Mr Aman Coonar: Cardiothoracic surgery

Mr Aman Coonar

Cardiothoracic surgery

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About me

Leading a great team focussing on high quality care delivered safely, compassionately & efficiently. Recently rated the top UK cardiothoracic hospital for in-patient (and proud to say that is mostly surgery) cancer care experience .

Clinical interests
• minimally invasive surgery (VATS, 'keyhole'​, non-intubated​)
• lung cancer surgery (including advanced cases and patients with poor lung function)
• trauma
• chest wall surgery
• thoracic sarcoma and rare tumours
• resection of metastases
• thymectomy for myasthenia & cancer
• mesothelioma
• airway surgery

Service Interests:
•human factors & teamwork
•enhanced recovery
•streamlining pathways & avoiding silos
•value-based care and quality/service improvement

For much of this time I have been the Clinical Lead aiming to grow the department. I also visit the Lister, Stevenage, and Addenbrookes, Cambridge.


I have degrees in medicine & psychology from London. I was a visiting student at Harvard. I trained in internal medicine, intensive care and research. I have a research MD. My general & cardiothoracic surgery training was at Guy's, St Thomas'​, King's, Royal Brompton and London Chest Hospitals.

In 2005-2007, I was at the Toronto General Hospital as senior fellow in general thoracic/lung transplant. This is one of the 'homes of thoracic surgery'. I gained a large experience of innovation and complex cases.

Education & student/public engagement

SCTS Education committee. I run 2 national schemes for SCTS - student engagement and CPD. I was recently President of the RSM Cardiothoracic Section. Senior tutor - Cambridge University. RCS Tutor. Cambridge VATS course.

Areas of interest

Thoracic surgery; Sarcoma; Lung cancer; Minimal access / invasive surgery (MIS); Video-assisted thoracic Surgery (VATS) ;Metastases; Thoracic oncological surgery; Mesothelioma; Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)

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Procedures completed

  • E5430

    Pulmonary lobectomy (including segmental resection) - (1-5)


  • E5180

    Diagnostic bronchoscopy +/- biopsy - (1-5)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • T0132

    Excision of chest wall tumour - with chest wall reconstruction - (1-5)


  • T0710

    Decortication of pleura of lung - (1-5)


  • E5480

    Lung resection with resection of chest wall - (1-5)


  • T1240

    Insertion of tube drain into pleural cavity - (1-5)


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