1977-1979 General High School / Pristina 1979-1981 High School – Biology- Chemistry 1982/83-1990 Faculty of Medicine /Rumania 1991-1993 Intensive German Course, graduated “Gothe Institut Berlin” 1994/95-1999 Cardiosurgery Center nel Lahr 1999/2003 Heart Center in Germany – Berlin ( German Heart Institut Berlin ) 2003-2004 Heart Center Sanna Cottbus 2004-2013 Cardiosurgery Center Mediclin Lahr Since 01.04.2013 Chief in Cardiosurgery on American Hospital, Tirana
March 2004 GMC REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP Full Registration GMC Registration No: 5206182
March 2006 Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
September 2007 Member of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
January 2012 FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
In June 2010, Examiner in the Students Final Exam, MBBS at the University College London.
Dec 2002 Trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Heart Hospital, UCLH
Aug 2008 MRCS exam part II (Viva and Clinical Component)
February 2005 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh September 2004 MRCS exam part I Royal College of Surgeons of England
March 2001 PLAB exam part I & II
September 2001 General Medical Council
April 2002 IELTS exam University of Cambridge
June 2000 IELTS exam Westminster University
January 1997 Notification of Licence Diploma exam, Beograd University of Medicine, Beograd, Yugoslavia
September 1996 Physician Licence Diploma “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania
June 1988 Secondary Medical School Federal Republic of Yugoslavia- Ministry of Education
COURSES AND SYMPOSIUMS:
Feb 2012 BLS - Basic Life Support, London
Sep 2012 Birmingham Review Course, Birmingham
Jul 2012 The Cardiac Surgery, Advanced Life Support, EACTS approved Oxford University Hospitals, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Apr 2012 Aortic Valve Surgery, Practical Course, Leeds American Association for Thoracic Surgery, San Francisco
Apr 2012 Aortic Symposium, AATS, New York
Mar 2012 Cardiothoracic Society Annual Meeting, Manchester
Dec 2011 Masterclass in Aortic Dissection, Brompton Hospital,
May 2011 London Core Review in Cardiothoracic Surgery, London
Feb 2011 Heartmate II Surgical Training, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge University
Nov 2010 Applied Cardiothoracic for Basic Sciences, RCSEd
Oct. 2010 Reducing Blood Loss in Aortic Surgery, Vienna, Austria
Oct. 2010 Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery Course The Europian Surgical Institute, Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 2010 Audit Training Day, University College London Hospitals
Sept. 2010 Birmingham Review Course in Cardiothoracic Surgery Birmingham
Oct 2009 London Symposium in Aortic Valve Surgery, Royal Society of Medicine
March 2009 Cardiothoracic Course, Level A, EACTS, Bergamo School
June 2005 Advanced Trauma Life Support - Practical Course, Royal College of Surgeons of England
March 2004 Basic Surgical Skills -Practical Course, Royal College of Surgeons of England
April 1997 Applied vascular surgery- practical course, Second Surgical Clinic, Cluj, Romania
Feb 1996 Colonoscopy-its role in diagnosing large bowel disease, Surgery I clinic, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Nov. 1995 Clinical aspects-pathology and radiology- in Burgers disease Radiology Department- U.M.F. Cluj-Napoca, Romania
April 1995 Basic Skills in managing major accidents- practical course University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE:
Jan 2013 Cardiothoracic Surgeon, The Heart Hospital, University College London, London
Feb 2012 Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Oct 2012 John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Jan 2011 Heart and Lung Transplant Surgeon
Jan 2012 Papworth Hospital, Cambridge University
Apr 2006 Senior Cardiothoracic Registrar
Jan 2011 The Heart Hospital, UCLH. Nov 2005 Senior House Officer (Trust grade) in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Mar 2006 The Heart Hospital, UCLH.
Dec 2002 Senior House Officer in Cardiothoracic Surgery
July 2005 The Heart Hospital, UCLH
Dec 2000 Honorary Senior House Officer in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Nov 2002 Royal Free Hospital, London
Oct 1997 Senior House Officer (equivalent) in Accident & Emergency.
Jan 1998 University Hospital of the Romanian Railways Company.
