Victor O. Morell, MD

Contact

Assistant

Pat Heisel
(412) 692-7625

Address

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 4401 Penn Avenue, 5th Floor Faculty Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Title(s)

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Eugene S. Wiener Professor of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Vice Chair and Director Cardiovascular Services, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Co-Director, Heart Institute, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

 

Education and Training

MD, Ponce School of Medicine -1988
BS, Purdue University - 1984
Associate Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh- 2005-present
Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh- 2004-present
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh- 2004-present
Surgical Director of the Heart Transplant Program, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh- 2004-present
Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Tampa, Florida- 2000-2004
Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Tampa, Florida- 2000-2004
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida- 2000-2004
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida- 2000-2004
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, Orlando, Florida- 1997-1999
Clinical Assistant Instructor, Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center at Syracuse-1992-1994

Professional Activities

Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Congenital Heart Surgeons Society
Society of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
World Society for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery

Journal Reviewing and Editorial Boards

Editorial Board, Congenital Heart Disease: Clinical Studies from Fetus to Adulthood 

Research Interests

Surgical patches and their propensity to promote the formation of anti-HLA antibodies (allosensitization), especially in patients who are at high risk for future cardiac transplantation
Development of a pediatric ventricular assist device to support children with severe heart dysfunction
Various aspects of pediatric cardiac and thoracic surgery 

Publications

  1. Tsifansky M, Munoz R, Kazmerski T, Kreutzer J, Morell V.  Anomalous Pulmonary Veins.  In: Munoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, Da Cruz E, eds.  Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts, Springer Verlag London Ltd 2010:349-357.
  2. Komarlu R, Morell V, Kreutzer J, Munoz R.  Dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries.  In: Munoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, Da Cruz E, eds.  Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts, Springer Verlag London Ltd 2010:359-373.
  3. Komlaru R, Morell V, Tsifansky M, Munoz R.  Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (ccTGA) or Levo-Transposition of the Great Arteries (I-TGA).  In: Munoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, Da Cruz E eds.  Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts, Springer Verlag London Ltd 2010:375-382.
  4. Da Cruz E, Goldberg S, Morell V, Leobon B, Ly M, Kortas C, Serraf A.  Truncus Arteriosus.  In: Munoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, Da Cruz E, eds.  Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts, Springer Verlag London Ltd 2010:383-398.
  5. Da Cruz E, Kaufman J, Morell V, Tissot C, Buckvold S, Goldberg S, Ivy D, Ibrahim J, Wise-Faberowski L, Kalangos A.  Ebstein’s Disease.  In: Munoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, Da Cruz E, eds.  Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts, Springer Verlag London Ltd 2010:411-422.
  6. Da Cruz E, Kaufman J, Goldberg S, Fagan T, Phelps C, Tissot C, Kozik D, Mitchell M, Campbell, D, Morell V.  Anomalous Coronary Arteries.  In: Munoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, Da Cruz E, eds.  Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts, Springer Verlag London Ltd 2010:423-433.
  7. Tsifansky M, Morell V, Munoz R.  Aortic Valve Regurgitation.  In: Munoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, DaCruz E, eds. Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts, Springer Verlag London Ltd 2010:435-438.
  8. Domina, Y, Park S, Morell V.  Vascular Rings and Pulmonary Sling.  In: Munoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, DaCruz E, eds.  Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and  Surgical Concepts, Springer Verlag London Ltd 2010:439-444.
  9. Domnina Y, Morell, V.  Aortic Disection.  In:  Munoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, Da Cruz E, eds.  Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts, Springer Verlag London Ltd 2010:449-454.
  10. Webber S, Morell V.  Heart Transplantation.  In:  Munoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, Da Cruz E, eds.  Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts, Springer Verlag London Ltd 2010:603-617.
  11. Maroto C, Camino M, Morell V. Transplante Cardiaco Pediatrico. In: Alonso L, Crespo M, eds. Transplante Cardiaco, Panamericana 2009:239-252.
  12. Morell V, Kocyildirim E. Diseases of the Pericardium. In: Mavroudis C, Backer CL, eds. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Wiley-Blackwell 2013:758-768.
  13. Kocyildirim E, Morell V. Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries. In: Kaiser LR, Kron IL, Spray TL, eds. Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Williams 2014, 954-962.
  14. Morell V, Lopez-Magallon A, Welchering N, Torres-Pacheco J, and  Munoz R. Complex Transposition of the Great Arteries. In: Cruz E, Ivy D, Jaggers J, eds. Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care, Springer-Verlag London 2014, 1965-1982.
  15. Morell V, Kocyildirim E. Aortopulmonary Window. In: You DD, Vricella LA, Yang S, Doty JR, eds. Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery, McGraw Hill, 2014, 1063-1068.