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Samuel J. Youssef, MD, FACS

Languages: Coptic, Arabic, English, Spanish, Greek
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Youssef is a 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: To listen to you and your heart, empower you in understanding your condition, and carry you through your operation in the most skilled, scientific, and compassionate manner possible.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Year
Cambridge Overseas Medical Training Program
Medical School
2004
Swedish Medical Center
Residency
General Surgery
Duke University
Fellowship
Heart Transplantation and LVAD Therapy
Onze Lieve Vrouwziekenhuis Hospital, Aalst, Belgium
Fellowship
Minimally Invasive, Endoscopic and Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Yale University
Fellowship
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professional Associations
Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Resident's Association, American College of Surgeons, SAGES.
Personal Interests
Family; Cooking; Painting; Swimming; Basketball Coach; Travel; International Cardiac Care - Chain of Hope & Aswan Heart Center.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Services
Clinical Interests
  • aneurysm
  • aortic arch aneurysm
  • aortic arch graft
  • aortic root replacement
  • aortic sclerosis
  • aortic stenosis
  • aortic valve surgery
  • bicuspid valve repair
  • cardiac tumor
  • cardiomyopathy
  • cardiopulmonary bypass
  • circulatory assist devices
  • coronary bypass graft
  • coronary vein graft
  • cryoablation
  • dissecting thoracic aneurysm
  • epicardial lead placement
  • extracorporeal circulation
  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • loeys-dietz syndrome
  • marfan syndrome
  • maternal valvular disease
  • maze procedure
  • median sternotomy
  • minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
  • minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • minimally invasive mitral valve repair
  • mitral regurgitation
  • mitral valve insufficiency
  • mitral valve stenosis
  • mitral valve surgery
  • paravalvular leak repair
  • percutaneous tracheostomy
  • pericardiotomy
  • pulmonary artery thrombectomy
  • repair cardiac wound
  • repair dissecting thoracic aorta
  • replacement cardiac valve
  • replacement of aortic valve
  • replacement of mitral valve
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis
  • rupture of papillary muscle
  • thoracoabdominal aneurysm
  • tracheostomy
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • tricuspid valve surgery
  • ventricular septal defects
Publications

RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ORIGINAL ARTICLES:

Resident Perception of Technical Skills Education and Preparation for Independent Practice. Odell DD, Macke RA, Tchantchaleishvili V, Loor G, Nelson JS, LaPar DJ, LaZar JF, Wei B, DeNino WF, Berfield K, Stein W, Youssef SJ, Nguyen TC. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2015 Dec;100(6):2305-12; discussion 2312-3.

Resident Perceptions of 2-Year Versus 3-Year Cardiothoracic Training Programs. Nguyen TC, Terwelp MD, Stephens EH, Odell DD, Loor G, LaPar DJ, DeNino WF, Wei B, Aftab M, Macke RA, Nelson JS, Berfield KS, Lazar JF, Stein W, Youssef SJ, Tchantchaleishvili V. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2015 Jun;99(6):2070-5; discussion 2075-6.

Effects of red-cell storage duration on patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Steiner ME, Ness PM, Assmann SF, Triulzi DJ, Sloan SR, Delaney M, Granger S, Bennett-Guerrero E, Blajchman MA, Scavo V, Carson JL, Levy JH, Whitman G, D'Andrea P, Pulkrabek S, Ortel TL, Bornikova L, Raife T, Puca KE, Kaufman RM, Nuttall GA, Young PP, Youssef S, Engelman R, Greilich PE, Miles R, Josephson CD, Bracey A, Cooke R, McCullough J, Hunsaker R, Uhl L, McFarland JG, Park Y, Cushing MM, Klodell CT, Karanam R, Roberts PR, Dyke C, Hod EA, Stowell CP. New England Journal of Medicine. 2015 Apr 9;372(15):1419-29. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1414219.

Novel valved graft modification of Cabrol fistula for bleeding after aortic root surgery. Elefteriades JA, Youssef S, Rousou L, Nazer R. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2012 Nov;94(5):1741-3.

