He subsequently trained in Cardiology and specialises in Congenital and Structural Cardiology, including performing over one thousand PFO closures. He completed a PhD on cell biology in Cardiff, and now publishes mainly in the field of interventional cardiology and diving medicine.
He is current Chairman of UKDMC and regularly sees divers in both NHS and private clinics, and undertakes Sports Diving and HSE medicals. He has attended 3 SPUMS conferences and joined a National Geographic Pristine Seas Expedition to the Azores in 2018.
In the 1970s and 80s he was medical officer on diving expeditions exploring the Red Sea and Barrier Reef of Belsize. He has worked with the navies in a number of countries and advised the Health and Safety Executive since 1994. He was a consultant to NASA at the Johnson Space Center advising on risks of decompression illness in astronauts. He was the first to describe immersion pulmonary oedema in 1981 and the role of right-to-left shunts in decompression illness in 1986.
Dr Wingelaar has several peer reviewed publication covering such topics as: Oxygen toxicity AND Pulmonary function in diver.
Medical Doctor (M.D.) October 24, 1990. Faculté de Médecine de RENNES (France).
Diploma of thorough study (DEA): Interest of the Multisensor Data Fusion for the Characterization of Arrhythmias into Intensive Coronary Care Units. Angers, September 1993.
Thesis in Biomedical Science, University of Rennes I, (France), on July 5, 2002
Thesis tittle : 3-D Modelling of Heart Morphogenesis. Development of a Computer-assisted Tool for Teaching and Research on Normal Human Heart Development
Cardiologist specializing in congenital heart disease of the adult and child in University Hospital Centre, Rennes, France
Upon completion of his training he was appointed a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Castle Hill Hospital in 2018.
Areas of particular interest are innovations in thoracic surgery such as: minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer, robotic surgery, endobronchial laser treatment, navigational bronchoscopy and implantation of endobronchial valves. He has a leading role in the lung volume reduction therapy program in Castle Hill Hospital.
Dr Tentzeris is an active member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons in UK.
She spent 11 years in the Environmental Physiology Department of the U.S. Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland where she performed research on the physiology of ultradeep diving, and was eventually the head of the decompression sickness research program. She is the patented inventor of biochemical decompression. Dr. Kayar has also managed biomedical research programs for the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). She published her first novel, Operation SECOND STARFISH, an ultra-deep submarine rescue story, in 2017. She is currently retired and living with her husband in the US southwestern city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Spire Hull & East Riding Hospital
North England Hyperbaric and Medical Services
Member of United Kingdom Diving Medical Committee
Recreational and Technical (CCR) Diving Instructor
PADI, BSAC, ITDA & PSAI
He was awarded Doctorate of Philosophy by University of London following completion of 3 year research fellowship (2004-2007) on adenoviral-mediated Cancer Gene therapy from the Institute of Cancer Research (London).
He has been working as Consultant Clinical Oncologist within the UK since 2008; initially at Queen’s Center of Oncology at Castle Hill Hospitals (Hull) and more recently at St James University Hospitals (Leeds). His site-specific interests have included Gastrointestinal, Urology and Brain Tumors.
He has strong academic background having published in several peer-reviewed journals and has been principal investigator for several national and international studies.
He is involved in the development of standards for diving equipment and helicopter ditching systems. A diver since 1970 he has qualified as an HSE pt III commercial diver and is a recreational instructor. He is a Trustee of DDRC Healthcare, Secretary of the BSAC Jubilee Trust and provides technical support and advice to the BSAC. Currently a Director of GAVINS ltd and is an independent Consultant for Diving and Life Support
He is a member and past chair of the European Scientific Diving Panel, a member of the UK HSE Diving Industry Committee, a member of the UK Scientific Diving Supervisory Committee, a member of the Society for Underwater Technology’s Diving and Manned Submersibles Committee, an editorial board member for the SPUMS journal Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, and is the editor of the academic journal Underwater Technology. He has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles and almost 300 proceedings papers, edited works, abstracts and non-refereed research reports. He is currently an accredited member of the Academy of Experts.