Gilles Dreyfus

Centre Cardio-Thoracique de Monaco

Professor Gilles Dreyfus obtained his medical degree at the University of Paris in 1978.

During his medical training he worked in a number of hospitals in France including the Marie Lannelongue Hospital, the Foch Hospital and the Broussais Hospital, where he became Consultant in 1987.

He worked for nearly 10 years with Professor Alain CARPENTIER, along with him he developed a Heart transplantation and LVAD program as well as mitral valve repair expertise. 

He became Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery in 1989 in Paris University.

He moved from Broussais Hospital to Foch Hospital, where he became Chief in 1995.

He published new techniques for mitral valve repair (papillary muscle repositioning) and used extensively LVAD as bridge to transplantation.

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub asked Professor Dreyfus to join him in 2000 and Professor Dreyfus  moved in 2001 as Consultant in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield NHS Trust in London and became as well a Professor of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery at Imperial College London School of Medicine (with a Chair). He also was Director of Transplantation and Director of Surgery for many years. He developed further mitral and tricuspid expertise and publications as well as heart failure surgery.

Finally, Professor Vincent DOR asked him to take over in 2010 at Monaco.

He is currently Medical Director at the Monaco Cardio Thoracic Centre. His main clinical interest in Adult Cardiac Surgery are valve repair mitral, tricuspid and aortic and Heart Failure Surgery with LVAD as destination therapy. 600 mitral valve repair have been since 2010. Mitral valve repair course is being annually.

Acquisition of a Robot da Vinci Xi – (2 first cases uneventful).

He also teaches since more than 10 years valve repair surgery in a course named Master of Valve

Repair regularly held in Monaco, and is part of the Mitral Conclave held every other year in New York since the beginning and sits on the Program Committee

He also attends as speaker most of big International Meetings such as ; AATS, EACTS, ESC, Mitral Conclave, ACC.

Member of ATTS, STS, EACTS, ESC.