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Alexander G. Justicz, MD

Alexander Justicz, MD
Telephone: 
(954) 267-6770
Fax: 
(954) 267-6769
Specialty/Specialties: 
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Holy Cross Medical Group: 
Yes

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Overview of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Current Leadership Position
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Services - Holy Cross Hospital - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Focus Areas

Adult cardiac surgery, aortic valve surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive aortic valve repair, minimally invasive mitral valve repair, minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, minimally invasive mitral valve replacement, coronary artery surgery, CABG, OPCAB, MIDCAB, off pump surgery, off pump coronary artery bypass, coronary artery bypass graft, minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass, and surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation - MAZE procedure.

Certifications
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Internship
General Surgery - Emory University Affiliated Hospitals - Atlanta, GA (1986-1987)

Residency / Fellowship
Residency, General Surgery - Emory University Affiliated Hospitals - Atlanta, GA (1987-1988, 1989-1992)

Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Research - Emory University Affiliated Hospitals - Atlanta, GA (1988-1989)

Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Emory University Affiliated Hospitals - Atlanta, GA (1992-1993)

Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Emory University Affiliated Hospitals - Atlanta, GA (1993-1995)

Higher Education
Emory University, M.D. - Atlanta, GA (1986)
Harvard University, B.S. - Cambridge, MA (1982)

Professional Associations
American Medical Association
Medical Association of Georgia
Medical Association of Atlanta
American College of Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

Awards
Dupont Critical Care Young Investigator, American College of Surgeons (1989)
Cum Laude, Emory University School of Medicine (1986)

Publications
Roberts CS, Anderson HV, Carboni AA, Justicz AG, Leimgruber PP, Kloner RA, Gruentzig AR: Usefulness of intracoronary infusion of fluorocarbon distal to prolonged coronary occlusion by angioplasty balloon in dogs. American Journal of Cardiology, 57:1202-1205, 1986.

Soberman MS, Wornom IL III, Justicz AG, Coleman JJ III, Austin GE, Alazraki NP, Sink JD: Latissimus dorsi dynamic cardiomyoplasty of the right ventricle. Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 99:817-827, 1990.

Justicz AG, Carlson GW, Soberman MS, Bonner GD, Alazraki NP, Sink JD: Biventricular latissimus dorsi cardiomyoplasty for cardiomyopathy. Proceedings 1st. International Workshop on Cardiomyoplasty, Future Publishing, Mount Kisco, New York, 1991.

Justicz AG, Symbas PN: Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus: immediate and late results. American Surgery, 57(1):4-7, 1991.

Cheng W, Soberman MS, Justicz AG, Sink JD: Dynamic cardiomyoplasty on left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions in a canine model of chronic heart failure. Surgical Forum: 260-263, 1991.

Justicz AG, Farnsworth WV, Soberman MS, Tuvlin MB, Bonner GD, Hunter RL, Matino-Saltzman D, Sink JD, Austin GE: Reduction of myocardial infarct size by Polazamer 188 and Mannitol in a canines model. American Heart Journal, 122 (3):671-680, 1991.

Oweida SW, Ku DN, Justicz AG, Burosn B, Salam AA: Hemodynamic consequences of carotid-coronary bypass on innominate artery stenosis. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 13(3):416-422, 1991.

Cheng W, Justicz AG, Soberman MS, Alazraki NP, Santamora WP, Sink JD: Effects of dynamic cardiomyoplasty of indices of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in a canine model of heart failure. Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 103(6):1207-1213, 1992.

Symbas PN, Justicz AG, Ricketts RR; Rupture of the airways from blunt trauma: treatment of complex injuries. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 54:177-183, 1992.

Austin GE, Matino-Salzman D, Justicz AG, Tuylin MD, Hunter RL: Determination of regional myocardial blood flow using fluorescent microspheres. American Journal of Cardiovascular Pathology, 4(4):352-353. 1992.

Symbas PN, Justicz AG: Quantum leap forward in the management of cardiac trauma: the pioneering work of Dwight E. Harken. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 55:789-791, 1993

Symbas PN, Justicz AG, Anderson NA: Immediate and long-term results following repair of aortic left ventricular discontinuity: a 25-year experience. Cardiovascular Surgery, June 1995, Vol. 3, No.3.

Craver JM, Justicz AG, Weintraub WS, Yanan S, Guyton RA, Gott JP, Jones EL: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients after failure of intracoronary stenting. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 60:60-66, 1995.

Symbas PN, Justicz AG: Cardiac Trauma. The critically ill patient, edited by V. Kvetan and D. R. Dantzker, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1996.

Abstracts and Presentations
Robert CS, Anderson HV, Carboni AA, Justicz AG, Leimgruber PP, Kloner RA, Gruentzig AR: Intracoronary fluorocarbon during angioplasty: morphologic and hematologic effects in dogs. American Heart Association presented at 58th Scientific Sessions, Washington DC, November, 1985.

Soberman MS, Justicz AG, Alazraki NP, Austin GE, Coleman JJ III, Hatcher CR Jr., Sink JD: Augmentation of myocardial function with dynamic cardiomyoplasty in chronic canine model. Presented at 38th Annual Scientific Session, American College of Cardiology, Anaheim, CA, Journal of American College of Cardiology, 13(2):213A, March, 1989.

Sink JD, Soberman MS, Justicz AG, Alazraki NP, Austin GE, Coleman JJ; Augmentation of myocardial function with dynamic cardiomyoplasty. Presented at Southern Chapter American College of Surgeons, Sea Island, Georgia, March, 1989.

Sink JD, Justicz AG: Biventricular cardiomyoplasty for cardiomyopathy. Presented at 4th Annual Meeting, Georgia Affiliated American Heart Association, Athens, Georgia, August, 1989.

Justicz AG, Soberman MS, McBride CL, Bonner GD, Farnsworth WV, Sink JD, Austin GE: Myocardial salvage using RheothRx. Presented at 55th Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Chest Physicians, Boston, MA, August, 1989.

Justicz AG, Carlson GW, Bonner GD, Alazraki NP, Sink JD: Biventricular cardiomyoplasty in a chronic model of cardiomyopathy. Presented at 55th Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Chest Physicians, Boston, MA, August, 1989.

Justicz AG, Symbas PN: Spontaneous rupture of esophagus: immediate and late results. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress, 58th Annual Assembly, Naples, Florida, January, 1990.

Austin GE, Tuvlin MB, McBride C, Justicz AG: Use of fluorescent microspheres to monitor myocardial blood flow in canine model of myocardial infection. Lab Invest 62:5A, 1990.

Justicz AG, Symbas PN: Rupture of the airways from blunt trauma: treatment of complex injuries. Presented at Society of Thoracic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, 1991.

Justicz AG: Right Ventricle Failure Presentation. Presented at Friday Conference, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996.

Justicz AG: Endocarditis - Cardiology Nursing Conference, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996. Justicz AG: Intramyocardial LAD. Presented at Friday Conference, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, February 1997.

Funded Research
Justicz AG, Austin GE, Alazraki NP, Sink JD: Biventricular cardiomyoplasty in a goat model of acute myocardial ischemia. American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid. 1989-1990.

Salam AA, Ku DN, Oweida SW, Justicz AG: Hemodynamic consequences of extra anatomic bypass for innominate or common carotid stenosis. Departmental Research Grant, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1989.

Sink JD, Justicz AG, Coleman JJ, Alazraki NP: Latissimus dorsi cardiomyoplasty for cardiomyopathy. VA Merit Review, 1989.

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4725 N. Federal Highway, Multi-Specialty Office
Fort Lauderdale , FL 33308

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