Biography

Dr. Hiranya A. Rajasinghe is a Vascular and Endovascular surgeon whose practice takes place in the sunny city of Naples, in the state of Florida.

 

His memberships include:

  • Yale Alumni Association
  • Duke Alumni Association
  • Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)
  • Howard C. Nafziger Surgical Society
  • Collier County Medical Society
  • Treasuror, Florida Vascular Society (FVS)
  • President, South Florida Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery

Honors and awards:

  • 1984 43rd National Science Talent Search Finalist, Westinghouse Corporation.
  • 1984-88 National Energy Foundation Scholarship, United States Steel Corporation.
  • 1985 Operation Cherry Blossom Award, United States Army.
  • 1990 Principal Investigator, Research Project Fund Grant, Southern Medical Association.
  • 1990 Research Scholarship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  • 1994-1996 Principal Investigator, NIH/National Research Service Award 1 F32 HL09239-01 Prenatal Induction of Tolerance for Cardiac Xenografts
  • 1995-1997 Principle Investigator, the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Grant.
  • 1996-1997 American College of Cardiology/Bristol-Myers Squibb Affiliate Travel Award
  • Castle Connolly Top Surgeons in the Nation 2013
  • President, South Florida Society for Vascular Surgery 2011-2013
  • 28th President Florida Vascular Society 2014 – 2015

Publications:

