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
January 2012 Intercollegiate Board Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery, FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh June 2010 Examiner in the Students Final Exam, MBBS at the University College London 2002-2008 Trained in cardiothoracic surgery at the Heart Hospital, University College London August 2005 Membership Exam, part II (MRCS), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh September 2004 Membership exam, part I, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London March 2001 PLAB exam, part 1&2 September 2001 General Medical Council April 2002 IELTS exam, Cambridge University, Cambridge January 1997 Notification of License Diploma exam, Beograd University of Medicine, Beograd September 1996 Physician License Diploma ' Iuliu Hatieganu' University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca,Romania June 1998 Medical Secondary School, Federal republic of Iugoslavia
March 2004 Full GMC registration with license to practice, No:5206182 March 2006 Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh September 2007 Active member of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery June 2013 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
2013 Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Head of Thoracic Surgery, American Hospital Tirana 2012-2013 Cardiothoracic Surgeon, The Heart Hospital, University College London. 2011-2012 Cardiothoracic Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University, Oxford 2010-2011 Heart and Lung Transplant Surgeon, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge University 2008-2010 Cardiothoracic Surgeon, The Heart Hospital, University College London 2002-2008 Specialist Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Heart Hospital, University College London
Courses and Symposiums
Sept 2013, Organizer of the first Trans Esophageal Echocardiography Course, in collaboration with the University College London Hospital.
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
Presentations and research:
2014 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 analyzing the data.
February 2013 Mitral Valve Surgery, The Heart Hospital, UCLH
March 2012 Techniques of Myocardial Protection in Cardiac Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University,
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,.
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, in September 1996 This study was presented at the University of Medicine Deanery.
Cardiac operations performed:
Coronary Artery Bypass, On pump and Off pump Heart Valve procedures, repair and replacements of aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonary valves Aorta procedures Aortic dissection procedures Implantation of mechanical assisted devices (LVAD, RVAD) and ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenator) Heart Transplantation
Lung Operations performed:
Lobectomies and Pneumonectomies Lung Cancer procedures VATS ( video assisted thoracic surgery) Lung biopsies, open and VATS Mediastinoscopy Mediastinotomy Repair of thoracic defects Lung Transplantation