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Kareem Bedeir, MD

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About Kareem

Kareem H. Bedeir, M.D., joins Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates (CTVSA) following the completion of his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery with Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass., where he received the John J. Collins, Jr. Cardiothoracic Surgeon Scholars Award. Dr Bedeir earned his medical degree from the University of Alexandria in Egypt. He completed surgical residencies at the University of Alexandria in Egypt as well as Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md. During his residency at Sinai Hospital, he was awarded the Program Director’s Award for excellence in medical knowledge, as well as the Chief of Surgery Award for excellence in research. He joins Infirmary Health after completing two fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School; a surgical critical care fellowship, and a
two-year cardiothoracic surgery fellowship. Dr. Bedeir is widely published on cardiothoracic surgery as well authoring two chapters in Springer’s Cardiac Surgery: A Complete Guide, a widely used academic textbook. Dr. Bedeir is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Surgical Critical Care, and is board-eligible in cardiothoracic surgery.

Affiliations Mobile Infirmary, Thomas Hospital, Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates
Education
  • College
  • University of Alexandria, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

    Egypt
    2008

  • Medical School
  • University of Alexandria, Master of Surgery

    Egypt
    2011

  • Residency
  • University of Alexandria, Cardio-thoracic Surgery

    Egypt
    2011

  • Sinai Hospital, General Surgery

    Baltimore, MD
    2015

  • Fellowship
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Surgical Critical Care

    Boston, MA
    2016

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

    Boston, MA
    2020

  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery

  • American Board of Surgical Critical Care

Medical Interests Research Interests:

Journal Articles - Peer Reviewed

  • Bedeir K. The forgotten age. Ann Thorac Surg – Under review
  • Bedeir K. A new technique for de-novo tricuspid valve construction using autologous pericardium. Ann Thorac Surg – Accepted.
  • Bedeir K.Shooting ourselves in the foot. Ann Thorac Surg – Accepted.
  • Bedeir K. Radical left ventricular outflow and aortic root reconstruction for dehisced aortic root homograft: How I do it. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg – Under Review.
  • Bedeir K. Ten-year survival is NOT survivors at 10 years. Eur Heart J, 2022; ehac003, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehac003. Online ahead of print.
  • Bedeir K, Robichaux R, Gleason TG. Surgical whole-valve embolization 15 years after implantation. Eur Heart J 2021 Dec 15; ehab 859 doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehab859. Online ahead of print.
  • Chauhan D, Orlandi V, Rajab TK, Bedeir K, Volfovsky A, Mokashi S. Postoperative outcomes in infants undergoing ABO incompatible heart transplantation in the US. Ann Thorac Surg 2021 Sep 25:S0003-4975(21)01645-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.08.039. Online ahead of print.
  • Bedeir K. Coronavirus-induced blurred judgement. Crit Care Med.2021 Aug 3. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005248. Online ahead of print.
  • Yazdchi F, Hijri S, Harloff M, Zammert M, Shook D, Varelmann D, Bedeir K, Madou ID, Percy E, Mallidi HR, Sabe A, Aranki S, Shekar P, Kaneko T. Enhanced recovery after Cardiac Surgery: A propensity-matched analysis. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 2:S1043-0679(21)00261-6. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.05.010. Online ahead of print.
  • Harloff M, Bedeir K, Aranki SF. Resection of Cardiac Paraganglioma: All Roads Lead to Texas. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 Nov 6:S0022-5223(20)33014-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.11.004. Online ahead of print.
  • Ramlawi B, Bedeir K. Overcoming the TAVR Achilles Heel: Paravalvular Leak. Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2020. doi: 10.21037/acs-2020av-19
  • Pasrija C, Bedeir K, Jeudy J, Kon Z. Harlequin Syndrome during Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Radiology: Cardiothor 2019;1(2):e190031
  • Bedeir K, Ramlawi B. Left Atrial Appendage Epicardial Clip (AtriClip): Essentials and Post-Procedure Management. J Atr Fibrillation. 2019 Apr 30;11(6):2087
  • Rajab TK, Bedeir K, Taghavi FJ, Dunning JJ. Combined tracheal resection and coronary bypass with ECMO support. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May 17. pii: S0003-4975(19)30688-5. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ramlawi B, Bedeir K, Edgerton J. Totally Thoracoscopic Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jan;107(1):e71-e73
  • Bedeir K, Kaneko T,Aranki SF. Current and Evolving Strategies in the Management of Severe Mitral Annular Calcification. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb;157(2):555-566
  • Bedeir K, Kaneko T,Aranki SF. From the Aorta to the Femoral Artery and Back Again: An Iconic Roundtrip. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr;157(4):1402-1403
  • Bedeir K. Cardiac Tamponade by Colon. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Dec;43(12):1856-1857.
  • Bedeir K, Cox JL, Holmes DR, Ramlawi B. Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion: An Alternative to Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2017 May;153(5):1097-1105.
  • Bedeir K, Seethala R, Kelly E. Extracorporeal Life Support in Trauma: Worth the Risks? A Systematic Review. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017 Feb;82(2):400-406.
  • Bedeir K, Ramlawi B, Giugliano RP.Chronic Anticoagulation in Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: Where Things Stand. Int J Cardiol 2016 Nov;222:615-9.
  • Bedeir K, Reardon M, Cohn LH, Ramlawi B. Sutureless Aortic Valves: Combining the Best or the Worst? Seminars in Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Summer;28(2):341-352.
  • Bedeir K, Ramlawi B. Is a Double-Orifice Valve at an Increased Risk of Endocarditis? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2016 Aug;50(2):389.
  • Bedeir K, Bliden K, Tantry U, Gurbel P, Mahla E. Timing of Coronary Bypass Surgery in Patients on Clopidogrel: The Role of VerifyNow. Can J Cardiol. 2016 Jun;32(6):724-5.
  • Bedeir K, Volpi J, Ramlawi B. Cryptogenic Stroke with a Patent Foramen Ovale:
    Medical Therapy, Percutaneous Intervention or Surgery. J Card Surg 2016 Mar;31(3):156-60.
  • Ramlawi B, Bedeir K, Lamelas J. Aortic Valve Surgery: Minimally Invasive Options. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2016 Jan-Mar;12(1):27-32.
  • Bedeir K, Reardon M, Ramchandani M, Singh K, Ramlawi B. Elevated Stroke Risk associated with Femoral Artery Cannulation During Mitral Valve Surgery. Semin Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Summer;27(2):97-103
  • Bedeir K, Mann A, Youssef Y. Robotic Single-Site versus Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Which is Cheaper? A Cost Report and Analysis. Surg Endosc 2016 Jan;30(1):267-72
  • Bedeir K. Thrombus in Transit with Isolated Paradoxical Embolism to the Subclavian Artery. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2015 Jul;24(7):e173-5
  • Ramlawi B, Bedeir K. Surgical Options in Atrial Fibrillation. J Thorac Dis 2015;7(2):205-214.
  • Ramlawi B, Bedeir K, Reardon M. Letter to the Editor on “Misuse of the term Subclavian Access”. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg, 2014 Oct;148(5):2438-9
  • Bedeir K, Katlic M. Esophageal Carcinoma in HIV Infected Patients: A Clinical Perspective. HIV Clin. 2014 Summer;26(3):10-11.
  • Ramlawi B, Bedeir K, Barker C, Kleiman N, Reardon M. Direct Aortic and Subclavian Access for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement; Decision Making and Technique. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Jul;148(1):353-6.
  • Bedeir K, Reardon M, Ramlawi B. Infective Endocarditis: Perioperative Management and Surgical Principles. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.2014 Apr;147(4):1133-41.
  • Ramlawi B, Bedeir K, Garcia-Morales LJ, Fischer W, Loebe M, Reardon MJ, Ramchandani M. Improved Outcomes with Reoperative Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Innovations. 2014 Jan-Feb;9(1):49-53.
  • Bedeir K, Hassanein W. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia; Unusual Presentation in an Adult. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Apr;61(3):264-6.
  • Ramchandani M, Bedeir K. Vascular Connector Devices Increase the Availability of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery to Ischemic Heart Patients. HSR Proc Intensive Care Cardiovasc Anesth. 2011;3(4):239-43.

