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MEET THE TEAM

Prof Thierry Bové, MD PhD

  • Professor in Cardiac Surgery, Department of Human Structure and Repair, Ghent University​

  • Adult and Congenital Cardiac Surgeon

  • Head of Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ghent University Hospital

  • Director of Experimental Surgery lab​

Research interests

  • Congenital heart defects

  • Pathophysiology & surgical treatment of cardiac valve disease

Prof Filip De Somer, PhD

  • Visiting Professor, Department of Human Structure and Repair, Ghent University ​

  • European Board Certified Perfusionist, Ghent University Hospital

  • Chief of Perfusion, Ghent University Hospital

 

Research interests

  • Long and short term extracorporeal support during surgery and critical care medicine

Margo Vandenheede, MD

  • Master in Medicine

  • General Surgery Resident, Ghent University Hospital

  •  PhD student at Experimental Cardiac Surgery Lab​

 

Research interests ​

  •  Tricuspid valve biomechanics in functional tricuspid valve insufficiency and right heart failure​

  •  Surgical and interventional tricuspid valve repair techniques​

  • Ex-vivo model for tricuspid valve insufficiency

Contact

margo.vandenheede@ugent.be

Korneel Vandewiele

  • European Board Certified Perfusionist, Ghent University Hospital

  • PhD student at Experimental Cardiac Surgery Lab

 

Research interests

  • Long and short term extracorporeal support during surgery and critical care medicine

Elanagai Rathinam, MSc PhD

  • Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Pathology and Microbiology​

  • PhD in Health Sciences                                                                                                  ​

  • Administrative & Technical staff at Experimental Surgery Lab​

 

Job content

  • Administrative work

  • Assisting PhD students with laboratory duties.

  • General oversight/maintenance/planning of the lab​

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