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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
Chris qualified in 1980 from Sheffield University Medical School. His cardiothoracic training was undertaken at St Bartholomew's Hospital, St Thomas Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham. He undertook two years research at the Rayne Institute, St Thomas' as a BHF Junior Research Fellow, being awarded an MD for studies in myocardial protection.
Chris' areas of specialist surgical expertise including all aspects of surgery of the aortic valve; including homograft insertion, aortic valve repair and valve-sparing techniques, keyhole surgery, aortic root replacement and especially the innovative transcatheter aortic value implantation (TAVI). St Thomas' has the largest UK experience of this new valve technique and Chris is one of only two surgeons involved in the programme. He has pioneered the introduction of TAVI at London Bridge Hospital.
His other area of specialist interest is in surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm disease; including aortic dissection, aortic arch replacement, hybrid vascular procedures and endovascular stenting. Chris monitors patients long term in aortic surveillance clinics.
Areas of interest
Valvular heart surgery; Arterial surgery; Aortic surgery; Aneurysms. Keyhole surgery, TAVI surgery.
- Susan Ley
- St Olaf House London Bridge Hospital 27 Tooley Street LONDON SE1 2PR
- 020 7407 7744
- 020 7378 8156
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Amit Chawla Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms; Surgery of the Aortic Valve; Surgery of the Thoracic Aorta
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