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Aaron Michael Abarbanell, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

General Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Languages

English
French

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric heart surgery, congenital heart disease, atrial or ventricular septal defects, AV canal, tetralogy of Fallot, Norwood procedure, Glenn procedure, Fontan procedure, Ross procedure, coarctation of the aorta, heart transplant, Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure, slide tracheoplasty 

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: 2A
Office Phone: 314-454-6165
Fax: 314-454-2381

Education

Education

Fellowship: Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles / University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 2017
Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 2016
Residency: General Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
Master of Science: Clinical Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 2010
Medical Degree: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2006
Bachelor of Arts: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 1993

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

An overview of mechanical circulatory support in single-ventricle patients.
Miller JR, Lancaster TS, Callahan C, Abarbanell AM, Eghtesady P
Transl Pediatr. 2018 Apr; 7(2)151-161. doi: 10.21037/tp.2018.03.03.

PMID:
    29770296
    [PubMed]
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Anomalous Systemic Artery to the Left Lower Lobe: Literature Review and a New Surgical Technique.
Miller JR, Lancaster TS, Abarbanell AM, Manning PB, Eghtesady P
World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 May; 9(3)326-332. doi: 10.1177/2150135118755986.

PMID:
    29692233
    [PubMed - in process]
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TGF-α equalizes age disparities in stem cell-mediated cardioprotection.
Herrmann JL, Fiege JW, Abarbanell AM, Weil BR, Wang Y, Poynter JA, Manukyan MC, Brewster BD, Meldrum DR
J Surg Res. 2012 Aug; 176(2)386-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2011.11.1012.

PMID:
    22316665
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pretreating mesenchymal stem cells with interleukin-1β and transforming growth factor-β synergistically increases vascular endothelial growth factor production and improves mesenchymal stem cell-mediated myocardial protection after acute ischemia.
Luo Y, Wang Y, Poynter JA, Manukyan MC, Herrmann JL, Abarbanell AM, Weil BR, Meldrum DR
Surgery. 2012 Mar; 151(3)353-63. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2011.09.033.

PMID:
    22088815
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transforming growth factor-α enhances stem cell-mediated postischemic myocardial protection.
Herrmann JL, Abarbanell AM, Wang Y, Weil BR, Poynter JA, Manukyan MC, Meldrum DR
Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov; 92(5)1719-25. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.06.057.

PMID:
    21944441
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transforming growth factor-alpha does not protect myocardium during acute ischemia/reperfusion.
Manukyan MC, Keck AC, Poynter JA, Wang Y, Weil BR, Abarbanell AM, Herrmann JL, Crowe BJ, Alvernaz C, Meldrum DR
Surgery. 2011 Aug; 150(2)339-46. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2011.05.018.

PMID:
    21801969
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Systemic pretreatment with dimethyloxalylglycine increases myocardial HIF-1α and VEGF production and improves functional recovery after acute ischemia/reperfusion.
Poynter JA, Manukyan MC, Wang Y, Brewster BD, Herrmann JL, Weil BR, Abarbanell AM, Meldrum DR
Surgery. 2011 Aug; 150(2)278-83. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2011.06.006.

PMID:
    21801965
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pretreatment with intracoronary mimosine improves postischemic myocardial functional recovery.
Crowe B, Poynter JA, Manukyan MC, Wang Y, Brewster BD, Herrmann JL, Abarbanell AM, Weil BR, Meldrum DR
Surgery. 2011 Aug; 150(2)191-6. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2011.05.009.

PMID:
    21801958
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Interleukin-10 protects the ischemic heart from reperfusion injury via the STAT3 pathway.
Manukyan MC, Alvernaz CH, Poynter JA, Wang Y, Brewster BD, Weil BR, Abarbanell AM, Herrmann JL, Crowe BJ, Keck AC, Meldrum DR
Surgery. 2011 Aug; 150(2)231-9. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2011.05.017.

PMID:
    21719057
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intravenous infusion of mesenchymal stem cells is associated with improved myocardial function during endotoxemia.
Weil BR, Herrmann JL, Abarbanell AM, Manukyan MC, Poynter JA, Meldrum DR
Shock. 2011 Sep; 36(3)235-41. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0b013e318225f6ae.

PMID:
    21654558
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intracoronary mesenchymal stem cells promote postischemic myocardial functional recovery, decrease inflammation, and reduce apoptosis via a signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 mechanism.
Poynter JA, Herrmann JL, Manukyan MC, Wang Y, Abarbanell AM, Weil BR, Brewster BD, Meldrum DR
J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Aug; 213(2)253-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2011.04.005.

PMID:
    21546276
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Female stem cells are superior to males in preserving myocardial function following endotoxemia.
Manukyan MC, Weil BR, Wang Y, Abarbanell AM, Herrmann JL, Poynter JA, Brewster BD, Meldrum DR
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011 Jun; 300(6)R1506-14. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00518.2010.

PMID:
    21451141
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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IL-6 and TGF-α costimulate mesenchymal stem cell vascular endothelial growth factor production by ERK-, JNK-, and PI3K-mediated mechanisms.
Herrmann JL, Weil BR, Abarbanell AM, Wang Y, Poynter JA, Manukyan MC, Meldrum DR
Shock. 2011 May; 35(5)512-6. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0b013e31820b2fb9.

PMID:
    21263382
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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TLR4 inhibits mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) STAT3 activation and thereby exerts deleterious effects on MSC-mediated cardioprotection.
Wang Y, Abarbanell AM, Herrmann JL, Weil BR, Manukyan MC, Poynter JA, Meldrum DR
PLoS One. 2010 Dec 3; 5(12)e14206. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014206.

PMID:
    21151968
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation: the time is now.
Poynter JA, Beckman DJ, Abarbanell AM, Herrmann JL, Manukyan MC, Weil BR, Bumb K, Meldrum DR
Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Dec; 90(6)2079-86. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.05.046.

PMID:
    21095380
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells: implications for surgical disease.
Weil BR, Manukyan MC, Herrmann JL, Abarbanell AM, Poynter JA, Wang Y, Meldrum DR
J Surg Res. 2011 May 1; 167(1)78-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2010.07.019.

PMID:
    20869073
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Optimizing stem cell function for the treatment of ischemic heart disease.
Herrmann JL, Abarbanell AM, Weil BR, Manukyan MC, Poynter JA, Brewster BJ, Wang Y, Meldrum DR
J Surg Res. 2011 Mar; 166(1)138-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2010.05.057.

PMID:
    20828719
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Exogenous high-mobility group box 1 improves myocardial recovery after acute global ischemia/reperfusion injury.
Abarbanell AM, Hartley JA, Herrmann JL, Weil BR, Wang Y, Manukyan MC, Poynter JA, Meldrum DR
Surgery. 2011 Mar; 149(3)329-35. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2010.07.002.

PMID:
    20723957
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Postinfarct intramyocardial injection of mesenchymal stem cells pretreated with TGF-alpha improves acute myocardial function.
Herrmann JL, Abarbanell AM, Weil BR, Wang Y, Poynter JA, Manukyan MC, Meldrum DR
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010 Jul; 299(1)R371-8. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00084.2010.

PMID:
    20484699
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Toll-like receptor signaling pathways and the evidence linking toll-like receptor signaling to cardiac ischemia/reperfusion injury.
Wang Y, Abarbanell AM, Herrmann JL, Weil BR, Poynter J, Manukyan MC, Crisostomo PR, Meldrum DR
Shock. 2010 Dec; 34(6)548-57. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0b013e3181e686f5.

PMID:
    20458266
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Clinical outcomes in congenital heart disease, international pediatric cardiac surgery in low and middle income countries