Consultant Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgeon
Dr Berman provides the full range of cardiac surgical procedures in adult patients, including off pump coronary surgery. He is also a member of the heart and lung transplant team at Papworth Hospital, and has extensive experience in the use of mechanical circulatory and respiratory support. In particular, he has used a large number of different artificial pumps to support the heart, both in the short and long term. He is the clinical lead for organ retrieval, recently involved in the world’s largest program of heart donation and resuscitation after circulatory death. Dr Berman is the lead for patient safety in surgery and transplantation; he is involved in numerous programs developed to enhance patient safety and their experience of cardiac surgery. Recently he has been leading the workforce regarding frailty and cardiac surgery, looking into pathways to optimise care.
His research focuses on pulmonary hypertension and endarterectomy, improvement of outcomes for transplantation and organ donation and improving patient safety.