Mr Cesare Quarto
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
A Consultant Cardiac Surgeon.
I am a Consultant Cardio-thoracic surgeon, specialised in complex aortic
procedures with a special interest in trans-catheter based procedures and in
extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist
devices (VAD). During my training I worked alongside many leading
consultants gaining a range of experience in both the UK and Italy. This has
led to me having extremely strong surgical numbers, particularly in the field
of aortic surgery.
Over the last 18 months I have focused on developing my skills in catheter
based procedures (for which I believe there is a strong future), currently
managing one trans-cather aortic valve implantation (TAVI) list per
fortnight. In addition I am involved in innovative procedures, such as trans-
catheter mitral valve replacement.
During my training and time in the UK, I have been involved in mechanical
heart support such as ECMO and VAD and in my current role I am part of
1:3 rota to support the VA-ECMO program.
Throughout my career I have published academic papers developing the field
of cardiothoracic surgery. This is also reflected in my keen interest in
training the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons to engage in patient
Area of Expertise
Adult cardiac surgery with a specific expertise in surgical management of valvular heart disease
Main NHS appointment
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital