Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr Dimitri Petsikas

Dr Dimitri Petsikas Cardiac Surgeon Queen's University Kingston General HospitalUniversity Position:
Associate Professor, Cardiac Division Chair, Department of Surgery

Current Appointments:
Attending staff, Kingston General Hospital
Attending staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery


Areas of Research Interest:
Chronic pain post cardiac surgery, optimal utilization of healthcare resources


Contact Information:

Richardson House
Kingston General Hospital
102 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V6
Tel: (613) 548-2383
Fax: (613) 549-2902

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Residency:
• 1985-86   Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal  Integrated Intern in General Surgery
• 1986-87   Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal  Resident I in General Surgery
• 1987-88   Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal Research Fellow in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
• 1989-90   Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal  Resident III in General Surgery
• 1990-92   Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois Fellow, Peripheral Vascular Surgery
• 1992-94   University of Ottawa, Ottawa  Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical School Graduation:
• 1981-85   McGill University, Montreal  M.D., C.M.

Professional Memberships:
• Canadian Medical Association
• Ontario Medical Association
• Canadian Cardiovascular Society
• Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons
• Association of Cardiac Surgeons of Ontario
• Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons

Committees:
• Quality Assurance Committee, Dept. of Surgery

Awards and Distinctions:
1981    McGill University, B. Sc. with First Class Honours
1982    McGill University, Faculty of Medicine Summer Research Scholarship
1998    Queen's University, Department of Surgery, Excellence in Teaching Award
2002    Queen's University, Excellence in Teaching - Phase II(E) Clinical Skills
2006    Queen’'s University, Excellence in Teaching – Phase II(E) Clinical Skills

Presentations:

October 31, 1988 "Enhanced 24-Hour in Vitro Heart Preservation with Adenosine and AMP" Surgical Forum, American College of Surgeons 1998 Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois

November 4, 1988  "Enhanced 24-Hour in Vitro Canine Heart Preservation with Exogenous ATP" Canadian Cardiovascular Society 1988 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec

November 4, 1988  "Clinical Heart Transplantation" Canadian Cardiovascular Society 1988 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec

April 23-25, 1989  "Adenosine Enhances Left Ventricular Flow During 24-Hour Hypothermic Perfusion of Isolated Cardiac Allografts"  (Poster) 
International Society for Heart Transplantation 1989 Annual Meeting, Munich, Germany

September 29, 1989  "Assessment of Myocardial Phosphocreatine Content in Continuously Perfused Isolated Canine Cardiac Allografts Using 31 P-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy" Fifth Annual Scientific Session of the Academy of Surgical Research, Atlanta, Georgia

February 6, 1991 "The Effect of ATP on the Ex Vivo Preservation of Canine Hearts"    Society of University Surgeons Annual Meeting, Galveston, Texas

May 25, 1991   "Macrophage Release of TGF- Induced by Dacron." (Poster)  24th Annual Lofland Atherosclerosis Conference, Seattle, Washington

September 27, 1991  "Kinetics of Cell Proliferation as a Function of Vascular Graft Material" The 7th Annual Scientific Session, Academy of Surgical Research, Scottsdale, Arizona

October 13, 1991  "Dacron-Induced TGF-B Release from Macrophages: Effects on Graft Healing" Surgical Forum, American College of Surgeons 1991 Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois

October 29, 1993  "Functional Recovery After Urgent Heart Transplantation" Canadian Cardiovascular Society 1993 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia

September 24, 1999  "Should Core Surgical Residents Rotate Through Cardiac Surgery?"  (Poster)  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec


Abstracts:
1.    PETSIKAS D, Mohamed F, Symes JFF, Guerraty A:  Enhanced 24-Hour in Vitro Canine Heart Preservation with Exogenous ATP.  Clin Invest Med.  1998; 11:D83

2.    PETSIKAS D, Guerraty A:  Clinical Heart Transplantation.  Clin Invest Med.  1988; 11:D84

3.    PETSIKAS D, Mohamed F, Symes JFF, Guerraty A:  Adenosine Enhances Left Ventricular Flow During 24 -hour Hypothermic Perfusion of Isolated Cardiac Allografts.  J Heart Transplant.  1989; 8:100.

4.    Michel RP, Hakim TS, PETSIKAS D:  Distribution of Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in Post-Obstructive Arteriopathy.  FASEB Journal.  1989; 3:A380.

5.    PETSIKAS D, deVarennes B, Ricci MA, Guerraty A:  Assessment of Myocardial Phosphocreatine Content in Continuously Perfused Isolated Cardiac Allografts During 31P-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.  J Invest Surg.  1989; 2(3):327

6.    Mehran R, Ricci MA, Graham AM, PETSIKAS D, Symes JF.  A Porcine Model to Study Prosthetic Graft Infection.  J Invest Surg. 1989; 2(3):327.

7.    PETSIKAS D, Lam TM, Ellinger J, Cabusao E, Tattersall C, Kim D, Greisler H:  Kinetics of Cell Proliferation as a Function of Vascular Graft Material.  J Invest Surg 1991, 4(3): 374.

8.    PETSIKAS D, Davies RA, Masters R, Struthers C, Hendry P, Keon WJ.  Functional Recovery After Urgent Heart Transplantation.  Can J Cardiol 1993, 9 Suppl E: 136E.

