Hugh A. Cassiere, MD, FCCP, FACP


Associate Professor
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive Manhasset, NY 11030, USA

Biography

I am an academic Intensivist who is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care Medicine with my entire professional career directing the perioperative care of the cardiovascular and thoracic surgical patient. I am Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery with an interest in the care of the most complex and critically ill patients. In my current role as Director of Critical Care Services for The Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, I have a dual role in overseeing the complex care of both the medical and surgical cardiovascular patient. My other roles include being chairperson for the following committees in my hospital: Quality Committee, Critical Care Committee, Cardiac Arrest-Rapid Response Committee, Organ Donation Committee, and Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy Services.

Education

• (1982-1985) St. John’s University, Flushing, NY, USA
• (1985-1987) Bachelor of Arts, New York University, New York, NY, USA
• (1987-1991) Doctor of Medicine, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, USA

Post-Doctoral Training

• (1991-1994), Internal Medicine, Board Certified, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY, USA
• (1994-1997), Pulmonary, Critical Care, (Board Certified) & Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY, USA

Faculty Academic Appointments

• (2018-Present), Associate Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
• (2018-Present), Associate Professor of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
• (2011-2018), Assistant Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
• (2011-2018), Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
• (1998-1999), Assistant Professor of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Research Interest

His research interests include: Early recovery after surgery protocols, Therapeutic hypothermia, Post-operative acute kidney injury, Anticoagulation, Infection prevention, Pneumonia and Early warning systems.

Scientific Activities

Awards and Honors

• (2010), Fellow, American College of Physicians
• (1997), Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
• (1994-1995), Outstanding Medical Fellow of the Year, Winthrop-University Hospital, Department of Medicine
• (1993-1994), Excellence in Radiologic Diagnosis, Winthrop-University Hospital, Department of Radiology
• (1991-1992), Outstanding First Year Medical Resident of the Year, Winthrop- University Hospital, Department of Medicine
• (1985-1986), Founders Day Award, New York University

Publications

1. Yu P-J, Cassiere H, DeRosa S, Bocchieri K, Yar S, Hartman A. Hypermetabolism in critically Ill patients with COVID-19 and the effects of Hypothermia. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.metop.2020.100046
2. Yu PJ, Cassiere H, DeRosa S, Bocchieri K, Yar S, Hartman A. Hypermetabolism and Coronavirus Disease 2019. J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2020;0:1–3.
3. Yu PJ, Catalano M, Palazzo R, Cassiere H, Kohn N, Rutkin B, Maurer G, Berg JA, Hartman A. Risk stratification for nonagenarians undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Card Surg. 2020 Feb;35(2):294-299.
4. Catalano M, Lin D, Cassiere H, Kohn N, Rutkin B, Maurer G, Berg JA, Jahn J, Esposito R, Hartman A, Yu PJ. Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency: Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. J Interv Cardiol. 2019 Apr 23;2019:9780415.
5. Yu PJ, Lin D, Catalano M, Cassiere H, Manetta F, Kohn N, Hartman A.
Impact of novel oral anticoagulants vs warfarin on effusions after coronary artery bypass grafting. J Card Surg. 2019 Jun;34(6):419-423. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14054. Epub 2019 Apr 23
6. Catalano M, Lin D, Cassiere H, Kohn N, Rutkin B, Maurer G, Berg JA, Jahn J, Esposito R, Hartman A, Yu PJ. Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency: Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. J Interv Cardiol 2019 Apr 23;2019:9780415
7. Yu PJ, Lin D, Catalano M, Cassiere H, Kohn N, Hartman A. Predictors of Increased Length of Hospital Stay in Patients with Severe Cardiomyopathy Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Mar 14. pii: S1053-0770(19)30277-0. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.03.017
8. Yu PJ, Mattia A, Cassiere HA, Esposito R, Manetta F, Kohn N, Hartman AR. Should high risk patients with concomitant severe aortic stenosis and mitral valve disease undergo double valve surgery in the TAVR era? J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Dec 29;12(1):123
9. Yu PJ, Cassiere HA, Kohn N, Mattia A, Hartman AR. Impact of Postoperative Hypothermia on Outcomes in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017 Aug;31(4):1257-1261.
10. Yu PJ, Cassiere HA, Fishbein J, Esposito RA, Hartman AR. Outcomes of Patients With Prolonged Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay After Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016 Dec 23;30(6):1550-1554.
11. Yu PJ, Cassiere HA, Kohn N, Dellis SL, Manetta F, Esposito RA, Hartman AR. Utility of Established Risk Models to Predict Surgical Mortality in Acute Type-A Aortic Dissection. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016 Jan 11;30(1):39-43.
12. Yu PJ, Cassiere HA, Kohn N, Dellis SL, Manetta F, Hartman AR Myocardial Infarction Classification on Outcomes in Nonemergent Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Nov 21;100(5):1588-93.
13. Yu PJ, Cassiere HA, Dellis, SL, Manetta F, Kohn N, Hartman AR. Impact of Preoperative Prealbumin on Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2015 Sep ;39(7):870-4.
14. Yu PJ, Cassiere HA, Dellis, SL, Esposito RA, Kohn N, LaConti D, Hartman AR. Dose-dependent effects of intraoperative low volume red blood cell transfusions on postoperative outcomes in cardiac surgery patients. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2014 Dec 26;28(6):1545-9
15. Yu PJ, Cassiere HA, Dellis, SL, Kohn N, Manetta F, Hartman AR. Propensity matched analysis of the effect of preoperative intraaortic balloon pump in coronary artery bypass grafting after recent acute myocardial infarction on postoperative outcomes. Crit Care 2014 Sep 23;18(5):531.
16. Yu, PJ, Cassiere HA, Dellis SL, Manetta F, Stein J, Hartman AR. P2Y12 Platelet Function Assay for Assessment of Bleeding Risk in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, J Card Surg 2014 May 2;29(3):312-6.

