Biography

Associate Professor Jurgen Passage is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon based in Western Australia. He consults privately at the Centre for Heart Surgery WA at St John of God Subiaco Hospital, where he is also the Head of Department for Cardiothoracic Surgery. He also provides a regional consulting service at St John of God Bunbury Hospital. He has a public appointment at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

After completing his medical degree in Germany, A/Prof Passage completed the Australian Medical Council Certificate, undertook post-graduate training in Brisbane and Sydney for Cardiothoracic Surgery, and completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2008. He then completed a Mitral Valve Fellowship at the University of Leipzig Heart Centre in Germany, gaining significant expertise in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery procedures at this world-leading centre.

A/Prof Passage returned to Australia and started Western Australia’s first minimally invasive mitral valve surgery programme at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in 2009. He founded the Australian Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery (AMIMS) Workshop to train Australian and international surgeons in this technique. He is also accredited to perform minimally invasive catheter-based procedures, including MitraClip and TAVI.

A/Prof Passage is an accredited supervisor of post-graduate training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is involved with started setting for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery as the lead author of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) guidelines.

A/Prof Passage is actively involved and committed to contributing to research, training, and innovation. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Norte Dame in Fremantle and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. He regularly reviews articles for multiple peer-reviewed journals and has an ongoing partnership with the University of Leipzig Heart Centre.

Contact Details:

Ph: (08) 9346 9337
Email: info@heartsurgerywa.com.au
www.heartsurgerywa.com.au

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Full Range of Adult Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • MitraClip
Conditions Treated
  • Heart Disease

Experience

  • Consult Cardiac Surgeon and Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department
    St John of God Subiaco Hospital
  • Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
    St John of God Bunbury Hospital
  • Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
    Centre for Heart Surgery, Western Australia
  • Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer
    University of Western Australia
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine
    University of Norte Dame, Fremantle Australia
  • Mitral Valve Fellow Surgical Training
    University of Leipzig Heart Centre, Germany

Memberships & Awards

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ)
  • Australian & New Zealand Society of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS)
  • National Steering Committee for the ANZSCTS Database Program
  • Former Younger Fellow on the Executive Committee of ANZSCTS

Research & Publications

Publications

1. Sanders, Lucas & Ziolkiewicz, Monika & Graziet, Julien & Cindric, Steven & Newman, Mark & Passage, Jurgen & Tran, Elizabeth. (2018). Sternotomy: Reduced Pain With ‘Self-hug’. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 27. S584-S585. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.04.238.

2. Wang, Edward & Sanders, Lucas & Joshi, Pragnesh & Passage, Jurgen & Newman, Mark. (2018). Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps: A Review of Institutional Usage and Complications of Use. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 27. S594. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.04.266.

3. Meier, Sabine & Noack, Thilo & W. Mohr, Friedrich & Seeburger, Joerg & Passage, Jurgen. (2017). Transmitral myectomy and how to deal with systolic anterior motion (SAM) in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. ASVIDE. 4. 490-490. 10.21037/asvide.2017.490.

4. S. Fong, Laura & McLaughlin, Aden & Louis Okiwelu, N & A.J. Nordstrand, Indra & Newman, Mark & Passage, Jurgen & V. Joshi, Pragnesh. (2017). Surgical Management of Caseous Calcification of the Mitral Annulus. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 104. e291-e293. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.04.039.

5. Meier, Sabine & Noack, Thilo & W. Mohr, Friedrich & Seeburger, Joerg & Passage, Jurgen. (2017). Transmitral myectomy and how to deal with systolic anterior motion (SAM) in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 6. 416-418. 10.21037/acs.2017.06.01.

6. Zhu, Michael & Newman, Mark & Joshi, Pragnesh & Passage, Jurgen. (2017). Acute Structural Failure of the Trifecta Aortic Valve Bioprosthesis. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 26. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.03.157.

