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Patrick Myers

Patrick O. Myers, M.D.

CHUV Cardiovascular Surgery
42 rue du Bugnon
Lausanne  1011
Switzerland
+41 (22) 305 01 97
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Role: 
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic

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Background

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 a private practice cardiac surgeon in Geneva and consultant for the CHUV university hospital. I love being involved in EACTS, STS and CTSNet.

Other Interests

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

Research

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.

Additional Educational Information

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

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