Laszlo Göbölös MD, is an Associate Staff Physician in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Göbölös was a Post CCT Clinical Fellow and Staff Surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Southampton University Hospital Trust, United Kingdom; the second largest hospital of the country showing up outstanding surgical outcomes in the national registry.
He is a certified Educational Supervisor of Wessex Deanery (PGMDE), mentoring both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees in Cardiac Surgery. He was also a faculty member at Wessex Deanery hands-on cardiosurgical wet-lab courses. Beside clinical research, he conducted audits to improve NHS service, education and patient safety.
Dr. Göbölös has completed over 700 heart surgeries as a Primary Surgeon and participated in over 2500 procedures including major aortic surgery, heart transplantation and artificial heart placement. He also implanted over 500 pacemaker/defibrillator systems.
He graduated 'summa cum laude' fom the University of Pécs, Hungary and defended the MD thesis 'Functional and biochemical changes following coronary occlusion and reperfusion in an experimental canine model' with an excellent result. He later completed his residency in Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Egypt.
Dr. Göbölös completed his specialist training in Cardiac Surgery at Heart Institute, Medical Faculty, University of Pécs, Hungary, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Herz-Kreislauf-Klinik, Bad Bevensen, teaching hospital of MH Hannover, Germany with special interest in aortic surgery, and the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany with focus on surgical heart and lung failure therapies.
In Regensburg, he was a team member in the development phase of transport ECMO, artificial lung (PECLA) and minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation (MECC) therapies. In Southampton, he received further subspecialty training in mitral and aortic valve repair, advanced aortic surgery (“frozen elephant trunk” technique), congenital heart surgery and VATS procedures.
Dr. Göbölös was appointed as Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery at University of Pécs, Hungary and became Lead Lecturer of German undergraduate educational program and Lecturer in English and Hungarian curriculum in 2007; from the same year he is an active European Society of Cardiology and European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery member. He brings a commitment to his patient and novel surgical techniques, an enthusiasm for research and a passion for education.
He has an excellent track record of both basic scientific investigative- and clinical research. He is author and co-author to a number of book chapters and has published in peer reviewed journals. He also serves as peer reviewer for cardiovascular journals and book publishers.
Dr. Göbölös is married and a father of two sons. His wife is a Montessori education teacher.