Shahzad G. Raja, MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCSEd(C-Th) (Focused Issue:Minimal access cardiac surgery)

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Harefield Hospital, London, UK

Shahzad G. Raja, BSc., MBBS (Hons), MRCS, FRCS(C-Th) graduated from King Edward Medical College, Lahore (Pakistan) as Best All-round Graduate in 1996 and carried out his basic surgical training at Mayo Hospital, Lahore (Pakistan). He passed MRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001 and Intercollegiate Board Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2009. He received his specialty training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Glasgow University Hospitals, Glasgow, Harefield Hospital, London and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He is currently working as a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Harefield Hospital, London. His areas of expertise include minimal access cardiac surgery and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

He has vastly published in peer-reviewed medical journals, contributed chapters to Cardiac Surgical Textbooks as well as edited books for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Thoracic Disease, World Journal of Methodology, Recent Patents on Cardiovascular Drug Discovery & Scientific World Journal. His interests lie in medical writing, medical education, undergraduate & postgraduate teaching. He has a special interest in assessing the impact of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in improving outcomes and has edited two books entitled “Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Evolution, Techniques & Technology” and “Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Outcomes, Concerns & Controversies”.

Focused Issue: Minimal access cardiac surgery.