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Mr Ivancarmine Gambardella

Date: 03 August 2016 01:33
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Personal Assistant 

Sue Best

Phone: 0151 600 1417

Email: susan.best@lhch.nhs.uk

NAME            

Ivancarmine Gambardella  

Responsibilities at LHCH

Consultant Cardiac and Aortic Surgeon

Area of Practice       

Coronary artery bypass grafting, complex cardiac valve surgery, major thoracic and abdominal aortic surgery

Special Clinical Interests

Complex reconstructions of the aortic root, ascending aorta, aortic arch, thoracic, thoraco-abdominal and abdominal aorta. Aortic reconstructions after failed endovascular repair

Research Interests

Clinical research in cardiovascular surgery, end organ protection in aortic surgery, treatment and outcomes of complex aortic surgery, management of failed endovascular aortic repair

Languages Spoken   

English

Italian

Why choose LHCH?             

I decided to join LHCH cardiac and aortic team because, after having practiced amongst six different states in two continents on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, I came to the conclusion that this is one of the best cardiac and aortic surgery centers in the world. For the same reason, I believe that patients affected by cardiac and aortic diseases should take advantage to be professionally treated at a cutting-edge, ‘top notch’ cardiothoracic surgery center such as LHCH.

About you 

I am married with children. My interests and hobbies are religion, politics, humanistic and scientific culture, anaerobic and aerobic sport activity.

Professional qualifications 

  1. Post-graduate certifications 
  • Cornell Presbyterian Aortic Surgery Diploma

Date: 23 June 2016

Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine – NY Presbyterian Hospitals

Location: New York, NY (USA)

 

  • BCM AORTIC SURGERY DIPLOMA

Date: 06/21/2015

Institution: Baylor College of Medicine

Location: Houston, TX (USA)

 

  • THI AORTIC SURGERY DIPLOMA

Date: 06/14/2015

Institution: Texas Heart Institute

Location: Houston, TX (USA)

 

  • FRCS: Fellow of the royal college of

surgeons - cardiothoracic surgery

Date: 07/09/2015

Institution: Royal College of Surgeons of England

Location: London, United Kingdom

 

  • INTERCOLLEGIATE EXAMINATION

IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Date: 05/20/2015

Institution: Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom

 

  • COMPLEX CARDIAC VALVE SURGERY DIPLOMA

Date: 06/30/2014

Institution: Northwestern Memorial Hospital - University

Location: Chicago, IL (USA)

                                                                                                            

  • Board of Vascular Surgery

Date: 11/02/2005

Institution - Location (European exchange program):

  • Royal Liverpool Hospital

Liverpool, United Kingdom

  • Aintree University Hospital

Liverpool, United Kingdom

  • University of Naples Federico II

Naples, Italy

Grade: Hons

 

  1. II) Graduate certifications

 

  • ECFMG CERTIFICATION

Date: 12/10/2012

Institution: Education for Foreign Medical Graduates

Location: Philadelphia, USA

 

 

 

  • MEDICAL DEGREE                                    

Date: 07/28/2000

Institution: University of Naples Federico II

Location: Naples, Italy

Grade: Hons

 

 

Clinical areas timeline 

  • COMPLEX AORTIC SURGERY AND CONVENTIONAL CARDIAC SURGERY

Date: July 2016 to present

Institution: Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Address: Thomas Dr, Liverpool L14 3PE

                England, United Kingdom

 

  • COMPLEX AORTIC SURGERY AND CONVENTIONAL CARDIAC SURGERY

Date: July 2015 – June 2016

Institution: Cornell University – New York Presbyterian Hospital

Address: 525 East 68th Street. M-404

    New York, NY 10065. USA

                        Chief: Dr. Leonard Girardi

 

