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Edgar Aranda-Michel, MD, PhD

    Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh, MD, 2023
  • Carnegie Mellon University, PhD, 2021
  • MIT, BS 2015
Representative Publications

E. Aranda-Michel et al., "Miniaturized Robotic End-Effector With Piezoelectric Actuation and Fiber Optic Sensing for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Procedures," in IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 4961-4968, 15 June15, 2018, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2828940.

Aranda-Michel E, Waldman LK, Trumble DR. Left ventricular simulation of cardiac compression: Hemodynamics and regional mechanics. PLoS One. 2019 Oct 31;14(10):e0224475. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224475. PMID: 31671155; PMCID: PMC6822737.

Han J, Kubala M, Aranda-Michel E, Trumble DR. Ventricle-specific epicardial pressures as a means to optimize direct cardiac compression for circulatory support: A pilot study. PLoS One. 2019 Jul 5;14(7):e0219162. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219162. PMID: 31276569; PMCID: PMC6611657.

Aranda-Michel E, Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Navid F, Sultan I. Mortality and Readmissions After On-Pump Versus Off-Pump Redo Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 Jul;21(7):821-825. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2019.12.008. Epub 2019 Dec 5. PMID: 31836478.

Bianco, V, Aranda‐Michel, E, Sultan, I, et al. Inconsistent correlation between procedural volume and publicly reported outcomes in adult cardiac operations. J Card Surg. 2019; 34: 1194‐ 1203.

Aranda-Michel E, Yousef S, Sultan I, Kilic A. Septic coronary embolism in a deceptive case of presumed isolated tricuspid valve endocarditis. J Card Surg. 2019 Oct;34(10):1130-1132. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14198. Epub 2019 Aug 2. PMID: 31374581.

Aranda-Michel E, Bianco V, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Navid F, Kilic A. Predictors of increased costs following index adult cardiac operations: Insights from a statewide publicly reported registry. J Card Surg. 2019 Aug;34(8):708-713. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14117. Epub 2019 Jul 3. PMID: 31269297.

Aranda-Michel E, Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Sultan I. Endovascular management of spontaneous rupture of the left subclavian artery. J Card Surg. 2019 Jul;34(7):645-646. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14091. Epub 2019 Jun 18. PMID: 31212383.

Aranda-Michel E, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Bianco V, Sultan I. Diagnostic dilemma in prosthetic valve endocarditis: Computed tomography to the rescue. J Card Surg. 2019 Apr;34(4):208-210. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14001. Epub 2019 Feb 25. PMID: 30803027.

Aranda-Michel E, Kilic A, Bianco V, Gleason TG, Sultan I. Aortitis Masquerading as Intramural Hematoma of the Ascending Aorta. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May;107(5):e353. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.12.049. Epub 2019 Jan 28. PMID: 30703366.

Han J, Aranda-Michel E, Trumble DR. Muscle-Powered Counterpulsation for Untethered, Non-Blood-Contacting Cardiac Support: A Path to Destination Therapy. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2020 Nov;67(11):3035-3047. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2020.2974826. Epub 2020 Feb 18. PMID: 32086191; PMCID: PMC7587079.

Daniel Shiwarski*, Joshua Tashman*, Alkiviadis Tsamis, Jacqueline Bliley, Malachi Blundon, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Quentin Jallerat, John Szymanski, Brooke McCartney, and Adam Feinberg. Fibronectin-Based Nanomechanical Biosensors to Map 3D Surface Strains in Live Cells and Tissues. Nature Communications. Oct 2020.

Edgar Aranda-Michel, Valentino Bianco, Keith Dufendach, Arman Kilic, Andreas Habertheuer, Rishab Humar, Forozan Navid,Yisi Wang, and Ibrahim Sultan. Mid-term outcomes of subcoronary stentless porcine valve versus stented aortic valve replacement. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2020

Seese L, Aranda-Michel E, Sultan I, Morell VO, Mathier MA, Mulukutla SR, Saba S, Dueweke EJ, Levenson JE, Kilic A. Programmatic Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Survey of 502 Cardiac Surgeons. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Sep;110(3):761-763. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.04.014. Epub 2020 Apr 28. PMID: 32360389; PMCID: PMC7187822.

Aranda-Michel E, Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Sultan I. Acute type A aortic dissection with complete intimal intussusception into the descending aorta. J Card Surg. 2020 Jul;35(7):1626-1627. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14599. Epub 2020 May 3. PMID: 32362006.

L. Seese, E. Aranda-Michel, L. Huckaby, M. Keebler, G. Hickey, M. Mathier, I. Sultan, T. Gleason, A. Kilic. Development and Validation of a Risk Score to Predict One-Year Mortality after Bridge to Heart Transplantation with Contemporary Durable Left Ventricular Assist Devices. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2020.

Research Interests

Engineering a actuated tip catheter for better cardiac ablation outcomes

Career Advisor
Keith Cook, PhD
Thesis Advisor
Dennis Trumble, PhD
Biomedical Engineering (CMU)
Dissertation Title

Towards patient specific direct cardiac compression

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