7. Fong, Laura & Ko, Viktor & McLaughlin, Aden & Denning, Kate & Okiwelu, Louis & Newman, Mark & Passage, Jurgen & Sanders, Lucas & Joshi, Pragnesh. (2017). Lobectomy in Septuagenarians With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Open vs VATS Approach. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 26. S395. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.03.121.

8. Ford, Andrew & Flicker, Leon & Passage, Jurgen & Wibrow, Bradley & Anstey, Matthew & Edwards, Mark & P. Almeida, Osvaldo. (2016). The Healthy Heart-Mind trial: Melatonin for prevention of delirium following cardiac surgery: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 17. 10.1186/s13063-016-1163-1.

9. Rajaratnam, Kawryshanker & Tak, Chaitanya & Alexander, Sweeka & Passage, Jurgen. (2016). Modified Valsalva Maneuver for Venous Cannulation in Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Minimal Incision Mitral Valve Surgery. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. 11. 1. 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000273.

10. Edelman, J James & Okiwelu, N & Anvardeen, K & Joshi, Priya & Murphy, B & Sanders, L.H. & Newman, Mark & Passage, Jurgen. (2016). Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy: Experience in a Series of 37 Consecutive Cases. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 25. 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.03.010.

11. Zhu, Michael & Newman, Mark & Joshi, Pragnesh & Passage, Jurgen. (2017). Acute Structural Failure of the Trifecta Aortic Valve Bioprosthesis. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 26. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.03.157.

12. Fong, Laura & Ko, Viktor & McLaughlin, Aden & Denning, Kate & Okiwelu, Louis & Newman, Mark & Passage, Jurgen & Sanders, Lucas & Joshi, Pragnesh. (2017). Lobectomy in Septuagenarians With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Open vs VATS Approach. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 26. S395. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.03.121.

13. Ford, Andrew & Flicker, Leon & Passage, Jurgen & Wibrow, Bradley & Anstey, Matthew & Edwards, Mark & P. Almeida, Osvaldo. (2016). The Healthy Heart-Mind trial: Melatonin for prevention of delirium following cardiac surgery: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 17. 10.1186/s13063-016-1163-1.

14. Rajaratnam, Kawryshanker & Tak, Chaitanya & Alexander, Sweeka & Passage, Jurgen. (2016). Modified Valsalva Maneuver for Venous Cannulation in Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Minimal Incision Mitral Valve Surgery. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. 11. 1. 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000273.

15. Edelman, J James & Okiwelu, N & Anvardeen, K & Joshi, Priya & Murphy, B & Sanders, L.H. & Newman, Mark & Passage, Jurgen. (2016). Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy: Experience in a Series of 37 Consecutive Cases. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 25. 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.03.010.

16. Rajaratnam, Kawryshanker & Tak, Chaitanya & Alexander, Sweeka & Passage, Jurgen. (2016). Modified Valsalva Maneuver for Venous Cannulation in Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Minimal Incision Mitral Valve Surgery. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. 11. 219-221. 10.1177/155698451601100312.

17. Ng, Primero & Okiwelu, Louis & Law, Tim & Srinivasan, Balamurali & Passage, Jurgen & Joshi, Pragnesh. (2015). Bilateral selective antegrade cerebral perfusion for aortic arch surgery: Safe and reproducible for low volume aortic surgeons – A single centre experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 24. e27. 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.12.060.

18. Chieng, David & Janssen, Johan & Benson, Susan & Passage, Jurgen & Lenzo, Nat. (2015). PET imaging effective for Q fever 6minutes.

19. Jenkinson, Charles & Joshi, Pragnesh & Sanders, Lucas & Okiwelu, Louis & Shetty, Lakshmeesh & Passage, Jurgen. (2015). VAT Lobectomy in Perth – the Sir Charles Gairdner Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 25. e102. 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.12.043.

20. Jenkinson, Charles & Joshi, Pragnesh & Sanders, Lucas & Okiwelu, Louis & Shetty, Lakshmeesh & Passage, Jurgen. (2015). Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery – Our Early Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 25. e96. 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.12.029.

