In alphabetical order by last name
Hazem Al Badoui

Hazem Al Badoui

1993-1996 – American University of Beirut, Lebanon (Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology)

1996-2000 - American University of Beirut, Lebanon (Doctor of Medicine)

July 2000-June 2001 - American University of Beirut Medical Center, Department Of Pediatrics, Beirut, Lebanon (First year Pediatric Resident)

July 2001-June 2004 - Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital - Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, Paterson, New Jersey (Pediatrics Residency)

July 2004-June 2007 - The Heart Institute for Children, Hope Children’s Hospital, University of Illinois at Chicago, Oak Lawn, Illinois (Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship)

December 1999, USMLE STEP 1

August 2000, USMLE STEP 2

December 2003, USMLE STEP 3

September 2000, CSA

October 2000, ECFMG

July 2004 (Current), State of Illinois Medical License

October 2004, American Board of Pediatrics

November 2010, American Board of Pediatric Cardiology

March 2005, Moderate/Deep Sedation

March 2006, Congenital Heart Pathology

Khalid Alkhamees

Khaled Alkhamees.

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon,
Director of OR Department
Director of VAD and ECMO Programs, Saud Al-Babtain Cardiac Center, Dammam
Visiting Cardiac Surgeon, Hôpital La pitié, Paris

Current Appointments

  • Chief of Operating Rooms Department, Saud Al-Babtain Cardiac Center, (JCI accredited), Ministry of Health, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, since 2014.
  • Director of Ventricular Assist Device and ECMO Programs, Saud Al-Babtain Cardiac Center, Ministry of Health, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, since 2013
  • Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Saud Al-Babtain Cardiac Center, Ministry of Health, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, since 2012.
  • Visiting Cardiac Surgeon, Pitie-Salpetriere Heart Institute, University of Paris VI, Paris, France, since 2011.


  • Executive Specialized Master for Medical Management and Hospital Administration, ESCP-Europe (The first business school in the world-1819), Paris, France.
  • French Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DESC), University of Paris 5, Paris, France.
  • Clinical Fellowship in Adult Cardiac Surgery, University of Laval, Quebec City, Canada.
  • Diploma, Artificial Heart and Circulatory Support Devices, University of Paris VI, Paris, France. Diploma, Endovascular Treatment of Heart Valves Pathology, University of Paris Descartes, Paris, France.
  • Diploma, Heart Valves Surgery, University of Paris VI, Paris, France.
  • Certificate of Higher Special Education in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,University of Paris V, Paris, France.
  • Certificate of Special Education in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Paris VI, Paris, France. King Saud University, College of Medicine (M.B.B.S), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Banke Ayanleke

Banke Ayanleke

Clinical Pharmacist, MSc, MPH
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, managed by Cleveland Clinic
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Banke Ayanleke is the Clinical Pharmacist in charge of pediatric critical care at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical city (SKMC) managed by Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi.

Banke received her Pharmacy degree from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom in 2004, and completed her clinical pharmacy board certification at the School of Pharmacy, University of London.

Prior to her relocation to the Middle East Banke acquired her clinical experience from her resident training and her vast practice in medical/surgical/critical and ambulatory pharmacy service from Basildon and Thurrock NHS hospital in London. She is currently an active preceptor for the studentship and prospective Clinical residency program of the pharmacy Division in SKMC.

She completed a Master’s degree in Public Health (Health Services Management) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Nicholas Barrett

Nichlas Barrett

Dr Nicholas Barrett is a consultant in critical care medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust who originally trained in both anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in Australia.

He has set up and continues to lead the severe cardiac and respiratory failure programme at GSTT, with particular interests in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R). He is a specialist advisor to NICE on ECMO & ECCO2R, a founder and committee member of EuroELSO, a CQC inspector, an advisor to Japan and Qatar on ECMO and a member of the ECMO advisory group to the ICU CRG.

Robert Bartlett

Robert Bartlett

Professor of Surgery, Emeritus University of Michigan USA

(A biographic sketch prepared by the American College of Surgeons on the occasion of the Jacobson Award for Innovation in Surgery.)

Robert H. Bartlett, MD, FACS, received a BA from Albion College, Albion, Michigan, in 1960 and a MD, with honors, from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1963. He moved to Boston, where he served as an Intern, Resident, and Senior Resident in Surgery at Peter Bent Brigham and Children’s Hospital. In 1968, he was the Chief Resident in Thoracic Surgery at that institution and the following year served as its Chief Resident Surgeon. While at Brigham, he was a Research Fellow in Surgery, named the Arthur Tracy Cabot Teaching Fellow in Surgery, and became a Harvey Cushing Fellow. He also was a National Institutes of Health Trainee in Academic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

In 1970, he joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine, as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. Over the next decade, Dr. Bartlett served as the Assistant Director of Surgical Services and the Director of the Burn Center and rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery.

