Dr. Fernando Lucchese

Coordinator of the reconstruction and enlargement of two medical Institutions: 1) Institute of Cardiology of Rio Grande do Sul and 2) Hospital São Francisco – Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre.

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Curriculum vitae

Fernando Antonio Lucchese, MD, FACC,
Director, Hospital São Francisco (Cardiology and Transplants), Brazil
Professor and Chairman in Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery


DATE OF BIRTH: December 26th, 1947
PLACE OF BIRTH: Farroupilha, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,
CITIZENSHIP: Brazil e Italy (double citizenship)

EDUCATION:
1965 – 1970      School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul  Brazil, graduated at age 22.

IDIOMS OF PROFICIENCY: Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish.

POST GRADUATE TRAINING:
1971 – 1974      Residency Program in General and Cardiovascular Surgery – Institute of Cardiology of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil..
1975 – 1976      Surgical Fellow – University of Alabama in Birmingham, assigned to Dr. John Kirklin and Dr. Albert Pacifico.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
1972                  Board Certified by Brazilian Society of Cardiology, Brazil.
1980                  Board Certified by Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:
Undergraduate:
1975 – 1977       Associate Professor of Physiology – Faculdade Federal de Ciências Médicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil.
1977 – 1990       Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery – Faculdade Federal de Ciências Médicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil.
1990 – present   Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery – Faculdade Federal de Ciências Médicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil.


Postgraduate:
1983 – 1985       “Chairman” of the Course on Cardiovascular Physiology in the Ph.D. program of Physiology –
                             University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
1984 – 1990        “Chairman” of the Course on Morphology of Congenital Heart Disease in the Ph.D. program of Cardiology –
                             University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
1988 – 1994        Member of the Faculty – Ph.D. program in Cardiovascular Surgery – Escola Paulista de Medicina – São Paulo, Brazil.
1988 – present    Director Residency Program in Cardiovascular Surgery, Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, RS,  Brazil.

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS AND CLINICAL OR HOSPITAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1958 – 1976        Chief, Animal Experimental Laboratory, Institute of Cardiology of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
1977 – 1987        Chief – Research Department – Institute of Cardiology, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
1974 – 1997        Cardiovascular Surgeon (Staff) – Institute of Cardiology of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
1987 – 1991        Director and Chief of Staff – Institute of Cardiology, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
1992 – present    Surgeon in Chief – Hospital São Francisco of Cardiology and Transplants  Brazil.
1992 – present    Chairman, Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery – Hospital São Francisco of Cardiology and Transplants
                            Brazil. (2000 catheter procedures per year, 1.400 heart surgery procedures).

MAJOR ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1977 – 1987        Chief, Department of Research – Institute of Cardiology of Rio Grande do Sul.
1986 – 1987        President, Rio Grande do Sul State Research Foundation,
1987 – 1991        Director and Chief of Staff – Institute of Cardiology of Rio Grande do Sul.
1992 – present    Director and Chief of Staff – Hospital São Francisco of Cardiology and Transplants.
1992 – 2004        Chief, joint committee for transplants – Hospital São Francisco (liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, and heart)
2004 – pesent      Chief, joint committee for transplants – Hospital São Francisco de Cardiologia

COMMUNITY SERVICES:
                        Coordinator of the reconstruction and enlargement of two medical Institutions: 1) Institute of Cardiology of Rio Grande do Sul and
2) Hospital São Francisco – Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre.

SURGICAL EXPERIENCE:
                        At the present time, personal surgical activities account for 1,400 cardiovascular cases per year (75% adults, 25% children). Approximate total number of surgical procedures – 30,000 since 1975.

SOCIETIES:

  • ACC – American College of Cardiology – Fellow
  • European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • NASPE – North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
  • SOLAECE – Latin American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
  • ICPES – International Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology Society
  • ICS – International College of Surgeons
  • SBC – Brazilian Society of Cardiology
  • New York Academy of Science
  • UAB Global Network – University of Alabama in Birmingham
  • SBCCV – Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • DECA – Brazilian Cardiac Pacing Society
  • CBC – Brazilian College of Surgeons
  • Mexican Society of Cardiology
  • SADEC – Argentine Society of Pacing
  • Sociedade Brasileira de Circulação Extracorpórea e Órgãos Internos Artificiais
  • Brazilian Department of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Latin Society of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Rio Grande do Sul Medical Association
  • Rio Grande do Sul Cardiology Society

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONAL AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
1978 – 1988           National Postgraduation Council (CAPES) – Ministry of Education President of the Medical Division
1980 – 1983           Brazilian Society of Cardiology Member of the Board of Administrators.
1981 – 1983           Member of National Committee for Medical Residence Program – Ministry of Education
1981 – 1983           Brazilian Department of Pediatric Cardiology – Secretary
1982 – 1984           Latin American society of Pacing – Vice-President
1983 – present       International Society of Pacing Contact Person for Brazil
1983 – 1985           National Research Council (CNPq) Ministry of Science and Technology – President of the Medical Committee.
1984 – 1989           Research Foundation of Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS) State Government – President
1985 – 1989           Latin American Society of Pacing – President
1986 – 1987           Society of Cardiology of Rio Grande do Sul – President
1988 – 1989           Brazilian Cardiac Pacing Society – President
1998 – 2000           Brazilian Cardiac Pacing Society – Vice-President