  • COMPLEX AORTIC SURGERY AND CONVENTIONAL CARDIAC SURGERY

Date: July 2014 – June 2015

Institution: Baylor College – Texas Heart Institute

Address: 1 Baylor Plaza. Houston

               Texas. 77030. USA

             Chief: Dr. Joseph Coselli

             President Emeritus: Dr. Denton Cooley


  • COMPLEX CARDIAC VALVE SURGERY, HEART TRANSPLANTATION AND HEART FAILURE SURGERY/ASSIST DEVICES

Date: September 2013 – June 2014

                        Institution: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Address: 251 East Huron St. Chicago,

                Illinois. 60611. USA

Chief: Dr. Patrick McCarthy

 

  • CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Date: February 2009 – August 2013

Institution: Royal Victoria Hospital

Address: 274 Grosvenor Rd. Belfast, BT12 6BA

                Northern Ireland, United Kingdom 

                       

  • VASCULAR SURGERY

Date: October 2007 – January 2009  

Institution: Royal Victoria Hospital                                          

Address: 274 Grosvenor Rd. Belfast BT12 6BA

  1. Ireland, United Kingdom

                                   

  • VASCULAR SURGERY

Date: September 2005 – September 2007

Institution: Royal Liverpool University Hospital                                             

Address: Prescot St, Liverpool, L7 8XP

               England, United Kingdom                                       

                                                  

  • VASCULAR SURGERY

Date: May 2004 – August 2005

European Exchange program:

  • Location: University Hospital Aintree           

Address: Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7AL                  

               England, United Kingdom                           

  • Location: University Hospital Federico II           

Address: Via S.Pansini 5. Napoli, 8013

    Campania. Italy

 

Academic activities summary 

  1. theses-dissertations

 

Type: Medical MD Thesis

Title: Minimal dosages of ACE inhibitors can slow down the progression of the IgA mesangial glomerulonephritis.

Location: Naples, Italy; 28/07/2000

 

Type: Vascular surgery MD Thesis

Title: Impact of the encephaloplegic perfusion on the Shimizu-Sano’s surgical   outcome: retrograde vs. selective anterograde.

Location: Naples, Italy; 02/11/2005

 

  1. Published chapters in Textbooks

 

   Chapter Title: Aortic stent grafts: current availability and applicability

   Authors: John Brennan, Ivancarmine Gambardella

   Book Title: “Endovascular Therapies, current evidence”

   Edited by MG Wyatt and AF Watkinson; First Edition June 2006

 

  • MOST RECENT Presentations at conferences

 

Open repair of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in patients with De Bakey type I vs type III chronic dissection. Gaudino MF, Lau C, Gambardella I, Munjal M, Elsayed M, Mills E, Degner BC, Girardi LN. Cardio-thoracic surgery, Cornell University NYC, NY. AATS Aortic symposium, 12-13 May 2016, NYC – USA

 

Open repair of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms in patients with a forced expiratory volume in one second ≤ 50% predicted. Gaudino MF, Lau C, Munjal M, Elsayed M, Gambardella I, Girardi LN. Cardio-thoracic surgery, Cornell University NYC, NY. AATS Aortic symposium, 12-13 May 2016, NYC – USA

 

Open repair of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in patients with preoperative dialysis dependent renal failure. Gaudino MF, Lau C, Gambardella I, Munjal M, Elsayed M, Mills E, Degner BC, Girardi LN. Cardio-thoracic surgery, Cornell University NYC, NY. AATS Aortic symposium, 12-13 May 2016, NYC – USA

 

Effects of re-creation of sinuses of Valsava during aortic valve sparing operations. A propensity matched analysis. Gaudino MF, Weltert L, Lau C, Munjal M, Elsayed M, Salica A, Gambardella I, De Paulis R, Girardi LN. Cardio-thoracic surgery, Cornell University NYC, NY and cardiothoracic surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy. AATS Aortic symposium, 12-13 May 2016, NYC – USA

 

Is retrograde cerebral perfusion an effective brain protection strategy for prolonged periods of circulatory arrest? Gaudino MF, Lau C, Gambardella I, Munjal M, Elsayed M, Mills E, Degner BC, Girardi LN. Cardio-thoracic surgery, Cornell University NYC, NY. AATS Aortic symposium, 12-13 May 2016, NYC – USA

 

The clinical relevance of neo-sinuses creation in the modified bio-Bentall procedure.

