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John Yap


Special Interests

Endocarditis, Gene therapy, cardiothoracic surgery, treatment of the Aorta


English, Malay, Chinese


Mr John Yap is Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at The Heart Hospital, University College London Hospitals and is co-founder of London Heart Specialists, Harley Street Clinic. Mr Yap is currently the lead surgeon for the major aortic program at the Heart Hospital. His interests include the surgical and endovascular treatment of valvular heart disease, Marfan syndrome and diseases of the thoracic aorta (such as aortic dissection and aneurysms).

Mr Yap graduated from Glasgow University and underwent training in general surgery obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow in 1992. This was followed specialist training in cardiothoracic surgery in London and a research fellowship carrying out pioneering research in gene therapy at Mayo Clinic, USA resulting in the award of Doctorate of Medicine.

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