Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
Alexander Manché is the Chairman of the Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta. He qualified at Westminster Medical School, London in 1979 and spent 18 years in the UK and the US, including 2 years of research at the Rayne Institute. He returned to Malta in 1995 and set up the Cardiothoracic Unit, which offers a comprehensive adult service including surgery for ischaemic and valvular heart disease, thoracic vascular conditions, heart transplantation, vascular access as well as lung disease. His journal publications and presentations at scientific meetings number over two hundred. He has a special interest in the epidemiology of aortic valve surgery.