Fellowship of Congenital Cardiac Surgery

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The Department of Surgery at TUMS School of Medicine is offering a fellowship of Congenital Cardiac Surgery.

Program Description

  • 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.

 

Program Duration

  • 18 months

 

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
  • Self-education, self-study
  • Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives

 

Program Objectives

At the end of the program learners will be competent in performing following procedures: 

  • Closed heart surgeries, such as closure of the PDA
  • PA banding
  • 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

 

Program Instructors

  • 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 

 

Tuition Fee

  • $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.
Last Update At : 28 May 2019