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Professor Massimo Caputo



Date of Birth  02.05.1968

Nationality    Italian                         


Professor of Congenital Cardiac Surgery. RUSH University Medical Center, Chicago, USA

Professor of Congenital Heart Surgery/Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery,

University of Bristol/University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust


 2008-2012       Reader/Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery,  University of Bristol/University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust

2004-2008       Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Bristol/University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust

 2003-2004       Attending Surgeon in Paediatric Surgery, Thorax Centre, University of Leiden, The Netherland.

2000-2003       Senior Registrar/Lecturer, Cardiac, Anaesthetic and Radiological Sciences, Bristol Royal Infirmary, University of Bristol.

1998-2000       Staff Surgeon (Senior Registrar Level), Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital “San Raffaele”, Milan.

1995- 1997      Clinical Research Fellow, Bristol Heart Institute,University of Bristol.

1992-1998       Specialist Trainee in Cardiac Surgery, Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, University Federico II, Naples.


Jan  2006        Honorary Fellow of the Royal Collage of Surgeons of England (FRCS)

May 2003       GMC Specialist Registration in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

May 2000       Master of Surgery (MCh)

University of Bristol, UK

Thesis on: “The Effects of Different Techniques of Myocardial Protection on the Myocardial Concentrations of Amino Acids in the Ischaemic-Reperfused Heart of Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Surgery”

March 1998    Specialization in Cardiac Surgery (Final Exam)

University of Naples, Italy, March 1998

Thesis on: “Intermittent Antegrade Warm Blood Cardioplegia in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Surgery: a Prospective Randomized Study on the Use of Magnesium”.

July 1992       Medical Doctorate (MD)

University of Naples, Italy, July 1992

Thesis on: “The Use of the Internal Mammary Arteries in Myocardial Revascularization”.

June 1992      Degree in Medicine and Surgery

University-Hospital “Federico II”, Medical School, Naples, Italy (1986-1992).


2015                Bronze Clinical Excellence Award (National Clinical Excellence Award Scheme UK)

2015                Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biochemical Research (£1.5M).

2014               Visiting Professor at the Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, USA.

2012               John Parker Medal, Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery Great Britain and Ireland, London

2011               John Parker Medal, Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery Great Britain and Ireland, London.

2011                Honorary Member, Syrian British Medical Society.

2008                Chief Surgeon for the charity “Al-Dir Charity Hospital” to establish the congenital cardiac surgical program at the Homs University, Syria.

2006                Honorary  Surgeon for the charity “Cardiostart” to perform adult and paediatric cardiac surgery in Arequipe, Peru.

2005                Member of the BRI Team winner of the “Hospital Doctor Award 2005” (for Surgery) for the work on beating heart coronary surgery.

2004                Visiting Professor Paediatric Cardiac Unit, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.

2004                Garfield Weston Senior Lecturer Fellowship (2004-2009)

2004                Travelling Fellowship to work at the Paediatric Cardiac Surgical Unit, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

1999-               Visiting Teacher at the annual “International Heart School J.W.Kirklin”, Bergamo, Italy.

1998                Travelling Fellowship to work at the Dept. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery for a month, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

1998                Distinction (60/60 cum laude), Specialist in Cardiac Surgery, University of Naples, Italy.

1992                MD, Distinction (110/110 cum laude), Final Examination, University of Naples, Italy.

1991                Winner of ERASMUS/ECTS European Community Grant, University of Manchester, UK.

1990                Winner of ERASMUS/ECTS European Community Grant, University of Bristol, UK.

1989                Winner of ERASMUS European Community Grant, Universite’ Catolique de Louven, Belgium.



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