Dr. Sell was named by Consumer Reports magazine as a top ranked Maryland cardiovascular surgeon for overall performance, patient survival rates, complication rates, and other quality measures. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Pediatric Cardiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and Critical Care Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous professional associations, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Aldo Castaneda Society of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. Dr. Sell is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Sell received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He continued his training with a residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a fellowship in Cardiac Surgery at Children's Hospital of Boston.
Dr. Sell's research interests include
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Valve repair
- Minimally invasive valve surgery
- Adult congenital heart surgery
Prolonged Cannulation of the Left Internal Mammary Artery for Blood Pressure Monitoring in a Child after Cardiopulmonary Bypass
In this article, published in Paediatric Anaesthesia (2003;13:832-834), Dr. Sell and colleagues describe a case in which a left internal mammary artery was used to monitor arterial blood pressure in a child after cardiopulmonary bypass. No complications were encountered with this arterial line during 3 postoperative weeks. The authors concluded that when standard arterial monitoring sites are not accessible, an internal mammary artery cannulation can be used for prolonged monitoring of arterial blood pressure in children.
Comparison of Three Techniques for Internal Jugular Vein Cannulation in Infants
In this article, also published in Paediatric Anaesthesia (2000;10:505-511), Dr. Sell and colleagues describe a prospective, randomized study in which three methods of identification were used to compare the success and speed of cannulation of the internal jugular vein in 45 infants undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass.
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