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Behzad Soleimani, M.D.

Office Location

Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 Fax: 717-531-3664


Cardiothoracic Surgery Thoracic Surgery

Patient Services Provided

Heart and Lung Transplantation Mechanical circulatory support Mitral Valve Repair Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Arterial Revascularization

Professional Education

Fellowship, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Surgery, Harefield Hosptial, NHS Foundation Trust, England (2009) Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of England (2007) Residency, Surgery, General, The Royal College of Surgeons of England (1999) Internship, Surgery, General, Lister Hospital, United Kingdom (1995) MB BCh, University of Cambridge School of Medicine (England) (1994)


Soleimani B, Stephenson E, Pae W, et al.
Technique for Insertion of HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device Inflow Cannula
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Soleimani B, Fumin Fu, Philip Lake and Victor C Shi
Development of a Combined Heart and Carotid Artery Transplant Model to Investigate the Impact of Acute Rejection on Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2008 Apr; 27 (4):450-6
Soleimani B, Wieczorek G, Katopodis A, Zenke G. George A, Hornick P, Weitz-Schmidt G
Anti-LFA-1 Monotherapy Prevents Neointimal Formation in a Murine Model of Transplant Intimal Hyperplasia
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2007 July;26(7):724-31
Soleimani B, Katopodis A, Wieczorek G, George A, Hornick P, Heusser C
Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation but not Neointimal Formation is Dependent on Alloantibody in a Murine Model of Intimal Hyperplasia
Clinical and Experimental Immunology 2006; 146: 509-517
Eisnault V, Soleimani B, et al.
Association of IgM with IgG ANCA in patients presenting with pulmonary hemorrhage
Kidney International 41 (1992) pp 1304-1310