  1. Rajasinghe HA, Jayatilleke E, Shaw S: DNA cleavage during ethanol metabolism: The role of superoxide radicals and catalytic iron. Life Sciences 1990;47:807-814.
  2. D’Amico TA, Koutlas TC, Meyers CH, Buchanan SA, Rajasinghe H, Koutlas TC, Van Trigt P: Systolic function and diastolic mechanics after twelve-hour cardiac preservation with university of wisconsin solution. Surgical Forum 1991;42.
  3. Meyers CH, D’Amico TA, Buchanan SA, Rajasinghe H, Koutlas TC, Van Trigt P: The preservation of cardiac function after brain death by dopamine, nalaxone, and vasopressin. Surgical Forum 1991;42.
  4. Rajasinghe HA, Lorenz PH, Longaker MT, Scheinman MM, Merrick SH: Management of malignant ventricular tachycardia and left ventricular aneurysm in patients with normal coronary arteries. Ann Thorac Surg 1995;59:1079-1084.
  5. Rajasinghe HA, Reddy VM, van Son JA, Black MD, McElhinney DB, Brook M, Hanley FL: Coarctation repair using end-to-side anastomosis of descending aorta to proximal aortic arch. Ann Thorac Surg 1996;61:840-4.
  6. Reddy VM, Rajasinghe HA, McElhinney DB, Hanley FL: Performance of right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduits after repair of truncus arteriosus: A comparison of dacron-housed porcine valves and cryopreserved allografts. Sem Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1995;7:133-138.
  7. Reddy VM, Rajasinghe HA, Teitel DF, Haas GH, Hanley FL: Aorticoventriculoplasty using the pulmonary autograft: the “Ross-Konno” procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1996;111:158-67.
  8. Reddy VM, Rajasinghe HA, McElhinney DB, van Son JAM, Black MD, Silverman NH, Hanley FL: Ross procedure: extending the limits of pulmonary autograft. Ann Thorac Surg 1996; 60(Suppl):S600-603.
  9. van Son JA, Reddy VM, Black MD, Rajasinghe H, Haas GS, Hanley FL: Morphologic determinants favoring surgical aortic valvuloplasty versus pulmonary autograft aortic vlave replacement in children. J Thorac and Cardiovasc Surg 1996;111:1149-1157.
  10. Rajasinghe HA, Reddy VM, Hancock WW, Liddicoat JR, Sayegh MH, Hanley FL: Fetal and neonatal recipients reject discordant cardiac xenografts: Mechanism of hyperacute rejection by alternate pathway complement activation. Surgical Forum 1995; 46:246-48.
  11. Rajasinghe HA, Reddy VM, Hancock WW, Sayegh MH, Hanley FL: Towards correction of congenital cardiac defects by discordant xenotransplantation: Key role of the alternate pathway of compliment in a rat to sheep model. Transplantation 1996; 62:407-412.
  12. Rajasinghe HA, Reddy VM, McElhinney DB, Mora BN, Hanley FL: Long term follow-up of truncus arteriosus repaired in infancy: A twenty-year experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1997;113:869-879.
  13. Chernoff DM, Derugin N, Rajasinghe HA, Hanley FL, Higgins CB, Gooding C: Measurement of collateral blood flow in a porcine model of aortic coarctation by velocity-encoded cine MRI. J Mag Res Imag 1997;7:557-563.
  14. Rajasinghe HA, Petrossian E, Hancock WW, Reddy VM, Hanley FL: Discordant cardiac xenografting following early in utero intrathymic injection of donor myocardial cells in an ovine model. Surgical Forum 1996; 47.
  15. Reddy VM, Hendricks-Munoz K, Rajasinghe HA, Petrossian E, Hanley FL, Fineman JR: Post-cardiopulmonary bypass pulmonary hypertension in lambs with increased pulmonary blood flow. A role for endothelin-1. Circulation 1997; 95:1054-1061.
  16. McElhinney DB, Reddy VM, Rajasinghe HA, Mora BN, Hanley FL: Management of truncal valve insufficiency. Evolving approaches, improving outcomes? Ann Thorac Surg 1998;65:517-24.
  17. McElhinney DB, Reddy VM, Rajasinghe HA, Liddicoat JR, Hendricks-Munoz K, Fineman JR, Hanley FL: Role of endothelin-1and endothelin-1 receptor blockade in placental dysfunction and fetal cardiac bypass. J Thorac and Cardiovasc Surg 1999;117:343-51.
  18. Reddy VM, McElhinney DB, Rajasinghe HA, Rodriguez JL, Hanley FL: Cytokine response to fetal cardiac bypass. J Matern-Fetal Invest 1998; 8:46- 49.
  19. Edwards NM, Rajasinghe HA, John R, Chen JM, Itescu S, Mancini DM: Cardiac transplantation in over 1000 Patients: a single institution experience from Columbia University. Clin Tranplant 1999: 249-261.
  1. John R, Rajasinghe HA, Chen JM, Weinberg A, Sinha P, Itescu S, Kocher A, Oz MC, Smith CR, Rose EA, Edwards NM: Impact of current management practices on early and late mortality in 500 cardiac transplant recipients. Ann Surg 2000 232(3):302-11.
  2. John R, Rajasinghe HA, Itescu S, Weinber AD, Suratwalla S, Mancini DM, Oz MC, Smith CR, Rose EA, Edwards NM: Factors affecting long-term survival (>10 years) after cardiac transplantation in the cyclosporine era. J Amer Coll Cardio 2001 37(1):189-94
  3. McElhinney DB, Rajasinghe HA, Mora BN, Reddy VM, Silverman NH, Hanley FL: Reinterventions after repair of common arterial trunk in neonates and young infants. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2000 35(5):1317-22.
  4. Chen JM, Rajasinghe HA, Sinha P, Suratwala SJ, McCue JD, Hauff HM, John R, Edwards NM. Do donor characteristics really matter? Short- and long-term Impact of donor characteristics on recipient survival, 1995-1999. J Heart Lung Transplant 2002 21:608-610.
  5. John R, Rajasinghe HA, Chen JM, Weinberg AD, Sinha P, Mancini DM, Naka Y, Oz MC, Smith CR, Rose EA, Edwards EM. Long-term outcomes after cardiac transplantation: an experience based on different eras of immunosuppressive therapy. Ann Thorac Surg 2001 72(2):440-9.
  6. Chen JM, Sinha P, Rajasinghe HA, John R, Mancini DM, Hauff HM, Edwards NM. The diminishing impact of pretransplant pulmonary hypertension on perioperative mortality after cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2001 20(2):235-236.
  7. Rajasinghe HA, Pigott JP, Kritpracha B, Corbey MJ, Beebe HG. Internal iliac artery occlusion using a stent-graft tunnel during endovascular aneurysm repair: a new alternative to coil embolization. J Endovasc Ther. 2003 Dec;10(6):1082-6.
  8. Salles-Cunha SX, Rajasinghe H, Dosick SM, Gale SS, Seiwert A, Jones L, Beebe HG, Comerota AJ. Fate of great saphenous vein after radio-frequency ablation: detailed ultrasound imaging. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2004 Jul-Aug;38(4):339-44.
  9. Rajasinghe HA, Tzilinis A, Keller T, Schafer J, Urrea S. Endovascular exclusion of popliteal artery aneurysms with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene stent-grafts: early results. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2006 Dec-2007 Jan;40(6):460-6.
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