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Below are the details of the surgeons that support Ocean Ward.

 

Kaarne, Mr Markku

Speciality

Cardiac surgery

Sub-speciality

Paediatric and congenital cardiac surgery

Training and education

Specialist in General Surgery 1991  (Helsinki University)

Specialist in Thoracic and Vascular Surgery 1997 (Helsinki University)

Experience

Mr Kaarne has worked for Southampton University Hospitals Trust since March 2008.

Consultant paediatric cardiac surgeon, Helsinki University Childrens Hospital 1997-2004

Consultant adult cardiac surgeon (including congenital cardiac surgery) 2005–

Key achievements

Special interest in aortic surgery (valve sparing root, Ross procedure)

Viola, Mr Nicola

MD

Specialty

Cardiothoracic surgery

Sub-specialty

Paediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery

Training and education

1989: Liceo Classico G. Prati, High school, Trento, Italy
1996: Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia, University of Verona, Italy
1997: Residency Cardiothoracic Surgery. Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem
2001: Board Examination Stage A. General and Cardiothoracic Surgery Tel Aviv, Israel
2003: Board Examination Stage B. CTS Surgery. Tel Hashomer, Israel
2004: Specialist CTS Surgery. Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 – 2008: Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, UK
2008 – 2009: Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada

Experience

Mr Viola has worked for UHS since July 2005, and has been employed as a consultant since May 2010.

At UHS he is the surgical lead and certified specialist for the extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program.

He has contributed to a number of peer-reviewed articles and several chapters in surgical textbooks and is author of the award-winning textbook “Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery”, now included in the surgical curriculum of the American Association of Directors of Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs.

He has presented at national and international meetings on congenital cardiac surgery and quality control.

Key achievements

Low mortality rates in key congenital procedures verified by CCAD.
Introduction and expansion of quality control methods in congenital cardiac surgery

Key awards and prizes

2002: Excellent Instructor, The Hebrew University Jerusalem

2003: Excellent Tutor, The Hebrew University Jerusalem
2003: Outstanding Lecturer, Israel National Survey for Non-Academic Lecturers
2008: Clinical Fellowship, the University of Toronto
2011: Highly Commended Book Award, BMA Medical Book Awards 2011, London

Research

Technologies for atrial fibrillation therapy
Digoxin-like compounds effects on cardiac function
Endovascular restenosis inhibition
Anomalies of pulmonary veins
Quality control

 

Lavrsen, Mr Michael

MD

Specialty

Paediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery

Sub-specialty

Neonatal cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery (paediatric)

Training and education

Degree, Copenhagen University, Denmark – August 1990
Residency, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Fellowships, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Stanford University Medical Centre, California, USA.

Experience

Dr Lavrsen came to UHS from Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, USA, where he served as a paediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgeon for two years.

Prior to this he served as faculty/assistant professor at Harvard medical school, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University Medical Centre, where he performed heart and lung transplants, ventricular assist devices implantation and complex congenital cardiac surgery.

Dr Lavrsen has a particular interest in neonatal cardiac surgery, complex congenital cardiac procedures including Norwood and arterial switch procedures, pulmonary valve replacement, other heart valve repair and replacement and adults with congenital heart defects.

Research

His research interests include valve replacement and cardiopulmonary bypass strategies in patients with congenital heart disease.