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prof. dr. M. Mariani

Head of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
prof. dr. M. Mariani
Telephone:
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Prof. Dr Massimo A. Mariani 

Born: Juni 27, 1965. Pisa, Italy.

Study: Grammar school  "Galileo Galilei" in Pisa; final exam in 1983

 Medical study: University of Pisa from 1983 to 1989; "cum laude". Thesis with title: “Endomyocardial biopsy in the diagnosis of cardiomyopathies".

 University appointments:

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1989 Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery of the Yale – New HavenUniversitySchool of Medicine (New Haven, CT)

 

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1989-1994 Institute for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases at Scientific Institute H San Raffaele in Milano, Italy

 

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1992-1993 en 1993-1994 "tutor" for Cardiac Surgery at H San Raffaele -University of Milano, Italy

 

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December 1994 Research Degree (PhD) in "Cardiovascular Physiopathology and Clinic" Postgraduate Medical School of the University of Modena, with the thesis Coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction: indication for surgery"

 

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August-September 1995: fellow at the Benetti Foundation, Rosario, Argentina '

 

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May 1996-June 2000: fellow at Thorax Center of the University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands (January 2000 to April 2000 detached to the Thoraxcenter of the St.Antonius Hospital of Nieuwegein, The Netherlands, for a teaching practice in the field of lung surgery)

 

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February 1997: Appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Siena, Italy

 

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February 1998: Guest reviewer of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery

 

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September 1998: Registration as Cardiovascular Surgeon with the European Board of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

 

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November 1999, Specialist in Heart surgery, University of Siena, Italy

 

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June 2000 tot September 2004, Staff surgeon in Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, University of Pisa

 

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2002 Guest reviewer for Journal of Thoracic and Cardivascular Surgery

 

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March 2003 Registration as Cardio-thoracic Surgeon with the MSRC (Nederlandse Medisch Specialisten Registratie Commissie)

 

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September 2004- March 2009 Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Thoraxcentrum Twente, Enschede

Since 2008 clinical advisor in the Teleflex Project (telemanipulation platform) of the University of Twente

 

April 2009- Head of CardioThoracic Surgery, UniversityMedicalCenter of Groningen, The Netherlands

July 2009 Professor of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

 

May 10, 2011: Oration: Hart voor de techniek: van maximaal naar minimaal invasief

 

 

 

Awards

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"De Gasperis - Donatelli" Award on September 13th 1993, during the 26th International Congress "Cardiology 92", held in Milan, for the publication- Myocardial revascularization by means of bilateral internal mammary artery analysis of perioperative risks and complications in 120 patients." La Chir Torac”

 

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“Young Investigators Award” of the Italian Society of Cardiology on 10th December 1993, during the National Congress of the Italian Society of Cardiology, held in Rome, for the publication: 'Myocardial revascularization in patients with left ventricular dysfunction',

 

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Outstanding Research Team Award 1999 'from the International Research Promotion Council, for the article: Barns JL, Mariani MA, Groeneveld ABJ. Predicting outcome after cardiac surgery: comparison of global hemodynamic and tonometric variables. Br J Anaesth 1999;82:33-7

 

 

Main fields of interest:

 

 

Off-pump coronary surgery

 

 

Myocardial revascularization with arterial conduits

 

 

Myocardial revascularization in patients with left ventricular dysfunction

 

 

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery & Robotic surgery

 

 

Valve reconstructive and valve sparing surgery (mitral and aortic)

 

 

Surgical treatment of heart failure

 

 

Surgical Treatment of atrial fibrillation

Surgery of the ascending aorta and the aortic arch

Mechanical assist devices

 

 

Memberships

 

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European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery

 

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Nederlandse Vereniging van Thoraxchirurgie

 

Surgical Experience

 

Coronary surgery:

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Arterial grafts (mammary arteries, gastroepiploic artery, radial artery, inferior epigastric artery, sequential and composite grafting)

 

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"Off-pump" procedures through midline stemotomy

 

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“Off-pump" procedures through minimally invasive approaches: antero-lateral thoracotomy and subxyphoid

 

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Robotic assisted techniques (da Vinci, Intuitive Surgical)

Valve surgery:

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Aortic replacement and valve sparing surgery (open and minimally invasive aortic surgery)

 

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Use of stentless aortic valves and homografts

 

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Mitral replacement and repair

 

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Tricuspid repair

 

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Repair of ASD (in adult patients)

 

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Repair of aortic dissection (Type A)

 

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Replacement of ascending aorta and arch (including Elephant trunk)

 

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Repair of mechanical complication of myocardial infarction

 

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Treatment of penetrating chest traumas

 

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Surgery of pericardium through sternotomy, thoracotomy or VATS

 

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Lung resections: pneumonectomy, lobectomy, sleeve and wedge resections

 

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Video assisted throacoscopy (VATS)

 

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Lung transplantations (uni- and bi-lateral)

 

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Heart and heart-lung transplantation

 

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AICD and PM implantation

 

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Surgical experience as first operator begins in 2005. Until now about

 

 

4000 open heart surgeries.

 

First thesis supervisor of C. Van De Wauwer: Selection, preservation and evaluation of lungs from donors after circulatory death, Groningen, March 31, 2014
For an updated list of Publication, please consult Medline

Last modified:11 December 2014 3.38 p.m.

Contact information

Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Job title:
Head of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Room:
S 4.123
Telephone:
+31 50 361 3238 (Secretary)
Secretary:
m.mariani umcg.nl