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Cochrane, Mr Andrew
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Consulting Times: Thursday pm monthly

Cardiothoracic Surgeon -  consulting at MSC late June 2018

Andrew Cochrane has over 25 years experience in both adult and paediatric Cardiothoracic surgery. He is happy to see patients with any cardiac or thoracic problems.

Andrew undertook his advanced traning at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Alfred Hospital, Royals Children's Hospital and in the United Kingdom. He has worked as a consultant surgeon at Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, at the Royal Children's Hospital from 1995 to 2008, and then at Monash Medical Centre since 2008. He has particular interests in adult congenital surgery, aortic surgery and in many areas of thoracic surgery, in particular for lung cancer and pectus repair.

He is an Associate Professor at Monash University, and has a number of research interests, regularly supervising student or Masters research projects. He is a co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, an editor of the journal Heart Lung & Circulation, and reviewer for several journals.  He has done a Master of Public Health (majoring in Health Economics / Economic Evaluation) and Master of Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne, and completed an MBA / Master of Health Services Mgt through Monash University in 2014.

He is actively involved in many committees of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and was Chair of the Victorian State Committee of the College for 2006-2008, during which time the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality (VASM) was established. He has been Deputy Chair of the Cardiothoracic Board. He is the current chair of the Science and Education committee of the Australian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the chief convenor of this meeting.

Andrew has been involved in may charitable cardiac teams over the last decade, with a total of over 20 trips to diverse areas. He is Deputy Chair of the Board of the Bairo Pite Clinic in Dili, and a board member of East Timor Hearts organization. He received the Order of Australia (AM) in 2012 for his services to surgery, in particular involving overseas work.