In 1980, he returned to the University of Michigan Medical Center, where his illustrious career continued. He became the Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Director of Graduate Education, and Chief of the Trauma/Critical Care Division. As Professor of Surgery in the Sections of General and Thoracic Surgery, he developed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and the Extracorporeal Life Support Program. Dr. Bartlett is currently Professor Emeritus of Surgery.

Robert Bartlett’s professional life has been characterized by exceptional vision, creativity, persistence, and energy. When Dr. Bartlett began his work at Brigham, cardiopulmonary bypass was limited to a few hours, because direct exposure of blood to oxygen for prolonged intervals was lethal. This observation led to the development of gas-permeable membranes that were interposed between the blood and the gas. In 1969, Dr. Bartlett published an account of a membrane oxygenator that allowed partial bypass in animals for up to four days. The following year he described a simple, reliable membrane oxygenator for organ perfusion. In 1975, Dr. Bartlett successfully treated the first infant, a little girl named by the nurses Esperanza, meaning “Hope,” with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO. Five years later the neonatal ECMO project moved with Dr. Bartlett from the University of California, Irvine, to the University of Michigan, where experience gradually increased from a few cases each year to several cases each month. He standardized the technique and exported his ideas throughout the world. By virtue of his extraordinary perseverance, many varieties of neonatal lung failure were changed from 90 percent mortality rate to 90 percent survival rate. Many thousands of infants have been saved by his extraordinary bioengineering and clinical innovation.

Since 1982, the technology has been adapted to pediatric patients with respiratory failure. Seventy percent have survived, and none have had long-term pulmonary disability. Extension to adult respiratory distress syndrome was much more difficult. The original randomized studies showed only a 10 percent survival rate in both treated and control groups. In spite of these discouraging results, Dr. Bartlett persisted and eventually achieved survival in more than 50 percent of adult patients. He has also pioneered the use of both arterial venous and venovenous hemofiltration.

Dr. Bartlett’s talents as an extraordinary investigator have been recognized throughout his career with 26 separate research grants, 14 from the National Institutes of Health, including an RO1 grant for the development of a totally artificial lung. His research interests continue to expand. Under his guidance, the University of Michigan Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Extracorporeal Circulation Research Laboratory is pursuing projects studying blood clotting in extracorporeal circulation, liquid ventilation, implantable lung devices, pulmonary fibrosis in acute lung injury, and many more techniques for prolonged extracorporeal circulation. Dr. Bartlett’s team is also developing an artificial liver system for use in patients who are waiting for liver transplants.

Dr. Bartlett has held leadership roles in most of the professional societies associated with critical care and the development of artificial organs. He has been president of both the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs and the International Society for Artificial Organs. He has served on the editorial boards of 10 major medical journals and written more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed publications.

His commitment to the American College of Surgeons includes being Co-Chair of the Postgraduate Course on Fluids and Electrolytes and a key member of the Pre- and Postoperative Care Committee. In 1996, the received the College’s prestigious Sheen Award for Research, and two years ago he gave the I.S. Ravdin Lecture in the Basic Sciences.

His contributions to surgery have been recognized by numerous awards, including a Medial of Special Recognition from the National Academy of Surgery of France, the McGraw Medial of the Detroit Surgical Association, the Medallion for Scientific Achievement from the American Surgical Association, and election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Jacobson Award recognizes innovation, a special type of scientific contribution epitomized by Dr. Bartlett’s efforts. However, his interests include a full range of general and thoracic surgery clinical problems. In addition to being a skilled surgeon, consummate investigator, charismatic teacher, and dedicated bioengineer, he has lectured throughout the world. His students in both critical care and bioengineering continue to carry on his tradition of excellence.

Martin Beiderlinden

Martin Beiderlinden

Alternative Anticoagulation and HIT on ECMO
Marienhospital Osnabrück – Germany

1997 Consultant of Intensive Care Medicine and Anesthesiology at the University hospital of Essen, Germany, building up the ECMO program for treatment of severe ARDS

2007 Associate professor for Anesthesiology at University hospital of Düsseldorf, Germany

2009 Director and head of the department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Marienhospital Osnabrück, teaching hospital of the medical school of Hannover.