9.    PETSIKAS D, Chin T.  Should Surgical Residents Rotate Through Cardiac Surgery?  Clin Invest Med 22(4): S30 1999.

10.    Bardell T, PETSIKAS D.  What Keeps Post-Thoracotomy Patients in Hospital? CHEST 120(4) Suppl:311S

11.    Bardell T, PETSIKAS D. Patient Knowledge and Length of Stay After Coronary Artery Bypass.  Chest Meeting Abstracts 2003 124: 158S-b

Publications:

1.    PETSIKAS D, Ricci MA, Baffour R, deVarennes B, Chin RCJ, Symes JF, Guerraty AJ:  Enhanced 24-hour in Vitro  Heart Preservation with Adenosine and AMP.  Surg Forum. 1988; 39:196

2.    Morin JE, PETSIKAS D:  Surgical Techniques: Empyemectomy.  Vol. 7, Chapter 19 of International Trends in General Thoracic Surgery: The C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis, Missouri, 1989

3.    PETSIKAS D, Ricci MA, Baffour R, deVarennes B, Chin RCJ, Symes JF, Guerraty AJ:  Enhanced 24 hour in Vitro Heart Preservation with Adenosine and AMP.  J Hart Transplant. 1990; 9(5):543-547

4.    PETSIKAS D, Mohamed F, Ricci MA, Symes JF, Guerraty AJ:  Adenosine improves Left Ventricular Flow During 24-hour Hypothermic Perfusion of Isolated Cardiac Allografts.  J. Heart Transplant. 1990; 9(2):114-118

5.    Hedderich GS, PETSIKAS D, Cooper BA, Leznoff M, Guerraty AJ, Poirier NL, Symes JF, Morin JE:  Desmorpressin Acetate in Uncomplicated Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery:  A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial.  Can J Surg. 1990;33(1):33

6.    Michel RP, Hakim TS, PETSIKAS D: Segmental Vascular Resistance in Post-Obstructive Pulmonary Vasculopathy.  Journal of Applied Physiology. 1990:69(3):1022-1032

7.    Yee J, PETSIKAS D, Ricci MA, Guerraty AJ:  General Surgical Procedures after Heart Transplantation.  Can J Surg. 1990; 33(d):185-188

8.    Ricci MA, Mehran RJ, PETSIKAS D, Mohamed F, Guidoin R, Marois Y, Christou NV, Graham A, Symes JF: Species differences in the infectability of vascular grafts. J Invest Surg 1991; 4(1):45-52

9.    PETSIKAS D, Cziperle DJ, Lam TM, Murchan PM, Henderson PM, Henderson, Greisler HP: Dacron Induced TGF-B Release from Macrophages:  Effects on Graft Healing.  Surg Forum 42: 326-328, 1991

10.    Greisler HP, Cziperle DJ, Kim DU, Garfield JD, PETSIKAS D, Murchan PM, Applegren EO, Drohan W, Burgess WH.  Enhanced Endothelializatoin of Expanded PTFE Grafts by Fibroblast Growth Factor-type 1 Pretreatment.  Surgery 1992; 112(2):244-54

11.    Greisler HP, PETSIKAS D, Lam TM, Patel N, Ellinger J, Cabusao E, Tattersall CW, Kim DU.  Kinetics of Cell Proliferation as a Function of Vascular Graft Material.  J Biomed Mater Res 27(7) 995-961, 1993

12.    PETSIKAS D, Shamji FM.  Revascularization of the Ischemic Gastric Tube Using the Left Internal Thoracic Artery.  Ann Thorac Surg 62: 568-570, 1996

13.    PETSIKAS D, Ropchan G.  The Modified Bentall Technique for Aortic Root Replacement:  A Simplified Approach to the Short Left Coronary Artery.  Can J Surg 41(6): 463-465, 1998

14.    Donnelly JP, Stewart RK, Ali SL, Conlan AA, Reid KR, PETSIKAS D, Massey TE.  Biotransformation of Aflatoxin B1 in Human Lung.  Carcinogenesis 17(11):2487-94, 1996

15.    Kang SS, PETSIKAS D, Murchan P, Cziperle DJ, Ren D, Kim DU, Greisler HP.  Effects of Albumin Coating of Knitted Dacron Grafts on Transinterstitial Blood Loss and Tissue Ingrowth and Incorporation.  Cardivascular Surgery 5(2):184-189, 1997

16.    Greisler HP, PETSIKAS D, Cziperle DJ, Murchan PM, Henderson SC, Lam TM.  Dacron Stimulation of Macrophage Transforming Growth Factor-Beta Release.  Cardiovascular Surgery 4(2):169-173

17.    Gilbert S, Reid K, Lam MY, PETSIKAS D.  Who Should Follow Lung Cancer Patients After Operation?  Ann Thor Surg 69:1696-700, 2000.

18.    Smith GBJ, Castonguay A, Donnelly P, Reid KR, PETSIKAS D, Massey TE.  Biortransformation of Tobacco-Specific Cardinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) in Freshly Isolated Human Lung Cells.  Carcinogenesis 20(9):1809-1818, 1999

19.    Donnelly P, Stewart RK, Ali SL, Conlan AA, Reid KR, PETSIKAS D, Massey TE.  Biotransformation of Aflatoxin B1 in Human Lung.  Carcinogenesis.  17:2487-2494, 1996

20.    Gilbert S, Reid KR, PETSIKAS D.  Reply to Correspondence.  Ann Thor Surg 71:757, 2001

21.    Bardell T, PETSIKAS D.  What Keeps Post-Thoracotomy Patients in Hospital?  Can Respirology J 10:1, 2003

Updated July 3, 2013