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Mr Jullien Gaer is a consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, where he treats private and NHS patients.

He graduated from the University of London in 1983 and completed his postgraduate training at some of Europe’s leading centres of cardiac surgery, including:

  • Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals
  • Royal Postgraduate Medical School (now part of Imperial College London)
  • Broussais Hospital, Paris.

He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1986, and was awarded his Master of Surgery (University of London) in 1996.

Mr Gaer was previously a consultant at St. George’s Hospital in London and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia before moving to Harefield Hospital.

He has worked extensively in the Middle East, China and South East Asia. He is an honorary professor of surgery to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (the armed forces of China).

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Mr Ulrich Rosendahl is a consultant cardiac surgeon based at Royal Brompton Hospital, who treats private and NHS patients.

He studied medicine at the University of Münster, Germany. In 1988, he started his training in heart surgery at Texas Heart Institute, USA, under Dr Denton Cooley, who was famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart. He then trained in general and vascular surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Afterwards, Mr Rosendahl returned to heart surgery and was appointed a training post in heart surgery at the German Heart Centre in Berlin under Professor Roland Hetzer. Subsequently, he became co-founder and then senior consultant at the Heart Centre in Lahr, Germany.

In 2012, he was appointed as a consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery , Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Mr Simon Jordan received his MD from Imperial College London for his research which investigated the inflammatory response of the lung in response to major chest surgery.

He trained in general thoracic surgery at Royal Brompton Hospital, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and the London Chest Hospital. He has also spent time training in Belfast, Bristol and Leeds.

Mr Jordan was appointed consultant thoracic surgeon at the Trust in 2006 and is chair of the cancer team at Royal Brompton Hospital.


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Neil Moat is an extremely experienced Cardiac surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where he sees both NHS and private patients.

Qualifying at St Mary's Hospital, London, he went on to train in Cardiothoracic surgery in Oxford, London and Southampton, before taking up post as consultant first at the University of Sheffield, and then the Royal Brompton, London. He is an expert in the fields of both coronary artery repair, as well as the surgical management of valvular disease. He has an international reputation for his successful treatment of mitral valve disease, speaking regularly at international events and receiving referrals from all over the world.

Along with colleagues at the Royal Brompton, Mr Moat has pioneered minimally invasive techniques of valve repair and replacement, facilitating the treatment of those who would be deemed unfit to undergo conventional cardiac surgery. He continues to work with international colleagues to bring cutting-edge techniques into UK practice. Similarly, he is involved in disseminating excellence in Cardiac surgery worldwide, particularly to Egypt.

A revered surgeon, Mr Moat is on the council of the Cardiothoracic Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and is an honorary senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute. Until 2007, He was Clinical Director of Cardiac Surgery at the Royal Brompton.

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Mr Shore is a consultant cardiac surgeon. He is currently acting director of the heart division at Royal Brompton.

Mr Shore is the Professor practice (Congenital cardiac surgery) at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, recognising his academic contributions to his field. 

He has international recognition as an expert in the surgical management of adults with congenital heart disease.

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Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Mr J. Andreas Hoschtitzky is a consultant paediatric and adult cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospitals, where he treats private and NHS patients.

He studied medicine at Leiden University in the Netherlands, graduating in 1994. He then did his postgraduate training in cardiac surgery in London, Bristol and Manchester with congenital cardiac fellowships in London at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

From 2010-17, Mr Hoschtitzky was a consultant adult congenital cardiac surgeon at Central Manchester University Hospitals & Manchester Children’s Foundation Trust. He was the clinical lead at the northwest regional adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) service in Manchester and served as educational and clinical supervisor. While in that role, he set up the regional extended septal myectomy programme for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and was one of only a few surgeons in Europe performing valve repairs of all four heart valve including Ebstein’s anomaly.

From 2010-17, Mr Hoschtitzky worked as a paediatric cardiac surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, before joining Royal Brompton Hospital in 2017.

