Duke University, November 15, 1998.
  43. 1999“Decreasing Priming Volumes, Does It Really Make a Difference?” Mechanisms of Perfusion Meeting, Orlando FL May 1,1999.
  44. 1999“Impact of Endothelins on Post Bypass Ventricular Dysfunction”. AMSECT Region III Meeting, Washington DC.
  45. 2000“Impact of Endothelins on Post Bypass Ventricular Dysfunction”. American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Fort Lauderdale FL.
  46. 2000"When Technology Fails, Intraoperative Diagnosis Makes the Difference" Case Reports 2000, New Orleans, LA.
  47. 2001 - "Minimizing the Effects of Circulatory Arrest with Selective Cerebral Perfusion". Joseph J. Sistino. American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion , New Orleans, LA.
  48. 2002 – “Bioreactors for Tissue Engineering, A New Role for Perfusionists?”,AMSECT International Conference , New Orleans, LA.
  49. 2002- “– Trends in Cardiovascular Disease and Impact on the Perfusion Profession,” Update on Perfusion Devices, Charleston , SC.
  50. 2002 “Expanding the Role of the Perfusionist in the Era of New Treatment Options for Cardiovascular Disease” - Hammersmith Workshop. London, England.
  51. 2003 “Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease and Its Impact on the Perfusion Profession”. American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion San Diego, CA.
  52. 2003 “Survey of the Impact of OPCAB Procedures on the Perfusion Profession”- American Society of Extracorporeal Circulation. Las Vegas NV. March 2003
  53. 2003 “The Changing Face of Cardiovascular Disease and Its Impact on the Perfusion Profession”.Mechanisms of Perfusion, Orlando FL.
  54. 2003 “Low Prime Systems- The Future of CPB”. Update on Perfusion Devices Charleston , SC.
  55. 2004“Preventing Neurological injury During Cardiopulmonary Bypass” Winter Park Perfusion Conference. Winter Park Perfusion Conference ,Winter Park, CO.
  56. 2004. “Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease and Its Impact on the Perfusion Profession” Winter Park Perfusion Conference. Winter Park ,CO.
  57. 2004“Neurological Injury In Diabetics after Cardiac Surgery in Diabetics – A meta-analysis - American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Antonio TX .
  58. 2004“Transport on Emergency Bypass for Pulmonary Embolism Followed by Surgical Repair Using Retrograde Pulmonary Perfusion: A Case Report. American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Antonio, TX .
  59. 2004“Advanced Degrees for Perfusionists” American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Antonio TX .
  60. 2004“Perfusion Education2005 and Beyond” Update on Perfusion Devices Conference, Charleston, SC.
  61. 2005Coronary Artery Bypass Surgical Outcomes - Comparison of Off-Pump Surgery to Low Prime Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuits. American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Tampa FL.
  62. 2006“Neurological Complications of Cardiopulmonary Bypass – A Fireside Chat” – American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Reno, NV.
  63. 2006Moderator for Panel on Evidence-Based Medicine at the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Reno, NV.
  64. 2006“What is Assessment and How is it Used in Practice” AMSECT Best Practices in PerfusionBellevue, Washington.
  65. 2006“Limitations and Conundrums: What to do in the Absence of Definitive Studies” AMSECT Best Practices in Perfusion 2006 Bellevue, Washington.
  66. 2006“Perfusion Education at the Crossroads”21st Century Treatment of Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic.
  67. 2007“Investing in our Future” Thomas A. Wharton Presidential Address, American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Diego CA.
  68. 2008“Perfusion Safety and Risk Management” Update on Perfusion Devices,Charleston,SC.
  69. 2009“Perfusion Safety, Reducing Adverse Events” Update on Perfusion Devices, Charleston,SC.
  70. 2010“A Conceptual Framework for Patient Safety in Perfusion: Using Human Factors and Systems Engineering To Improve Outcomes” American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Antonio, TX.
  71. 2010“Incorporating High Fidelity Simulation Into Perfusion Education”, American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Antonio, TX.
  72. 2010 “Back to the Stacks – Classic Papers Related to the Current Practice of Perfusion”, AMSECT International Conference. Reno NV.
  73. 2011 Effects of Health Disparities on Survival after Neonatal Heart Surgery- Why Racial, Ethnic, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status Should Be Included In The Analysis. American Society of Extracorporeal Technology, New Orleans, LA.
  74. 2011 Improvements in Survival and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Surgical Treatment of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome -A Meta-AnalysisAmerican Society of Extracorporeal Technology, New Orleans, LA.
  75. 2011 “Safety and Training Tools for the Extracorporeal Circulation Practices”14th European Congress on Perfusion, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  76. 2012 “Development of an Air Embolism Video for Perfusion Safety Training” American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, New Orleans, LA.
  77. 2012 “Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Neonatal Heart Surgery Patients– Implications for Adults” Cardiothoracic Research and Education Foundation, San Diego, CA.
  78. 2012“Sitting in the Hot Seat -Perfusion Safety Training Using Simulation” Cardiothoracic Research and Education Foundation, San Diego, CA.
  79. 2012“Role of Simulation in Perfusion Education and Patient Safety”Belgium Society of Extracorporeal Circulation, Brussels, Belgium.
  80. 2012 “Investing in the Future -Improving Outcome by Improving Non-Technical Skills” Belgium Society of Extracorporeal Circulation, Brussels, Belgium.
  81. 2013 “Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder after Neonatal Heart Surgery- What are the Risk Factors?”  American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Los Angeles CA

