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Robert Saeid Farivar, MD, PhD

Robert Saeid Farivar, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Surgery

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Pennsylvania Hospital
301 S 8th St, Suite 4B
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Office: 215-776-9690
Fax: 215-829-8780
BA (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Yale, 1990.
MD, PhD (Pathology)
Boston University School of Medicine, 1998.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr Farivar's specialty is in adult cardiac surgery. He focuses on valve surgery, as well as minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He has special expertise in reoperative surgery, octogenarian surgery, bloodless cardiac surgery, as well as mitral valve repair and replacement.

He performs TAVR and is credentialed in robotic mitral valve surgery.

Selected Publications

Gunn Tyler M, Raz Guy M, Turek Joseph W, Farivar Robert Saeid: Cardiac manifestations of Q fever infection: case series and a review of the literature. Journal of cardiac surgery 28(3): 233-7, May 2013.

Krishnan Sundar, Papworth David P, Farivar Robert S, Ueda Kenichi: Identification of coronary sinus injury by transesophageal echocardiography during placement of a retrograde cardioplegia catheter for minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Anesthesia and analgesia 116(3): 560-2, Mar 2013.

Fernandez Joss, Sigurdsson Gardar, Farivar Robert Saeid: Cardiac surgery in patients with Fabry's disease: review of literature. Journal of cardiac surgery 27(4): 478-80, Jul 2012.

Farivar Robert Saeid, Fernandez Joss D: Use of axillary cannulation for simultaneous endo-occlusion and antegrade perfusion during minimally invasive surgery. Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.) 7(3): 201-3, May-Jun 2012.

Robert S Farivar: Right Axillary Artery Access For Antegrade Flow And Simultaneous Endo-occlusion During Right Thoracotomy Mitral Valve Surgery. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society 2012.

Robert S Farivar, Diane Davis: Increased Referral Rates for Aortic Stenosis with a Cardiac Valve Clinic. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society 2012.

Robert S Farivar, Aaron Chalekian, Stephanie Board, Paul Ashworth : Direct Aortic Implantation of a Trans-catheter resheathable valve in a chronic large animal model. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society 2012.

Fernandez J, Hashimi S, Karam K, Torres J and Farivar RS. : Surgical therapy in chronic coronary artery disease. Cardiology: An Illustrated Textbook. Chatterjee K, Anderson M, Heistad D, Kerber RE (eds.). Jaypee, Page: 969-981, 2012 Notes: Chapter 54.

Farivar Robert Saeid, Lowy Seth, Fernandez Joss: Axillary cannulation for endo-occlusion and antegrade flow during complex reoperative mitral valve surgery. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 142(2): 462-4, Aug 2011.

Farivar RS: Cardiopulmonary bypass models. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 144(1): 287, July 2011.

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Last updated: 07/07/2013
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