Listed below is an abbreviated list of articles written by Francis Robcisek, MD covering cardiac research, the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte, Inc., and international outreach projects.

Robicsek F. The reason why bicuspid aortic valves fail. 5th International Meeting of The Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center. Athens, 16-18 Sept 2010.  The Heart Surg Forum 2010;13(1).

Robicsek F, Watts LT. Pectus Carinatum. Thorac Surg Clin,2010; 20:563-574.

Robicsek F, Watts LT. Surgical Correction of Pectus Excavatum.  How did we get here?  Where are we going? Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, Feb 2011;59:5-14.

Robicsek F. Editorial Comment: The Nuss procedure: not so fast! Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. February 2011;39(2):159. Krasopoulos G, Goldstraw P. Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum deformity. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011;39:149-58.

Stamou SC, Kouchoukos NT, Hagberg RC, Khabbaz KR, Robicsek F, Nussbaum M, Lobdell KW. Does the technique of distal anastomosis influence clinical outcomes in acute type A aortic dissection? Interact CardioVasc and Thorac Surg 2011, 12:404-408.

Stamou SC, Nussbuam ML, Stiegel RM, Reames MK, Skipper E, Robicsek F, Lobdell KW.  Effect of Body Mass Index on Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery:  Is There an Obesity Paradox? Ann Thorac Surg 2011;91:42-8.

Stamou SC, Nussbaum M,  Carew JD, Dunn K, Skipper E, Robicsek F, Lobdell KW.   Hypoglycemia with intensive insulin therapy after cardiac surgery: Predisposing factors and association with mortality. Thorac Cardiov Surg, Jul 2011; 142(1): 166-173.

Robicsek F. Editorial Comment: The Nuss procedure. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. August 2011:40(2)337-8. Pilegaard HK. Extending the use of Nuss procedure in patients older than 30 years.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Aug;40:337-8.

Robicsek F:  Invited Commentary.  Ann Thoracic Surg 2011 Aug;92:641.  Figure-of-eight versus prophylactic sternal weave closure of median sternotomy in diabetic obese patients undersgoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg 2011 Aug;92:638-41.