21. Tay, Edgar & Muda, Nasir & Yap, Jonathan & Muller, David & Santoso, Teguh & L. Walters, Darren & Liu, Xianbao & Yamen, Eric & Jansz, Paul & Yip, James & Zambahari, Robaayah & Passage, Jurgen & Ding, Zee Pin & Wang, Jian-An & Scalia, Gregory & Soesanto, Amiliana & Yeo, Khung. (2015). The MitraClip Asia-Pacific Registry: Differences in Outcomes Between Functional and Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 87. n/a-n/a. 10.1002/ccd.26289.

22. Chieng, David & Janssen, Johan & Benson, Susan & Passage, Jurgen & Lenzo, Nat. (2015). 18-FDG PET/ CT Scan in the Diagnosis and Follow-up of Chronic Q fever Aortic Valve Endocarditis. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 25. 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.09.007.

23. Leo Maggiore, Paul & Turnbull, A.H. & Passage, Jurgen & McQuillan, Brendan & Teh, M. (2015). Transient occlusion of the right coronary artery by a calcific bicuspid aortic valve mass – An interesting case of inferior STEMI. Journal of Cardiology Cases. 10.1016/j.jccase.2016.03.018.

24. Matzelle, Shannon & J. Murphy, Michelle & M. Weightman, William & M. Gibbs, Neville & Edelman, J James & Passage, Jurgen. (2014). Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery using Single Dose Antegrade Custodiol Cardioplegia. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 23. 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.03.018.

25. Edelman, J James & Dias, P & Passage, Jurgen & Yamen, Eric. (2014). Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair in a High-risk Australian Series. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 23. 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.01.012.

26. Matzelle, Shannon & Edelman, J James & Joshi, Priya & Murphy, B & Weightman, W & Murphy, M & Gibbs, N & Passage, Jurgen. (2014). Early Clinical Outcomes Following the Introduction of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Using Single Dose Antegrade Custodiol Cardioplegia in an Australian Hospital. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 23. e33–e34. 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.10.016.

27. Murphy, Brooke & Edelman, J James & Okiwelu, Louis & Rajaratnam, Shanker & Passage, Jurgen & Newman, Mark & Joshi, Pragnesh & Sanders, Lucas. (2014). Surgical Embolectomy for Pulmonary Embolism: A Series of 32 Cases. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 23. e46. 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.10.042.

28. Yeo, Khung & Yap, Jonathan & Yamen, Eric & Muda, Nasir & Tay, Edgar & L Walters, Darren & Santoso, Teguh & Liu, Xianbao & Jansz, Paul & Yip, James & Zambahari, Robaayah & Passage, Jurgen & Hai Koh, Tian & Wang, Jian-An & Scalia, Gregory & Kuntjoro, Ivandito & Soesanto, Amiliana & Muller, David. (2014). Percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip: Early results from the MitraClip Asia-Pacific Registry (MARS). EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology. 10. 10.4244/EIJV10I5A107.

29. Edelman, J James & Seco, Michael & Dunne, Ben & Matzelle, Shannon & Murphy, Michelle & Joshi, Pragnesh & D Yan, Tristan & Wilson, Michael & Bannon, Paul & Vallely, Michael & Passage, Jurgen. (2013). Custodiol for myocardial protection and preservation: A systematic review. Annals of cardiothoracic surgery. 2. 717-728. 10.3978/j.issn.2225-319X.2013.11.10.

30. L. Tay, Edgar & Yap, Jonathan & Muller, David & L. Walters, Darren & Nasir Muda, M & Yamen, Eric & W. Yip, James & Zambahari, Robaayah & Passage, Jurgen & Jansz, Paul & Hai Koh, Tian & Yeo, Khung. (2013). TCT-697 Outcomes from MitraClip Therapy in Functional Compared to Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation: Multi-centre Experience from the MitraClip Asia-Pacific Registry (MARS). Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 62. 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.08.1448.

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