Annual Reports & Updates

  1. Mashari A, Hiansen JQ, Haskings E. 2019 Annual Update. Grand Rounds. Department of Anesethesia & Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital. 2019 October 4 (PDF). (Editable Open Document Presentation)

Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Lenihan M, Vegas A, Buys M, Mashari A, Feindel C, Djaiani G. Re: “Bicuspid Aortic Valve Associated Aortopathy: A Primer for Cardiac Anaesthesiologists.” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Aug 6;
  2. Ribeiro RVP, Alvarez JS, Yu F, Paradiso E, Adamson MB, Maria Ruggeri G, et al. Hearts Donated After Circulatory Death and Reconditioned Using Normothermic Regional Perfusion Can Be Successfully Transplanted Following an Extended Period of Static Storage. Circ Heart Fail. 2019 Apr;12(4):e005364.
  3. Ribeiro RVP, Alvarez JS, Yu F, Adamson MB, Fukunaga N, Serrick C, et al. A Pre-Clinical Porcine Model of Orthotopic Heart Transplantation. J Vis Exp. 2019 Apr 27;(146).
  4. Beuth J, Falter F, Pinto Ribeiro RV, Badiwala M, Meineri M. New Strategies to Expand and Optimize Heart Donor Pool: Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion and Donation After Circulatory Death: A Review of Current Research and Future Trends. Anesth Analg. 2019 Mar;128(3):406–13.
  5. Ballocca F, Ruggeri GM, Roscoe A, Thampinathan B, David TE, Lang RM, et al. Aortic root changes before and after surgery for chronic aortic dilatation: A 3D echocardiographic study. Echocardiography. 2019;36(2):376–85.
  6. Ballocca F, Meier LM, Ladha K, Qua Hiansen J, Horlick EM, Meineri M. Validation of Quantitative 3-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography Mitral Valve Analysis Using Stereoscopic Display. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019;33(3):732–41.
  7. Ruggeri G, Qua Hiansen J, Pivetta E, Mashari A, Ballocca F, Pinto Ribeiro RV, Xin L, Badiwala M, Thampinathan B, Meineri M. Description of a novel set-up for functional echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular performance during ex vivo heart perfusion. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2018 Sep;127(3):e36-39.
  8. Mashari A, Montealegre-Gallegos M. Jeganathan J, Yeh L, Qua Hiansen J, Meineri M, Mahmood F, Matyal R. Low-cost 3D printed phantom for neuraxial anesthesia training: Development and comparison to a commercial model. PLoS One. 2018;13(6):e0191664.
  9. Meier LM, Meineri M, Hiansen JQ, Horlick EM. Review article: Structural and congenital heart disease interventions: The role of three-dimensional Printing. Netherlands Heart Journal. 2017 Feb;25(2):65-75.

