Clinical Evidence Research Team

Prof Doug Baird initiated an empirical approach to cardiothoracic surgical advancement by establishing the cardiothoracic database at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. This tradition continues, as our research is underpinned and supported by clinical data from surgical procedures over many decades. Through hospital and university based research, this group draws upon evidence from our own practice and from around the world. This analysis is used to develop guidelines for surgical management and produce outlines for future research.

Current team members

Name Position Research Question
Paul Bannon Professor Supervisor
Michael Vallely Professor Supervisor
Michael Wilson Professor Supervisor
Lisa Turner Clinical Trials Nurse Research Coordinator
Ali Malik Researcher What are the outcomes of endobronchial valve insertion on pulmonary function and quality of life of patients with emphysema?
Su Ang Researcher
Vikrant Dhurandhar PhD Student High risk cardiac surgery in elderly and very elderly patients
Sarah Andvik MBBS Student RPA experience and outcomes after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)