Starting the ECMO program in a non-university hospital setting for treatment of severe respiratory failure following severe trauma

Nicolas Brechot

Nicolas Brechot

Medical ICU Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris
INSERM U1050. Collège de France, Paris

Doctor Nicolas Bréchot, MD, PhD is Doctor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Paris, Pierre et Marie Curie, and a senior intensivist in the ICU department at the “Institut de Cardiologie”, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France.

Main research interests:

  • - Care of the critically ill cardiac patient (cardiogenic shock, acute myocardial infarction, complicated heart surgery and heart transplantation)
  • - Inflammation disorders during severe aggression. Research thematic developed in partnership with the unit INSERM U1050. College de France, Paris
  • - Mechanical circulatory assistance and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • - Rescue therapies for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, including ECMO and ECCO2R
  • - Severe infections in ICU patients

Doctor Brechot is Member of:

    - the Société de Réanimation de Langue Française (SRLF)
  • - the ESICM, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
  • - The Extra Corporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)

Luiz Caneo

Luiz Caneo

Affiliate Professor Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery
Senior Surgeon - Pediatric Cardiac Division
ECMO Center Director
Heart Institute. University of Sao Paulo Medical School Brazil

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery - Division of Surgery - Heart Institute, University of São Paulo Medical School

Affiliate Professor - Dept. of Cardiopneumology - Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo Medical School

ECMO Center Director Steering Committee - ELSO Latin America Chapter

Latin America – ELSO – Chairman (2015/2016)

State of Sao Paulo Cardiovascular Society - Board of Trustee – member (2016 – 2017)

Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery - Brazilian Cardiovascular Surgery Society – Chairman (2013/2015)

Graduated in Medicine (1979 - 1984);

Residency in General Surgery (1985-1986 );

Residency in Cardiovascular Surgery (Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, 1987-1989);

Doctorate in Medicine - PhD in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (University of São Paulo Medical School, 1999)

Surgeon in-chief - Cardiovascular Surgery Program of InCor/Hospital SEPACO (1990-2000);

Department of Surgery Director, Heart Institute, Federal District (DF) - Zerbini Foundation (2003 - April 2009);

Medical and Technical Director (Heart Institute (DF) - Zerbini Foundation, 2008)

President of the Board of Trustee - Heart Institute (DF), Zerbini Foundation, 2009).

Special Interests in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Adult Congenital Heart Diseases, public health and pediatric cardiovascular surgery systems; quality program and staff training in cardiovascular surgery; database in cardiovascular surgery, ECMO, mechanical circulatory support (VADs) and pediatric heart transplantation.

Gerry Capatos

South Africa

Steven Conrad

Steve Conrad

Professor of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Shreveport, LA

  • 1974 BS Biology/Chemistry University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • 1978 MD Medicine Louisiana State University School of Medicine
  • 1980 MS Biometry Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 1981 MSE Biomedical Engineering Louisiana Tech University
  • 1985 PhD Biomedical Engineering Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2001 MBA Business Administration Louisiana State University in Shreveport
  • 2003 MSST Computer Systems Louisiana State University in Shreveport
  • 2006 MSc Bioinformatics University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • 1978-80 National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics,
  • Department of Biometry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 1981-83 Resident in Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
  • 1983-84 Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
  • 1984-86 Fellow in Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
  • 1984 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, #097067 (perpetual)
  • 1987 Diplomate in Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, #097067 (Recertified 1997, 2007)
  • 1990 Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, #882505 (recertified 1999, 2009)
  • 1995-05 Certified Nutrition Support Physician (CNSP), National Board of Nutrition Support Certification (recertified 2000)
  • 2002-05 Certified Clinical Research Investigator (CCRI), Association of Clinical Research Investigators (02-026)
  • 2007 Diplomate in Neurocritical Care, United Council for Neurological Subspecialties 2013 Diplomate in Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine, #070866

Mark Duthie

Mark Duthie.

Consultant, CPICU

Scottish by birth educated and trained in Paediatrics in UK. Travelled first to Sydney’s Westmead Hospital in Australia and then to BC Children’s in Vancouver, Canada as a PICU Fellow. Took up a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist position in Leicester in 2005 and working there until July 2015.

Now working in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City as a Paediatric Intensivist and Co-Director of ECMO. Special interests in Cardiac Intensive Care and ECMO. Published work includes Chapters on Blood Disorders and Fluid and Electrolyte management in Paediatric Critical Care textbooks.

