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Andrew B. Goldstone, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery Direct Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dr. Goldstone is currently a second year resident in the Cardiac Surgery Direct Residency Program. His interests include valvular heart disease and the surgical treatment of heart failure. He plans to pursue a career in academic cardiac surgery.

2011 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
2002 - 2006 BA – Duke University
2006 - 2011 MD – Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2009 - 2010 Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
2011 - 2012 Intern in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society

2009 - 2010
Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Title: Outcomes and comparative effectiveness research in cardiothoracic surgery.
Preceptors: David H. Adams, M.D., and Joanna Chikwe, M.D.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Conducted numerous retrospective studies in cardiac surgical cohorts. Topics included outcomes of mitral repair versus replacement in octogenarians, outcomes of aortic valve replacement in the setting of low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis, the benefit of routine concomitant tricuspid annuloplasty at the time of mitral valve surgery, and the impact of residual pulmonary hypertension on clinical outcome following mitral valve surgery.

2006 - 2010
Co-Investigator, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Title: Treatment of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions.
Preceptor: Stephen E. Goldstone, M.D.
Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Conducted retrospective studies examining the utility of Hybrid Capture II in evaluating men who have sex with men with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, as well as the impact of HIV on recurrence of HSIL following Infra-red Coagulator ablation of anal high-grade dysplasia.

2007 - 2008
Research Fellow, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Title: Impact of interindividual/intraspecies bone morphology and tissue quality on skeletal robusticity.
Preceptor: Karl J. Jepsen, Ph.D.
Department of Orthopaedics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

FTIR imaging and tissue-level mechanical testing were performed on femora of AJ, B6, and C3H inbred mice to determine if genetic variation in bone quality and tissue-level mechanical properties exist within species. In a separate study, human hand radiographs were examined to test the hypothesis that interindividual variation in skeletal robusticity is compensated morphologically during postnatal growth.

2005 - 2006
Senior Thesis Research, Duke University
Title: Inactivation of Cu,Zn Superoxide Dismutase by H2O2: Mechanism of Protection
Preceptor: Irwin Fridovich, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry, Duke University
Studies were performed in order to determine the mechanism by which molecules of varying sizes protect Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase from inactivation by HO2-.

