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Cardiothoracic Surgery


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical School

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Brigham and Women's Hospital


Brigham and Women's Hospital, Childrens Hospital Medical Center


Harvard Medical School

Board Certifications

Surgery, Thoracic Surgery




Dr. John Lamberti is a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon, he was born in Yonkers, New York. He received his B.S. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh before completing his surgical training at The Children's Hospital Medical Center and The Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now The Brigham and Women's Hospital) in Boston.

In 1974, Dr. Lamberti moved to the University of Chicago. There, he was active in both clinical and basic research and, in 1977, was appointed an associate professor of surgery. He moved to San Diego in 1978, developing the Cardiac Surgery Program at the Children's Hospital of San Diego (now Rady Children's). Dr. Lamberti moved to New York City in 2000, becoming both part of the staff of the Columbia Presbyterian campus and chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at the Weill Cornell campus of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. In 2003, he was appointed an associate professor in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of cardiac surgery at Children's Hospital Oakland. In 2005, he returned to Rady Children's as the director of the Heart Institute. In 2018 Dr. Lamberti returned to Stanford as a consultant.

Dr. Lamberti has mentored and consulted for the Pediatric Cardiac Program at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu since 1994. He has authored or co-authored 18 book chapters and more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lamberti's clinical and research interests are focused on the surgical treatment of congenital heart disease in infants, children and adults of all ages. Dr. Lamberti has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of complex infant heart surgery, the surgical repair of cardiac valves, and the comprehensive management of functional single ventricle patients of all ages.


Recurrent Pediatric Respiratory Distress From a Challenging Vascular Anomaly: The Uncrossing Operation for Circumflex Aorta.
Sengupta A, Brigger M, Lamberti JJ, Murthy RA

Invited Commentary: Proof of Concept in Search of the Holy Grail.
Lamberti JJ

The number of postoperative surgical or diagnostic procedures following congenital heart surgery correlates with both mortality and hospital length of stay.
Capecci L, Mainwaring RD, Collins RT, Sidell D, Martin E, Lamberti JJ, Hanley FL

Pseudoaneurysm of Innominate Artery Graft Stump in an Infant.
Sengupta A, Aljohani OA, Fagan B, Mo J, Lamberti JJ, Murthy R

Long-term Results Using Glutaraldehyde-treated Homograft Pericardium in Congenital Heart Surgery.
Gluck TM, Lamberti JJ, El-Said H, Devaney EJ, Murthy RA

Commentary: The bidirectional Glenn procedure can be useful in palliating late-presenting patients with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease.
Lamberti JJ

Reply: Salvaging a patient with a failing bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt requires careful analysis and timely corrective action.
Lamberti JJ

Commentary: When is a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt a bad idea?
Lamberti JJ

Prevalence of Complications Following Unifocalization and Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction Procedures.
Mainwaring RD, Patrick WL, Dixit M, Rao A, Palmon M, Margetson T, Lamberti JJ, Hanley FL

Arterial Switch Operation in a Patient With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV.
Murthy R, Herrick NL, El-Said H, Grossfeld P, Moore J, Lamberti JJ

Epicardial Intraoperative Three-Dimensional Mapping of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in a Child With Ebstein's Anomaly.
Perry JC, Bratincsak A, Shepard S, Williams MR, Loslo J, Murthy R, Lamberti JJ

Collateral Deception: A Unique Presentation of an Anomalous Coronary Artery.
Aljohani OA, Sah SP, Murthy RA, Lamberti JJ, Printz BF, Sun HY

Per-Ventricular Insertion of Melody Valve-in-Valve in the Neoaortic Position in a Single-Ventricle Patient.
Clarke NS, El-Said H, Lamberti JJ, Murthy RA

Intraoperative Three-Dimensional Mapping of Supraventricular Tachycardia in a Young Fontan Patient.
Perry JC, Williams MR, Shepard S, Bratincsak A, Murphy C, Murthy R, Ebrahim M, Lamberti JJ

Transcatheter stenting of the systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt: A 7-year experience from a single tertiary center.
Vaughn GR, Moore JW, Mallula KK, Lamberti JJ, El-Said HG

Intermediate Results of Hybrid Versus Primary Norwood Operation.
DiBardino DJ, Gomez-Arostegui J, Kemp A, Raviendran R, Hegde S, Devaney EJ, Lamberti JJ, El-Said H

Comparison of ductal stenting versus surgical shunts for palliation of patients with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum.
Mallula K, Vaughn G, El-Said H, Lamberti JJ, Moore JW

Further insight into a rare pathology: differential aspects of left ventricular diverticulum.
DiBardino DJ, Hegde S, Lamberti JJ

Long-term follow-up shows excellent transmural atrial lead performance in patients with complex congenital heart disease.
Williams MR, Shepard SM, Boramanand NK, Lamberti JJ, Perry JC

Transverse aortic arch to descending aorta ratio: a new echocardiographic parameter for management of coarctation of the aorta in the infant.
Rao RP, Connolly D, Lamberti JJ, Fripp R, El Said H

Aortic arch obstruction after the Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left-heart syndrome is it inevitable? Is it preventable?
Lamberti JJ

QTc prolongation in children following congenital cardiac disease surgery.
Punn R, Lamberti JJ, Balise RR, Seslar SP

Can randomized clinical trials impact the surgical approach for hypoplastic left heart syndrome?
Tabbutt S, Goldberg C, Ohye RG, Morell VO, Hanley FL, Lamberti JJ, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP

Surgical approaches to epicardial pacemaker placement: does pocket location affect lead survival?
Lichtenstein BJ, Bichell DP, Connolly DM, Lamberti JJ, Shepard SM, Seslar SP

An epicardial pacing safety net: an alternative technique for pacing in the young.
Ceresnak SR, Liberman L, Chen JM, Hordof AJ, Lamberti JJ, Bonney WJ, Pass RH

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