Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Robert Farivar is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 16 years. Dr. Farivar accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 22 doctors at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and one of 5 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic, Minimally Invasive Cardiac, Cardiovascular Surgery

Clinical Interests: Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve, Reoperation, Coronary Artery Bypass, Coronary Angiography

Hospital Affiliation

Pennsylvania Hospital
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Ranked #11 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1998 - 2001

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 2003 - 2006

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2006 - 2008

Boston University School of Medicine
Class of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified 25 years in Family Medicine

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Publications & Presentations

Transient right ventricular dysfunction caused by retractor during lower hemisternotomy mitral valve repair in a patient with pectus excavatum.
Okamura, H.,Parmet, J.,Farivar, R. S.

Identification of Coronary Sinus Injury by Transesophageal Echocardiography During Placement of a Retrograde Cardioplegia Catheter for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.
Krishnan, S.,Papworth, D. P.,Farivar, R. S.,Ueda, K.

An implanted 8-channel array coil for high-resolution macaque MRI at 3T.
Janssens, T.,Keil, B.,Farivar, R.,McNab, J. A.,Polimeni, J. R.,Gerits, A.,Arsenault, J. T.,Wald, L. L.,Vanduffel, W.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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