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Rana Sayeed is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He studied Medical Sciences at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge before graduating from Oxford University Medical School in 1991. He completed his PhD, studying altered gene expression in heart disease, as a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellow back at the University of Cambridge. He completed specialist training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, and at Norwich, followed by a Fellowship in General Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS[C-Th]) and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London (MRCP). He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Oxford Heart Centre in 2007.
His principal clinical interest is in mitral valve repair and he is the Head of Programme for Complex Mitral Valve Surgery at Oxford; he also helped to establish the trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) programme.
In addition to his clinical roles at Oxford, he is the Training Programme Director for Cardiothoracic Surgery at Oxford, a Joint College/Specialty Association representative on the Specialty Advisory Committee in Cardiothoracic Surgery that is responsible for national training in this specialty, and is Chair of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board, which conducts the formal examination of cardiothoracic surgeons at the end of their training.
Areas of interest
Mitral valve repair for mitral valve prolapse; Tricuspid valve surgery; Aortic valve replacement; Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation; AF ablation; Coronary artery bypass surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Head of Programme for Complex Mitral Valve Surgery,
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon,
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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- BM BCh University of Oxford 1991
- PhD University of Cambridge 2005
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 1995
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1995
- FRCS(C-Th) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005
- BA (Hons.) University of Cambridge 1988
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Joint College/Specialty Association representative Specialty Advisory Committee in Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018
- Chair Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019
- Advisory Appointments Committee College Assessor Royal College of Surgeons 2018
- Training Programme Director in Cardiothoracic Surgery Health Education England - Thames Valley 2019
Affiliations / memberships
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in GB & Ireland
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
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