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Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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In this interview, Shruti Jayakumar speaks with Kumud Dhital about advances in cardiac transplantation.
April 14, 2015
Filmed at the 2015 STS Annual Meeting in San Diego, Michael Bolanos and Mark Slaughter discuss topics in mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.
November 10, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Douglas Wood about key aspects of general thoracic surgery and the importance of specialization for the future of the specialty in a interview recorded at the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting.
October 31, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Brian Buxton, Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the Victorian Heart Centre, Australia. Mr. Dunning and Professor Buxton discuss the Radial Artery Patency and Clinical Outcomes (RAPCO) randomized trial, and its upcoming ten-year results.
September 11, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Marc Gillinov, cardiac surgeon and Surgical Director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at Cleveland Clinic. In this interview, Mr. Dunning and Dr. Gillinov discuss mitral valve repair through minimally invasive and robotic techniques.
January 30, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Carlos Mestres, Senior Staff Surgeon at the University of Barcelona, member of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis, and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this interview, Mr. Dunning and Dr. Mestres take an in-depth look at the treatment of endocarditis.
January 16, 2014
Joel Dunning, CTSNet Co-Editor, talks with W. R. Eric Jamieson, retired Professor of Surgery and former Director of Clinical Cardiac Surgery Research at the University of British Columbia. Professor Jamieson contributed to the Canadian Guidelines for Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease and has been involved in numerous heart valve studies.
January 2, 2014
CTSNet Co-Editor Joel Dunning interviews Duke Cameron, a leading cardiac surgeon specializing in the treatment of aortic aneurysm. In this interview, Dr. Cameron discusses aortic root replacement in patients with Marfan syndrome and his surgical techniques.
December 9, 2013
Friedrich W. Mohr, MD, PhD is the medical director of the Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany, and an International Director of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Learn more about his amazing career in cardiothoracic surgery.
May 22, 2013
Professor Robert J. McKenna, Jr., MD is Medical Director of Thoracic Surgery and Trauma at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA. He pioneered the anterior approach for VATS lobectomy and has by far the largest experience in this technique. However, he has also served as the principal investigator on several trials, including the Z0030 trial on lymph node staging and also the NETT Trial.
September 20, 2012
Prof. Stephan Schueler is a past president of ISHLT and of the ESCVS. He helped to set up both the Berlin Heart Centre, and a new centre in Dresden before moving to the Freeman Hospital, where he leads the Ventricular Assist Device Programme, which is the subject of this interview. Also shown are his implantation technique and an interview with one of his patients.

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