Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Lead Clinician for Mechanical Support
The Royal Brompton Hospital (London, UK)
Richard Trimlett is a Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon and Lead Clinician for Mechanical Support at The Royal Brompton Hospital (London, UK), having spent more than 18 years working in cardio-thoracic centers specializing in heart and lung transplants, ventricular assist devices, both veno-arterial (VA) and veno-venous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and various other methods of support including Impella and destination devices, both in the UK and USA.
Trimlett was responsible for the setting up and running of an ECMO service which grew out of the existing ventricular assist device (VAD) programme. Trimlett has chaired sessions at international meetings on VA-ECMO and VAD support, published in peer-reviewed journals and written book chapters on this subject.
Trimlett also has an ongoing research project in the field of additive manufacturing as applied to mechanical support pump and technology design with a particular interest in destination therapy.