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Mr De Silva returned to Royal Papworth Hospital after practicing as a consultant in Oxford University Hospital for 4 years. He had previously spent 6 years training at Papworth, and so came back to a familiar environment in which he is able to pursue his clinical and research interests.
Mr De Silva has considerable expertise in adult cardiac surgery, with a particular interest in minimal access surgery, aortic and aortic valve surgery, hybrid and off pump revascularization. He has a keen interest in education and training, having previously run the cardiothoracic training programme in Oxford. He has published widely, and has particular research interests in the inflammatory effects of cardiopulmonary bypass, the pathogenesis of nitric oxide in cardiovascular disease, and safety in cardiac surgery.
Total arterial revascularization
Minimally invasive coronary revascularization and hybrid revascularization.
Aortic and aortic valve surgery
Off pump coronary artery bypass grafting
The role of nitric oxide in cardiac disease, inflammatory response to cardiac surgery, safety in cardiac surgery.
The Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Research Fellow, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East of England Cardiothoracic Rotation
Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Transplantation, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Qualifications - BSc, MBBS, MRCS, Master of Surgery, FRCS(C.th)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Member of the General Medical Council (registration number: 4334905).
Mahmod M, Francis JM, Pal N, Lewis A, Dass S, De Silva R, Petrou M, Sayeed R, Westaby S, Robson MD, Ashrafian H, Neubauer S, Karamitsos TD. Myocardial perfusion and oxygenation are impaired during stress in severe aortic stenosis and correlate with impaired energetics and subclinical left ventricular dysfunction. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014 Apr 29;16:29.
Mahmod M, Bull S, Suttie JJ, Pal N, Holloway C, Dass S, Myerson SG, Schneider JE, De Silva R, Petrou M, Sayeed R, Westaby S, Clelland C, Francis JM, Ashrafian H, Karamitsos TD, Neubauer S. Myocardial steatosis and left ventricular contractile dysfunction in patients with severe aortic stenosis. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep;6(5):808-16.
De Silva RJ, Gallo A, Westaby S. Cannulation techniques for temporary right and left ventricular support: simple solutions for a difficult problem. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Oct;42(4):728-30.
Abah U, Garfjeld Roberts P, Ishaq M, De Silva R. Is cold or warm blood cardioplegia superior for myocardial protection? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun;14(6):848-55
De Silva RJ, Soto C, Spratt P. Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation as right heart support following left ventricular assist device placement: a new cannulation technique. Heart Lung Circ. 2012 Apr;21(4):218-20.
Tapping CR, Gallo A, De Silva RJ, Uberoi R. A close cut: a technical report of endovascular removal of a penetrating intravascular foreign body after a lawn mowing injury. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2012 Dec;35(6):1496-9
Rossi M, Gallo A, De Silva RJ, Sayeed R.What is the optimal timing for surgery in infective endocarditis with cerebrovascular complications? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Jan;14(1):72-80.
De Silva RJ, Bhinda P, Goddard M, Choong CK. The value of post mortems in cardiac surgery: learning from the dead. Heart Lung Circ. 2012 Mar;21(3):150-3
De Silva RJ, Armstrong J, Bottrill F, Goldsmith K, Colah S, Vuylsteke A. A lipopolysaccharide adsorber in adult cardiopulmonary bypass: a single centre randomised controlled pilot trial. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Jul;11(1):86-92
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