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Professor Massimo Caputo

Biography

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth  02.05.1968

Nationality    Italian                         

PRESENT APPOINTMENT

April 2017 British Heart Foundation Chair in Congenital Cardiac Surgery,

Bristol Heart Institute/Bristol Royal Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust; School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol.

This is a full-time clinical academic appointment with a 50:50 clinical:research split. My clinical interests include neonatal surgery, complex aortic surgery in young adults, minimally invasive pulmonary valve surgery, mitral and tricuspid valve repair. I perform over 200 complex major cardiac procedures per year. My 30 day mortality rates have been constantly below 1-2%

April 2014-September 2015: I was recruited and seconded to set up the Congenital Heart Surgery Program at the RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago, where I have been appointed Director of Congenital Heart Surgery.

 

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

2012-2017 Professor of Congenital Cardiac Surgery,

Bristol Heart Institute/Bristol Royal Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust; School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol

2008-2012 Reader/Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bristol Heart Institute/Bristol Royal Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, University of Bristol.

2004-2008 Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac, Anaesthetic and Radiological Sciences, Bristol Royal Infirmary, University of Bristol.

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

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.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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).

AWARDS, HONOURS & DISTINCTIONS

2018                Silver Clinical Excellence Award (National Clinical Excellence Award Scheme, UK)

2018                Visiting Professor Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit, University of Nablus, Palestine.

2017                BHF Chair in Congenital Heart Surgery

2015                Lead for Cardiac Surgery (Bristol Cardiovascular)

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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Bristol Medical School (THS)

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