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

2 Citations (Scopus)

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

A Phase 1 Study of a Novel Bidirectional Perfusion Cannula in Patients Undergoing Femoral Cannulation for Cardiac Surgery

Marasco, S. F., Tutungi, E., Vallance, S. A., Udy, A. A., Negri, J. C., Zimmet, A. D., McGiffin, D. C., Pellegrino, V. A. & Moshinsky, R. A., Mar 2018, In : Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. 13, 2, p. 97-103 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A successful aggressive surgical and medical approach to pulmonary artery obstruction due to Mycobacterium abscessus infection post lung transplantation

Kotecha, S., Smibert, O. C., Doi, A., Gooi, J., Morrissey, O., Paraskeva, M., Snell, G. I. & McGiffin, D., 1 Apr 2018, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 20, 2, 5 p., e12838.

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Suicide right ventricle after lung transplantation for pulmonary vascular disease

Gangahanumaiah, S., Scarr, B. C., Buckland, M. R., Pilcher, D. V., Paraskeva, M. A. & McGiffin, D. C., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 33, 7, p. 412-415 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review