Dr Emily Granger is one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in Australia. She has performed over 1400 general cardiothoracic operations and over 100 heart and lung transplants.
In July 2014 she was involved in the world’s first successful “DCD” heart transplant – this involves a donor heart that has stopped beating being reanimated in an ex-vivo organ perfusion machine and transplanted into a recipient with heart failure. The Heart Transplant Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital have performed a further 8 DCD heart transplants.
Dr Granger is also an EMST and CCRISP instructor with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), and is involved with the NSW RACS State Regional Committee as the Cardiothoracic Surgery Representative.
Dr Emily Granger features in Episode 5 of Miracle Hospital. 43-year-old Ana is rushed into St Vincent’s Hospital when a donor lung becomes available after a 9 year wait. Ana has a rare form of lung disease where cysts have taken over her normal lung tissue making breathing is very difficult. As Dr Emily Granger operates to remove Ana’s diseased lungs, a donor surgical team rushes to St Vincent’s Hospital with the donor lungs.
Miracle Hospital is a documentary series with unprecedented access to doctors at St Vincent's Hospitals and their patients undergoing life-saving treatments with new cutting edge technology.