Massimo Griselli, MD MS FRCS

Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery

Massimo Griselli

Contact Info

griselli@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-2646

Fax 612-626-8228

Administrative Assistant Name
Jessy Anderson

Administrative Phone
612-625-2646

Administrative Email
and08788@umn.edu

Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery


MD, University of Perugia, 1989

Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland (FRCS), June 1994

MS, Surgery, Imperial College, University of London, 2003

Summary

Research

Research Summary/Interests

My main interest is the interaction between mechanical devices and univentricular circulation.I have developed this interest following the success of mechanical assist device application in congenital heart disease with two-ventricule circulation and the inability we encountered to achieve comparable results in patients with uni-ventricular circulation in a long-term fashion.. I have then established a research group which involves the Politecnico of Milan (Prof. ML Costantino) and University of Sheffield Department of Fluid Dynamics (Prof R. Hose) for developing a model of ventricular assist device in single ventricle physiology. The approach to the problem is different amongst the two places: in Milan we have been developing in-vitro model starting from the cavo-pulmonary circulation as initial model using a pulsatile pump (Berlin Heart Excore). In Sheffield we are working on the mathematical model of total cavo-pulmonary circulation, assisted and not-assisted by a mechanical cardiac support, either pulsatile or non-pulsatile.