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Cardiothoracic Surgery Innovators

In an interview with Joel Dunning, Emily Farkas discusses her humanitarian work, including a recent surgical mission to Nepal.
September 9, 2015
In this recent interview, Leanne Harling talks to Sir Ara Darzi, former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Department of Health, United Kingdom.
April 7, 2015
In this interview, filmed at the 2015 STS Annual meeting, Joel Dunning and Shanda Blackmon discuss a variety of thoracic surgery topics.
April 1, 2015
Tal Golesworthy and Tom Treasure discuss the development of the ExoVasc and its future as an alternative to aortic root replacement.
March 6, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Atiq Rehman about Dr. Rehman’s work to set up the first minimally invasive cardiac surgery program in Pakistan. Dr. Rehman is the Director of the Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery & Transcatheter Valve Program at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida.
December 26, 2013
Diego Gonzalez Rivas, MD, FETCS, is the creator of the uniportal VATS lobectomy procedure. In this interview, Dr. Gonzalez Rivas talks about the origin of the procedure, shares insights for successful uniportal VATS lobectomies, and discusses of the future of VATS procedures.
May 13, 2012
Ever controversial, Dr Randas Batista is best known for the operation that bears his name, otherwise known as a reduction ventriculoplasty, that caused a huge amount of interest in the USA and Europe 10 years ago as an alternative to transplantation for heart failure. A maverick to some, but a resourceful innovator working in a developing country to others.
December 15, 2011
Prof. Hans Pilegaard has developed a novel method for Nuss bar insertion using a short bar technique. Using this technique he has performed almost 1000 Nuss procedures. In this interview he describes his technique.  Intraoperative video is included of Dr. Pilegaard performing the operation at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
July 24, 2011
Dr. Kappetein discusses SYNTAX and its 1- and 2-year results. Also, he discusses the FAME and EXCEL studies in depth.