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Yu, PJ, Hyman KM, Cassiere HA, Fallon B, Vatsia SK, Esposito MJ, Glassman LR. Metastatic Meningioma Extending into the Left Atrium Through the Pulmonary Vein, Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Jun;97(6):2173-5.
2. Yu PJ, Cassiere HA, Liang D. Acute Intramural Hematoma of the Aorta Complicated by Spinal Cord Ischemia. J Card Surg 2013 2013 Nov;28(6):742-4.
3. Ahmed QA and Cassiere HA. Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery: The Pump Head Resolved. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1999 July;6(4):263-268
4. Blake L and Cassiere HA. Vasopressin: The Pressure Is On;
Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1999 May;6(3):205-206.
5. Blake L and Cassiere HA. Emergency Bronchoscopy: Safe at any Speed. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1999 March;6(2):147-148.
6. Cassiere HA. Pretest Probability and Pulmonary Embolus: A Match Made in Heaven. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1999 March;6(2):148-149.
7. Spiegler P and Cassiere HA. Leukotriene Inhibitors: Ready for
Prime Time. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1999 Jan;6(1):80.
8. Spiegler P and Cassiere HA. Albumin Resuscitation: Answering the Question? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1999 Jan;6(1):81.
9. Horng J and Cassiere HA. Stress Ulcer Bleeds in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: Omeprazole, Ready for Prime Time? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1999 Jan;6(1):82-83.
10. Cassiere HA, Blake,L.Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Home Is Where the Study Is. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1998 May;5(3):195-199.
11. Blake L and Cassiere HA. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Titrate or Not Titrate? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1998 July;5(4):267-270.
12. Ahmed QA, Hartman AR, and Cassiere HA. Lung Volume
Reduction and Lobectomy in the Lung Cancer Patient With Advanced Emphysema. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1998 Nov;5(6):378-379.
13. Blake L and Cassiere HA. Quantitating Airflow in Sleep-Disordered Breathing: The Nose Knows. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1998 Nov;5(6):380.
14. Rawanis I and Cassiere HA. Continuous Cardiac Output Monitoring: Is Life in the Intensive Care Unit Going to Get Easier? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1998 Nov;5(6):381.
15. Speigler P and Cassiere HA. Prophylactic Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor in the Intensive Care Unit: It’s Safe, But Does It Work? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1998 Nov;5(6):382-383.
16. Cassiere HA and Niederman MS. Community-acquired pneumonia. Disease-a-Month 1998 Nov Volume 44 Number 11;613-676.
17. Qanta QA and Cassiere HA. Portable Chest Radiographs: Standard of Care or Force of Habit? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1998 Sept;5(5):337-340.
18. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Duration and Route of Antibiotic Therapy in Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Switch and Step-down Therapy. Semin Respir Infect. 1998 Mar;13(1):36-42.
19. Cassiere HA. One Is More Than Two: Does This Add Up? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1998 March;5(2):129-130.
20. Cassiere HA. Confusion and Malnutrition Equals Pneumonia in Older Patients; Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1998 March;5(2):131-132.
21. Rawinis I and Cassiere HA. ARDS Outcomes: Where Is the Truth? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1998 March;5(2):133.
22. Ahmed QA and Cassiere HA. Intrapleural Streptokinase: Is This the Answer? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1998 March;5(2):134-135.
23. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Pneumonia in the Elderly: An Update for the Clinician. Emergency Medicine 1997;29:38-52.
24. Rawinis I, Cassiere HA. Is Anti-IgE an Answer for Asthma Therapy? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1997 Nov;4(6):351-354.
25. Fein AM and Cassiere HA. The Tuberculin Test: Pen or palp? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1997 Sept 1997;4(5):302-306.
26. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Respiratory Infection in HIV: The Half-Empty Glass. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 July;4(4):242.
27. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Inhaled Steroids and Asthma: A Puff a Day Keeps the Hospital Away. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 July; 4(4):243.
