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Mr Steven TsuiMr Steven Tsui

Clinical Director of Transplant Services, Consultant Surgeon, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Contact Details
Switchboard 01480 830541
Office Ext. 4297
Fax 01480 831315

Aimi Elkins
Tel 01480 364297

Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation.

Specialist Clinical Interests
Mr. Tsui has been a Consultant Surgeon at Papworth Hospital since 1998. His clinical interests include:

a. Aortic valve & aortic root surgery
b. Pulmonary Endarterectomy
c. Trans-catheter Heart Valve treatments (TAVI program)
d. Surgical treatment of end-stage heart diseases including:
i. Heart transplantation
ii. Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
e. Surgical treatment of end-stage lung diseases including:
i. Lung transplantation
ii. ECMO & Artificial lungs

Research Interests
1. Heart valve prostheses
2. Optimisation of donor multi-organ donors
3. Development of ventricular assist devices
4. Extra-corporeal re-conditioning of donor organs

Professional Profile
Mr Tsui is the Clinical Director of the Transplant Service and is the Clinical Lead for the Mechanical Circulatory Support Device Programme at Papworth. He is also the Regional Training Programme Director and Chairman of the Specialty Training Committee for Cardiothoracic Surgery at the East of England Deanery.

His national duties include:

1) Deputy Chairman of the Cardiothoracic Advisory Group (CTAG), at NHS Blood & Transplant
2) Member of the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) forum, National Commissioning Group (NCG)
3) Examiner on the Intercollegiate Board for the FCRS (C-Th) exam
4) Specialist Advisor to the NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee 2010-13

Clinical Outcomes
To view Mr Tsui's clinical outcomes, please click on this link. This will take you to the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery website which is not part of the Papworth Hospital website.

Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts 1985 University of Cambridge
Master of Arts   1987 University of Cambridge
Bachelor of Medicine &
Bachelor of Surgery 1988 University of Cambridge
F.R.C.S. (Eng.) 1992 Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of England
Doctor of Medicine 1995 University of Cambridge
F.R.C.S. (C-Th) 1997 Inter-collegiate Specialty Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
General Medical Council
Member of The Society for Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery of Great Britain & Ireland
Member of The International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation

Recent and Important Publications
Abu-Omar, Y, Tsui S. Mechanical Circulatory Support for AMI and Cardiogenic Shock. J Card Surg. 2010 Jul;25(4):434-41. Epub 2010 Mar 14.

Freed DH, Thomson BM, Berman M, Tsui SS, Dunning J, Sheares KK, Pepke-Zaba J, Jenkins DP. Survival after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy: Effect of residual pulmonary hypertension. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Feb;141(2):383-7. Epub 2010 May 13

Berman M, Ali A, Ashley E, Freed D, Clarke K, Tsui S, Parameshwar J, Large S. Is stress cardiomyopathy the underlying cause of ventricular dysfunction associated with brain death? J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Sep;29(9):957-65. Epub 2010 Jun 8.

Berman M, Cardone D, Sharples L, Vuylsteke A, Klein A, Gerrard C, Dunning J, Tsui S, Jenkins D.
Safety and efficacy of aprotinin and tranexamic acid in pulmonary endarterectomy surgery with hypothermia: review of 200 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Nov;90(5):1432-6.

Berman M, Goldsmith K, Jenkins D, Sudarshan C, Catarino P, Sukumaran N, Dunning J, Sharples LD, Tsui S, Parmar J. Comparison of outcomes from smoking and non smoking donors: thirteen-year experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Dec;90(6):1786-92

Banerjee SK, Santhanakrishnan K, Shapiro L, Dunning J, Tsui S, Parmar J. Successful stenting of anastomotic stenosis of the left pulmonary artery after single lung transplantation. Eur Respir Rev. 2011 Mar 1;20(119):59-62.

Mydin M, Berman M, Klein A, Tsui S, Dunning J, Valchanov K, Vuylsteke A, Jenkins DP. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to pulmonary endarterectomy. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2011Nov;92(5):e101-3. Epub 2011 Oct 31.

Ali AA, White P, Xiang B, Lin HY, Tsui SS, Ashley E, Lee TW, Klein JR, Kumar K, Arora RC, Large SR, Tian G, Freed DH. Hearts From DCD Donors Display Acceptable Biventricular Function After Heart Transplantation in Pigs. Am J Transplant. 2011 Aug;11(8):1621-32. doi:  10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03622.x. Epub 2011 Jul 12.

Hagan G, Gopalan D, Church C, Rassl D, Mukhtyar C, Wistow T, Lang C, Sivasothy P, Stewart S, Jayne D, Sheares K, Tsui S, Jenkins DP, Pepke-Zaba J. Isolated large vessel pulmonary vasculitis as a cause of chronic obstruction of the pulmonary arteries. Pulm Circ. 2011 Jul;1(3):425-9

Vuylsteke A, Sharples L, Charman G, Kneeshaw J, Tsui S, Dunning J, Wheaton E, Klein A, Arrowsmith J, Hall R, Jenkins  D. Circulatory arrest versus cerebral perfusion during pulmonary endarterectomy surgery (PEACOG): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2011 Oct 15;378(9800):1379-87


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