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Transcatheter techniques - task force

Members

Gry Dahle

ACQUIRED CARDIAC DISEASE DOMAIN

Member 2020-2023

Transcatheter Techniques - Task Force

Chair 2020-2023

BIOGRAPHY

Gry Dahle graduated from the University of Bergen and had her training in cardiac surgery at Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital (OUS). She is now a consultant at Dept. of Cardiothoracic- and vascular surgery, Rikshospitalet , OUS. Her PhD title was”The introduction of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Clinical, patient experience, economical and occupational hazard issues” Currently she is in charge of the surgical transcatheter program at OUS. She is the PI for Tendyne study in Norway. She is an active member of ISMICS (Europe director), in the programme committee for the annual meeting and associated editor of Innovations. She is involved in several EACTS projects: Valve labelling task force, Chief of transcatheter task force and in the examination board (EBCTS). She is the president of the Norwegian Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery and in the Board of Medical societies in the Norwegian Medical association. Here she is also in a new group of Innovation in Medicine. S he is also involved in several Mini Method Evaluations and is in the ICHOM (valuebased health care) for valve implantation Her main interests are new technology, valves, imaging and VAD. She has several projects on this, one is Holgraphy for surgical planning.

Enrico Ferrari

Transcatheter Techniques - Task Force

Member 2022-2025

BIOGRAPHY

Professor Enrico Ferrari, is a Swiss Cardiac Surgeon appointed as Deputy Head of the Cardiac Surgery Department at Cardiocentro Ticino Institute in Lugano, Switzerland. He received special training in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (mitral and aortic valve surgery) and transcatheter heart valve procedures at University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, where he became senior cardiac surgeon in 2010. From 2011 to 1014, Professor Ferrari was appointed responsible for the Cardiac Surgery Unit activity at City Hospital of Sion, Wallis, Switzerland. Since 2015, Dr Ferrari works as senior staff member at Cardiocentro Ticino Institute of Lugano, Switzerland, and he continues working and collaborating with the academic panel of the Cardiovascular Research Unit of Lausanne University Hospital, and with the University Hospital of Zurich (USZ), Switzerland, where he was appointed Cardiovascular Research Director (2020-2021). Professor Ferrari become, in 2020, Associate Professor at University of Zurich (Faculty of Medicine) and, in 2021, Titular Professor at University of Italian Switzerland (Faculty of Biomedical Sciences). During his career, Professor Ferrari has performed more than 4500 cardiac and cardiovascular procedures and, among them, more than 500 complex operations using the most modern minimally invasive surgical and transcatheter techniques and technologies. In particular, he is a recognized worldwide expert in minimally invasive aortic valve procedures with rapid deployment and self-expanding prosthesis, and transcatheter heart valve procedures such as TAVR, TMVR, and valve-in-valve or valve-in-ring procedures performed through trans-apical (TA), trans-aortic (TAO) or trans-carotid access sites He is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS), Editor of the Core Skills domain of the Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (MMCTS), Member of the Editorial Board of the Archive of Sciences Journal, Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease, and Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiology Research.

Thomas Modine

Transcatheter Techniques - Task Force

Member 2021-2024

Benoy Shah

Transcatheter Techniques - Task Force

Member 2022-2025

BIOGRAPHY

Benoy Shah is a consultant cardiologist at University Hospital Southampton, UK. His subspecialist areas of interest are cardiovascular imaging (specifically echocardiography) and valvular heart disease. He established the Wessex Heart Valve Clinic in 2018 in Southampton General Hospital, a multidisciplinary service including physiologists, nurse specialists and cardiologists that sees patients both before and after heart valve surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. He graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2002 with honours in Surgery and First-Class Honours in his intercalated BSc degree in Cardiovascular Medicine (1999). His junior doctor training posts were in Jersey, London, Oxford and across the Wessex region. He returned to Imperial College London to undertake a higher research degree (MD) between 2011-2013. He maintains a keen interest in research alongside his clinical role. He has published 70 peer-reviewed papers and co-authored 3 textbook chapters. He has a long-standing interest in heart valve disease, having first joined BHVS Council in 2012. He was the Society’s Program Committee Chair from 2016-2019 and is the current President of the BHVS (2019-2022).

Maurizio Taramasso

Transcatheter Techniques - Task Force

Member 2021-2024

BIOGRAPHY

Specialist in cardiac surgery since 2014, Dr. Maurizio Taramasso has completed his surgical training at the San Raffaele University Hospital in Milan, Italy. He has done specific cross-training in interventional cardiology and heart valve transcatheter therapies (mitral, aortic and tricuspid) at the San Raffaele University Hospital. In 2012 he completed a Fellowship in Aortic Surgery at the Hannover Medical School and in 2017 a PhD in Cardiology at the Maastricht University. From 2014 to 2020 he was consultant at the University Hospital of Zürich, where he was co-leading the Structural Valve Program. Since 2021 he is Partner of the HerzZentrum Hirslanden in Zürich, where he is also Member of the Board. His main areas of interest include surgical and catheter treatments of valvular heart disease (TAVI, mitral and tricuspid interventions) and heart failure. He is author and co-author of numerous publications on these topics

Axel Unbehaun

Transcatheter Techniques - Task Force

Member 2021-2024

Arnaud Van Linden

Transcatheter Techniques - Task Force

Member 2021-2024

BIOGRAPHY

Arnaud Van Linden graduated in 2008 as a medical doctor at the Leipzig University. He started his residency at Leipzig Heart Center in 2008. He continued his residency at Kerckhoff Clinic Bad Nauheim and graduated as a cardiac surgeon in 2015. He is now a senior staff surgeon at Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt. His areas of interest are minimally invasive heart valve surgery, aortic arch surgery, cardiovascular imaging and transcatheter valve therapies.