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Joseph J. Sistino

Joseph J. Sistino PhD CCP Associate Professor and Program Director

Joseph J. Sistino Ph.D., CCP
Associate Professor and Program Director
Division of Cardiovascular Perfusion
Department of Health Professions
151-B Rutledge Avenue, MSC 962
Charleston, SC 29425

Office: B427
Phone: 843-792-9262
Fax: 843-792-4417

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  • Ph.D. Health and Rehabilitation Science, Medical University of South Carolina (2012)
  • MS Clinical Research, Medical University of South Carolina (2005)
  • MPA Health Care Administration, Long Island University (1980)
  • BS Cardiopulmonary Technology/Respiratory Therapy, State University of New York (1974)


  • CCP, Certified Cardiovascular Perfusionist  (1978)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (1975)

Areas of Teaching

  • Principles and Practices of Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Clinical Experience in Perfusion
  • Perfusion Research

Research Interests

  • Quality of life after pediatric cardiac surgery including the development of ADHD
  • Use of simulation in perfusion education

Selected Publications

  • Dijoy, L., Dean, J.S, Bistrick C., Sistino J.J. (2015) The History of Goal Directed Therapy and Relevance to Cardiopulmonary Bypass. J Extra Corpor Technol;47:90-94.
  • Sistino, J. J., Atz, A. M., Ellis, C., Jr., Simpson, K. N., Ikonomidis, J. S., & Bradley, S. M. (2015). Association Between Method of Cerebral Protection During Neonatal Aortic Arch Surgery and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Ann Thorac Surg, 100(2), 663-670. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.119
  • Gavin C, Coblentz, J, Acsell JR,  Shackelford,  Sistino JJ Safety testing of left ventricular vent valves J Extra Corpor Technol 2015;47:29–31
  • Thompson K, Allred, J, Deyo A, Sievert A. Sistino, JJ. (2014) Effect of New Heparin Potency on Activated Clotting Time during Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Retrospective Chart Review.  J Extra Corpor Technol.;46:224–228
  • Sistino, J. J. (2014). The case for a single entry level into the perfusion profession by 2020. [Editorial]. J Extra Corpor Technol, 46(2), 127-129.
  • Ferguson, Z., Yarborough, D., Jarvis, B., & Sistino, J.J. (2014). Evidence-based medicine and myocardial protection - where is the evidence? Perfusion. doi: 10.1177/0267659114551856
  • Douds, M., Straub, E., Kent, A., Bistrick, C., & Sistino, J. (2014). A systematic review of cerebral oxygenation-monitoring devices in cardiac surgery. Perfusion, 29(6), 545-552. doi: 10.1177/0267659114544713
  • Bassett, G., Lin, J., Tran, M., & Sistino, J. (2014). Evaluating the potential risks of bubble studies during echocardiography. Perfusion. doi: 10.1177/0267659114539182
  • Sistino, J. J., Atz, A. M., Simpson, K. N., Ellis, C., Ikonomidis, J. S., & Bradley, S. M. (2014). The prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder following neonatal aortic arch repair. Cardiol Young, 1-7. doi: 10.1017/S1047951114000547
  • Sistino, J. J. (2013). Commentary on: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder after neonatal surgery: review of the pathophysiology and risk factors. [Comment]. Perfusion, 28(6), 495. doi: 10.1177/0267659113499506
  • Sistino, J. J. (2013). Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder after neonatal surgery: review of the pathophysiology and risk factors. Perfusion, 28(6), 484-494. doi: 10.1177/0267659113499598
  • Sistino, J. J., & Bonilha, H. S. (2012). Improvements in survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes in surgical treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: a meta-analytic review.  J Extra Corpor Technol, 44(4), 216-223.
  • Hodge, A. B., Snyder, A. C., Fernandez, A. L., Boan, A. D., Malek, A. M., & Sistino, J. J. (2012). The effect of acute sleep deprivation and fatigue in cardiovascular perfusion students: a mixed methods study. J Extra Corpor Technol, 44(3), 116-125.
  • Sievert, A. N., Sistino, J.J. A meta-analysis of the renal benefits to pulsatile perfusion in cardiac surgery. JECT 2012; 44(1):10-14.
  • Sistino, J. J., Michaud, N. M., Sievert, A. N., & Shackelford, A. G. Incorporating high fidelity simulation into perfusion education. Perfusion 2011; 26 (5): 390-394.
  • Sistino, J.J., Ellis. C. Effects of health disparities on survival after neonatal heart surgery- why racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic status should be included in the analysis JECT 2011, 43(4), 232-235.
  • Sistino, J. J. Back to the stacks--looking at classic papers related to the current practice of cardiopulmonary bypass. JECT 2010 42(4), 265-267. (editorial)
  • Barnum, J., Sistino J. Renal dysfunction in cardiac surgery: identifying potential risk factors. Perfusion 2009; 24(2): 139-42.
  • Sistino, J. Using decision-analysis and meta-analysis to predict coronary artery bypass surgical outcomes - a model for comparing off-pump surgery to miniaturized cardiopulmonary bypass circuits. Perfusion 2008; 23(5): 255-60.
  • Kinard, M. R., 2nd, A. G. Shackelford, Sistino J. Gravity separation of pericardial fat in cardiotomy suction blood: an in vitro model. JECT 2009; 41(2): 89-91.
  • Hudacko A, Sievert A, Sistino J. Gaseous microemboli in a pediatric bypass circuit with an unprimed venous line: an in vitro study. JECT 2009; 41(3): 166-71.
  • Whitlow, J, Shackelford A, Sistino J. Barriers to the acceptance and use of autologous platelet gel. Perfusion 2008; 23(5): 283-9.
  • Sistino J. Investing in our future. The Thomas J. Wharton Memorial Lecture. Proceedings of the Amer Acad of Cardiovasc Perf (28) 7-11, 2007.
  • Whitlow, J., Shackelford, A., Sievert, A., & Sistino, J. Barriers to the acceptance and use of autologous platelet gel. Perfusion 2008, 23: 283-289.
  • Sistino J.J. Perfusion Safety. Proceedings of the Amer Acad of Cardiovas Perf 2008; 29:61-64.

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