The MSTCVS Quality Collaborative is honored to have Fontan Fellows working with us and look forward to our continued collaboration.

Francis Fontan Fund
MSTCVS-QC Quality and Outcomes Fellowship 2022

Dimitrios Magouliotis, MD and Ahmet Can Topcu, MD have been awarded the Francis Fontan Fund MSTCVS-QC Quality and Outcomes 2022 Fellowship.

Dr.  Magoulitois, who will be arriving in May, is a second-year resident in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Larissa, Greece.   He is interested in quality and outcomes, Statistical dexterity, and is working on his second master’s in molecular medicine.

Dr. Topcu, who is scheduled to join the Coordinating Center in August, is an attending surgeon at Basakehir Cam ve Sakura City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.   The Turkish Society of Thoracic Surgery plans to support his goal of bringing a database for their Society.

This unique collaboration with The Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative (MSTCVS-QC) will allow Dr. Magouliotis and Dr. Topcu to work alongside a multidisciplinary team focused on quality improvement for adult cardiac and general thoracic surgery patients in Michigan.

Past Fellowship Recipients

Chris Bond, Mb ChB joined the MSTCVS Coordinating Center in late April 2019 and stayed though the end of August 2019. He is completing his Senior registrar year in Birmingham, England.

Milan Milojevic, MD, PhD, MSc spent four months at the MSTCVS Quality Collaborative Coordinating Center. He returned to the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands) where he completed his PhD and is practicing as an Intensivist in Serbia and is leading Clinical Practice Guidelines for EACTS.


“This was by far the most useful and enjoyable professional and personal development experience of my career. I gained a comprehensive understanding of how to systematically gather data regarding Cardiac Surgical procedures from a geographical area, analyze it and most importantly transform it into actionable information that can be used to improve the care of patients.

“My presentation skills were greatly enhanced, I improved my ability to analyze data and understanding of statistical methodology and my communication skills were markedly improved. Discussing suboptimal performance is a sensitive issue and Dr. Prager does it with immense charm whilst not failing to get the point across and develop an actionable plan for improvement. Both Dr. Prager and Patty’s leadership skills were excellent and observing these invaluable. Both are superb role models and I now often reflect on their approaches to problems, interactions and delivering objectives when trying to do the same.”