The Free Right Internal Thoracic Artery: A Versatile and Durable Conduit. Samuel J. Youssef, Zaid Al- Marzooq, Yaser Al-Raweshidy, Susan Collazo, Arnar Geirsson, Sabet Hashim. Circulation (submitted 2012)

Minimally Invasive Reoperative Mitral Valve Replacement Utilizing Endodirect Aortic Cannulation: An Outlet in the Setting of a Hostile Mediastinum and Hazardous Peripheral Vascular Disease. SJ Youssef & GR Barnhart. Journal of Heart Valve Disease (submitted 2012).

The Role of CT Angiography in Patients Undergoing Evaluation for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Youssef SJ, Millan JA, Youssef GM, Barnhart GR. Innovations (submitted 2012).

Pseudoprolapse of the Anterior Leaflet in Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Identification and Repair. S. W. Hashim, S. J. Youssef, B. Ayyash, A. J. Rousou, S. Ragnarsson, S. Collazo, A. Geirsson. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2011 Nov 4. (10.1016)

A Review of Prognostic Factors in Thymic Malignancies. Detterbeck FC, Youssef SJ, Okumura M, Ruffini E. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 2011 July; 6 (7 Suppl 3): S 1698-704

Safety and Utility of Mediastinoscopy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in a Complex Mediastinum. Louie BE, Kapur S, Farivar AS, Youssef SJ, Gorden J, Aye RW, Valliéres E. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011 May 25.

Comparison of Open and Minimally Invasive Thymectomies at a Single Institution. Youssef SJ, Louie BE, Farivar AS, Blitz M, Aye RW, Valliéres E. American Journal of Surgery, 2010 May; 199(5):589-93.

Adult Progenitor Cell Transplantation Influences Contractile Performance and Calcium Handling of Recipient Cardiomyocytes. Lee J, Fukushima S, Stagg MA, Soppa GK, Siedlecka U, Youssef S, Suzuki K, Yacoub MH, Terracciano CMN. American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 2009 Jan 30.

Prolonged mechanical unloading reduces myofilament sensitivity to calcium and sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium uptake leading to contractile dysfunction. Soppa GK, Lee J, Stagg MA, Siedlecka U, Youssef S, Yacoub MH, Terracciano CMN. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2008 Aug; 27(8): 882-9. Epub 2008 Jun 25.

Role and possible mechanisms of clenbuterol in enhancing reverse remodelling during mechanical unloading in murine heart failure. Soppa GK, Lee J, Stagg MA, Felkin LE, Barton PJR, Siedlecka U, Youssef S, Yacoub MH, Terracciano CMN. Cardiovascular Research, Mar 1, 2008; 77(4):695-706. Epub 2008 Jan 4.

Paracrine effects of cell transplantation on recipient cardiomyocytes in a rat model of heart failure. Lee J, Fukushima S, Stagg MA, Soppa GK, Siedlecka U, Youssef S, Yacoub MH, Terracciano CM. European Heart Journal 2006 August; 27:19.

Paracrine Effects of Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells and Skeletal Myoblasts on Recipient Cardiomyocyte Function in a Rat Model of Heart Failure. Lee J, Fukushima S, Stagg MA, Soppa GK, Youssef S, Yacoub MH, Suzuki K, Terracciano CMN. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2006 February; 25 (2S): S152.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Chief Editor: TSRA Primer of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Youssef SJ, Williams J. Thoracic Surgery Residents Association 2013.

Youssef SJ & Elefteriades JA: Emergency Room Management of Acute Aortic Dissection in Vascular Emergencies: Expert Management for the Emergency Physician. Cambridge University Press (in press).

Youssef SJ & Elefteriades JA: Aortic Dissection: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis & Management in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care, 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press (in progress)

Youssef SJ: Chylothorax in TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Mery CM, Turek JW (eds). 1st edition. Chicago: Thoracic Surgery Residents Association, 2011.