Book Chapters

  • Bedeir K, Ramlawi B. Surgical Management of Native Valve Endocarditis. In: Cardiac Surgery: A complete guide. Springer, New York, USA 2018 – In process
  • Bedeir K, Ramlawi B. Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation. In: Cardiac Surgery: A complete guide. Springer, New York, USA 2018 – In process
     
  • Bedeir K, Nascimben L, Nohria A, Aranki S. Cardiac Paraganglioma Excision and Coronary Sinus Reconstruction. CTSNet, October 2019. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.9926654

Presentations

  • Chauhan D, Rajab TK, Bedeir K, Mokashi S. Post-operative Outcomes in Infants Undergoing ABO Incompatible Heart Transplant in the United States: Analysis of UNOS Data. Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) Annual Meeting 2021, Virtual.
  • Chauhan D, Rajab TK, Bedeir K, Mokashi S. Outcomes of Pediatric Cardiac Retransplantation in the United States: Analysis of UNOS Data. Congenital Heart Surgeons Society and European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association Joint Meeting 2020, Virtual.
  • Yazdchi F, Bedeir K, Harloff M, Hirji S, Percy E, McGurk S, Swanson J, Shook D, Varelmann D, Aranki S, Shekar P, Kaneko T. Initial Experience with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery at a North American Academic Cardiac Surgery Center: A Comparative Analysis. Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference 2019. Baltimore, MD.
  • Bedeir K, Reardon M, Ramchandani M, Singh K, Ramlawi B. Elevated Stroke Risk associated with Femoral Artery Cannulation During Mitral Valve Surgery. Oral presentation at the Mitral Conclave 2015, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), New York, NY.
  • Bedeir K, Wilson A, Chou D, Wozniak S, Reyad A, Mavanur A. Successful Improvement of Surgical Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Compliance and Resultant Reduced Morbidity. First Prize Winning Quality Improvement Project, 2015, Baltimore, MD
     
  • Ramlawi B, Bedeir K, Garcia-Morales LJ, Volpi J, Ramchandani M, Reardon M. Minimally-Invasive Video-Assisted Ligation of Left Atrial Appendage in Atrial Fibrillation: Stroke Prevention Strategy. Presented at the International Stroke Conference 2013, American Heart Association (AHA), Hawaii.
     
  • Ramlawi B, Bedeir K, Garcia-Morales LJ, Fischer W, Loebe M, Reardon MJ, Ramchandani M. Improved outcomes with reoperative off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Presented at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) 2012, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Ramchandani M, Bedeir K, Garcia-Morales LJ, Fischer W, Loebe M, Reardon MJ, Ramlawi B. Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery improves outcomes compared to conventional sternotomy. Presented at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) 2012, Los Angeles, CA.