The Department of Surgery at TUMS School of Medicine is offering a fellowship of Congenital Cardiac Surgery.
Congenital heart diseases have high complexities and require interventions by experts; in addition, the nature of congenital heart diseases and their interventions and treatments are completely different from those of adult heart diseases. Hence, congenital heart diseases need careful and special considerations.
Their early detection leads to earlier and better management. Therefore, by commencing the congenital cardiac surgery fellowship, more specialized treatments will be provided to children with heart diseases, who are the future of the country and need a lot of attention. In IRI, pediatric cardiac surgery is performed exclusively in a few centers by a few cardiac surgeons in a specialized and advanced way. Therefore, by commencing this fellowship training program on congenital heart diseases for adult and pediatric cardiac surgeons, it will be possible to perform these surgeries in more centers across the country.
Methods of Instruction
Various intra- and inter-sectoral, hospital, interdisciplinary and inter-university conferences as well as seminars
Discussion in small groups, workshops, journal clubs and reading groups as well as case presentation
Participation in training lower ranks
Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives
At the end of the program learners will be competent in performing following procedures:
Closed heart surgeries, such as closure of the PDA
Mod. BT. Shunt – Repair of COA
Closure of VSDs, ASDs, and PAPVCs
Repair of PAVSD and CAVSD
Repair of TAPVC
Repair of TOF and types of PSs
PS, DORV, and Rastelli procedure
Complex repair of the aortic arch (and types of LHHSs)
Coarctation of the aorta
Arterial Switch and Atrial Switch
Repair of truncus using allograft or other conduits
Repair of congenital abnormalities of the mitral valve
Repair of congenital abnormalities of the aortic valve
Repair of other valves
Congenital coronary artery anomalies
Vascular malformations, such as vascular ring
Other complex cardiac malformations (A combination of several diseases, complementary congenital cardiac re-surgeries, pacemaker, etc.)
Surgeries for patients with single ventricle
Dr. Hassan Radmehr, Department of Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Division, Children's Medical Center
Dr. Mohammad-Ali Navabi Shirazi, M.D., Department of Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Division, Children's Medical Center
Dr. Mohammad-Reza Mirzaaghayan, M.D., Department of Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Division, Children's Medical Center
Dr. Alireza Dehestani, M.D., Department of Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Division, Children's Medical Center
$7500 ($5000 Annually)
A scholarship is available for top applicant or scholarship is available for applicant from developing countries.
Who Can Attend?
M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree holders with a specialty in Cardiac Surgery or other related subspecialities of surgery.
The eligible candidate must have successfully completed an approved surgery residency program and an approved related subspeciality in surgery.