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Thoracic Surgery

Miss Sofina Begum completed her medical degree in University of Leicester School of Medicine in 2004.
During that time she finished an intercalated BSc in Cardiovascular Science. She went on to complete her basic surgical training in London.

After this, she completed a Masters of Science in Surgical Science. She then went on to complete higher surgical training in Yorkshire – rotating between St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield and Castle Hill Hospital (part of the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust) in Hull.

Her training included an extended period of training in uniportal minimally invasive surgery (keyhole) for lung cancer and lung volume reduction surgery.

She also trained in endobronchial procedures for airways disease and severe emphysema. Her training was completed in November 2016 and was appointed a consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital in 2017.

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Ms Rashmi Yadav is a consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, where she treats both private and NHS patients.

She completed her cardiac surgical training in the North West Thames deanery (2004-2011). She worked as a specialist registrar at various hospitals, including Heart Hospital (now known as University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street), St George’s, Hammersmith and Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. In 2008, she completed the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS(CTh)), registering on the specialist register for cardiothoracic surgery.

As part of her training, Ms Yadav completed a fellowship at the Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus in Stuttgart, Germany. This was under Professor Ulrich Franke, specialising in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. She also has a PhD from Imperial College London.

After her training, she was a locum consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital from October 2011 until March 2013. In April 2013, she became a permanent consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital.

In 2018 Ms Yadav was awarded a prestigious scholarship to complete a fellowship on novel, innovative minimally invasive ways of treating mitral and tricuspid diseases, led by Dr Francesco Maisano at Zurich University. In 2019 she completed the fellowship and was awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) from Zurich University. This fellowship is first of its kind in the world and focuses on novel, innovative minimally invasive ways of treating mitral and tricuspid diseases.


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Mr Anthony (Tony) De Souza has been a consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital since 1998, where he treats both private and NHS patients.

He graduated from the University of Nottingham and completed his cardiothoracic training in Leicester, Southampton and London. He was awarded the McCormack medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for achieving the best postgraduate result.

He is now lead of surgery and chair of revascularisation at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Clinical expertise

Mr Anthony De Souza practices in all aspects of cardiac surgery.

Mr De Souza’s major interest lies in innovative techniques for minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In 2000, he successfully performed the UK’s first robotic endoscopic CABG. He now has the UK’s largest practice of endoacab (endoscopic atraumatic coronary artery bypass) and hybrid revascularisation with a mini-incision for CABG.

He also specialises in valve repair or replacement, in particular mitral valve surgery, and performs thoracoscopic minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation.

Mr De Souza has served on the advisory panel for interventional procedures for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Furthermore he has served as director of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS). 


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Mr George Asimakopoulos qualified in medicine at the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 1992. Between 1999 and 2006, he trained on the West London rotation in cardiothoracic surgery before spending a year as a fellow in heart and lung transplantation at Harefield Hospital.

He then spent seven years working at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant cardiac surgeon. During his time at Bristol, he was one of the busiest cardiac surgeons in the UK, performing more than 230 cardiac surgery operations each year.

He joined Royal Brompton Hospital in February 2014 as an aortic surgeon sub-specialising in areas such as complex problems of the aortic valve, aortic root, ascending aorta and arch. He also has significant experience in treating endocarditis and operating on patients who have had previous cardiac surgery.

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What is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon? 

Cardiothoracic surgery is a sub-field of surgery with a particular emphasis on the surgical treatment of major abnormalities of the thorax including coronary bypass operations and the removal of a solid mass tumour from the chest cavity.

When to see a Cardiothoracic Surgeon?

You may be referred to a cardiothoracic surgeon if you require an operation to the organs inside the chest cavity. This may include complex cardiac surgery and surgery on the lung. Common procedures performed by cardiothoracic surgeons include coronary bypass operations, cardiac valve operations and lung cancer resections.

What conditions does a Cardiothoracic Surgeon treat?

What procedures can you find at a Cardiothoracic Surgery clinic?