Behzad Soleimani, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Hershey, PA, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

BehzadSoleimaniMDMRCP, FRCS(C-Th)

Thoracic Surgery Hershey, PA

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Cardiovascular Surgery

Interim Chief Cardiac Surgery Surgical Director Heart Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Support, Heart & Vascular Institute Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center

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Summary

  • Dr. Behzad Soleimani is a thoracic surgeon in Hershey, PA and is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Cambridge School of Medicine and has been in practice 23 years. He specializes in adult cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary transplantation, and cardiovascular surgery and is experienced in thoracic aortic aneurysm, cardiac transplantation, aortic dissection repair, aortic root replacement, and heart failure surgery / vad.

Education & Training

  • University of Cambridge School of Medicine
    University of Cambridge School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of CambridgeOTHER_TRAINING
  • Downing CollegeOTHER_TRAINING
  • University of CambridgeOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2010 - 2020
  • Royal College of Physicians of London Membership
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England Fellowship
  • Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandIntercollegiate Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Henry Roy Dean Prize University of Cambridge, 1994
  • Fulton Roberts Memorial Prize University of Cambridge, 1991

Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Clinical Experience With Sternotomy Versus Subcostal Approach for Exchange of HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device  
    B Soleimani, LC Price, ER Stephenson, A El-Banayosy, WE Pae, The Annals of thoracic surgery, 1/1/2015
  • Sharing the Care of Mechanical Circulatory Support Collaborative Efforts of Patients/Caregivers, Shared-Care Sites, and Left Ventricular Assist Device Implanting Centers  
    Michael S. Kiernan, MD, MS; Susan M. Joseph, MD; Jason N. Katz, MD; Ahmet Kilic, MD; Jonathan D. Rich, MD; Mark P. Tallman, MD; Peter Van Buren, MD; James J. Lyons, MD..., Circ Heart Fail, 1/1/2015
  • Outcomes of off-pump minimally invasive exchange of the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device  
    Soleimani B, Pietras C, Stephenson E, High K, Pae W, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 1/1/2015
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Abstracts/Posters

  • Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Approach for Exchange of the HeartMate II (HMII) Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
    Behzad Soleimani, MD, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 50th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 1/25/2014
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO) Support as Bridge to Implantation of Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) in Patients with Advanced Cardiogenic Shock...
    Behzad Soleimani, MD, ASAIO 60th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 1/18/2014
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Support as Bridge to Implantation of Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Patients with Advanced Cardiogenic Shock
    Behzad Soleimani, MD, ASAIO 60th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 1/18/2014
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Lectures

  • The Art and Science of Implantation: A Surgeon’s Choice 
    Norfolk, VA - 1/25/2015
  • Surgical Management for End Stage Heart Failure 
    Hershey, PA - 1/15/2015
  • Outcomes of off-pump minimally invasive exchange of the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device 
    Nice, France - 1/15/2015
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Press Mentions

  • The Medical Minute: Treatment Options for Heart Failure
    The Medical Minute: Treatment Options for Heart FailureFebruary 15, 2017

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