Aortic Surgery Fellowship success
The Aortic Surgery Fellowship was awarded to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and gave trainee cardiothoracic surgeon, Omar Nawaytou, the opportunity to work with, and learn from, a team of experienced surgeons.
Aortic surgery is a highly specialised and complex field of surgery. The Thoracic Aortic Service at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is the largest of its kind in the UK and performs all types of aortic surgery.
During the 12 month Fellowship, Omar worked with consultant cardiac surgeons Professor Aung Oo, Mr Manoj Kuduvalli, Mr Mark Field and Miss Deborah Harrington. This gave him unparalleled experience of different aortic operations, and the skills and expertise to carry out these lifesaving operations.
Also, Omar became proficient at reviewing new patients and deciding on their management plan, was responsible for the aortic patients in intensive care and on the wards, and was first on call for emergency aortic cases.
Omar has now completed the Fellowship and we are delighted that he has been appointed as a locum consultant aortic surgeon at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, joining the team of surgeons who have been his mentors during the Fellowship.
Omar said “The HRUK Fellowship has been pivotal to my career and I have learnt a great deal. It has expanded my knowledge of aortic surgery, and allowed me to translate this knowledge and expertise for the benefit of patients and the community.”