Akram Abd El-Bary

Akram Abd El-Bary

Critical Care Department Cairo university Egypt
Assistant professor of critical care, Cairo University.

Trained in La pitie Salpetriere, Cardiology institute, Paris, France. ECLS diploma, University of Pierre Marie Curie, Paris, France. Head of ECMO unit, Cairo University. Consultant of Critical Care and interventional Cardiology.


Khaled El-Rifai

Khaled El-Rifai


Bachelor in nursing sciences | 31/07/1990 | Saint Joseph university Lebanon

University diploma in cardiothoracic surgery perfusion 20/06/2001 Saint Joseph University Lebanon

Provide patient care (both adult and pediatric perfusion) in support, treatment, measurement and supplementation of the circulatory and/or respiratory system including the performance of short term and long term cardiopulmonary bypass, mechanical cardiac/circulatory support, autologous blood safety, hyperthermia inter-peritoneal chemotherapy, monitory and diagnostic measurement, organ procurement and preservation. Provide leadership in the evaluation of techniques and/or equipment, which supports the clinical application of pre-clinical trials of the techniques and/or equipment being evaluated.

Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and that of the OR Administration Department.

Registered nurse in operating room | aub-mc | December 3, 1990-june 18, 1999
Perfusionist or cardiothoracic surgery | aub-mc | June 18, 1999- august 2011
Lead perfusionist or cardiothoracic surgery aub-mc august 2011- till present
Lead Perfusionist or Cardiothoracic Surgery AUB-MC Beirut, Lebanon (HIS DESIGNATION)

Alia Abdel Fattah

Alia Abdel Fattah


MB., B. Ch., "Very Good"
(Cairo University, 1978). Master of cardiology
(Cairo University, November, 1984).

Critical Care Unite since 1982 in Cairo University.
Nuclear Cardiology at:
Philadelphia heart institute USA (1993) up to 1994.
Bermingham, Ulabama University USA (2000).

Fellow in Critical Care Unit, Cairo University 1982-1992.
Lecturer of Critical Care, Cairo University (1992 - 1997).
Assistant Professor of Critical Care, Cairo University (1997- 2002).
Professor of Critical Care, Cairo University (2002).
Member of Egyptian Society of Cardiology (1981).
Member of Egyptian Society of Hypertension (1994).
Member of American society of Nuclear Cardiology (1994).
Director of nuclear cardiology laboratory, Cairo University Hospitals (1998).
Secretary of Egyptian league for nuclear cardiology (league from Egyptian society of cardiology).
Board Reviewer in Journal of American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2001).
Member Of European Society Of Nuclear Medicine (2004).
Board Reviewer in Journal of European Society of Nuclear Medicine (2005).
Chief of Critical Care Department, Cairo University (2005).
Vice – president of new kasr el-Aini Hospital, Cairo University (2007 - 2010).
Consultant for Ministry of Health (2010).
Chief of Critical Care Department, Cairo University (2011).
Director of ECMO unit in Critical Care Department, Cairo University (2013)

James Fortenberry

James Fortenberry

Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine, USA

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics
Morehouse School of Medicine, USA

Academic appointments

  • Primary appointments:
    • Professor, Pediatric Critical Care
    • Department of Pediatrics
    • Emory University School of Medicine
    • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
    • Department of Pediatrics
    • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Clinical appointments:

    • Pediatrician in Chief, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
      June 2009-present:
    • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta:
      Endowed Chief of Medicine
      February 2015-present
    • Chair, ECMO Leadership Council
      Children’s Center for ECMO and Advanced Technologies
      Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
      June 2012-present
    • Vice Section Chief, Critical Care Medicine,
      Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
    • Research Director
      Division of Pediatric Critical Care
      Emory University School of Medicine
      July 2011-July 2014
    • Member
      Ebola Clinical Care Core Team
      Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
      Emory University School of Medicine
      November 2014-present
Klaus Görlinger

Klaus Görlinger

Medical Director of Tem International GmbH, Munich, Germanyy

Dr. Klaus Görlinger worked as a Senior Consultant for Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Pain Therapy, and Haemostaseology at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Essen, Germany, responsible for trauma surgery and emergency medicine, visceral surgery and liver transplantation, and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery from December 1986 until June 2012.

His main field of research is the development and implementation of point-of-care-guided algorithms for goal-directed perioperative bleeding management.

From 2009 to 2012 he worked as the chair of the section ‘Clinical Haemotherapy and Haemostasis Management’ of the German Interdisciplinary Association of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), as a member of the scientific subcommittee ‘Transfusion and Haemostasis’ and the ‘Task Force for Management of Severe Perioperative Bleeding’ of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA).

Since July 2012 he is the Medical Director of Tem International GmbH, Munich, Germany.

Dr. med. Klaus Görlinger Senior Consultant for Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Pain Therapy, and Haemostaseology
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine University Hospital Essen, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Venkat Goyal

Venkat Goyal


D.M. Cardiology (K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai)
M.D. Medicine (Jaipur)
M.B. & B.S. (University of Rajasthan)

After Post graduation (> 7 years training in Cardiology as senior resident)

Nearly 2 years (22 months) training in Cardiology at Bombay Hospital

More than 5 years (62 months) training in Cardiology at KEM Hospital, Bombay

Total exposure of 19 months in I.C.C.U /I.C.U during the above experience

About 5 years of cardiac Cath lab training in all interventions and diagnostics

More than 2 years of private practice in western suburbs from Virar to Malad

During Post Graduation (Sept. 1989 to August 1992)

3 years residency in Internal Medicine, S.M.S. Hospital, Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Of which 1 year training was in I.C.C.U and 4 months training in Cardiology

After Graduation (1988)
1 year internship at A.K. Hospital, Beawar, Rajasthan

Ibrahim Fawzy Hassan

Ibrahim Fawzy Hassan

Director, Corporate Critical Care Center
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Deputy Medical Director, Ambulance Service
Clinical lead, Corporate ECMO Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetic Medicine
Hamad Medical Corporation - Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar


  • 1992-1993 Kharkov University (Russian Language)
  • 1993-1995 Dnepropetrovsk Medical Academy (Anatomy and Physiology)
  • 1995-2000 Bogomolets National Medical University (Doctor of Medicine)
  • 2011-2012 Hamad General Hospital/WCMC-Q
    Consultant, Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • 2011-2014 Hamad General Hospital/WCMC-Q
    Associate Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2012-Present Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
    Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics Medicine
  • 2012-Present Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • 2013-Present Hamad Medical Corporation
    Deputy Medical Director, Ambulance Service
  • 2013-Present Hamad Medical Corporation
    Program Director, Severe Respiratory Failure Service,
    Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program
  • 2012-Present Hamad General Hospital
    Director of Medical Critical Care Division
    Sr. Consultant Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • 2014-Present Hamad Medical Corporation
    Director, Corporate Critical Care Center

Mohamed Salim Kabbani

Dr Mohamed Kabbani

Consultant in Pediatric Cardiac ICU Division at King Abdulaziz Medical City
Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs

  • Dr. Mohamed Kabbani is currently a Consultant in Pediatric Cardiac ICU Division at King Abdulaziz Medical City – Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs.
  • He served as PCICU-Division Head of the same institution from 2007 until 2014. He is also an Assistant Professor in King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University and a Training Center Faculty for PALS by American Heart Association.
  • Dr. Kabbani graduated from Damascus Medical School, Syria on 1987
  • He finished Pediatric Residency training in Rush Prespeterian St Luke University, U.S.A and got his American Board of Pediatrics in 1992.
  • He completed training in fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in University of Florida and American Board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine subspecialty in 1998.
  • In addition to that, Dr. Kabbani has many publications under his name and participated in many national and international meetings.
  • He is also an active facilitator and trainer in different resuscitation courses.

Poonam Malhotra Kapoor

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M.B.B.S., M.D, D.N.B. (Anaesthesia): MNAMS, FIACTA (Honorary), FTEE (Honorary), FISCU (Honorary)
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, CN Centre,
All India Institute of Medical sciences, New Delhi (INDIA)

Department of Anesthesiology,
Nemours Children Hospital Orlando,
University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

  • Founder Secretary and Office Incharge of “The Society of Cardiac Anaesthesiology – Delhi and NCR Branch” (2009-2015).
  • “National Advisor TEE IACTA”
  • “President Elect” of the ECMO SOCIETY OF INDIA for the year 2012 - 13. Member of Committee made for Setting of Question paper of DNB – Cardiac Anaesthesia.
  • “Web Editor” for Indian Academy of Echocardiography Delhi Branch.
  • Honorary Executive Member of newly formed Indian Association of Echocardiography Delhi Branch.
  • Honorary member of Go Green Society for maintaining greenery in Greater Kailash by NDMC, New Delhi.
  • Former Executive Council Member of IACTA, National Body since last six years.
  • Former Treasurer - IACTA & Incharge – IACTA Secretariat, New Delhi from 2008-12.
  • Was the Organizing secretary of the 15th Annual National Conference of IACTA to be held in February 2012 at New Delhi.
  • Continuing Honorary helper for running of “Ram Memorial Clinic” a charitable organization after my father’s demise the clinic every Sunday morning to afternoon with seven other doctors.
  • Started a “Gurukal” and imparting education to 8 orphaned children at Delhi University, Delhi.
  • Member of Go Green Society maintained greenery in Greater Kailash, formed by MCD Delhi.