Youssef SJ: Tracheal Stenosis & Postintubation Injury in TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Mery CM, Turek JW (eds). 1st edition. Chicago: Thoracic Surgery Residents Association, 2011.

Youssef SJ: Pulmonary Failure in TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Mery CM, Turek JW (eds). 1st edition. Chicago: Thoracic Surgery Residents Association, 2011.

University of Cambridge – Faculty of Divinity: Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies.
Developed a guidebook representing the Clinical Aspects of Adolescent Pastoral Care. Topics include: personal development, illicit drug use/abuse, purity and sexual maturity - diseases & ethics, bereavement, depression, and a discussion prompt for contemporary moral issues. 2002

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:

The Free Right Internal Thoracic Artery: A Versatile and Durable Conduit. Zaid Al-Marzooq, Samuel J. Youssef, Yaser Al-Raweshidy, Susan Collazo, Arnar Geirsson, Sabet Hashim. Circulation. 2012; 126: A11741

Durable Mitral Valve Repair in Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation Requires Identification and Correction of Pseudo-Prolapse of the Anterior Leaflet, when present: A Video and Case Series Presentation. S.J. Youssef, A. Geirsson, B. Ayyash, S. Ragnarsson, S. Collazo, S. Hashim. Heart Surgery Forum 2011. Volume 14, Supp 2. p25.

Safety and Utility of Mediastinoscopy in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and a Complex Mediastinum. Seema Kapur, Brian E. Louie, Alexander S. Farivar, Samuel J Youssef, Ralph W. Aye and Eric Vallieres. Abstracts of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. Orlando, Florida. November 2010.

CT Angiography is Mandatory for Patients Undergoing Evaluation for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Samuel J Youssef, Juan A. Millan, Gabriel M Youssef, Glenn R. Barnhart. Innovations. 2010 May/June; Vol 5, Issue 3, p 231-247

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery for Left Atrial Myxoma. S.J, Youssef, G.R. Barnhart. Abstracts of the World Congress of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 2009.

Chronic clenbuterol treatment improves heart and myocyte function in heart failure, with and without mechanical unloading. Soppa GK, Lee J, Stagg MA, Youssef SJ, Siedlecka, U, Yacoub MH, Terracciano CM. Circulation 2006 October 31;114(18):483.

Influence of clenbuterol and unloading on myocardial cell contractile dysfunction and calcium homeostasis in early heart failure. Soppa GKR, Lee J, Stagg MA, Youssef SJ, Yacoub MH, Terracciano CMN. European Heart Journal 2006 August; 27:408.

Chronic clenbuterol treatment improves heart and myocyte function in heart failure, with and without mechanical unloading. Soppa G, Lee J, Stagg M, Youssef SJ, Yacoub M, Terracciano C. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 2006 June; 40(6):945.

Chronic administration of clenbuterol to mechanically unloaded, failing hearts affects calcium handling and myocyte function - Relevance to LVAD recovery. Soppa GK, Lee J, Stagg MA, Youssef SJ, Terracciano CMN, Yacoub MH. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2006 February; 25 (2S): S143.

Calcium handling in cardiomyocytes from mechanically unloaded, failing hearts - role of B2-adrenoceptor agonists. Soppa GKR, Lee J, Stagg MA, Youssef SJ, Terracciano CMN, Yacoub MH. 2006 Biophysical Society Meeting Abstracts. Biophysical Journal, Supplement, Abstract.

Transplantation of Bone Marrow Cells and Skeletal Myoblasts Affects Calcium Regulation of Recipient Ventricular Myocytes in a Rat Model of Heart Failure. Lee J, Fukushima S, Stagg MA, Soppa GK, Youssef SJ, Yacoub MH, Suzuki K, Terracciano CMN. 2006 Biophysical Society Meeting Abstracts. Biophysical Journal, Supplement, Abstracts.

Effects of unloading and clenbuterol treatment on cell size and calcium handling in rat ventricular myocytes. Soppa GKR, Lee J, Stagg MA, Youssef SJ, Terracciano CMN, Yacoub MH. Biophysical Journal 2005 January;88(1):319A.

