Prof. Olivier JEGADEN is a French well-respected cardiac surgeon with outstanding surgical experience and academic background. He is an expert in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Transcatheter Valve Replacement (TAVR), Valve Repair, Aortic Root Surgery and Total arterial revascularization for Coronary Artery Disease. He has a 30-year experience in cardiac surgery with more than 4500 cardiac operations.
In the CHU of Lyon in France, he is Professor of Cardiac Surgery since 1996 and he was head of department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery since 2002. He was highly instrumental in the building and development of the most active French heart center in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery and he was director of the institutional programs of robotic surgery.
In 2014 he joined the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and he was highly involved in the set up and the development of this high-tech new center in UAE. He was named Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, USA, in May 2015.
In December 2017, Pr. JEGADEN has joined MEDICLINC Middle East with clinical activity in Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi and Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai. In February 2019, He has been named Professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Mohammed Bin Rashid University in Dubai.
He is full member of the most prestigious International Societies for cardiac surgeons, The European Association for cardio-thoracic Surgery, The society of Thoracic Surgery, The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, with over 200 publications in peer-review journals and 300 communications during scientific meetings.