Current Research Focus
The best possible patient care for people facing cardiothoracic surgery is our focus at The Baird Institute. Our current research is divided into six major groups.
Our research is aimed at determining the precise genetic basis of thoracic aortic aneurysms, the mechanisms leading to the changes in the aorta, and developing peripheral tests to detect any enlargement of the aorta to imminent aortic rupture.
The production of biocompatible devices implanted surgically to repair or improve the function of the heart.
Our research aims to improve patient outcomes of those patients with lung cancer, particularly mesothelioma, through early detection, advancements in surgical management and total patient care.
Clinical Evidence Research
Hospital and university based research is supported by clinical data from surgical procedures undertaken over many decades, to develop guidelines for surgical management and produce outlines for future research.
Innovative Heart Surgery
Our research aims to improve the survival and quality of life of the higher risk cardiac patient through the development of novel surgical techniques, laboratory investigation and meta-analysis.