PRESENTATIONS:

"ECMO as a Tool for Cardiopulmonary Recovery." SJ Youssef. Podium presentation at Swedish Cardiology CME event for Primary Care. Seattle, September 2016.

"Building an ECMO Recovery Program." SJ Youssef. Podium Presentation at WA/OR American College of Surgeons Meeting. Portland, OR. June 2016
"Factors in the Development of Recurrent Tricuspid Regurgitation." Samuel J Youssef and Filip Casselman. Podium presentation at European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Barcelona, Spain. October 2012.

"The Free Right Internal Thoracic Artery: A Versatile and Durable Conduit." Zaid Al-Marzooq, Samuel J. Youssef, Yaser Al-Raweshidy, Susan Collazo, Arnar Geirsson, Sabet Hashim.. Podium presentation at American Heart Association – Scientific Sessions. Los Angeles, CA. November 2012.

"Factors in the Development of Recurrent Tricuspid Regurgitation." Samuel J Youssef and Filip Casselman. Podium presentation at European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Barcelona, Spain. October 2012.

"Minimally Invasive Reoperative Mitral Valve Replacement Utilizing Endodirect Aortic Cannulation: An Outlet in the Setting of Significant Peripheral Vascular Disease." SJ Youssef & GR Barnhart. Podium presentation at Florida Valve 2012. Orlando, Florida. March 2012.

"Durable Mitral Valve Repair in Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation Requires Identification and Correction of Pseudo-Prolapse of the Anterior Leaflet, when present: A Video and Case Series Presentation." S.J. Youssef, A. Geirsson, B. Ayyash, S. Ragnarsson, S. Collazo, S. Hashim. Podium presentation at the 21tst World Congress of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Berlin, Germany. June 2011.

"Pseudo-Prolapse of the Anterior Leaflet in Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Identification and Repair." S. W. Hashim, S. J. Youssef, B. Ayyash, A. J. Rousou, S. Ragnarsson, S. Collazo, A. Geirsson. Podium presentation at the AATS Mitral Conclave. New York, NY. May 2011.

"ISMICS Challenging Case Presentation: Mitral Valve Dehiscence in a 72 y.o male with two prior sternotomies – a minimally invasive approach." Samuel J Youssef, Glenn R. Barnhart. Podium presentation at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Conference. Berlin, Germany. June 2010.

"CT Angiography is Mandatory for Patients Undergoing Evaluation for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery." Samuel J Youssef, Juan A. Millan, Gabriel M Youssef, Glenn R. Barnhart. Poster and Podium (Finalist) presentation at International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS) Berlin, Germany. June 2010.

"Minimally Invasive Thymectomy - What We Are Learning." Samuel J. Youssef, Alexander Farivar, Ralph W. Aye, Eric Valliéres, Brian E. Louie. Poster presentation at the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG) Conference. New York, NY. May 2010.

"A Window to the Heart: The Era of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery." S.J. Youssef, G.R. Barnhart. Podium presentation at the Seattle Surgical Society Meeting. Seattle, WA. January 2010.

"Heart Tumors and Minimally Invasive Access." S.J. Youssef, G.R. Barnhart. Podium presentation at Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute’s “Lunch and Learn” Conference. November 2009.

"Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery for Left Atrial Myxoma: A case report & video presentation." S.J, Youssef, G.R. Barnhart. Podium presentation at the 19th World Congress of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 2009.

"Comparison of Open and Minimally Invasive Thymectomies at a Single Institution." Samuel J. Youssef MD, Maurice Blitz MD, Ralph W. Aye MD, Eric Valliéres MD, Brian E. Louie MD. Podium presentation at the North Pacific Surgical Association Meeting, Portland OR. November 2009.

"Left Atrial Myxoma Resection: A minimally invasive approach." S.J, Youssef, G.R. Barnhart. Podium presentation at the Washington/Oregon American College of Surgeons Meeting 2009, Lake Chelan, WA, July 2009.

