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George Berberian, MD

  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Cardiac Surgery
  • 573.331.7870
Facilities Heart, Lung and Vascular Surgery of SoutheastHEALTH
Groups Accepting First Option
Status Active
Medical school New York University School of Medicine, 1998
Residency New York University Medical Center , 2003
General Surgery
Residency Umdnj/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2008
  • Fellow – American College of Surgeons
  • Member – Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Special practice interests

Areas of Expertise

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open,
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy Thrombectomy or Vessel Exploration
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Atherectomy, and Stenting, Open
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • TAVR
Board certification

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Dr. George Berberian, a cardiovascular surgeon at SoutheastHEALTH, performed lifesaving heart surgery on a very thankful patient.

Publications & Research

    • Taha A, Carr S, Beckwith LG, Berberian G. Papillary Fibroelastoma involving the chordae of the mitral valve with two aortic excrescences. J Heart Valve Dis. 2015 Mar; 24(2): 270-1.
    • Albright CM, Quinn TA, Berberian G, Cabreriza SE, Garofalo CA, Weinberg AD, Dizon JM, Spotnitz HM. Measurement of QRS Duration for Biventricular Pacing Optimization. ASAIO J. 2008 Jul-Aug;54(4):335-40.
    • Mohammadi S, Bonnet N, Leprince P, Charnonneau E, Berberian G, Aslani M, Silvaggio G, Dorent R, Pavie A, Ganjbakhch I. Long-term Survival of Heart Transplant Recipients with Lung Cancer: The Role of Chest Computed Tomography Screening. Thorac Cardiov Surg 2007; 55:438-441.
    • Berberian G, Quinn TA, Cabreriza SE, Kenny JE, Garofalo CA, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. Left Ventricular Pacing Site and Timing Optimization During Biventricular Pacing Using a Multielectrode Patch in Pigs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007 Sep; 134(3):574-8.


    • Winner of the Best Mini-Presentation award at the June 2006 meeting of International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS) meeting in San Francisco. “Experience with 250 Proximal Anastomoses Using the Novare Enclose Anastomotic Enabling Device”
    • Lead Investigator for NIH RO1 grant “Biventricular Pacing After Cardiopulmonary Bypass” at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY July 2003 – June 2005
  • Berberian G, Cabreriza SE, Quinn TA, Garofalo CA, Spotnitz HM. Left Ventricular Pacing Site-Timing Optimization During Biventricular Pacing Using a Multi-Electrode Patch. Ann Thorac Surg 2006 Dec;82(6):2292-4.
  • Quinn TA, Berberian G, Cabreriza SE, Maskin LJ, Weinberg AD, Holmes JW, Spotnitz HM. Effects of Sequential Biventricular Pacing During Acute Right Ventricular Pressure Overload. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2006 Nov;291(5):h3380-7.
  • Kenny JE, Berberian G, Rabkin DG, Cabreriza SE, Quinn TA, Curtis LJ, Spotnitz, HM. Ethanol Induction of Complete Heart Block in Swine. J Surg Res 2006 May:132(1):142-6.
  • Berberian G, Quinn TA, Cabreriza SE, Garofalo CA, Barrios DM, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. Load Dependence of Cardiac Output in Biventricular Pacing: Left Ventricular Volume Overload in Pigs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006 Mar:131(3):666-70.
  • Berberian G, Quinn TA, Kanter JP, Curtis LJ, Cabreriza SE, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. Optimized Biventricular Pacing in Atrioventricular Block After Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2005 Sept;80(3):870-75.
  • Mohammadi S, Silvaggio G, Bonnet N, Berberian G, Dorent R, Bikter M, Pavie A, Ganjbakhch I. Prostate Cancer after Heart Transplantation: Unicenter Case-Control Study. J Heart Lung Transplant 2005 Aug:24(8):995-7.
  • Berberian G, Kanter JP, Quinn TA, Spotnitz HM. Optimized Perioperative Biventricular Pacing in Setting of Right Heart Failure. Europace 2005 Jul;7(4)385-7.
  • Berberian G, Quinn TA, Vigilance DW, Park DY, Cabreriza SE, Curtis LJ, Spotnitz HM. Validation Study of PULSECO System For Continuous Cardiac Output Measurement. ASAIO J 2005 Jan-Feb;51(1):37-40.
  • Prasso JE, Berberian G, Cabreriza SE, Quinn TA, Curtis LJ, Rabkin DG, Weinberg AD, Spotnitz HM. A Validation Study for the Use of Mean Arterial Pressure as an Indicator of Acute Changes in Cardiac Output. ASAIO J 2005 Jan-Feb; 51(1):22-5.