Dr. Andre R. Simon | Cardiac Surgery | London, United Kingdom

Dr. Andre R. Simon Cardiac Surgery, Bypass Surgery, Cardiac Care, London, United Kingdom

About - Dr. Andre R. Simon

Dr André R Simon is Director of Heart and Lung transplantation and Mechanical  Circulatory Assist and Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust in London. He holds a position as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College.

Background and Qualifications

Dr. Simon trained at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, the Harvard Medical School, USA and the Hannover Medical School, Germany, where he qualified as a cardiac and thoracic surgeon.

He attained his Doctorate at the Christian Albrechts University and holds a Higher Doctorate of Medicine at the Hannover Medical School.

He worked as an attending cardiac surgeon at Hannover Medical School form 2003 to 2010 and was the director of the Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program in 2007-2010 where he was instrumental in the clinical development of minimally invasive lung transplantation.

In 2009-2010 he was the director at European Academy for Organ Transplantation (EUCAT) at the Integrated Research and Treatment Center (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research) situated at the Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, founded 2009.

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Complex cardiac surgery
  • Total arterial revascularisation
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Valve Surgery
  • Ventricular assist devices (artificial hearts)
  • Critical care
  • Heart and leart-lung transplantation
  • Minimally invasive lung transplantation
  • Extra corporeal life support

Scientific Interest and Publicated Work

Dr Simon’s scientific interests include transplantation immunology, cardiac imaging and ventricular assist devices and he has raised more than £2m in funding.

He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, reviews and editorials, and has contributed chapters to a variety of text books.

International Reputation

As well as being a reviewer for a number of international peer-reviewed journals, Dr Simon is a member of numerous international boards and scientific advisory committees. He is invited frequently as a lecturer.

Charity and Volunteer Work

Dr Simon is the founder and President of “HeartHelp”, a charitable non-government organisation that provides cardiac surgery for adults in developing countries in Africa.

Recent Publications

  • Viremia after lung transplant: a cohort study on risk factors and symptoms associated with detection of Epstein-Barr virus. Mattner F, Hesse N, Fegbeutel C, Strüber M, Gottlieb J, Sohr D, Welte T, Schulz TF, Simon AR, Engelmann I. Prog Transplant. 2012 Jun;22(2):155-60.
  • Immunochemical Analysis of Mutant CFTR in Lung Explants. Van Barneveld A, Zander I, Hyde R, Länger F, Simon A, Krüger M, Ballmann M, Derichs N, Tümmler B. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2012;30(3):587-95. Epub 2012 Jul 25. PMID: 22832190
  • Angiopoietin-2 is a potential mediator of endothelial barrier dysfunction following cardiopulmonary bypass. Clajus C, Lukasz A, David S, Hertel B, Lichtinghagen R, Parikh SM, Simon A, Ismail I, Haller H, Kümpers P. Cytokine. 2012 Jul 5.
  • Clinical experience with HeartWare left ventricular assist device in patients with end-stage heart failure.Popov AF, Hosseini MT, Zych B, Mohite P, Hards R, Krueger H, Bahrami T, Amrani M, Simon AR. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar;93(3):810-5.
  • Lungs from donation after circulatory death donors: an alternative source to brain-dead donors? Midterm results at a single institution. Zych B, Popov AF, Amrani M, Bahrami T, Redmond KC, Krueger H, Carby M, Simon AR. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Sep;42(3):542-9.
  • Successful treatment of novel H1N1 influenza related fulminant myocarditis with extracorporeal life support.Mohite PN, Popov AF, Bartsch A, Zych B, Dhar D, Moza A, Krueger H, Simon AR. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Dec 20;6:164.

Recent Reviews

Fuehner T, Simon A, Dierich M, Dewall C, Laenger F, Pletz MW, Welte T, Gottlieb J. Indicators for steroid response in biopsy proven acute graft rejection after lung transplantation. Respir Med. 2009 Aug;103(8):1114-21. Epub 2009 Apr 26.

Dierich M, Fuehner T, Welte T, Simon A, Gottlieb J. [Lung transplantation. Indications, long-term results and special impact of follow-up care]. Internist (Berl). 2009 May;50(5):561-71. Review. German

Gottlieb J, Ballmann M, von Mallinckrodt C, Staab D, Smaczny C, Simon A, Welte T, Wagner TO. [Lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis--a position paper]. Pneumologie. 2009 Aug;63(8):451-60. Epub 2009 Aug 7. Review. German.

Strüber M, Meyer AL, Malehsa D, Kugler C, Simon AR, Haverich A. The current status of heart transplantation and the development of "artificial heart systems". Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2009 Jul;106(28-29):471-7. Epub 2009 Jul 13. Review

Education - Dr. Andre R. Simon

Trained at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, the Harvard Medical School, USA and the Hannover Medical School, Germany, Qualified as a cardiac and thoracic surgeon. Doctorate at the Christian Albrechts University and holds a Higher Doctorate of Medicine at the Hannover Medical School.

Membership - Dr. Andre R. Simon

Member of:

  • The European Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery,
  • The International Xenotransplantation Association,
  • The American Society of Transplantation,
  • The German Society of Cardiology,
  • The German Society of Transplantation,
  • The German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,
  • Among Others.

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