Mr Wael Awad is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Barts & the Royal London NHS Trust and is the Lead Surgeon for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Programme .
He graduated in Medicine from Imperial College, London in 1998. He went on to train in Cardiothoracic Surgery at a number of prestigious teaching hospitals in London, including the Royal Brompton, The London Chest, Guy’s, St Bartholomew’s and St Thomas" Hospitals. He trained with some of the leading and pioneering surgeons, including Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, Professor Peter Goldstraw and Mr John Wright. Following this, he undertook research on ischaemic preconditioning in the immature myocardium, and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of London in 1999. He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Barts & the Royal London NHS Trust in 2003.
He has a specialist interest in complex coronary artery bypass surgery, stentless aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair and surgery of the thoracic aorta. He also specialises in surgery for lung and mediastinal tumours and in video assisted thoracoscopy.
Mr Awad has outstanding clinical results, as confirmed by the UK Healthcare Commission. Consequently, he receives many referrals from the Middle East and also travels nationally and overseas to train local surgeons.
He regularly presents at both national and international conferences and has been published extensively in in Circulation, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He has also been recognized by the ‘Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare’ for his contributions towards Cardiothoracic Surgery.