     

  82. 2013 “Assessment of Non-Technical Skills for Perfusionists Using Simulation American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Los Angeles, CA

     

  83. 2013 “The Evolution of Simulation Training at the Medical University of South Carolina American Society of Extracorporeal Circulation Las Vegas NV.

     

  84. 2013 “Improving Outcomes by Improving non-Technical Skills American Society of Extracorporeal Circulation, Las Vegas NV.

     

  85. 2013 “ADHD after Neonatal Heart Surgery” American Society of Extracorporeal Circulation Las Vegas NV.

     

  86. 2014 “Changes in Higher Education and the Impact on Perfusion Education—The Educator’s Perspective” Orlando FL

     

  87. 2014 “Quality of Life After Neonatal Heart Surgery” American Society of Extracorporeal Circulation, San Diego CA.

     

  88. 2014 “Self-Directed Learning Using A Combination Of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Simulators ASAHP. Las Vegas NV.

     

  89. 2015 “The Emergence of High-Fidelity Simulation as a Standard for Perfusion Education” American Academy for Cardiovascular Perfusion” San Antonio TX.

     

  90. 2015 “Computer Assisted Tracking of Students’ Performance During Clinical Rotations,

    American Academy for Cardiovascular Perfusion” San Antonio TX

     

  91. 2016 –“Epidemiology Of Cardiovascular Disease, Implications For The Perfusion Profession- An Update” American Academy for Cardiovascular Perfusion, Savannah GA

     

  92. 2016- “Quality of Life after Neonatal Heart Surgery” American Academy for Cardiovascular Perfusion, Savannah GA

     

  93. 2016 – “Development of the Heart-Lung Machine-The Key to Corrective Cardiac Surgery” MUSC CHP 50th Anniversary Lecture Series

     

  94. 2016 “Learning to Manage Critical Events During Cardiopulmonary Bypass with Simulation - The Team Approach” Tongariro New Zealand Cardiac Surgical Meeting

     

  95. 2016 “Simulation for the Masses:Taking it to the Streets” Tongariro New Zealand Cardiac Surgical Meeting

     

  96. 2016 “Quality of Life after Neonatal Heart Surgery Related to ADHD and the Method of Cerebral Protection” Tongariro New Zealand Cardiac Surgical Meeting

     

  97. 2016 “From Testing Vent Valves to Microemboli Counting - How Research Influences Clinical Perfusion Practice” Tongariro New Zealand Cardiac Surgical Meeting.

     

  98. 2016 “High-Fidelity Simulation as a Standard for Perfusion Continuing Education – Update on Perfusion Devices Charleston 2017

     

  99. 2017 “Technique For Air Embolism Simulation With Retrograde Cerebral Perfusion” American Academy for Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Diego CA January 2017

     

  100. 2017 “Clinical Instructor Workshop” AATS/AmSect Boston MA April 2017

     

  101. 2017 “Questioning Gaps in Perfusion Technology/Physiology Related Research” ECPE Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 2017

 

 

Poster Presentations

 

  1. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Prevalence of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Following Neonatal Aortic Arch Repair. 14th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease.February 2014, St. Petersburg, Florida.

     

  2. The Association between the Method of Cerebral Protection during Neonatal Aortic Arch Surgery and ADHD. 14th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease.February 2014, St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Mentored Student Research Projects

 

Dissertation Committee for D.H.A. Program: Annie Simpson PhD Chair, Kit Simpson DPH, Joseph Sistino PhD     Candidate: Steven G. Brewer Defense April 2017

The Price of Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Trajectory and Cost of Care for Privately Insured Children in the First 12 Months of Life.