Examiner of the following:

  • DM-Cardiac Anaesthesia Examination
  • IGNOU for making and setting of Question paper for Diploma in Cardiac Anesthesiology & Critical Care.
  • M.D –Anaesthesia for Examination and Thesis correction and paper setting, Aligarh Muslim University
  • Perioperative TEE examination of IACTA.
  • Fellow-in-IACTA (FIACTA) examination of IACTA.
  • Chief interest –

    Haemodynamic Monitoring, Paediatric cardiac anaesthesia, Transesophageal Echocardiography and using different monitoring techniques to improve patient outcome and an environmentalist also. I am involved in many research projects (AIIMS, ICMR and International collaboration) dealing with Haemodynamic monitoring and Paediatric preconditioning, TEE and prognostic markers in paediatric cardiac surgery and environment.

    Publications in indexed journals: 55

    Many scholarships & Awards like TN Jha, Janak Mehta Award, “Award of Excellence in Cardiology” for best paper in National & International conferences.

Praveen Khilnani

Praveen Khilnani

Consultant and HOD Pediatric intensive care, Mediclinic City Hospital,Dubai
Director pediatric critical care and pulmonology services
BLK superspeciality hospital, Delhi.
President ECMO Society of India
Vice President Indian Society of CriticalCareMedicine(ISCCM)

He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College .He trained in Anesthesiology(MD) from All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi. in 1983. He underwent pediatric residency in St louis Missouri,USA and fellowship in Neonatal and Pediatric critical care in prestigious Harvard university at Massachussettes General Hospital1988-1990 . He underwent pediatric cardiac intensive care training at Boston childrens hospital . He has established many major PICUs in the US and in India and currently director of Pediatric ECMO program at BLK superspeciality hospital.He has been involved with the field of pediatric ECMO for past 26 years in the US and India.

He has numerous international publications and books. He is American board certified in pediatric critical care medicine and fellow American college of Critical Care medicine(FCCM). He is editor in chief of Journal of Pediatric critical care.

Laszlo Kiraly

Laszlo Kiraly

Head, Consultant, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City managed by Cleveland Clinic
Institute of Cardiac Sciences UAE

Dr. Kiraly received his MD at Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary. He accomplished the curriculum of General Surgery in Hungary. He then received full training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in France (CCML, Paris), in the UK (GOS in London, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre) and in the US, concluding in his National and European Cardiothoracic Board certification (FETCS).

He was appointed as Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief at the National Pediatric Centre in Budapest in 2000. He served as Chair of Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery/Intensive Care Unit from 2000-2006, during which period, that institution has become the leading pediatric cardiac unit in Central Europe.

He joined SKMC in 2007 to establish a new tertiary-care pediatric cardiac service for the UAE. Since the start of this program there have been over 2500 pediatric cardiac surgeries performed with outstanding results. Many of new surgical modalities (e.g. extracorporeal life support, complex neonatal open-heart surgery, hybrid surgery, modified Norwood procedure, Ross operation, double-switch operation etc.) have been introduced by him to SKMC’s Pediatric Cardiac Services for the first time in the UAE. Among others, hybrid cardiac surgery program is a novel approach that is only available at SKMC in the entire Gulf region. The Pediatric Cardiac Program has now been recognized as the national provider for congenital heart disease from neonatal to adolescent (GUCH) age. SEHA, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company has elected SKMC Pediatric Cardiac Surgery as one of its eight “Center of Excellence” programs. Dr. Kiraly is currently completing his PhD thesis on establishment of a comprehensive program in congenital cardiac surgery at the Postdoctoral School of Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary.

