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Amir Ganiel, MD
Cardiovascular Surgery

 
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Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spuce Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
Telephone: 215-662-3842

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Amir.Ganiel@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Ganiel is a Penn Medicine Clinician.

 
Appointments
2016 - present Penn Medicine Clinician, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2016 - present Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2012 - 2016 Clinical Instructor in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University
 
2010 - 2016 Head of Medical Committee, Israel Olympic Committee
 
2007 - 2016 3rd Year Academic Coordinator, Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center
 
2004 - 2008 Head of Medical sub-committee, Professional Advisory Committee,
Israeli Swimming Association
 
2004 - 2008 Member of Professional Advisory Committee, Israeli Swimming Association
 
2004 - 2009 Member  of Advisory Committee – 5th year medical students,
Ben Gurion University Medical School, Beer Sheva, Israel
 
2003 - 2009 Ben Gurion University Medical School, Beer Sheva, Israel
 
1995 - 2000 Member of the Final Examination Committee – Surgery
   
1992 - 2000 Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine,
Division of Surgery, Soroka Medical Center and
Ben Gurion University Medical School, Beer Sheva, Israel
 
2003 - 2009 Division of Surgery, Soroka Medical Center and
Ben Gurion University Medical School, Beer Sheva, Israel
 
1992 - 2000 Clinical Instructor in Cardiothoracic Surgery
 
Education/Training
2009 - 2016 Intensive Care and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of CT Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
 
2003 - 2009 Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Soroka University Medical Center
Beer Sheva, Israel
 
2000 - 2003 Fellowship in Cardiothoracic, Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1992 - 2000 Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center
Beer Sheva, Israel
 
1991  MD - Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
MD Thesis - The Effect of Intra-peritoneal Injection of Myo-Inositol on the Open Field Behavior of Rats
 
1984 - 1987  BSc - (Medical Science), Faculty of Health Sciences
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva, Israel
 
1980 - 1981 University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
 
Memberships/Societies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
  1. Talmor D, Caspi Y, Feuring S, Zuker N, Zalshtein E, Ganiel A, Applebaum A: Surgical Treatment of Right Ventricular Myxoma in Infancy. Ann Thorac Surg 1996; 61: 1835 – 1836.
  2. Wagshal AB, Tager S, Maor E, Weinstein JM, Ganiel A, Katz A, Ovsyshcher IE: Implantable Defibrillator Endocarditis. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 1999; 22(7): 1120.
  3. Abramov D, Abu-Tailakh M, Frieger M, Ganiel A, Tuvbin D, Wolak A: Plasma Troponin Levels After Cardiac Surgery vs After Myocardial Infarction. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2006; 14:530-535. 
  4. Knayzer B, Abramov D, Bilenko N, Tovbin D, Ganiel A, Katz A: Atrial Fibrillation and plasma Troponin I elevation after Cardiac Surgery; Relation to inflammation-associated parameters. J Card Surg 2007; 22: 117-123.
  5. Etzion Y, Kolt S, Beharier O, Ganiel A, Buzaglo L, Shalev A, Novack V, Sahar G, Katz A, Moran A: Abstract 354: ZnT-1 Expression in the Human Atria and New Insights on its Activity as an Inhibitor of L-type Calcium Channels; Circulation 2007;116:II_53-II_54. 
  6. Etzion Y, Ganiel A, Beharier O, Shalev A, Novack V, Volvich L, Abrahamov D, Matsa M, Sahar G, Moran A, Katz A:  Correlation Between Atrial ZnT-1 Expression and Atrial Fibrillation in Humans: A Pilot Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 2008; 19(2) 157-164.
  7. Knayzer B, Abramov D, Bilenko N, Ganiel A, Yishai Y, Katz A: Incidence and Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in the Negev – Are we different? Harefuah 2008; 147(4) 299-304.
  8. Nesher N, Ganiel A, Paz Y, Kramer A, Mohr R, Ben-Gal Y, Pevni D: Thoracoscopic Epicardial Lead Implantation as an Alternative to Failed Endovascular Insertion for Cardiac Pacing and Resynchronization Therapy. Innovations 2014; 9(6): 427-431.
Posters and Presentations
  1. Knayzer B, Appelbaum A, Abramov D, Bilenko N, Tager S, Bolotin A, Ganiel A, Gabriel A, Katz A: Cardiac Troponin-I Cocentration after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting- Predictors and the Impact on Atrial Fibrillation. Presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Israel Heart Society and the Israeli Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 28-29, 2004.
  2. Knayzer B, Appelbaum A, Abramov D, Bilenko N, Tager S, Bolotin A, Ganiel A, Gabriel A, Katz A: Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting- Insights From a Prospective Evaluation. Presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Israel Heart Society and the Israeli Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 28-29, 2004.
  3. Etzion Y, Beharier O, Ganiel A, Shalev A, Volich L, Novack V, Abramov D, Matsa M, Sahar G, Moran A, Katz A: ZnT-1, a New Player in Atrial Electrical Remodeling. Presented at the 8th International Dead Sea Symposium and 17th Rappaport Symposium (A joint meeting), October 15-18, Tel Aviv, Israel
  4. Etzion Y, Ganiel A, Beharier O, Shalev A, Volvich L, Novack V, Abrahamov D, Matsa M, Sahar G, Moran A, Katz A.  ZnT-1, a new player in atrial electrical remodeling? 54th Annual meeting of the Israeli Heart Society and the Israel Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, April 2007, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  5. Etzion Y, Ganiel A, Beharier O, Shalev A, Volvich L, Novack V, Abrahamov D, Matsa M, Sahar G, Moran A, Katz A.   Atrial electrical remodeling - Clinical insights from our basic research group. Invited lecture; Meeting of the Israeli Pacing and Electrophysiology Group-Under the Auspices of the Israel Pacing Foundation. 8th Bi-annual Conference, February 2007, Kfar Blum, Israel
  6. Ruderman L, Abrahamov D, Matsa M, Ganiel A, Mozalbat D, Assala J, Ishai Y, Sahar G.  Can LIMA-RIMA 'T-Graft' Supply the Right Coronary System? The 55th Annual Conference of the Israeli Heart Society and the Israel Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, April 2008, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  7. Nesher N, Pevni D, Kramer A, Mohr R, Ganiel A, Uretzky G, Paz Y.  Surgical Controversies in Thoracic Surgery:Transforming into Thoracoscopic Surgery. International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS), June 2010, Berlin, Germany.       
 
Awards
1985 Israel-America Cultural Fund Scholarship
(Awarded to Outstanding Student - Athlete)
 
1980 Trustee Scholarship to the University of Southern California
(Full Academic Scholarship, awarded to the top 25 starting freshmen)
 
1980 California Scholastic Federation Gold Seal Award
(4.0 GPA during 3 years of High School)
 

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