David McGiffin


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Prof David McGiffin is Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Alfred Health.

The main areas of research for the department centre around improving outcomes in transplantation, particularly donor organ optimisation and preservation as well as innovations in cardiothoracic surgery, including sutureless valves, bidirectional ECMO cannulae and new generation VADs.


Research area keywords

  • cardiac surgery
  • transplantation

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2011 2019

Biofilm formation and migration on ventricular assist device drivelines

Qu, Y., McGiffin, D., Kure, C., Ozcelik, B., Fraser, J., Thissen, H. & Peleg, A. Y., 6 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prophylactic Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation in High Risk Cardiac Surgery: The PINBALL Pilot Multicentre, Registry-Linked, Randomised, Controlled Feasibility Trial

Litton, E., Bass, F., Dickson, C., Hillis, G., Inskip, D., Jacques, T., McGiffin, D., McGuiness, S., Miller, J., Parke, R., Playford, H., Reid, C., Smith, J., Solman, N., Tran, L., Yarad, E., Delaney, A. & on behalf of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Heart Lung and Circulation. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Continued Successful Evolution of Extended Criteria Donor Lungs for Transplantation

Kotecha, S., Hobson, J., Fuller, J., Paul, E., Levvey, B. J., Whitford, H., Paraskeva, M., McGiffin, D., Snell, G. I. & Westall, G. P., 1 Nov 2017, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 104, 5, p. 1702-1709 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ECMO as a bridge to non-transplant cardiac surgery

Wallinder, A., Pellegrino, V., Fraser, J. F. & McGiffin, D. C., 1 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 32, 8, p. 514-521 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Identifying a safe site for intercostal catheter insertion using the mid-arm point (MAP)

Bing, F., Fitzgerald, M., Olaussen, A., Finnegan, P., O'Reilly, G., Gocentas, R., Stergiou, H., Korin, A., Marasco, S. & McGiffin, D., 2017, In : Journal of Emergency Medicine Trauma & Acute Care. 2017, 1, 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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