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New congenital heart disease surgeon joins the Trust

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2 October 2017

Mr J Andreas Hoschtitzky, paediatric and adult cardiac surgeon, has joined Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust as consultant in cardiothoracic surgery in Royal Brompton’s congenital heart disease (CHD) team.

Mr Hoschtitzky was previously lead surgeon for the regional Northwest of England and North Wales adult congenital heart disease programme based at Central Manchester and an honorary paediatric cardiac surgeon at Alder Hey hospital. He trained at Leiden University Medical School in the Netherlands, followed by general and adult cardiac surgical training in London, Bristol and Manchester. He completed congenital cardiac surgery fellowships at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. He also set-up and led a successful myectomy multi-disciplinary team for patients in the Northwest of England suffering from hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.

Mr Hoschtitzky commented: “Royal Brompton’s congenital heart disease unit is one of the biggest and best in the UK: around 1,300 procedures are conducted here each year and the unit consistently has among the best patient outcomes in the country. People born with CHD are living longer than ever before and, as a result, demand for these services is increasing.

“Royal Brompton is also recognised as the most influential research unit in the world for adult CHD, and I am absolutely delighted to be joining such an internationally-respected team.”

Welcoming Mr Hoschtitzky, Dr Richard Grocott-Mason, medical director, said: “Andreas brings a wealth of expertise to the Trust and we are all extremely pleased that he chose to join us.  We are committed to investing in, and protecting, our services for CHD patients many of whom we treat from birth to old age.”

Mr Hoschtitzky is also currently working to set up a new, self-sustainable congenital cardiac surgery service for the north-east of Brazil, in conjunction with the International Children’s Heart Foundation.

To find out more about the Trust’s CHD services, visit this section.

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