28. Fein AM and Cassiere HA. Myth or Metastasectomy? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 July;4(4):244
29. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Usual Interstitial Pneumonia and Colchicine: A New Couple? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 July;4(4):245.
30. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. The Dying Experience: Much To Be Learned and Gained. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 May;4(3):177.
31. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Increasing the neutrophil count in infected non-neutropenic patients with G-CSF: Is it safe? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 May;4(3):175-176.
32. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. The Compensatory Anti-inflammatory Response Syndrome: Is It Important and Can It Be Manipulated? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 May;4(3):174.
33. Fein AM and Cassiere HA. Preventing community-acquired pneumonia in elderly patients: An achievable goal? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 May; 4(3):178-179.
34. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Bilateral lung volume reduction surgery: True savior or false prophet? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 March;4(2):126-127.
35. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Admitting patients with lower respiratory tract infections: Confessions of European general practitioners. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 March;4(2):124-125.
36. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Can patients with community-acquired pneumonia who subsequently have a poor outcome be identified on admission? You bet!! Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 March;4(2):122-123.
37. Fein AM and Cassiere HA. Leukotriene inhibitors for asthma: A new approach to anti-inflammatory therapy. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 March;4(2):121.
38. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Early extubation after coronary bypass grafting: Is it safe? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 Jan;4(1):54.
39. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Nebulized Lidocaine for Severe Asthma: A numbing revelation? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 Jan;4(1):56-57.
40. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Acute thoracic aortic dissection, the great chest pain masquerader: Time is life. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1997 Jan;4(1):55.
41. Fein AM and Cassiere HA. A swan song for the Swan? New questions on the role of the pulmonary artery catheter. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 1997 January;4(1):53 1997.
42. Cassiere HA and Niederman MS. Pulmonary & Critical Care Pearls: Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia in an Elderly Patient. Chest 1996;109:1645-48.
43. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Modification of empiric antibiotics in
ICU-acquired pneumonia: Why change coverage? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1996 Nov; 3(6):349-350.
44. Fein AM and Cassiere HA. Salmeterol for symptomatic asthma or inhaled steroids: Which is better? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1996 Nov;3:350-351.
45. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. TB or not TB; that is the question: Does molecular testing help? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1996 Nov;3:351-352.
46. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Weaning from mechanical ventilation: Are arterial blood gases a necessity? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 1996 Nov;3:352-353.
47. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 1996 May;2(3):186-191.
48. Cassiere HA and Niederman MS. New Etiopathogenic Concepts of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Seminars in Respiratory Infections, 1996 March;11(1):13-23.
49. Cassiere HA and Niederman MS. Diagnosis and Treatment of Nosocomial Pneumonia. Current Opinion in Critical Care. 1996 Feb;2(1):22-28.
50. Cassiere HA, Rodrigues JC, and Fein AM. Delayed Resolution of Pneumonia: When is Slow Healing too Slow? Postgraduate Medicine. 1996 Jan;99(1):151-158.
51. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. “Ordinary” Pneumonia that Doesn’t Clear. Patient Care. 1995 May;139-143.
52. Cassiere HA and Fein AM. Slowly Resolving and Nonresolving Pneumonia. Mediguide to Pulmonary Medicine. 1995;2(5):1-6.

Books

1. Grossman R, Ost D, Farber, BF, Cassiere HA. Diagnosis and Management of Pneumonia and Other Respiratory Infections. 1st Ed. Fein, A. New York: Professional Communications; 1999. 288 p.