Presentations & Posters

  1. Mashari M, Hiansen JQ, Ramos R, Aziza E, Meineri M. Congenital Heart Disease: 3D Anatomy for Echocardiography. Workshop. 2nd International Perioperative TEE Symposium – Niguarda Hospital Milan 2019.
  2. Mashari M. 3D Echocardiographic Evaluation of the Aortic Valve. Lecture. 2nd International Perioperative TEE Symposium – Niguarda Hospital Milan 2019.
  3. Amador Y, Gadotti G, Mashari A, Meineri M. 3D Mitral Valve Quantification: A comparison of off-line analysis software and techniques. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Conference 2019. Best of Meeting Oral Abstract Presentation.
  4. Mbadjeu Hondjeu AR, Mashari M, Meineri M. Echocardiographic Evaluation in a Porcine Model of Donation after Circulatory Death and Normothermic Regional Perfusion Prior to Heart Transplant. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Conference 2019. Best of Meeting Oral Abstract Presentation.
  5. Fisher JA, Hiansen JQ, Mashari A. Introduction of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Youth Summer Program 2019. Lecture and demonstration of 3D cardiac anatomy using 3D printed models and virtual reality.
  6. Hiansen JQ, Meineri M, Mashari M. A Convolutional Neural Network to Classify Transthoracic Echocardiography Images. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Conference 2019. Poster presentation.
  7. Zhu M,  Purza R, Cusimano RJ,  Upadhyay M, Meineri M. Intraoperative Echocardiographic Assessment of Adequacy of Aorto-atrial Fistula Repair in a Redo Cardiac Surgical Patient. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Conference 2019. Poster presentation.
  8. 8th International Meeting on Transplantation from DCD. Milan, Italy Echocardiographic evaluation of Systolic ventricular function in a porcine model of DCD followed by static storage. Emanuela Paradiso, Roberto Vanin Pinto Ribeiro, Bryan Gellner, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Mitesh Badiwala & Massimiliano Meineri
  9. 8th International Meeting on Transplantation from DCD. Milan, Italy Novel Technique for echocardiographic evaluation of ventricular function during ex-vivo heart perfusion. Emanuela Paradiso, Roberto Vanin Pinto Ribeiro, Bryan Gellner, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Mitesh Badiwala & Massimiliano Meineri
  10. 2018 Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada. Intraoperative echocardiographic assessment of Right Ventricular function in patinets with Ebsteins Anomaly undergoing Surgical correction: A Case Series. M Lenihan, J Heggie, L Mertens, E Hickey, Oechlin E, M Meineri
  11. 2018 Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada. Assessment of Intraoperative Right ventricle free wall strain in patients with Mitral valve repair: Case Series. Y Amador, A Mashari, Tyrone David, MD; M Meineri.
  12. 2018 Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada.Comparison of two preservative solutions in a swine model of DCD: echocardiographic assessment. E Paradiso, G Ruggeri, R. Ribeiro, J Qua Hiansen J Alvarez, M Adamson, V Bissoondath, M Badiwala, M Meineri.
  13. 2018 Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada. Echocardiographic evaluation of systolic ventricular function in a porcine model of DCD followed by cold storage. E Paradiso, G Ruggeri, R. Ribeiro, J Qua Hiansen J Alvarez, M Adamson, V Bissoondath, M Badiwala, M Meineri (Raymond Gattineau Award).
  14. International Society for Heart Lung Transplant 2018 Meeting, Nice, France. Intraoperative Assessment of RIght Ventricular Strain During Lung Transplant Using Tissue Tracking Technology; Andrea Berardino, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Shaf Keshavjee & Massimiliano Meiner
  15. iSociety of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist 2018 Meeting. Phoenix AZ, USA – Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Strain During Ex-vivo Heart Perfusion; Emanuela Pardiso, Giulia Maria Ruggeri, Roberto Vanin Pinto Ribeiro, Bryan Gellner, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Mitesh Badiwala & Massimiliano Meineri
  16. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist 2018 Meeting. Phoenix AZ, USA – Patient-specific 3D printed Transesophageal echocardiography Heart Phantom: Preliminary Assessment of Image Quality; Joshua Qua Hiansen, Giulia Maria Ruggeri, Azad Mashari & Massimiliano Meineri
  17. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist 2018 Meeting. Phoenix AZ, USA. The Development of a High-fidelity and Low-cost Digital TEE Simulator and a 3D Printed TEE probe Controller; Joshua Qua Hiansen, Azad Mashari & Massimiliano Meineri
  18. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist 2018 Meeting. Phoenix AZ, USA. Intraoperative Operative Assessment of Right Ventricular Strain During Pulmonary Endartectomy using Tissue Tracking Technology; Andrea Berardino, N. Silverton, K. McRae, M. Deperrot & Massimiliano Meineri
  19. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist 2018 Meeting. Phoenix AZ, USA. Immediate Impact of Lung Transplant and Pulmonary Endartectomy Right Ventricular Strain Assessed by Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography; N. Keshavjee,K. McRae, M. Deperrot & Massimiliano Meineri
  20. International Society for Heart Lung Transplant 2018 Meeting. Nice, France. 2D Speckle Tracking to Assess Left Ventricular Function in a Model of Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion; Giulia Maria Ruggeri, Roberto Vanin Pinto Ribeiro, Bryan Gellner, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Mitesh Badiwala & Massimiliano Meineri
  21. International Society for Heart Lung Transplant 2018 Meeting Nice, France. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Right Ventricular Function During Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion; Giulia Maria Ruggeri, Roberto Vanin Pinto Ribeiro, Bryan Gellner, Li Ming Xin, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Mitesh Badiwala & Massimiliano Meineri
  22. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2017 Meeting – Epicardial Echocardiography To Assess Heart Function During Ex-Vivo Perfusion Using A Standard Trans-esophageal Probe: Feasibility And Setup; Giulia Maria Ruggeri, Azad Mashari, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Roberto Vanin Pinto Ribeiro, Mitesh Badiwala3 & Massimiliano Meineri.
  23. Canadian Anesthesiologist’ Society 2016 Meeting – Low-cost 3D printing and free, open-source software to develop patient specific lumbar and thoracic spine phantoms for the training of ultrasound-guided epidural procedure
  24. Canadian Anesthesiologist’ Society 2016 Meeting – Open-source Software to Develop Low-cost 3D Medical Phantoms; Stephanie Zhou, Eitan Aziza, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Azad Mashari & Massimiliano Meineri
  25. American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting 2016 – Novel use of low-cost 3D modelling and printing technology to develop a fully-flexible, patient-specific and anatomically accurate airway model for training double-lumen intubation; Massimiliano Meineri, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Stephanie Zhou, Eitan Aziza, Matt Ratto & Azad Mashari
  26. American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting 2016 – Low-cost 3D printing and free, open-source software to develop patient specific lumbar and thoracic spine phantoms for the training of ultrasound-guided epidural procedure; Joshua Qua Hiansen, Massimiliano Meineri, Stephanie Zhou, Eitan Aziza, Matt Ratto & Azad Mashari
  27. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2016 Meeting – Low cost 3D printed thoracic spine models for thoracic epidural insertion training; Joshua Qua Hiansen, Massimiliano Meineri, Matt Ratto & Azad Mashari
  28. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2016 Meeting – 3D Printing a variable difficulty, multi-model bronchoscopy training system; Azad Mashari, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Matt Ratto & Massimiliano Meineri
  29. Annual Shields Research Day 2016 – Development of a 3D printed silicone heart phantom to teach Focused Cardiac Ultrasound; Stephanie Zhou, Eitan Aziza, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Azad Mashari, & Massimiliano Meineri
  30. Annual Shields Research day 2016 – 3D printing low cost, task specific, medical training simulators; Joshua Qua Hiansen, Azad Mshari, Stephanie Zhou, Eitan Aziza, Matt Ratto & Massimiliano Meineri
  31. Faculty Development Day 2015 – Customized low-cost 3D printed models in medical education; Azad Mashari, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Stephani Zhou, Eitan Aziza, M. Ratto, Massimiliano Meineri
  32. Thoracic Surgery Grand Rounds Rounds 2018 – 3D Printing at Toronto General Hospital; Joshua Qua Hiansen, Azad Mashari & Massimiliano Meineri
  33. Toronto Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium 2018 – The use of Virtual Reality in ACHD Education; Joshua Qua Hiansen, Massimiliano Meineri & Azad Mashari
  34. Toronto Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium 2018 – Dr. Azad Mashari
  35. Clinical Engineering Society of Ontario Annual Meeting, 2018 – Point of Care Manufacturing, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Dr. Azad Mashari & Dr. Massimiliano Meineri
  36. Anesthesia Grand Rounds, 2018 – Joshua Qua Hiansen, Dr. Azad Mashari & Dr. Massimiliano Meineri
  37. Departmental grand rounds. Department of Anesthesia, University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland. 3D printing in perioperative medicine. Dr. Massimiliano Meineri
  38. Pister’s Lab Presentation, London, ON, 2017 – Joshua Qua Hiansen, Dr. Azad Mashari & Dr. Massimiliano Meineri
  39. University of Toronto, 2016 – Clinical 3D Printing Workshop, Joshua Qua Hiansen, Dr. Azad Mashari & Dr. Massimiliano Meineri
  40. AAMC, 2016 Panel Talk – Of Low Cost 3D Printing in Medical Education, Dr. Azad Mashari, Dr. Massimiliano Meineri Joshua Qua Hiansen & Dr. Matt Ratto

