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Tain-Yen Hsia

Dr T-Y Hsia is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon.  He  has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for 18 months and is currently surgical lead for the heart failure and mechanical assist program.

"Taking care of children with heart disease is a privilege and I am honoured to be able to part of the outstanding and special team at Great Ormond Street Hospital." Dr T-Y Hsia  


  • Surgical treatment of congenital heart defects in children and adults.
  • Mechanical heart support and heart transplantation for end stage heart failure.

Qualifications and training

University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA), Mechanical Engineering.
Graduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering.
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford, CA, USA)
Surgery Training: Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD, USA)
Cardiothoracic Surgery Training: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Training: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Qualifications: American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Special Certificate in Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery

Research interests

  • Computer modelling of congenital heart defects and surgical reconstructions—Principle Investigator of a large multi-institutional and multi-national collaboration funded by Leducq Foundation, France.
  • Intracardiac sensor design and development—Principle Investigator of an multi-disciplinary collaboration funded by American Heart Association.

Contact information

Email: hsiat@gosh.nhs.uk