"Preliminary Experience with Thoracoscopic Thymectomy at a Single Institution." S.J. Youssef, E. Valliéres, R.W. Aye, B.E. Louie. Podium presentation at Washington/Oregon ACS Meeting 2009, Lake Chelan, WA, July 2009.

"Chronic Clenbuterol Treatment Improves Heart and Myocyte Function in Heart Failure, with and without Mechanical Unloading." Soppa GK, Lee J, Stagg MA, Youssef S, Siedlecka U, Terracciano CMN, Yacoub MH. Poster Presentation at American Heart Association, Scientific Sessions 2006, Chicago, Illinois, November 2006.

"Influence Of Clenbuterol And Unloading On Myocardial Cell Contractile Dysfunction And Calcium Homeostasis In Early Heart Failure." Soppa GK, Lee J, Stagg MA, Youssef S, Terracciano CMN, Yacoub MH, Poster Presentation at The Joint Meeting European Society of Cardiology & World Heart Federation 2006, Barcelona, Spain, September 2006.

"Paracrine Effects of Cell Transplantation on Recipient Cardiomyocytes in a Rat Model of Heart Failure." Lee J, Fukushima S, Stagg M, Soppa GK, Youssef S, Yacoub MH, Suzuki K, Terracciano CMN. Podium Presentation at The Joint Meeting European Society of Cardiology & World Heart Federation 2006, Barcelona, Spain, September 2006.

"Chronic Clenbuterol Treatment Improves Heart And Myocyte Function In Heart Failure, With And Without Mechanical Unloading." Soppa GK, Lee J, Stagg MA, Youssef S, Terracciano CMN, Yacoub MH, Poster Presentation at International Society for Heart Research 2006 Conference, Manchester, UK, June 2006.

"Chronic Administration Of Clenbuterol To Mechanically Unloaded, Failing Hearts Affects Calcium Handling And Myocyte Function - Relevance To LVAD Recovery." Soppa GK, Lee J, Stagg MA, Youssef S, Terracciano CMN, Yacoub MH. Poster Presentation at The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 26th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Madrid, Spain, April 2006.

"Paracrine Effects of Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells and Skeletal Myoblasts on Recipient Cardiomyocyte Function in a Rat Model of Heart Failure." Lee J, Fukushima S, Stagg M, Soppa GK, Youssef S, Yacoub MH, Suzuki K, Terracciano CMN. Poster Presentation at The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 26th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Madrid, Spain, April 2006.

"Calcium Handling In Cardiomyocytes From Mechanically Unloaded, Failing Hearts - Role Of B2-Adrenoceptor Agonists." Soppa GK, Lee J, Stagg MA, Youssef S, Terracciano CMN, Yacoub MH. Poster Presentation at the 50th Biophysical Society Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2006.

"Transplantation of Bone Marrow Cells and Skeletal Myoblasts Affects Calcium Regulation of Recipient Ventricular Myocytes in a Rat Model of Heart Failure." Lee, J., Fukushima, S., Stagg, M., Soppa GK, Youssef S, Yacoub MH, Suzuki K, & Terracciano CMN. Podium Presentation at 50th Biophysical Society Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2006.

"Making the Most of Clinical Rotations: the student - mentor relationship in clinical settings." Youssef, S. Podium presentation at KISM Clinical Faculty Conference; Cambridge, United Kingdom, April 2003.

"Skills Building Session on Care and Support for Injecting Drug Users." Youssef, S. In cooperation with Asian Harm Reduction Network. Facilitator during the Fifth International Conference on Home and Community Care for people living with HIV/AIDS; Chiang Mai, Thailand. December 2001.


PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (32 Ratings, 5 Comments)


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01/08/2017
I feel very lucky to have Dr. Youssef take me under his care I feel safe and right dr. right hospital. Thank-you very much.
80

10/26/2016
This is all new to me. The printed material they provided reinforced a lot I remembered.
100

10/06/2016
Good experience. Very nice provider.
100

10/04/2016
He put us at ease about how he wanted to approach the treatment and to treat not just the problem but the whole person.
100

02/09/2016
Good.
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