About The Database

Vision Statement

 

As a highly technical and specialised area of medicine, cardiothoracic surgery is constantly advancing in techniques and knowledge base. Integral to this advancement is the requirement to ensure the attainment and maintenance of best practice at an individual and national level.

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) views routine systematic collection of data related to each surgical procedure and the monitoring of that data as the cornerstone of best practice. Surgical performance data is communicated to the Australian Cardiac Surgery Community in the hope that knowledge of performance will lead to improved outcomes. The ANZSCTS Database Steering Committee welcomes feedback from participating sites about how to improve program initiatives.

Participating Sites

 

There are currently 23 public, and 17 private, hospitals contributing to in the national program.

Number of cardiac surgeries per year

Number of surgeries captured in database

Number of participating sites

Governance

 

The ANZSCTS Database Program is an initiative of ANZSCTS.  The society established the Australasian Cardiac Surgery Research Institution Limited (ACSRI Ltd) to manage the business aspects of the program. The responsibilities of governance are divided between specialised committees, depicted below.

The Steering Committee provides strategic decision-making activities and oversees successful delivery of the project. The Research Committee reviews all requests for data access and use for research purposes, and the Peer Review and Quality Assurance Committee liaises with sites who do not meet performance standards to strategise methods of improvement.

The Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics (CCRET), Monash University, manages and maintains the operations of the program.

National Steering Committee

Mr Gil Shardey

Mr Gil Shardey

Chair / ASCRI Ltd

Cardiac Surgeon, Cabrini Health
Prof Christopher Reid

Prof Christopher Reid

Custodian/Epidemiologist

Co-Director, Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics, Monash University
Prof Julian Smith

Prof Julian Smith

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Head, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery & Clinical Director, Specialty Program, Monash Medical Centre
Mr Andrew Newcomb

Mr Andrew Newcomb

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Director Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Vincent’s Melbourne
Mr Andrew Cochrane

Mr Andrew Cochrane

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Monash Medical Centre
Mr Gregory Rice

Mr Gregory Rice

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Flinders Medical Centre
A/Prof Jurgen Passage

A/Prof Jurgen Passage

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Head of Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St John of God Hospital
Prof Paul Bannon

Prof Paul Bannon

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Mr Hugh Wolfenden

Mr Hugh Wolfenden

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital
Mr Deepak Mehrotra

Mr Deepak Mehrotra

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Mount Hospital
Dr Christopher Cole

Dr Christopher Cole

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Dr Sumit Yadav

Dr Sumit Yadav

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Townsville Hospital
Prof Rob Baker

Prof Rob Baker

Director of Cardiac Surgery Research & Perfusion, Flinders Medical Centre
Dr Robert Costa

Dr Robert Costa

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Westmead Hospital
Mr Ashutosh Hardikar

Mr Ashutosh Hardikar

ANZSCTS Surgeon

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Royal Hobart Hospital
A/Prof Rochelle Wynne

A/Prof Rochelle Wynne

Data Manager

Associate Professor, Deakin University
Mr Tom Hunter

Mr Tom Hunter

Data Manager

CPR Database Administrator, St Vincent’s Health Network
Mr Luke Andrews

Mr Luke Andrews

Safer Care Victoria

Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network
Dr Jenni Williams-Spence

Dr Jenni Williams-Spence

ANZSCTS Database

Program Manager – ANZSCTS Database Program
Dr Lavinia Tran

Dr Lavinia Tran

ANZSCTS Database

Program Manager/Research Fellow – ANZSCTS Database Program
Mrs Angela Brennan

Mrs Angela Brennan

SURE Curator

Project Manager – VCOR
Prof Danny Liew

Prof Danny Liew

Epidemiologist

Co-Director, Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics, Monash University
Mr Noah Solman

Mr Noah Solman

ANZSCTS Database

Program Coordinator – ANZSCTS Database Program
Ms Jenna McLaren

Ms Jenna McLaren

ANZSCTS Database

Program Coordinator – ANZSCTS Database Program
Mrs Nicole Marrow

Mrs Nicole Marrow

ANZSCTS Database

Program Coordinator – ANZSCTS Database Program

Apply to Join the Steering Committee

 

  • Nominee’s Details

  • Please write a short statement about why you would like to join the steering committee.
  • Proposer Details

    Please enter the details of a senior ANZSCTS member who is supporting your application to join the Database Steering Committee.

Data Definitions Manual

ANZSCTS Data Definition Manual v4.1