Professor Mark Redmond
Professor Mark Redmond is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. He trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA where he remained on faculty as assistant professor of cardiac surgery and was appointed director of paediatric heart and lung transplantation, director of cardiac research and co-director of the Albert Broccoli Centre for Aortic Diseases. He returned to Ireland in 2000 as a paediatric cardiac surgeon and established the cardiac research laboratories in Beaumont Hospital to study brain injury in cardiac surgery and mechanisms of aortic aneurysm formation in Marfan Syndrome.
He is co-founder and co-owner of UPMC Beacon Hospital in Dublin.
In 2008, through OCL, he initiated the development of a cardiothoracic surgical program in Children’s Hospital Number 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, together with the cardiac team at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. The goal has been to train the surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses in Children’s Hospital No 2 to perform high quality cardiac surgery in a safe and sustainable program.
Professor Redmond has thus far made four visits to Vietnam to assist in initiating the program and to conduct operational procedures on patients.