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Mr Wael Awad
MBBS, MD, FRCS Ed, FRCS Eng (CTh)
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, Valvular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Total arterial revascularisation in coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement; surgery of the thoracic aorta; lung cancer surgery; videoscopic thoracic procedures
Mr Wael Awad graduated from Imperial College, London, in 1988. He was interested in Cardiothoracic Surgery from an early stage and trained at the most prestigious teaching hospitals in London, including the Royal Brompton, The London Chest, Guy's, St Bartholomew's and St Thomas' Hospitals, with some of the leading and pioneering surgeons, including Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, Professor Peter Goldstraw and Mr John Wright. He was awarded a British Heart Foundation grant to undertake research on ischaemic preconditioning in the immature myocardium and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of London in 1999. He was appointed Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Barts and the Royal London NHS Trust in 2003, where he practices Adult Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery. Mr Awad is Lead Surgeon for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Programme. His other specialist interests include complex coronary artery bypass surgery, stentless aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair and surgery of the thoracic aorta. In Thoracic Surgery, he specialises in surgery for lung and mediastinal tumours and in video assisted thoracoscopy. Mr Awad has excellent clinical results, as confirmed by the UK Healthcare Commission. As a consequence, he receives many referrals from the Middle East and also travels nationally and overseas to train local surgeons. Mr Awad is regularly invited to lecture and demonstrate new techniques and he has given numerous lectures in Europe, Japan, the USA and the Middle East. He has published widely in Circulation, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. His contributions to the specialty have earned him a position in the Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, among the world's most respected works of reference recognizing those whose achievements place them at the forefront of an evolving healthcare system.
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