Primary Office

Address:
Nicklaus Children's Cardiology
3100 SW 62 Ave- Cardiology ACB - 2nd Fl
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-662-8301

Education

Residency - Maimonides Medical Center
Residency - Nassau County Medical Center
Fellowship - St. Christopher's Hosp. for Child.
Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical School - St. George's University

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Ped Cardiology) - Certified


Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Prior to his arrival at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, in 1999, Dr. Rossi served as founder and Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. In addition to his role as a cardiac intensivist, Dr. Rossi is also fully trained in pediatric cardiac electrophysiology. After completing his fellowship in pediatric cardiology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Dr. Rossi went on to pursue further sub-specialty training in electrophysiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

 

Dr. Rossi has published and has lectured extensively around the world and is an internationally renowned expert in children with complex physiology following congenital heart surgery. His extensive clinical experience in all aspects of cardiac critical care and innovative research designs add to his role as Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Rossi’s current research interests center around the identification of various metabolic parameters to improve the care of children in the post-operative period.


The Heart Program LogoThe Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s, a world leader in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery for the care of children with congenital heart disease, serves as a beacon to families confronting the reality of a child or newborn with a heart defect. The Heart Program offers the most innovative and least invasive approaches to  the treatment of congenital heart disease, including many first-in-the-world procedures that were pioneered right here by The Heart Program’s own internationally renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.


Publications

Li M., Campa, A., Huffman, F.G., Rossi, A.F. (2018). Understanding the Impact of Fluid Restriction on Growth Outcomes in Infants Following Cardiac Surgery. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 19(2), 131-136. View in Pubmed

Sasaki, J., Lopez, M.M., Baysa, S.J., Kanter, R.J., Rossi, A.F. (2017). Utility of preoperative Holter monitoring in children undergoing extracardiac conduit Fontan operation. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE, 40(12), 1472-1478. View in Pubmed

Kurtz, J.D., Kanter, R.J., Olen, M., Rossi, A.F. (2017). Screening the apparently healthy athlete for risk: a paradigm in transition. Cardiology in the young, 27(S1), S89-S93. View in Pubmed

Fundora, M.P., Sasaki, J., Muniz, J.C., Rossi, A., Rhodes, J.F. Jr, Hannan, R.L., et al (2017). Evaluation of Residual Coarctation in Infants with a Single Right Ventricle after Stage I Palliation. Pediatric Cardiology, 38(1), 115-122. View in Pubmed

Iliopoulos, I., Burke, R., Hannan, R., Bolivar, J., Cooper, D.S., Zafar, F., Rossi, A. (2016). Preoperative Intubation and Lack of Enteral Nutrition are Associated with Prolonged Stay After Arterial Switch Operation. Pediatric Cardiology, 37(6), 1078-1084. View in Pubmed

Sasaki, J., Dykes, J.C., Sosa, L.J., Salvaggio, J.L., Tablante, M.D., ..., Rossi, A.F., et al (2016). Risk Factors for Longer Hospital Stay Following the Fontan Operation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 17(5), 411-419. View in Pubmed

Fishberger, S.B., Olen, M.M., Rollinson, N.L., Rossi, A.F. (2015). Creation of partial fascicular block: an approach to ablation of idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia in the pediatric population. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE, 38(2), 209-215. View in Pubmed

Fishberger, S.B., Olen, M.M., Rollinson, N.L., Rossi, A.F. (2015). Creation of partial fascicular block: an approach to ablation of idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia in the pediatric population. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology, 38(2), 209-215. View in Pubmed

Rossi, A.F., Checchia, P.A., Lopez, L., Seiden, H., Burke, R.P. (2012). Web-based survey of current trends in hemodynamic monitoring after congenital heart surgery. World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery, 3(3), 301-309.

Burstein, D.S., Jacobs, J.P., Li, J.S., Sheng, S., ..., Rossi, A.F., et al (2011). Care models and associated outcomes in congenital heart surgery. Pediatrics, 127(6), e1482-e1489. View in Pubmed

Dobrolet, N.C., Nieves, J.A., Welch, E.M., Khan, D., Rossi, A.F., Burke, R.P., Zahn, E.M. (2011). New approach to interstage care for palliated high-risk patients with congenital heart disease. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 142(4), 855-860. View in Pubmed

Hannan, R.L., Zabinski, J.A., Salvaggio, J.L., ..., Rossi, A.F., et al (2011). The fontan operation: the pursuit of associated lesions and cumulative trauma. Pediatric Cardiology, 32(6), 778-784. View in Pubmed

Rossi, A.F., Lopez, L., Dobrolet, N., Khan, D., Bolivar, J. (2010). Hyperlactatemia in neonates admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit with critical heart disease. Neonatology, 98(), 212-216. View in Pubmed

Burke, R.P., Rossi, A.F., Wilner, B.R., Hannan, R.L., Zabinsky, J.A., White, J.A. (2010). Transforming patient and family access to medical information: utilisation patterns of a patient-accessible electronic health record. Cardiology in the Young, 20(5), 477-484. View in Pubmed

Burstein, D.S., Rossi, A.F., Jacobs, J.P., Checchia, P.A., Wernovsky, G., Li, J.S., Pasquali, S.K. (2010). Variation in models of care delivery for children undergoing congenital heart surgery in the United States. World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery, 1(1), 8-14. View in Pubmed

Fishberger, S.B., Whalen, R., Zahn, E.M., Welch, E.M., Rossi, A.F. (2010). Radiofrequency ablation of pediatric AV nodal reentrant tachycardia during the ice age: a single center experience in the cryoabalation era. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 33(1), 6-10. View in Pubmed

Welch, E.M., Hannan, R L., DeCampli, W.M., Rossi, A.F., Fishberger, S.B., Zabinsky, J.A., Burke, R.P. (2010). Urgent permanent pacemaker implantation in critically ill preterm infants. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 90(10 ), 274-276. View in Pubmed

Rossi, A.F., Fishberger, S., Hannan, R.L., Neives, J.A., Bolivar, J., Dobrolet, N., Burke, R.P. (2009). Frequency and indications for tracheostomy and gastrostomy after congenital heart surgery. Pediatric Cardiology, 30(3 ), 225-231. View in Pubmed

Rossi, A.F., Hannan, R.L., Burke, R.P. (2009). Point of care testing after congenital heart surgery. Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, 26(1), 57-64. View in Pubmed

Fishberger, S.B., Hannan, R.L., Welch, E.M., Rossi, A.F. (2009). Amiodarone for pediatric resuscitation: a word of caution. Pediatric Cardiology, 30(7), 1006-1008. View in Pubmed

Hannan, R L., Zabinsky, J.A., Stanfill, R M., Ventura, R.A., Rossi, A.F., Nykanen, D.G., Zahn, E M., Burke, R P. (2009). Midterm results for collaborative treatment of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 87(4), 1227-1233. View in Pubmed

Fishberger, S., Rossi, A., Bolivar, J., Lopez, L., Hannan, R., Burke, R. (2008). Congenital heart surgery without the routine placement of wires for temporary pacing. Cardiology in the Young, 18(1), 96-99. View in Pubmed

Luo, J., Melnick, S., Rossi, A., Burke, R.P., Pfeifer, J.D., Dehner, L.P. (2008). Primary cardiac alveolar soft part sarcoma. A report of the first observed case with molecular diagnostics corroboration. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, 11(2), 142-147. View in Pubmed


A physician identified with a Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists logo is an employee of Nicklaus Children's Health System. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.