Roberto Lorusso

Roberto Lorusso

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Department Maastricht University Medical Centre, MUMC, Maastricht The Netherlands

Qualification obtained in 1987 : Medical Doctor, University of Milan, Italy (score : 110/110 cum Laude)

Employment status from 1988 to 1989 : Surgical Fellow at the Cardiac Surgery Unit (Director : Prof. Ottavio Alfieri), Community Hospital, Brescia, Italy

Employment Status from 1999 to 2007 : Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery Unit (and Head of the Experimental Cardiac Surgery Experimental Laboratory from 2003), Community Hospital, Brescia, Italy

Employment Status from 2008 up to date : Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery Unit, Community Hospital, Head of the ECMO and Surgery for Heart Failure Programmes, and Head of the Cardiac Surgery Experimental Laboratory, Community Hospital, Brescia, Italy


Graduation at the Medical School, University of Milan, Italy

Cardiac Surgery Degree (Specialization), University of Bari, Italy

PhD, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Master, Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris, France (at the La Pitiè Hospital)(artificial heart and mechanical circulatory support systems, 1995-1996

Master, LUISS University, Rome, Italy (Health Management), 2006-2007

Master, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy (minimally invasive cardiac surgery), 2014-2015

Malaika Mendonca

Maria Mendonca

Division Chief Paediatric Cardiac Critical Care
ECMO Program Director
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, managed by Cleveland Clinic – Abu Dhabi – UAE

Dr Malaika Mendonca graduated from the Essen Medical School University (Universitäts Klinik Essen) in 1996. During her residency training for anaesthesia and critical care, she encountered her first practical experiences in the field of Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS), while rotating through the ICU.

She acquired International experience and knowledge through electives and observership in the Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada, and the Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, USA

After completing her Board Certification (Facharzt) in 2001, she joined the Ludwig Maximilian University Hospital in Munich to lead the Cardiac Paediatric Critical Care Unit, and in this capacity had major exposure to ECMO, ventricular assist devices and heart transplant.

Always interested in new perspectives and challenges, she was offered in 2004 to support the creation of the Paediatric Critical Care Unit in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi. After an initial set up phase limited to 6 beds, the Unit expanded to the current 27 beds, and serves the whole UAE. Dr Malaika Mendonca is the Division Chief of the Cardiac PICU since 2010.

As ECMO Program Director, she established the foundation and growth of the program so that SKMC is now the reference centre in the UAE and leading centre in the Gulf region.

Her dedication to education, teaching, knowledge exchange and update has made her a frequently invited speaker in local and international conferences, and Dr Malaika Mendonca is delighted to have been given the honour to organize and chair the 3rd SWAC ELSO Conference.

Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller

Consultant of Intensive Care Medicine and Pneumology University Medical Centre Regensburg Germany

Thomas Müller is a Consultant of Intensive Care Medicine and Pneumology at the University Medical Centre Regensburg, one of Germany´s most active ECMO Centres with about 150 runs per year. He is head of the Medical ICU and a member of the Steering Committee of EURO ELSO. He hosted the 4th International EuroELSO Congress in Regensburg in 2015.

His special professional interests include the treatment of severe acute lung failure and the management of patients post resuscitation. Since 1996 his department is engaged in the optimization of miniaturized ECMO devices in use both for severe ARDS and circulatory failure.

Mark Ogino

Mark Ogino

Medical Director, Nemours Partnership Network
Medical Director of the Nemours Partners for Perinatal Management and Director of Critical Care Services Director of ELSO Education Courses USA

Dr. Ogino attended the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and received his pediatric training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

He completed his Neonatology fellowship and Pediatric Infectious Disease Research fellowship at UCSD. After his fellowship, he joined the Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego faculty and became the Director of the Cardiac Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

In 1996, Dr. Ogino returned to the Massachusetts General Hospital where he was the Director of the NICU.

In 2001, he moved to Hawaii where he was the Chief of Neonatology at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Honolulu, and the Director of the Hanuloa ECMO Program at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

In 2010, Dr. Ogino returned to the east coast to join the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Newborn Care Unit and became the Medical Director of the CHOP NICU at Chester County Hospital. Dr. Ogino was recruited to Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children to lead the Neonatology Division and also to build the Critical Care ECMO Program in 2012.

He is currently the Medical Director, Nemours Partnership Network, Medical Director of the Nemours Partners for Perinatal Management and Director of Critical Care Services. As the Medical Director of the Nemours Partnership Network, Dr. Ogino oversees 11 Nemours Partner hospitals in the Delaware Valley. Dr Ogino was the past ELSO Chair of Logistics and Education (2009-2015), and is currently the Director of ELSO Education Courses.

He remains actively involved with the international extracorporeal life support community, sharing his passion in the education of medical teams using advanced learning methods.