Early and mid-term outcomes from two quaternary centers with propensity matched analysis. I Gambardella, M Gaudino, C Lau, R Paulis, L Weltert, L N Girardi.

Weill Cornell Medicine – New York, USA -, European Hospital – Rome, Italy -.

Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 13-15 March 2016, Birmingham - UK

 

Triglyceride to HDL ratio is a reliable predictor of adverse outcomes in risk stratification for candidates undergoing abdominal aortic surgery. Gambardella I, Blair PH, McKinley A, Baker R, Harkin DW. Regional Vascular Unit, The Royal Victoria Hospital – Belfast. Northern Ireland Vascular Society Annual Meeting, 25/09/2010

 

Partial explantation of the stent is a safe option for secondary open conversion after   endovascular repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. I. Gambardella, R. Makar, DW Harkin, A. McKinley, PH Blair. Regional Vascular Unit, The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. Northern Ireland Vascular Society annual meeting, 21/09/08

 

Single centre experience of secondary open conversion after EVAR for infra-renal AAA: early results.  Makar RR, Harkin DW, Gambardella I, McKingley A, Blair PH; Regional Vascular Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. British Society of Endovascular Therapy, 04/07/2008

 

 

  1. MOST RECENT Published articles

 

Early clinical outcome after aortic root replacement using a biological composite valved graft with and without neo-sinuses.

Gaudino M, Weltert L, Munjal M, Lau C, Elsayed M, Salica A, Gambardella I, Mills E, De Paulis R, Girardi LN; Cornell International Consortium for Aortic Surgery (CICAS). Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Jul 19.

 

Gambardella I, Gaudino M, Ronco C, Lau C, Ivascu N, Girardi LN.

Congestive kidney failure in cardiac surgery: the relationship between central

venous pressure and acute kidney injury. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2016; doi:10.1093/icvts/ivw229.

 

Gaudino M, Lau C, Cammertoni F, Vargiu V, Gambardella I, Massetti M, Girardi LN. Surgical treatment of renal cell carcinoma with cavoatrial involvement: a systematic review of the literature. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2016; 101:1213-21

 

Lou X, Mitter SS, Blair JE, Benzuly K, Gambardella I, Malaisrie SC

Intraoperative coronary artery dissection in fibromuscular dysplasia.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2015; 99:1442-4

 

Gambardella I, Blair PH, McKinley A, Baker R, Harkin DW.

Triglyceride to HDL ratio is a reliable predictor of adverse outcomes in risk stratification for candidates undergoing abdominal aortic surgery.

European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2011; 41:249-55

 

Gambardella I, Blair PH, McKinley A et al.

Successful Delayed Secondary Open Conversion after Endovascular Repair Using Partial Explantation Technique: A Single-Center Experience.

Annals of  Vascular Surgery 2010; 24: 646-54

 

 McKenna AJ, Gambardella I, Collins A, Harkin DW.

Testicular infarction: a rare complication of endovascular aneurysm repair treatment for aortoiliac aneurysm.

Journal of Vascular Surgery 2009; 50:1487-9

 

Gambardella I., D. W. Harkin.

Penetrating aortic ulcers and intramural hematoma: role of endovascular management.

Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2008; 15: 111-9

 

  1. Scurr, J. Martin, T. How, I. Gambardella, J. Brennan.

Retained Laser Fibre Following Endovenous Laser Ablation.

European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Extra 2007; 13: 30-32

 

  1. Editorial board memberships 

Cardiovascular medicine Case Reports – section editor – 27 April 2016 to present

Annals of clinical case reports

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            Clinical Vascular Medicine 21 April 2016 to present

            Remedy Open Access Journal

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