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Patrick Myers

Patrick O. Myers, M.D.

Cardiovascular Surgery, Geneva University Hospitals & Faculty of Medicine
4 rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil
Geneva  1211
+41 (22) 372 7638
+41 (22) 372 7634 (fax)
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I did my medical school training at Geneva University Medical School, following by residency in general surgery at Geneva University Hospitals, followed by fellowship in cardiovascular surgery, with a particular interest for valve repair and congenital heart disease. I then did a senior fellowship in adult cardiac surgery under Dr Lawrence H. Cohn at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, followed by a fellowship in congenital cardiac surgery under Dr Pedro del Nido at Boston Children's Hospital, followed by an instructorship at the same institution. My main focus of study was complex valve reconstruction and biventricular repair in borderline hypoplastic hearts.

Clinically, I am an attending adult and congenital cardiac surgeon in Geneva, and I love being involved in EACTS, STS and CTSNet.


Biodegradable materials in cardiovascular surgery
Congenital cardiac surgery
Valve repair
Vascular rings and aortic arch malformations
Robotic and minimally invasive surgery
E-learning development
My dear wife, son and daughter


My research focuses primarily on new techniques and materials to improve valve repair, particularly in children. I have worked on the biodegradable annuloplasty ring, which was developed at my institution, and have studied different patch materials for repair of deficient leaflet tissue, such as fresh autologous pericardium, glutaralydehyde-fixed autologous or bovine pericardium, photo-oxidized pericardium, small intestinal submucosa (CorMatrix), polyurethane, and more recently CardioCel.


Medical School, University of Geneva, Switzerland (MD 2003)
Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston & Harvard medical school - Clinical fellow (2010-2011)
Cardiac Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital & Harvard - Senior clinical fellow (2009-2010)
Cardiovascular Surgery Residency, Geneva University Hospital (2006-2009)
General Surgery Residency, Geneva University Hospital (2003-06)

Practice Areas

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Aorta
  • Aortic Arch
  • Aortic Root
  • Ascending Aorta
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Pulmonary Artery
  • Heart Failure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
  • ECMO
  • IABP
  • VAD
  • Pericardium
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mini-Sternotomy AVR
  • Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid
  • Congenital
  • Congenital Surgery in Adults
  • Congenital - Acyanotic
  • Congenital - Cyanotic
  • Coronary Disease
  • Coronary Disease - Other
  • Coronary Disease - Surgery
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Cyanotic
  • Hypoplastic
  • Great Vessels
  • Acyanotic
  • Education