Awards

  1. 8th International Meeting on Transplantation from DCD. Milan, Italy two of the best abdract invited for oral presentation: Emanuela Paradiso.
  2. 2018 Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting, Montreal QC, Canada. 2018 Cardiovascular and Thoracic Session Raymond Martineau Prize for best abstract presented at the Meeting: Emanuela Paradiso
  3. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting 2018. Invited oral presentation of one of 10 best abstracts: Giuliamaria Ruggeri
  4. The R.J. Byrick Award Emanuela Paradiso, Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto – Dr. Giuliamaria Ruggeri, Annual Shields Research Day 2017, Best Fellow’s Research Paper

Media Apprearances

  1. University of Toronto Magazine. Pumped Up: These 3-D printers create perfect models of life-sized human hearts, spines and other body parts. 2019 October.
  2. Vuforia Website. Cardiac Anatomy Augmented. 2017.
  3. Globe and Mail. Peter Special Issue: Munk Cardiac Center, The future in digital: A special “recipe” when the PIE gets you TEE. 2017 Nov; page 36.
  4. Autodesk Research: Meshmixer Saves Lives. Part 1: Heart Healers. 2017 Apr 20.
  5. Globe and Mail. Peter Special Issue: Munk Cardiac Center, The faces of heart disease: The man with the one of the 10 weirdest hearts in Ontario. 2016 Nov; page 34.
  6. Toronto Star Special Edition: Life: Peter Munk Cardiac Center: Opening up their hearts-and wallets. 2015 Feb 2.

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