The aortic team consists of specialist cardiac surgeons and cardiothoracic anaesthetists and other staff groups with an interest in treating aortic disease such as perfusionists (manage heart lung machine), surgical care practitioners (assist in surgery) and nurses in theatres and intensive care.
The wider team includes the clinical nurse practitioners (assist in ward care) and administrative and management support.
- Mr Mark Field (Aortic Surgery Clinical Lead)
- Mr Manoj Kuduvalli (Associate Medical Director)
- Miss Deborah Harrington
- Mr Ivan Gambardella
- Mr Omar Nawaytou
Current anaesthetists with a specialist interest
- Dr Jonathan Kendall (Anaesthetic Clinic Lead)
- Dr Keith Mills
- Dr Seema Agarwal
- Dr Justin Ratnasingham (ITU Clinical Lead)
- Dr Omar Al Rawi
Extended Vascular Service
We have close working relations with Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology colleagues (specialists in X-ray techniques) in the region (Liverpool Vascular & Endovascular Service - LiVES) with regular discussion of complex multi-disciplinary cases as well as formal Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings on a monthly basis. Joint operating on selected cases occurs frequently through the year.
The Service supports the training of senior trainees and junior consultants from other centres both nationally and internationally.
To-date this programme has received funding from Heart Research UK, Vascutek and Ethicon Fellowship Programme
The Aortic Fellowship from 2018 is funded by Vascutek and called the LHCH-Vascutek Aortic-Vascular Fellowship. The position is advertised on NHS jobs and appointment will be by competitive process. See the job description.
Team Photograph Album
Professor Brennan, Professor McWilliams and Professor Rashid at MDT meeting, December 2017
Past and present Aortic Fellows (in historical order)
Miss Deborah Harrington (currently consultant surgeon LHCH)
Professor Tristan Yan (currently consultant Sydney)
Mr Cesare Quatro (currently consultant surgeon Brompton)
Mr Haris Bilal (currently consultant surgeon Manchester)
Mr Omar Nawaytou (currently consultant surgeon LHCH)
Mr Adbul Nasir (Locum Consultant Wolverhampton Hospital)