Michael Griffin

/ Dr. Michael Griffin

Dr Michael Griffin is a UCD medical and physiology BSc(Hons) graduate. Following completion of training in internal medicine and anaesthesia in Ireland he pursued a cardiothoracic anaesthesia, echocardiography and research fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine between 1997 and 1999.

During this time he was certified in the inaugural NBE and ASE boards in perioperative echocardiography and pursued research on myocardial fibrosis and remodelling. He was Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine between 1999 and 2002 before taking up his current as Consultant Anaesthetist in the Mater University Hospital (MMUH).

He established a perioperative echocardiography service in MMUH as well contributing to the multidisciplinary development of the lung transplantation programme there. He commenced the MMUH CT anaesthesia fellowship programme in 2004 and initiated and contributed to the College of Anaesthetists Ireland (CAI) echocardiography and other workshops. He is an examiner, CAI Membership and Final Fellowship Exams. Appointed as co-Chair of the CAI Final Fellowship Exam and member of the Examination Committee in 2016. Appointed as UCD Medical School Associate Professor 2016.
He has been Chairperson, Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, MMUH 2013 to March 2018. Significant departmental expansion occurred over this period, including relocation to new Operating theatres and an ITU/HDU with increased capacity, coupled with the appointment of 11 Consultants and 6 new NCHD posts.

Served on the Medical Executive of the MMUH, CCAEST directorate, theatre management and other committees. He was actively involved in formulation of perioperative guidelines and the development of a clinical lead structure in the department. His interests include cardiothoracic transplantation, imaging for minimally invasive surgery, application of technology in general to impact on clinical outcomes and echocardiography training and simulation.

Lung Transplantation (LT) outside the CT theatre.
This talk will cover implications of lung transplantation (LT) for the non – specialist, particularly given the increasing numbers of such patients who may present to a non-transplant center.
The talk will outline demographics, lung pathophysiology post SLT and BLT, airway anatomy and lung isolation, relevant complications following LT. In addition, assessment and management of these patients for non-cardiothoracic surgery, identification of patients at high risk of complications, perioperative management of immunosuppression and an update in regional anaesthesia techniques will be covered.