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Frank Sellke

Frank Sellke

Karlson and Karlson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department: Surgery

Phone: 1 401 444 2732

Phone 2: 1 401 649 0499

Email: fsellke@lifespan.org

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Location:

401-444-2732; fsellke@lifespan.org

Research Summary

Our lab investigates mechanisms of vasomotor dysfunction and myocardial dysfunction after heart surgery. We are also involved in developing novel methods to revascularize the heart with growth factors and cells, especially in patients who cannot have angioplasty or bypass surgery. We utilize various animal and microvascular models, in addition to traditional molecular and cellular techniques.

Past or Present Projects Available:

"Effects of diabetes on coronary collateral development
Effects of cardiac surgery on vasomotor changes"
"Methods of myocardial protection"