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Mitral and tricuspid valve surgery - task force

Members

Michele De Bonis

Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery - Task Force

Chair 2020-2023

BIOGRAPHY

Michele De Bonis is Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Chief of Cardiac Surgery-Innovation and Research and Director of the Postgraduate School in Cardiac Surgery at “Vita e Salute” San Raffaele University and Hospital, Milan, Italy. After his MD degree in Rome, he obtained the “Full registration” at the General Medical Council (United Kingdom) and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Certification. He attended as a postgraduate Fellow the Departments of Cardiac Surgery of Onze Lieve Vrouw Clinic (Aalst, Belgium), the Brugmann University Hospital (Bruxelles, Belgium), the German Heart Institute (Berlin, Germany) and the European Homograft Bank (Bruxelles, Belgium). He completed his full training in cardiac surgery at the Catholic University in Rome and at St. George’s Hospital in London. Since the year 2000 he has been working in the Department of Cadiac Surgery at San Raffaele University Hospital as Head of the “Heart failure surgery and Mechanical Circulatory Support Programme”and as contract professor of cardiac surgery. He is currently Visiting Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth, United Kingdom and at the Cardiovascular Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cape Town University, South Africa. He is the Chairman of the Task Force on mitral and tricuspid surgery of the Adult Domain of the European Association for Cadiothoracic Surgery (EACTS). He has been Chairman of the ESC Working-Group on Cardiovascular Surgery and he is currently serving as member of the ESC Council on Valvular Heart Disease, “European Liaison” of the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia and “Core Leader” of the Mitral Valvular Research Network of the Heart Valve Society. He is a Fellow of ESC (FESC) and AHA (FAHA). He is the inventor of an original trans-catheter device for the percutaneous treatment of tricuspid regurgitation (Star-Tric System, patent number 102017000052909). He has a major interest in postgraduate education particularly within the EACTS Academy and he has been acting as a member of the Tark Forces of the ESC EACTS Guidelines on Valvular Heart Disease, Endocarditis, Cardiovascular Diseases during Pregnancy and the Oversight Committee for the development of an ESC educational programme aiming at “Raising Awareness on Mitral Regurgitation”. He is member of the EACTS, ESC, AHA, Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery and Heart Valve Society. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cardiology and member of the Editorial board of several international journals. He is Author

Nikolaos Bonaros

Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery - Task Force

Member 2020-2021

BIOGRAPHY

Nikolaos Bonaros is an academic cardiac surgeon affiliated to the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. His clinical and academic interests focus on minimally invasive and endoscopic valve and coronary surgery and structural valve interventions. His scientific interests extend from clinical research on valvular heart and coronary artery disease to basic research on ischemic heart failure. He has a Master’s Degree on Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery and Innovation form the University of Pisa, and on Health Economics and Policy from the London School of Economics.

Davide Carino

Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery - Task Force

Member 2020-2021

BIOGRAPHY

Davide Carino graduated cum laude as Medical Doctor at the Perugia University and then stared the residency program in cardiac surgery at the Bologna university. During the residency he spent 6 months at the Aortic Institute at Yale doing a research fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. J.A. Elefteriades. Afterwards in 2018 he was selected by the Francis Fontan Foundation as recipient of the awards for a clinical fellowship at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona where he spent the whole 2019. Since December 2019 he works as staff surgeon in the cardiac surgery department of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan. His main interest are aortic surgery and surgical and trans-catheter treatment of mitral and tricuspid valve diseases.

Evaldas Girdauskas

Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery - Task Force

Member 2020-2021

Sam Heuts

Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery - Task Force

Member 2020-2021