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Roman Petrov, MD, PhD, FACS

Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery

Roman Petrov
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Contact Information
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Benign Foregut diseases
  • Esophageal motility disorders
  • Gastroparesis
  • Chest wall deformities, trauma and infections
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • VATS and robotic thoracic surgery
  • Therapeutic endoscopy

Research Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer
  • Localization of pulmonary nodules
  • VATS Lobectomy and segmentectomy
  • Paraesophageal hernias
  • POEM, POP, STER, EFTR, ESD
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012
  • Residency Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012
  • Residency, General Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, 2010
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2007
  • Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2005
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Moscow, Russia, 1999
  • Residency, General Surgery, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Moscow, Russia, 1998
  • MHA, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Moscow, Russia, 1996
  • MD, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Moscow, Russia, 1996

Certifications

  • Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac

Memberships

  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • General Thoracic Surgery Club
  • Euorpean Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Russian American Medical Assocation (RAMA)
  • Kaplan Honor Medical Society
  • Moscow Surgical Society
  • Russian Association of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • Best Score Among All Residents Inservice Examination Award, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2012
  • Commendation for Excellence in Trauma Care, Memorial Health System, 2015
  • Scholarship for Ethicon Thoracic Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Fellowship, AATS Graham Foundation, 2016
Publications

PubMed Publications

  • Petrov R, Elbahloul O, Gallichio MH, Stellrecht K, Conti D. Monthly screening for polyoma virus eliminates BK nephropathy and preserves renal function. Surg Infect. 2009 Feb;10(1):85-90. PMID: 19298172. 
  • Conti D, Petrov R, Elbalhoul O, Gallichio M. Sirolimus-based, calcineurin-inhibitor sparing immunotherapy, long-term (6-year) results. Transpl Immunol. 2008 Nov; 20(1-2): 12-3. PMID: 18793727. 
  • Friedrich J, Petrov R, Askay S, Clark M, Foy H, Isik F, Dellinger P, Klein M, Engrav L. Resection of panniculus morbidus: a salvage procedure with a steep learning curve.. Plast Reconstr Surg.. 2008 Jan; 121(1): 108-14. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18176212. 

Additional Publications

  • Tehrani N., Anoushiravani A., Bhakta A., Petrov R., Tafen M., Samuels S. Non-operative Management of Water Injection Injury to the Neck. J of Pediatric Surgical Cases. In press.
  • Imaging of the esophagus. Chapter In TSRA primer of the cardlothoracic surgery.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound. Chapter In TSRA primer of the cardlothoracic surgery
  • Antlreflux Procedures. Chapter In TSRA primer of the cardiothoraclc surgery 
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. In TSRA Clinical Scenarios In Cardiothoracic Surgery. Red. TC. Nguyen, G. Loar. TSRA, 2013. Pp 128-136. 
  • Esophageal Cancer. In TSRA Clinical Scenarios in Cardlothoracic Surgery. Red. TC. Nguyen, G. Loor. TSRA, 2013. Pp 136-153.