 

2016-17

 

Oxygenator CO2 Flush

Lillian Ellis, Michael Alfieris

 

Career/Salary Survey

Shem Gossage, Terry Davis, Taylor Broome

 

VADS Review of Coagulation and Ourcomes

Andrew Rick, Alexandra Reed, Kirstyn

 

Simulation Stress

Christopher Sherman, Ryan Ashcraft, Amelia Lewis

 

ECMO Outcomes

Brooke Tracy, Michael Stengel, William Dauch

 

Error Reporting

Shontelle Sierer, Alex Gum, Paul Topor

 

Oxygenator Catalog Completion

Erik Knorr, Josh Anderson

 

Clotting Factors/Pulsatile flow

David Fisher, Ashley Gartner

 

Air removal of low prime external arterial filters

Hannah Tecson, Beau Heller, Allen An

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015-16

 

Long Term Outcomes of Neonates Supported with Extracorporeal Circulation

Amy Phelps, Trey Welch, Patrick Orgel, Mary Steffan, David Fitzgerald, Joseph J Sistino

 

Survey of Perfusion State Licensure

Stephanie Green, Logan Ross Kate Knepper, Jordan Hendricks, David Fitzgerald, Joseph J Sistino

 

Assessing the Culture of Safety in Cardiovascular Perfusion: Attitudes and Perceptions

Chad Lawson, Megan Predella Jamie Goldstein, Joseph J Sistino, David Fitzgerald

Submitted for publication – accepted with revision

 

Comparison of Perfusion Simulators

Mariah Varghese, Margaret Fortenberry, Kevin Hulbert, Amanda Luzadre, David Fitzgerald, Joseph J Sistino

 

Goal Directed Perfusion- Review of Clinical Practice

Thomas DiTrani. Meredith Crumpler, Stephen Carter, Allison McMann

 

2014-15

 

Review of Low and High-Fidelity Simulation and Its Impact On Perfusion Education Chelsey Waller, Olivia Sydow, Stephen Melonas, Joseph Sistino AMSECT APRIL 2015 Tampa FL

Submitted for publication – accepted with revision

 

Gaseous Microemboli Associated With Extreme Pressure and Temperature Changes in an Extracorporeal Circuit Douglas Markley, Brian McCann, Robert Johnson, Joseph J. Sistino

 AMSECT APRIL 2015 Tampa FL

Submitted for publication – accepted with revision

 

A Historical Catalogue of Oxygenators. Anna Treadway, Charlton Rustin, Michelle Mubarak, Joseph J. Sistino   Poster AMSECT APRIL 2015 Tampa FL

 

Hemolysis From Cardiotomy Suction Related To Suction Tip Design And Exposure To Pericardial Fluid. Jacklyn A. Hinton Jacob Plafker, Justin Ackerman.  Presentation AACP                                                                                                                                                     

 

Maximizing the Clinical Experience Through Clinical Instructor and Student Training Alain Lamontagne, Hali Julick, Anthony Nguyen, Carla H. Bistrick, Joseph J. Sistino

 

 

 

 

2013-14

 

Evaluating the Potential Risks of Bubbles Studies During Echocardiography by G. Caitlin Bassett, Jau W. Lin, Michael M. Tran, and Joseph J. Sistino

Published

 

Evidence-Based Medicine and Myocardial Protection—Where is the Evidence? by Devyn Yarborough, Zac Ferguson, Blake Jarvis, and Joseph J. Sistino

Published

 

A Systematic Review of Cerebral Oxygenation Monitoring Device Research by Matthew T. Douds, Emory J. Straub, Andrew Calton Kent, Carla Bistrick, and Joseph J. Sistino

Published

 

Changes in Higher Education and the Impact on Perfusion Education—The Student’s Perspective by Courtney Thurman, Casey Deer, Kelly J. Patterson, Carla Bistrick, and Joseph J. Sistino

 

Improving Outcomes with Goal-Directed Therapy by Laurie Dijoy, John Scott Dean, Carla Bistrick, and Joseph J. Sistino

Published

 

 

2012-13

 

Compton, G.L., Durham Jr, S.C., Hall, G.J., Ivasko, Y., Sievert, A.N., Sistino, J.J. Perfusion as a career – satisfaction survey of perfusion school graduates.

 

Safety Testing of Ventricular Vent Valves -  Gavin, C., Coblentz, J., Acsell, J. Joseph J. Sistino. Safety testing of ventricular vent valves.

 Published

 

Deyo, A., Thompson, K., Allred, J.,Sievert A.N., Sistino, J.J. Changes In ACT and dosing requirement using new vs. old unfractionated heparin - a retrospective chart review.

Published