Pranay Oza

Pranay Oza



  • BHMS (Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine & Surgery) in 1995
  • ACLS & ECLS course

ECMO specialist training

  • National Taiwan University Hospital – Taiwan
  • National Children’s Hospital, Ohio, Columbus, USA
  • Michigan University, USA
  • University of Leicester, UK


  • Working as an Intensivist & ECMO specialist in Riddhivinayak critical care & Cardiac centre, Malad, Mumbai, India since 20yrs


    Paper presentations:
  • ARDS & ECMO in ISCCM conference ‘Criticare 2011’

  • ECMO volume I (practical Manual) published in Nov 2010, (a first book on ECMO in India)
  • Synopsis of ECMO booklet published in April 2011
  • ECMO volume II (theoretical manual) published in 2012
  • Manual of ECMO published in 2013

Kenneth Palmer

Kenneth Palmer

Kenneth Palmér, MD

Research Experience

Ann Arbor Michigan 1989

ECMO coagulation and sSVO2

Karolinska University Hospital

ECMO coagulation and Carmeda Surface

Suneel Pooboni

Dr Suneel Kumar Pooboni


Senior Consultant, Pediatric critical care and ECMO unit,
University hospitals of Leicester, UK

MBBS: 1983: Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, AP, And India
MD Pediatrics: 1987: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
DCH: 1997: Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, UK MRCP: 1999: Royal College of Physicians, UK

MRCPCH: 2001: Royal College of Pediatrics & Child Health, UK

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care: 2007: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

CCT: 2007: Board certified by Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board, (PMETB) UK in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care

FRCPCH: 2008: Royal College of Pediatrics & Child Health, UK FRCP: 2010: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK FCCP: 2010: College of Chest College of Physicians, USA

Sept 2014 till Nov 2015: I worked as Head of the department of Pediatric Critical Care and Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation at Krishna Institute of medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India since Sept 2014.

Sept 2007 till to Sept 2014: I worked as Consultant in Pediatric Critical Care and Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation at University Hospitals of Leicester, United Kingdom. I looked after children requiring general medical, surgical (including neonatal), cardiac pediatric intensive care including those on Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation. I looked after neuro surgical cases at Birmingham children’s hospital and Nottingham University hospital.

2012 June - August: Head of the Department, Critical care and Pediatrics, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Secunderabad, India

2006-2007: Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

2005-2006: Specialist Registrar, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK

2004: Staff Pediatrician, Department of Pediatric Critical Care, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK

2000-2003: Fellow in Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK

2000: Specialist Registrar in Endocrinology and Neonatal Intensive care: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK

1999: Specialist Registrar, Pediatric Critical Care, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK

1999: Acting Registrar, Pediatric Pulmonology, Royal Hospital for Sick children, Edinburgh, UK

1996-1998: Senior House Officer, Pediatrics: Darlington, Manchester, Birmingham, and Hastings, UK

1992-1996: Consultant Neonatologist, Neonatal Intensive Unit, Taif, Saudi Arabia

1988-1992: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Neonatology, Institute of Child Health, Niloufer Hospital, Hyderabad, India

1987-88: Civil Assistant Surgeon, Department of Health, Andhra Pradesh, India

Syed Rizvi

Dr Syed Rizvi

Chief Biomedical sciences Line
Chief Cardiac Perfusionist

  • Chief Cardiac Perfusionist, AKUH
  • Presdent society of perfusion Pakistan
  • External examinar of NICVD perfusion cource
  • Coordinator of Cardiac services AKUH
  • Coordinator Cath lab of AKUH
  • Coordinator Perfusion Training Program of AKUH and Nairobi Kenya
  • Member Advisory Committee of cardiac coordination group Kenya Nairobi
  • Sr. Manager of Operating Room, Recovery room, Day care surgery, D-1, Endoscopy, and Oncology

Mohamed Shalaby

Dr Mohamed Shalaby

MD, Anesthesia & Critical Care Consultant, Critical Care Medicine
Deputy Head of Intensive Care Department
Assistant Director of ECMO Program
King Fahd General Hospital Jeddah, KSAKSA

Dr. Mohammed Shalaby is the Assistant Director of ECMO Program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is working as Consultant and Deputy Head of Intensive Care Department since 2010 at King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah. He is the Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Mansoura University of Egypt, where he received his master and PhD. He has more than 50 cases experience in VV ECMO support for severe ARDS cases, secondary to MERS-CoV, H1N1 pneumonias or traumas.

Judit Till

Consultant Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, SKMC
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE.

Graduated from Medical School 1997

Board Certification of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care 2002

Since 2003 working as Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist

Currently at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi

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