EXTRAMURAL EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
1977                        Secretary General and Organizer – XXXIII Brazilian Congress of Cardiology – Porto Alegre – July, 1977
1980                        Chairman and Organizer (with Robert H. Anderson and Anton E. Becker) – 1st Course on Morphology of Congenital Heart
                                Disease – Curitiba – Mar.1980 (closed TV circuit with specimens)
1982                        Chairman and Organizer (with Robert H. Anderson, Anton E. Becker, Benigno Soto and Michael Rigby) 2nd Course on
                                Morphology of Congenital Heart Disease – Porto Alegre – May, 1982. (TV circuit with specimens and live TV transmission of
                                caths in surgical procedures)
1982                        President and Organizer (with John Kirklin) VIII Brazilian Congress of Pediatric Cardiology – Porto Alegre – May, 1982.
1984                        Organizer 1st Symposium on Postgraduation in Medicine, Rio de Janeiro, May, 1984.
1983                        President Scientific Board – XLI Brazilian Congress of Cardiology – Porto Alegre – Sept. 1985.
1984                        Chairman and Organizer (with Robert H. Anderson, Anton E. Becker, Michael Rigby, Michael Tynan) – 3rd Course on
                                Morphology of Congenital heart Disease, Porto Alegre, Apr, 1986 (closed TV circuit with specimens and live surgical
                                procedures)
1986                        Vice-President and Organizer – 12th South American Congress of Cardiology, Porto Alegre, May 1986.
1985                        Member Scientific board – 3rd Latin Congress of Pediatric Cardiology, São Paulo, Apr, 1987.
1986                        President and Organizer – 2nd Latin American Congress of Pacing (SOLAEC), Porto Alegre, Nov, 1989.
1997                        Member Steering Committee – World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology, Hawaii, June, 1997.
1998                        Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 9th World Congress of Cardiology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apr. 1998.
1998                        Faculty Member of the Symposium on Left Ventricle Reduction - The Batista Operation, Montesilvano, Pescara, Italy,
                                June 1998.
Since 1976              Organizer of more than 30 other Medical Meetings in Brazil.

PRESENT EDITORIAL BOARD ASSIGNMENTS:
                                The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (USA)
                                Cardiology in the Young (England) (Editor for Latin America)
                                International Journal of Cardiology (England)
                                Revista Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Marcapasso e Arritmia (Brazil)
                                Progress in Biomedical Research (Germany)
                                
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION:
1985 – 1989           Past-President of SOLAECE – Latin American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
1991 – 2000           Member of the Board of the International Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology Society – ICPES (8 years assignment)
1993 – 2000           Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Erlangen, Nürnberg, Germany.
1994 – 2002           Member of the Steering Committee of the  World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology (8 years assignment)
         –                    Faculty Member of the International Postgraduate Course in Pediatric Cardiology, Bergamo, Italy.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Adult Heart Surgery – Valves, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Partial Left Ventriculectomy,Hibrid CV Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery – Heart Lung Bypass, Transposition of great arteries, Neonatal surgery,
  • Electrotherapy of the heart (defibrillators, pacemaker single lead DDD, closed loop pacing, transplant rejection monitor.

GRANT SUPPORT:
                  Supported by many grants in the last 20 years, from National Research Council, Rio Grande do Sul State Research Foundation, Medtronic, Telectronics, Biotronik, Bentley, Dideco, BRAILE DMG.

PARTICIPATION IN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT:
1969                       Heart Lung Machine, Prosthetic Ball Valve,
1975                       Mitral Valve Dilator (Codman),
1996                       First Brazilian Neonatal and Infant Oxigenators, First clinically approved Single Lead DDD Pacemaker (OLBI)
1997                       First Implantable Transplant Rejection Monitor
2008                       Cognition Pacemaker
2010                       Stingray pacemaker electrode

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Book chapters in different medical books ………………………………………………………………….   52
Medical Papers publish …………………………………………………………………………………….... 226
Abstracts presented to medical meetings ………………………………………….......…………………. 630
Medical Lectures ………………………………………………………………………..…………………….. 681
Lectures to the lay population on medical subjects …………………………………………………….... 400
Medical books published …………………………………………………………………………………….      4
Books for lay population on medical subjects …………………………………………………………….    15

Dr. Fernando Lucchese

Dr. Fernando Lucchese

At the present time, personal surgical activities account for 1,400 cardiovascular cases per year (75% adults, 25% children).

Approximate total number of surgical procedures – 30,000 since 1975.

Premiações :

  • Medalha do Pacificador do Exército Brasileiro (2009)
  • Comenda da Itália – Cavalliere da Ordem do mérito da Rep. Italiana (2010)
  • Medalha de Embaixador de Farroupilha, sua terra natal (2007)
  • Livro mais vendido Feira do Livro de Porto Alegre (2000, 2005, 2006 e 2008)
  • Cidadão Honorário de Porto Alegre (1992)
  • Colaborador Emérito do Exército (2009)
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