May 1997 Senior House Officer (equivalent) in General Surgery and Orthopedics. Sep. 1997 University Clinical Center of Kosova, Prishtine.
Jan 1997 Senior House Officer (equivalent) in Orthopedics
Apr 1997 University Clinic of Orthopedics, Cluj, Romania
Sep.1996 Senior House Officer (equivalent) in Genaral Surgery.
Jan. 1997 University Clinical Hospital, Cluj, Romania.
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY:
I started to work in Cardiothoracic Surgery in December 2002 at the Heart Hospital asSenior House Officer (SHO). As SHO at the Heart Hospital I gained good experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery. During this time I learned a lot in preparing patients for the operation and also looking after them in the immediate postoperative period. In theatre I started opening the chest and harvesting internal thoracic artery.
In March 2003 I moved to the next level of my training in Cardiothoracic Surgery. This gave me the opportunity to improve my technical skills in operating theatre and also getting more experience in dealing with major complications which arise in ITU and on the ward. I was involved more directly in taking important decisions in performing the right operations for specific patients. I started to perform cardiac and thoracic operations, initially supervised by the Consultant and latter independently. After finishing my training and being signed off, I started to perform majority of the operation independently. I performed a significant number of patients on behalf of other Surgeons.
In January 2011, I started working at Papworth Hospital, in Heart and Lung Transplant Department and Assisted Mechanical Devices. During this time I was responsible for the training and performance of junior registrars and SHO in transplant department. I gained a large experience in managing pre, intra and postoperatively, patients who required Heart and Lung Transplant, as well as mechanical devices. I was the main retrieval Surgeon for our unit and also retrieved few Hearts and Lungs for other units within UK. During this period i performed good number of Heart and Lung Transplants. I also was the member of the surgical team who for the first time in UK performed Artificial Heart Implantation in 2011.
For the last four years, most of the cardiac and thoracic operations I have performed independently. I also have trained junior registrar to perform part of the routine cardiac and thoracic operations.
PRESENTATIONS AND RESEARCH
March 2012 Techniques of Myocardial Protection in Cardiac Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University,
February 2013 Mitral Valve Surgery, The Heart Hospital, UCLH
April 2012 Elective transfer from Cardiopulmonary bypass to centrifugal pump support in very high risk cardiac surgery. ACTA-SCTS Joint Annual Meeting, Manchester.
June 2011 Cardiopulmonary Bypass Parameters and Airway Ischemic Injury in Post Lung Transplant Patient. Papworth Hospital, Cambridge University,. Will be sent of publication in due course
Effects of Trasylol on renal function in postoperative patients. This is a retrospective study of 2300 patients who underwent heart operation. At present statisticians are analysing the data.
January 1994 to September 1996 The study of lower limb arteriopathy, clinical, radiological and angiographic aspects in trombangeitis obliterans- Burger Disease. Radiology Departement, Cluj, Romania
September 1996 This study was presented at the University of Medicine Deanery.
MD. Dritan Agolli
2000- 2004 High Scholl “ Sami Frasheri”, Scientific Profile
2004 – 2010 Faculty of Medicine in University of Medicine in Tirana, General Medicine Graduation.
Feb 2011 Emergency Doctor/ American Hospital
Jan 2012 General Doctor in Reanimation
Jul 2013 Now & On going General Doctor in American Hospital
1.Basic life support
2.Central venous catheter placement
3.Sedation of patients during invasive procedures
4.Drenaige of pneumothorax
MD Valbona Isufaj
2000 – 2004 “ Halim Xhelo “ - High School, Scientific Profile, High School Diploma 2004 – 2010 Faculty of Medicine , Tirane – Albania, General Medicine, Bachelor Degree
November 2007 – 2011 AMC Rruga : Abdyl Frasheri , P: 31 “ Hecla Center “ , Tirane – Albania. Quality assurance at Telecommunication Company, Evalutation of the quality of marketing agents 2000- 2004 Communitary work for the Catholic church on “Children Education” , Vlora 2004-2005 Communitary work for Mother Theresa of Calcuta Missiory Foundation “Assistence to old aged people “ February 2011 Present General Doctor , American Hospital I – II, Emergency, Tirane – Albania. The hospitalized patient in the pavion.