Dr. Joseph Blidgen is a well-known Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Jamaica and the Caribbean. He completed undergraduate training (MBBS) from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies in 1995. He later completed postgraduate training in cardiothoracic surgery from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies in 2007. During his postgraduate training period, completed a 3-year intensive fellowship in cardiac surgery at the Maritimes Heart Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Edinburgh since 2001. With his extensive training, he has gained experience in a wide range of complex cardiothoracic cases.
Dr. Blidgen’s surgical interests include the management of patients with complex cardiac and thoracic conditions, CABG, valve repair and replacement, aortic surgeries and minimal invasive cardiac surgery.
He is presently the Head, Division of Cardiothoracic surgery at the University of the West Indies, Mona, an associate lecturer in the department of surgery (UWI), Supervisor of the Doctor of Medicine postgraduate training program (UWI), Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at National Chest hospital and a Consultant Cardiothoracic surgeon.
He has presented on multiple cardiothoracic topics locally and abroad
He loves to travel and is a lover of football.