Amit A Pawale, MBBS, FRCS, FACS

Amit A Pawale, MBBS, FRCS, FACS


Specialty Areas

  • Heart transplantation
  • LVAD (left ventricular assist device)
  • ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenator)
  • Acute mechanical circulatory support

Common Procedures

  • Heart transplantation
  • LVAD implantation
  • ECMO
  • Acute mechanical support
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement T
  • Tricuspid valve repair and replacement
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Ablation aortic valve/root replacement
  • Aortic aneurysm repair

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Advanced heart failure
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve regurgitation or stenosis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Aortic aneurysm

Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery – Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Certified)


MMBS: 2000, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, India

Medical School: 2001, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, India


2001-2004, General Surgery Residency, Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital, Pune, India

2009-2015, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York


2004-2009, Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons, Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Great Britain and Ireland, UK

Professional Memberships

FACS- Fellow of American College of Surgeons

FACC- Fellow of American College of Cardiology

STS- Society of Thoracic Surgeons

ISHLT- The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation


Areas of Research Interest

Heart-assist devices

Mechanical circulatory support

Coronary sinus

Mitral valve insufficiency & repair

Extracorporeal membrane

Cardiogenic shock

Heart transplantation

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery


Selected publications

1. KC Jackson, QR Youmans, T Wu, R Harap, AS Anderson, A Chicos, AEzema, E Mandieka, R Ohiomoba, A Pawale, DT Pham, S Russell, PHS Spoon, CW Yancy, IS Okwuosa, Heart Transplantation Outcomes in Cariac Sarcoidosis, JHLT 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.healun.2021.08.012

2. JA Steggerda, AY Son, ME Pozo, A Pawale, AS Reynolds, K Desai, D Galvez-Lima, J Herborn, A DeWolf, D Ladner, J Carlos Caicedo, N Katariya, D Borja-Cacho. Re-Appropriation of a Right Anterior Thoracotomy Approach to Portal-Systemic Bypass for Liver Transplantation in a Patient with Complete Superior Vena Cava Occlusion. September 2021, Transplantation Reports 6(2):100086, DOI:10.1016/j.tpr.2021.100086

3. Relation of Left Ventricular Assist Device Infections With Cardiac Transplant Outcomes. Parikh A, Halista M, Raymond S, Feinman J, Mancini D, Mitter S, Barghash M, Trivieri M, Contreras J, Taimur S, Roldan J, Murphy J, Pawale A, Anyanwu A, Moss N, Lala A, Pinney S.Am J Cardiol. 2021 Oct 3:S0002-9149(21)00828-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.08.044.

4. Son AY, Karim AS, Hae‐Soo Joung R, Mcgregor R, Wu T, Andrei AC, Pawale A, Ho KJ, Pham DT. Ankle‐brachial index to monitor limb perfusion in patients with femoral venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Card Surg 2021 Jun 21

5. Son AY, Khanh LN, Joung HS, Guerra A, Karim AS, McGregor R, Pawale A, Pham DT, Ho KJ. Limb ischemia and bleeding in patients requiring venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul 2:S0741-5214(20)31462-2.

6. Honikman R, Pawale AA, Itagaki S, Lin HM, Rodriguez-Diaz C, Weiss AJ, Fischer GW, Weiner MM.Using near-infrared spectroscopy myocardial oximetry to monitor myocardial oxygen balance in a swine model of cardiac surgery: a descriptive study.J Clin Monit Comput. 2020 Nov 9.

7. Miller MA, Adams DH, Pandis D, Robson PM, Pawale A, Pyzik R, Liao SL, El-Eshmawi A, Boateng P, Garg J, Waterford S, Weiner MM, Dukkipati SR, Reddy VY, Fayad ZA, Trivieri MG. Hybrid positron emission tomography/Magnetic resonance imaging in arrhythmic mitral valve prolapse. JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Sep 1;5(9):1000-1005.

8. Shivamurthy P, Miller MA, El-Eshmawi A, Boateng P, Pandis D, Pawale A, Leviner DB, Costa AC, Rimsukcharoenchai C, Weiner MM, Salter B, Montgomery ML, Anyanwu A, Adams DH. Leadless Pacemaker implantation under direct visualization during valve surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 6:S0022-5223(20)32264-9

9. Mejia J, Spindel SM, Pawale A, Itagaki S, Boateng P. Congenital left ventricular diverticulum repair in an adult with dual patch technique. J Card Surg. 2020 Jul;35 (7): 1621-1623

10. Pawale A, McCarthy PM. Commentary: Late calcific fractures of expanded polytetrafluroethylene neochordae: Blending techniques and a greater number of neochordae for durable mitral repair.JTCVS techniques 2019 Nov

11. Pawale AA. Discussion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 20. pii: S0022-5223(19)37174-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.11.120.

12. Pawale A, McCarthy PM. Commentary: Residual mitral regurgitation: The fork in the road.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 20.

13. El-Eshmawi A, Anyanwu A, Boateng P, Pawale A, Pandis D, Bhatt H, Sun E, Adams DH. Second crossclamp to perfect degenerative mitral valve repair: Decision-making algorithm, safety, and outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 16.

14. Pawale A, Itagaki S, Parikh A, Pinney SP, Adams DH, Anyanwu AC. Mitral valve repair for severe mitral valve regurgitation during left ventricular assist device implantation.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May;157(5):1841-1848.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.12.071.

15. Cagliostro M, Bromley A, Ting P, Donehey J, Ferket B, Parks K, Palumbo E, Mancini D, Anyanwu A, Pawale A, Pinney S, Moss N, Lala A. Standardized Use of the Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation in LVAD Patients J Card Fail. 2019 Jun 17. pii: S1071-9164

16. Pawale A, Takahashi M, K Seetharam K, R Reddy R. Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass for the management of Anomalous Left Corona


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Christian Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, 8th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7260

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