Original Manuscripts
  1. Goldstone AB, Liochev SI, Fridovich I. Inactivation of Copper, Zinc Superoxide Dismutase by H2O2: Mechanism of Protection. Free Radic Biol Med. 2006 Dec 15;41:1860-3.
  2. Goldstone SE, Kawalek AZ, Goldstone RN, Goldstone AB. Hybrid Capture II detection of oncogenic human papillomavirus: a useful tool when evaluating men who have sex with men with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance on anal cytology. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Jul;51(7):1130-6.
  3. Courtland HW, Nasser P, Goldstone AB, Spevak L, Boskey AL, Jespen KJ. Fourier transform infrared imaging microspectroscopy and tissue-level mechanical testing reveal intraspecies variation in mouse bone mineral and matrix composition. Calcif Tissue Int. 2008 Nov;83(5):342-53.
  4. Pandey N, Bhola S, Goldstone AB, Chen F, Chrzanowski J, Terranova CJ, Ghillani R, Jepsen KJ. Interindividual variation in functionally adapted trait sets is established during postnatal growth and predictable based on bone robustness. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 Dec;24(12):1969-80.
  5. Chikwe J, Croft LB, Goldstone AB, Castillo J, Rahmanian PB, Adams DH, Filsoufi F. Comparison of the Results of Aortic Valve Replacement With or Without Concomitant Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients with Left Ventricular Ejection Fractions =30% vs. Patients with Ejection Fractions >30%. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Dec 15;104(12):1717-21.
  6. Goldstone AB, Chikwe J, Stelzer P. Modified Cabrol Shunt to Treat Left Ventricular Rupture. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jan;89(1):313-4.
  7. Chikwe J, Goldstone AB, Passage J, Anyanwu AC, Seeburger J, Castillo JG, Filsoufi F, Mohr FW, Adams DH. A propensity score adjusted retrospective comparison of early and mid-term results of mitral valve repair versus replacement in octogenarians. Eur Heart J. 2011 Mar;32(5):618-26.
  8. Goldstone AB, Bronster DJ, Anyanwu AC, Goldstein MA, Filsoufi F, Adams DH, Chikwe J. Predictors and outcomes of seizures after cardiac surgery: a multivariable analysis of 2578 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Feb;91(2):514-8.
  9. Goldstone AB, Chikwe J, Pinney SP, Anyanwu AC, Funt SA, Polanco A, Adams DH. Incidence, epidemiology, and prognosis of residual pulmonary hypertension after mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Mar 1;107(5):755-60.
  10. Goldstone RN, Goldstone AB, Russ J, Goldstone SE. Long-term follow-up of infra-red coagulation ablation of anal high-grade dysplasia. Dis Colon Rectum. In press.
  11. Chikwe J, Brewer Z, Goldstone AB, Adams DH. Integrated thoracic residency program applicants: the best and the brightest? Ann Thorac Surg. In press.
Abstracts and Presentations
  1. Goldstone SE, Kawalek AZ, Goldstone RN, Goldstone AB, Huyett J. Hybrid Capture II detection of oncogenic human papillomavirus: a useful tool when evaluating MSM with abnormal anal cytology. Presented at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 2007. Published in Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 May;50(5):741-2.
  2. Courtland HW, Goldstone AB, Nasser P, Boskey AL, Jepsen KJ. Genetic variation in bone matrix and mineral composition is associated with differing tissue-level mechanical properties in inbred mice. Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, March 2008. Published in Trans Annu Meet Orthop Res Soc. 2008;33:0896.
  3. Chikwe J, Passage J, Anyanwu AC, Goldstone AB, Castillo JG, Milla F, Seeburger J, Mohr FW, Adams DH. Early and midterm outcomes of mitral repair are superior to mitral replacement in octogenarians. Presented at the American College of Cardiology 59th Annual Scientific Session (ACC.10), Atlanta, GA, March 2010. Published in J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Mar;55(10):A145.E1365.
  4. Goldstone AB, Goldstone RN, Russ J, Goldstone SE. Impact of HIV on recurrence of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) following infrared coagulator ablation. Presented at Digestive Disease Week 2010, New Orleans, LA, May 2010. Published in Gastroenterology. 2010 May;138(5) Suppl 1:S-444.
  5. Goldstone AB, Chikwe J, Anyanwu AC, Adams DH. Should tricuspid regurgitation be treated at the time of mitral valve surgery? Presented at the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, June 2010.
  6. Goldstone AB, Passage J, Milla F, Anyanwu AC, Seeburger J, Castillo JG, Chikwe J, Mohr FW, Adams DH. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery in octogenarians: a comparison with conventional sternotomy. Presented at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, Berlin, Germany, June 2010. Published in Innovations. 2010 May/June;5(3):214.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters
  1. Chikwe J, Kim M, Goldstone AB, Fallahi A, Athanasiou T. Current Diagnosis and Management of Left Main Coronary Disease. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Oct;38(4):420-8.
  2. Goldstone AB, Bronster DJ, Chikwe J. Seizures After Adult Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. In press.
  3. Goldstone AB, Athanasiou T, Chikwe J. Reply to Dr. Barner. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. In press.
  4. Goldstone AB, Chikwe J. Valvular Heart Disease and Endocarditis. In: Ramrakha P, Hill J, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Cardiology. 2nd Edition. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. In press.
  5. Chikwe J, Goldstone AB, Akujuo A, Adams DH. Autologous pericardial patch leaflet augmentation in the setting of mitral valve repair. In: Hetzer R, Rankin JS, Yankah AC, eds. Mitral Valve Repair. 1st Edition. New York, United States: Springer Publishing Company. In press.

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