Edgar Aranda-Michel 

Edgar Aranda-Michel

Faculty Mentor: Dennis Trumble

Research:

Our lab works on developing novel cardaic assist devices. Specificially we are developing a soft robotic sleeve to be powered by our muscle energy convertor. This convertor takes the lattismus dorsi contractile energy and output a hydraulic power. The soft robotic sleeve will compress the ventricles during this hydraulic output. We conduct FEA cardaic simulations to optimize device parameters and to maximize ejection fraction while minimzing myocardial strain.

Publications:

PhD Work

  • Edgar Aranda-Michel, Jaehyun Yi, Jackson Wirekoh, Nitish Kumar, Member, IEEE, Cameron N. Riviere, Member, IEEE, David S. Schwartzman, and Yong-Lae Park, Member, IEEE Miniaturized Robotic End-Effector with Piezoelectric Actuation and Fiber Optic Sensing for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Procedures. IEEE Biosensors
  • Elaine Soohoo, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Molly Kaissar, Dennis Trumble. Development of Epicardial Circulatory Assist Devices – Material Considerations. Design of Medical Devices 2018.
  • Max A. Stockslager, Josephine Shaw Bagnall, Vivian C. Hecht, Kevin Hu, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Kristofor Payer, Robert J. Kimmerling, and Scott R. Manalis. Microfluidic platform for characterizing TCR–pMHC interactions. Biomicrofluidics 2017 11:6
  • Edgar Aranda-Michel, Jooli Han and Dennis Trumble. Design of a Muscle-powered Extra-aortic Counterpulsation Device for Long-term Circulatory Support. Design of Medical Devices 2017

Clinical Work

  • Arman Kilic M.D., Valentino Bianco D.O., MPH, Thomas G Gleason M.D., Edgar Aranda-Michel B.S., Danny Chu M.D., Forozan Navid M.D., Andrew D. Althouse PhD and Ibrahim Sultan M.D. Hospital Readmission Rates Are Similar Between Patients with Mechanical Versus Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves. J Card Surg 2018.
  • Sultan I, Aranda-Michel, E, Gleason TG, Navid F and Kilic A. Mitral valve surgery for papillary muscle rupture. J Card Surg. 2018
  • Michael B. Wallace, Edgar C. Aranda-Michel, Cadman L. Leggett, Prateek Sharma, Kenneth K. Wang, Herbert C. Wolfsen, Guillermo J. Tearney.2014. Accuracy and Inter-Observer Agreement of Volumetric LASER Endomicroscopy (Nvle) for Detection of Barrett’s Esophagus and Dysplasia: A Prospective Multicenter Trial. Gastrointestinal Journal 79

Abstracts and Poster Sessions

PhD Work

  • Jooli Han, Matt Kubala, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Dennis Trumble. Hydraulic Pressure Analysis for Soft Robotic Bi-ventricular Copulsation Sleeve. ASAIO 64th Annual Conference.
  • Molly Kaissar, Elaine Soohoo, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Dennis Trumble. An Exploratory Study of Adhesion Strategies For Epicardial Cardiac Assist Devices. ASAIO 64th Annual Conference
  • Edgar Aranda-Michel. Novel Biological Muscle Powered Heart Assist Device. McGowan Retreat (Oral Presentation). 2018.
  • Edgar Aranda-Michel, Jooli Han, Dennis Trumble. Design and Evaluation of a Hydraulic Aortic Compression Ventricle Assist Device (HACVAD). AHA Scholars Day 2016. 3rd Place Oral Presentation.
  • Edgar Aranda-Michel. 2013. Chimeric Sigma Factor Library Creation. MIT Synthetic Biology Symposium.

Clinical Work

  • Valentino Bianco, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Ibrahim Sultan, Thomas G. Gleason, Danny Chu, Forozan Navid, Arman Kilic. Procedural Volume Does Not Correlate with Publically Reported Outcomes in Adult Cardiac Operations. Southern Thoracic Surgical Association Meeting. 2018
  • Edgar Aranda-Michel, Leslie Blackshear. 2013. Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy (VLE): An OFDI Case Study of Barrett’s Esophagus with Dysplasia. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Science Meeting
  • Bashar J. Qumseya, Edgar C. Aranda-Michel, Marta McCrum, Yan Dong, Waseem J. David, Lois L. Hemminger, Timothy A. Woodward, Michael B. Wallace, Herbert C. Wolfsen. Time to Complete Remission of Intestinal Metaplasia after Radiofrequency Ablation in Patients with Barrett’s Esophagus. Digestive Disease Week 2013
  • Bashar J. Qumseya, Waseem J. David, Edgar C. Aranda-Michel, Lois L. Hemminger, Michael B. Wallace, Herbert C. Wolfsen. Complete Remission of Intestinal Metaplasia after One Radiofrequency Ablation Session. Digestive Disease Week 2013