Ali Boroujerdi

Ali Boroujerdi Alavi is a perfusionist at Shahid Dr Lavasani Hospital , a branch of social security organization in IRAN , who was born in Tehran, capital of Iran, in February 1971. He studied Anesthesia nurse, then continued in Nursing course for BS and then graduated in Extracorporeal Circulation Technology as MS. He worked as clinical perfusionist before starting the academic course of Extracorporeal Circulation Technology in Milad hospital, one of the major hospitals in Iran with 1000 beds and multi-disciplinary services. He also covered some private hospitals in his daily practice. He worked as head nurse in ICU of Milad hospital and night shifts in charge in Mehrad hospital before involving in perfusion department.
His personal interest is leadership and change in current medical situation in his country. Therefore he joined the director board of IRANSECT, Iranian Society of Extracorporeal Circulation Technology and very soon became Vice president. Being very active, he had most efforts in changing the model of perfusion curriculum from hospital-based training to academic-based training with a master’s degree. Involving perfusionists in ECMO and ECLS system was another of his achievements. He was elected for steering committee of SWAAC ELSO in 2017, then elected for the director board of SWAAC ELSO responsible for protocol and registry. He created many simulators in field of ECMO for distributing the sciences of ECMO for perfusionists and other medical teams. He also built the first mobile ECMO Team, which saves patients in many hospitals and also trains the medical teams at the same hospitals. Improvement of quality of care in babies and neonates, who suffer from congenital heart diseases, was another goal which he considered deeply. Therefore, he established Sharayan Charity Foundation, for directing the attentions and budgets of donators, to improve the team work and surgery techniques and post care of pediatric patients and neonates via inviting the best expertise of pediatric cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, intensivists and ICU nurses to running missions together. Thus, 384 babies had surgery with mortality less than 2%, presenting many educational opportunities for all the team members and improving the local teams in Iran besides the saving lives of seriously ill babies. He is a director of ECMO program in his hospital and also the director of Patient Blood Management, which first time runs in Iran by the cooperation and collaboration of Blood Transfusion Organization as a pilot project in his hospital.
Ali Boroujerdi Alavi is a speaker, executive and scientific manager of many congresses and conferences in Iran and internationally. He is winner of the best speaker and the best article in SCANSECT conference in Aarhus, Denmark at 2013, and performed many oral presentations in international congresses and SWAAC ELSO meetings.

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