Mr Marius Berman is a cardiothoracic surgeon providing the full range of cardiac surgical procedures in adult patients. He is the Surgical Lead for Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Royal Papworth Hospital. He is also Associate National Clinical Lead for Organ Retrieval at NHS Blood and Transplant.

Mr. Berman is the consultant lead for patient safety in surgery and transplantation.  He is also a member of the heart and lung transplant team, and has an extensive experience of the use of mechanical circulatory and respiratory support. In particular, he has used a large number of different artificial pumps to support the heart, both in the short and long terms. In 2006, Mr. Berman started a post CCT fellowship in adult heart and lung transplantation, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary endarterectomy surgery at Royal Papworth Hospital.

His research focus is on the improvement of outcomes for transplantation, and in the development of a new approach to circulatory support.

Specialist Clinical Interests

Clinical lead for Organ Retrieval
Heart and Lung Transplantation,
Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support

Research Interests

Heart and Lung Transplantation.
Donor Organ resuscitation

Education and Training

MD – 2000, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Master in Cardiothoracic Surgery – 2005, Tel Aviv University, Israel
FRCS (CTh) – 2014

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

GMC full registration (6148696)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Member of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Member of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Surgical Lead for Papworth CALS course
Faculty member of the CRiSP course - Royal College of Surgeons
Faculty member of British Cardiovascular Society – Surgical skills

Recent and Important Publications

Book Chapters
Berman M.
  Hyperlipidemia and Immunosuppressive Therapy – Pitfalls of Post Transplantation Management in Cholesterol in Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease. Chapter 6, p. 103-130.  NOVA Publishers

Berman M, Jenkins D. Pulmonary artery obliterative disease – pathophysiology and management. Core Topics in Cardiac Surgery, Cambridge University Press. In press

Catarino P, Berman M, Dunning J.   Pulmonary Transplantation. Key Questions in Thoracic Surgery. TFM Publishing. In press

Scientific Papers
Berman M
, Gopalan D, Sharples L, Screaton N, Maccan C, Sheares K, Pepke Zaba J, Dunning J, Tsui S, Jenkins D. Right ventricular reverse remodeling after pulmonary endarterectomy: magnetic resonance imaging, clinical and right heart catheterization assessment. Pulmonary Circulation, 2014; 4 (1): 36 - 44

Berman M, Hardman G, Sharples L, Pepke-Zaba J, Sheares K, Tsui S, Dunning J, Jenkins DP. Pulmonary endarterectomy: outcome in patients aged over 70 years. Eur J Cardiothorac  Surg, 2012, 41: e154-e160.

Berman M, Goldsmith K, Jenkins D, Sudarshan C, Catarino P, Sukumaran N, Dunning J, Sharples L, Tsui S, Parmar J. Comparison of outcomes from smoking and nonsmoking donors : thirteen years experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Dec;90(6):1786-92.                                                                                                                 

Berman M, Cardone D, Sharples L, Vuylsteke A, Klein A, Gerrard C, Dunning J, Tsui S, Jenkins D.  Safety and efficacy of aprotinin and tranexamic acid in pulmonary endarterectomy surgery with hypothermia: review of 200 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Nov;90(5):1432-6.

Berman M, Ali A, Ashley E, Freed D, Clarke K, Tsui S, Parameshwar J, Large S. Is stress cardiomyopathy the underlying cause of ventricular dysfunction associated with brain death? J Heart Lung Transplant, 2010 ; 29 : 957-65

Berman M, Parameshwar J, Jenkins DP, Dhital K, Lewis C, Dempster K, Lincoln P, Sudarshan C, Large S, Dunning J, Tsui S Thoratec Implantable ventricular assist device: the Papworth experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Feb;139(2):466-73.

Berman M, Pavlushkov E, Abraham, Dunning J, Tsui S, Hall R, Klein, D Jenkins Pulmonary Endarterectomy, an example of treatment of right ventricular afterload failure. MMCTS, 06: 2009

Berman M, Tsui S, Vuylsteke A, Klein A, Jenkins D Life threatening right ventricular failure in pulmonary hypertension: RVAD or ECMO? J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Oct;27(10):1188-9

Berman M, Tsui S, Vuylsteke A, Snell A, Colah S, Latimer R, Hall R, Arrowsmith JA, Kneeshaw J, Klein A, Jenkins DP.  Successful Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support After Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy. Ann Thorac Surg 2008; 86(4): 1261-1267

Berman M, Stamler A, Georghiou G, Sharoni E, Medalion B, Sahar G, Vidne B, Kogan A Validation of the 2000 Bernstein-Parsonnet score versus EuroSCORE as a   prognostic tool in cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2006; 81(2): 537-541

Berman M, Hasdai D, Raanani E, Georghiou G, Kapustin l, Chepurko, Vidne B, Hochhauser E.  Ex-vivo effect of roxithromycin on human and rat arterial vasoactivity. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2005; 4: 232-237

Berman M, Erman A, Ben Gal T, Dvir D, Stamler A, Vered Y, Vidne B, Aravot D. Coenzyme Q 10 in End stage heart failure patients awaiting cardiac transplantation: A randomized placebo controlled study. Clinical Cardiology 2004; 27(5): 295-299

Ashkenazi T, Berman M, Fadial A, Ben Ami S, Aravot D A bridge between hearts: Mutual organ donation of  Arabs and Jews in Israel. Transplantation 2004; 77(1): 151-6.