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Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS)

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To advance science in the field of cardiothoracic surgery for the benefit of the public by:

  • Encouraging and promoting excellence in the practice of cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Encouraging innovation in and scientific understanding of cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Promoting, undertaking, encouraging and assisting in research in cardiothoracic surgery and advancing the education of the public in cardiothoracic surgery.

Narain Moorjani, President SCTS

Narain Moorjani is a cardiothoracic surgeon providing the full range of cardiac surgical procedures, including coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement. He forms part of the specialist valve group, performing complex mitral valve repair surgery, as well as surgery of the thoracic aorta. He also performs procedures to control abnormal heart rhythms, as well as minimally invasive cardiac surgery (including valve surgery through small incisions and coronary surgery without the use of the heart-lung bypass machine). He was the first surgeon to introduce minimally invasive cardiopulmonary bypass to Papworth Hospital. Narain Moorjani came to Papworth having previous worked as a consultant cardiac surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London and Assistant Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Philadelphia, USA. Prior to that, he completed a research doctorate of medicine (MD) at the University of Oxford and National Heart and Lung Institute, investigating the genes involved in the development of heart failure. His research interests are currently focussing on the genes responsible for enlargement of the thoracic aorta. More recently, he has published several international best-selling, award-winning cardiac surgery textbooks, including 'Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery', 'Operative Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery' and ‘Cardiac Surgery: Recent Advances and Techniques’, with further cardiothoracic surgery textbooks due out soon.

Memberships of professional bodies: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Member of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland Member of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery Registered with the General Medical Council (specialist register for Cardiothoracic Surgery) 

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