Participating Centres

The following Hospitals/Centres are participating within the POLAR clinical trial:

Hospital / Institution Name Location

Recruitment Status

Lead Investigator
Australia (AUS)
Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne, VIC Recruiting

A/Prof Louise Owen

King Edward Memorial Hospital Perth, WA Recruiting A/Prof Andrew Gill
Sunshine Hospital / Joan Kirner Women's & Children's Hospital Melbourne, VIC Not yet open to recruitment Dr Arun Sett
Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane, QLD Recruiting Prof Helen Liley
Women & Children's Health Network Adelaide, SA Recruiting

Dr Chad Andersen

A/Prof Michael Stark

Europe (EU)
Amsterdam University Medical Centre / Emma Children's Hospital Amsterdam, Netherlands Recruiting

Prof Anton van Kaam

Máxima Medical Centre Veldhoven, Netherlands Recruiting

Dr Hendrik Niemarkt

Radboud University Medical Centre Netherlands Recruiting

Prof Willem de Boode

Vittore Buzzi Children's Hospital / Ospedale dei Bambini Milan, Italy Recruiting

Dr Francesco Cavigioli

Maggiore Policlinico Milan, Italy Recruiting

Dr Anna Lavizzari

Gemelli University Hospital Rome, Italy Recruiting

Prof Giovanni Vento

Careggi University Hospital Florence, Italy Recruiting

Prof Carlo Dani

Fondazione Monza Monza, Milan, Italy Recruiting

Dr Camilla Rigotti

Fillipo del Ponte Hospital Varese, Milan, Italy Recruiting

Dr Ilia Bresesti

Academic Teaching Hospital Feldkirch, Austria Recruiting

Prof Burkhard Simma

Antoine Beclere Medical Centre Paris, France Not yet open to recruitment

Prof Daniele De Luca

Poznan University of Medical Sciences Poznan, Poland Recruiting

Prof Tomasz Szczapa

United States (USA)
Hospital of the University of Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Recruiting Dr Elizabeth Foglia
Rady Children’s at Rancho Springs Medical Center/UCSD San Diego, California Not yet open to recruitment Dr Richard Song
Rady Children’s at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla/UCSD San Diego, California Not yet open to recruitment Dr Sandra Leibel
Riley Hospital for Children / Indiana University Indianapolis, Indiana Not yet open to recruitment Dr Bobbi Byrne
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns San Diego, California Recruiting A/Prof Anup Katheria
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, Arkansas Recruiting Prof Sherry Courtney
United Kingdom (UK) - Primary Recruiting Sites
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Birmingham, England Not yet open to recruitment Dr Harsha Gowda
James Cook University Hospital Middlesbrough, England Recruiting Dr Prakash Kannan Loganathan
Southmead Hospital Bristol, England Recruiting Prof Charles Roehr
Leicester University Hospital Leicester, England Recruiting

Dr Joe Fawke

Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow, Scotland Recruiting

Dr Joyce O'Shea

Royal Infirmary Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland Not yet open to recruitment

Dr David Quine

University Hospital Wishaw Wishaw, Scotland Recruiting

Dr Karen McCall

United Kingdom (UK) - Continuing Care Sites
Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, England Approved

Dr Hilal Misgar

Derriford Hospital Derriford, England Approved

Dr Wisam Muhsen

Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary Dumfries, Scotland Approved

Dr Andrew Eccleston

Forth Valley Royal Hospital Falkirk, England Approved

Dr Domenic O'Reilly

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital  Gloucester, England Approved

Dr Miles Wagstaff

Great Western Hospital Swindon, England Approved

Dr Girish Gowda

Kettering General Hospital Kettering, England Approved

Dr Abraham Isaac

Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln, England Approved

Dr Udoka Asoh

Ninewells Hospital Dundee, Scotland Approved

Dr Jennifer Scotland

Peterborough City Hospital Peterborough, England Approved

Ms Sarah Green

Pilgrim Hospital Boston, England Approved

Dr Diesha Mapa

Princess Royal Maternity Hospital Glasgow, Scotland Approved

Dr Joyce O'Shea

Raigmore Hospital Inverness, Scotland Approved

Dr Philine van der Heide

Royal Alexandra Hospital Paisley, Scotland Approved

Dr Joyce O'Shea

Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, England Approved

Dr Charlotte Lea

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Wonford, England Approved

Dr David Bartle

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland Approved

Dr David Quine

Royal Princess Hospital Telford, England Approved

Dr Sanjeev Deshpande

Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle upon Tyne, England Approved

Dr Sundeep Harigopal

Royal United Hospital Bath, England Approved

Dr Christina Oliver

Singleton Hospital Swansea, Wales Approved

Dr Sreedhara Nittur

St Johns Hospital Livingston, Scotland Approved

Dr Deepa Patil

Sunderland Hospital Sunderland, England Approved

Dr Ruppa Geethanath

Torbay Hospital Torbay, England Approved

Dr James Dearden

Yeovil District Hospital Yeovil, England Approved

Dr Camelia Vaina

University Hospital Crosshouse Ayrshire, Scotland Approved

Dr Raju Sunderesan

University Hospital of North Durham North Durham, England Approved

Dr Hilal Misgar

University Hospital of North Tees Stockton-on-Tees, England Approved

Dr Chidambara Harikumar


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