A/Prof Jurgen Passage

Cardiothoracic surgeon; Head of Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St John of God Subiaco Hospital
Associate Professor Jurgen Passage is the Head of Department for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St John of God Subiaco Hospital and also held this position at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital from 2013 to 2015. He completed his undergraduate medical degree in Leipzig, Germany in 1998. Prof Passage migrated to Australia in the same year and completed the Australian Medical Council Certificate in 2000. He undertook post-graduate training in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery in Brisbane and Sydney and completed his FRACS (Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons) in 2008. Dr Passage spent 14 months at the University of Leipzig Heart Centre as a Mitral Valve Fellow in 2008 and 2009. He gained extensive training and experience in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. In October 2009, he started Western Australia’s first minimally invasive mitral valve surgery program. In 2010 he founded the AMIMS Workshop (Australian Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery), which trains surgeons in this technique. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. Dr Passage has sub-specialty interests in: * Adult Cardiac Surgery * Minimally invasive mitral valve repair and replacement surgery * Minimally invasive tricuspid valve surgery * Surgery for aortic valve disease * Minimally invasive atrial septal defect closure * Coronary artery bypass surgery * Surgical treatment of Atrial fibrillation * Surgical treatment of aortic diseases such as aneurysms * Surgery for cardiac tumours * Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) * Transcatheter mitral valve interventions (MitraClip and others).

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