ROBERTO RIBEIRO

ROBERTO RIBEIRO

Roberto was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil and raised in Toronto until the age of 7, while his parents pursued their PhDs at University of Toronto.

After moving back to Porto Alegre, he continued his education and completed both Medical School and General Surgery Residency in Porto Alegre at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

During his surgical training in Brazil, he started a clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness of different surgical training strategies over the acquisitions of robotic surgical skills.

In 2015, Roberto moved back to Toronto to pursue his PhD in Cardiovascular Science. Specifically, he has been investigating myocardial preservation using Ex Situ Heart Perfusion and transplantation of hearts donated after circulatory death.

  • EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • MD – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2012)
    • General Surgery – Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2015)
    • PhD – Insitute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (Expected 2019)
  • CLINICAL INTERESTS

    • Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Surgical Heart Failure
    • Heart Transplantation
    • Donation After Circulatory Death
    • Minimally-Invasive Surgery
    • Ex Situ Heart Perfusion
    • Myocardial Protection
    • Surgical Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation
    • Donation After Circulatory Death
    • Normothermic Regional Perfusion
  • ACTIVITIES/AWARDS

    Jun 2019 - 2019 CSCS / CSCP Spring Meeting Travel Bursary Award / Highlighted Poster Session

    • Council of Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association (AHA).
    • Title: Comparison Between STEEN SolutionTM and SOM-TRN-001 for Myocardial and Endothelial Protection During Ex Situ Heart Perfusion
    • Highlighted Poster Session to be presented at CSCS/CSCP Spring Meeting 2019, New Brunswick, CA
    • Award: USD$1,500

    Nov 2018 - 2018 CVSA Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award Finalist

    • Council of Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association (AHA).
    • Title: Somah Solution Enhances Organ Preservation in a Porcine Model of DCD Heart Transplantation with Normothermic Regional Perfusion
    • Research competition final presented at AHA’s Scientific Sessions, Chicago, USA
    • Finalist Award: USD$1,000

    Oct 2018 - 2018 CCTN / CHFS Research Competition Finalist

    • Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network / Canadian Heart Failure Society
    • Title: Is Cold Storage Possible in Hearts Donated After Circulatory Death? A Pre- Clinical Study
    • Final presented at the 2018 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Toronto, CA
    • Award: CAD$250

    Apr 2018 - 2018 Annual Meeting Travel Award

    • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
    • Title: Is Cold Storage Possible in Hearts Donated After Circulatory Death? A Pre- Clinical Study
    • Award: USD$1,000

    Nov 2017 - 2017 CVSA Resident Prize Award

    • Council of Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association
    • Title: Comparison Between STEEN and Somah Solutions as Primary Perfusate Components for Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion
    • Award: USD$1,500

    Nov 2016 - 2016 CVSA Top 10 Abstract Travel Award

    • Council of Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association
    • Title: Effect of Somah Solution on hypoxia/reoxygenation induced coronary artery endothelial injury: A comparison to current Ex-Vivo Heart Perfusates
    • Award: USD$1,000

    Sep 2016 – Aug 2017 Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2016-17

    • Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
    • Title: Development of a Novel Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion System and Assessment of the Impact of Perfusate Composition on Organ Viability
    • Award: CAD$15,000

    Sep 2014 - First Place Award - Junior Surgeon Training Program in Laparoscopic Surgery

    • Brazilian Society of Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Award: Registration and travel expenses to a national laparoscopic surgery training course
  • PUBLICATIONS

    • Ribeiro RVP, Alvarez JS, Yu F, Paradiso E, Adamson MB, Ruggeri GM, Fukunaga N, Bissoondath V, Serrick C, Meineri MM, Ross H, Rao V, Badiwala MV. (2018). Hearts Donated After Circulatory Death and Reconditioned Using Normothermic Regional Perfusion can be Successfully Transplanted Following an Extended Period of Static Storage. Circulation: Heart Failure. 2019;12:e005364. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.005364.
    • Ribeiro RVP, Badiwala MV, Ramzy D, Tumiati LC, Rao V. (2018). Recipient Hypertonic Saline Infusion Prevents Cardiac Allograft Dysfunction. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2018 Jul 21. pii: S0022-5223(18)3, 1860-9.
    • Ribeiro RVP, Alvarez J, Yu F, Adamson MB, Fukunaga N, Serrick C, Bissoondath V, Meineri M, Badiwala MV, Rao V. (2018). A pre-clinical porcine model of orthotopic heart transplantation. Journal of Visualized Experiments. Invited submission. Accepted for publication in January 2019. In press.
    • Xin L, Gellner B, Ribeiro RVP, Ruggeri GM, Banner D, Meineri M, Rao V, Zu J, Badiwala MV. (2017). A New Multi-Mode Perfusion System for Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion Study. J Med Syst. 2017 Dec 23;42(2):25
    • Tsubota H, Ribeiro RVP, Billia F, Cusimano RJ, Yau TM, Badiwala MV, Stansfield WE, Rao V. (2017). Left Ventricular Assist Device Exchange: The Toronto General Hospital Experience. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 60(4): 253-259.
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