Graduate Research Degree Awarded - Matthew Yong

Congratulations to Matthew Yong - Graduate Research Degree Awarded 19 April 2021.

Degree: PhD
Supervisors: Prof Igor Konstantinov (Principal), Prof Yves d’Udekem
Advisory Committee: Prof Trevor Duke (Chair), Prof Robert Weintraub

Thesis Title: Outcomes of Surgery for Congenital Anomalies of the Pulmonary Circulation
Thesis SummaryCongenital anomalies of the pulmonary veins and arteries are rare cardiac defects. Without surgery, mortality during infancy is high. This project aimed at expanding our understanding of the prognosis and long-term outcomes of children who underwent surgery. As the early survival outcomes of these patients improve, our focus is now shifting towards understanding the long-term prognosis, functional impacts and quality of life. Enhanced knowledge in these areas will allow us to better inform families and develop strategies to improve outcomes.

Date awarded: 19 April 2021

Matthew Yong