Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Louis Samuels, MD, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor

Surgery - Cardiothoracic

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Office Locations

111 S. 11th Street
Gibbon Bldg., Ste. 6210
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6996
Fax: (215) 955-6010

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2008,2007,2006,2004,2017

U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor 2011


  • Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Medical School


  • Hahnemann University Hospital


  • Hahnemann University Hospital

Recent Publications

Sternal Closure With Tie Bands: A Word of Caution

A hybrid configuration of a left ventricular assist device and venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Invited commentary

The RECOVER I: A multicenter prospective study of Impella 5.0/LD for postcardiotomy circulatory support

Left ventricular apical papillary fibroelastoma

Left ventricular assist device implantation in high risk destination therapy patients: An alternative surgical approach

Heartmate II™ device placement five years following ACORN CorCap™ device implantation

Heart rate variability measures poorly predict atrial fibrillation after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

Cardiogenic shock associated with loco-regional anesthesia rescued with left ventricular assist device implantation

The impact of immediate extubation in the operating room after cardiac surgery on intensive care and hospital lengths of stay

Use of the AB5000™ ventricular assist device in cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction

Invited Commentary

Hybrid ventricular assist device: Heartmate XVE LVAD and abiomed AB5000 RVAD

Argatroban as a Primary or Secondary Postoperative Anticoagulant in Patients Implanted With Ventricular Assist Devices

Cardiogenic Shock: Collaboration Between Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology Subspecialties to Bridge to Recovery

Reply to the Editor

Superior vena cava rupture during balloon angioplasty and stent placement to relieve superior vena cava syndrome: a case report.

The Thoratec Implantable Ventricular Assist Device (IVAD): initial clinical experience.

The Thoratec Implantable Ventricular Assist Device (IVAD): Initial clinical experience

Incorporation of an in-line filter for ultrafiltration or hemodialysis to the Abiomed BVS5000 ventricular assist device