Mr Tsui is the Clinical Lead for the Mechanical Circulatory Support Device Programme at Royal Papworth Hospital. He is also the Regional Training Programme Director and Chairman of the Specialty Training Committee for Cardiothoracic Surgery at the East of England Deanery.

His national duties include:

1) Chairman of the Cardiothoracic Advisory Group (CTAG), at NHS Blood & Transplant
2) Member of the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) forum, National Commissioning Group (NCG)
3) Examiner on the Intercollegiate Board for the FCRS (C-Th) exam
4) Specialist Advisor to the NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee 2010-13

Specialist Clinical Interests

Mr. Tsui has been a Consultant Surgeon at Papworth Hospital since 1998. His clinical interests include:

a. Aortic valve & aortic root surgery
b. Pulmonary Endarterectomy
c. Trans-catheter Heart Valve treatments (TAVI program)
d. Surgical treatment of end-stage heart diseases including:
i. Heart transplantation
ii. Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
e. Surgical treatment of end-stage lung diseases including:
i. Lung transplantation
ii. ECMO & Artificial lungs

Research Interests

1. Heart valve prostheses
2. Optimisation of donor multi-organ donors
3. Development of ventricular assist devices
4. Extra-corporeal re-conditioning of donor organs

Clinical Outcomes

To view Mr Tsui's clinical outcomes, please click on this link. This will take you to the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery website which is not part of the Papworth Hospital website.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Arts 1985 University of Cambridge
Master of Arts   1987 University of Cambridge
Bachelor of Medicine &
Bachelor of Surgery 1988 University of Cambridge
F.R.C.S. (Eng.) 1992 Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of England
Doctor of Medicine 1995 University of Cambridge
F.R.C.S. (C-Th) 1997 Inter-collegiate Specialty Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery

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

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
General Medical Council
Member of The Society for Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery of Great Britain & Ireland
Member of The International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation

Recent and Important Publications

Singh M, Parameshwar J, Lewis C, Tsui S. Biventricular assist device use in non-dilated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Jun 10. pii: ezu233. [Epub ahead of print]

Messer S, Ardehali A, Tsui S. Normothermic Donor Heart Perfusion: Current Clinical Experience and the Future.
Transpl Int. 2014 May 23. doi: 10.1111/tri.12361. [Epub ahead of print]

M Strueber, R Larbalestier, P Jansz, D Zimpfer, A Fiane, S Tsui, A Simon, J Schmitto, A Khaghani, G Wieselthaler, K Najarian, S Schueler. Results Of A Postmarket Registry To Evaluate The Heartware® Left Ventricular Assist System (The Revolve Registry) J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014;33(5):486-91

Sénage T, Février D, Michel M, Pichot E, Duveau D, Tsui S, Trochu JN, Roussel JC. A mock circulatory system to assess the performance of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs): does axial flow unload better than centrifugal LVAD? ASAIO J. 2014;60(2):140-7

Barnard JB, Davies O, Curry P, Catarino P, Dunning J, Jenkins D, Sudarshan C, Nair S, Tsui S, Parmar J
Size matching in lung transplantation: an evidence-based review. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013;32(9):849-60

Abu-Omar, Y, Tsui S. Mechanical Circulatory Support for AMI and Cardiogenic Shock. J Card Surg. 2010 Jul;25(4):434-41. Epub 2010 Mar 14.

Freed DH, Thomson BM, Berman M, Tsui SS, Dunning J, Sheares KK, Pepke-Zaba J, Jenkins DP. Survival after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy: Effect of residual pulmonary hypertension. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Feb;141(2):383-7. Epub 2010 May 13

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 Sep;29(9):957-65. Epub 2010 Jun 8.

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.

Vuylsteke A, Sharples L, Charman G, Kneeshaw J, Tsui S, Dunning J, Wheaton E, Klein A, Arrowsmith J, Hall R, Jenkins  D. Circulatory arrest versus cerebral perfusion during pulmonary endarterectomy surgery (PEACOG): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2011 Oct 15;378(9800):1379-87