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:  Editorial Comment.  Repair of pectus excavatum. Are we doing it better just to make it look better?  Euro J Cardio-Thorac Surg 2012 41:1067-68.  Improved Cardiopulmonary exercise function after modified Nuss operation for pectus excavatum. Euro J Cardio-Thorac Surg 2012 41:1063-67.

Robicsek F, Padera RF Jr., Thubrikar MJ: Dilatation of the ascending aorta in patients with congenitally bicuspid aortic valaves.  Roland Hetzer Int’l Cardiothorac& Vasc Surg Society, 2012 February.

Robicsek F: Reply to Actis Dato et al. (II).  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg, 2012, 41:726.

Robicsek F, Padera RF Jr., Thubrikar MJ: Dilatation of the ascending aorta in patients with congenitally bicuspid aortic valaves. HSR proceedings in Intensive Care & Cardiovascular Anesthesia 2012, 4:1-10.

Robicsek F: Editorial Comment. Minimally invasive or maximally intrusive. Eur J Cardio-Thorac Surg July 2012:1. How early can we repair pectus excavatum: the earlier the better? H.J. Park et al. Euro J Cardio-Thorac Surg April 2012:1-6.

Robicsek F: Intervention: Why do congenitally bicuspid aortic valves fail prematurely? 24th Journée Internationale du Centre Cardio-Thoracique de Monaco, Nov 2012.

Robicsek F: Editorial Comment. Use of Glue in Repair of Ventricular Rupture. Ann Thorac Surg 2013:95:381. A novel approach to ventricular rupture: clinical needs and surgical technique. Zoffoli G, et al. Ann Thorac Surg 2012;93:1002-3.

Robicsek F: Editorial Comment. The Nuss operation for pectus carinatum. Eur J Cardio-Thorac Surg January 2013:43:127. Quality of life of patients who have undergone the minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum. Bostanci K, et al. Euro J Cardio-Thorac Surg 2013;43:122-6.

Robicsek F: Mitral Valve Surgery before Cardiopulmonary bypass: the genius of Charles Bailey. Roland Hetzer International Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery Society, 5th Expert Forum, Berlin Germany, April 2013.

Fokin A, Robicsek F: “Pathogenesis of Degenerative Aortic Valve Disease”. Chapter 1, Advances and Controversies: M. Zembala, LA Bockeria, R Hetzer, P Perier Editors. (ISBN: 978-83-7522-105-3) a-medica press, Bielsko-Biala, Poland 2013, p. 15-35