Marjan Jahangiri graduated in medicine from University College Hospital, London. Subsequently, she completed her general surgical training at University College London and affiliated hospitals. She embarked on a career in Cardiothoracic Surgery. She trained at the London Chest, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal Brompton Hospitals in London. She was awarded a research fellowship at the William Harvey Laboratories at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Medical School. She then subspecialized in paediatric and adult congenital surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard. She is the first female professor of cardiac surgery in the United Kingdom and Europe.
She was appointed as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in 2001 at St. George’s Hospital, University of London. She was appointed Professor of Cardiac Surgery at University of London in 2007. Her major interests in the field of clinical cardiac surgery include: surgery of the aorta, including aneurysms, especially major and major complex cases (Marfan), aortic valve surgery, minimally invasive aortic valve procedure, beating heart surgery, and cardiac surgery in pregnant patients. She has contributed to advances in protecting neurocognition and has been instrumental in developing minimally invasive aortic surgery and major aortic surgery.
Marjan Jahangiri operates on 280-300 cases per annum. This is one of the largest cardiac surgical services in the United Kingdom. Her overall mortality for all cases including complex and major complex heart operations is 1.5 – 3%.
These results are monitored by The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery of GB & Ireland and available on their website https://scts.org
She has been the author of several reviews, book chapters, manuscripts, abstracts and communications. She is a regular invited speaker at national and international conferences. She is the principal investigator in a number of clinical research trials. She has chaired multi-disciplinary guidelines on management of coronary artery disease, aortic valve (minimally invasive) and aortic disease.
She was the finalist for Silver Scalpel Award of The Royal College of Surgeons for excellence in training in 2018. She was awarded the BMJ Clinical Leadership Team Award 2018, for management of aortic valve and aortic disease.
Academic and Professional Degrees
1988 University College, London (MB BS)
1992 Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, (FRCS)
1999 Intercollegiate Speciality in Cardiothoracic Surgery, (FRCS CTh)
1999 Master of Surgery, University of London, (MS)
Elected Member of Professional Societies
British Medical Association
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland
European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Royal Society of Medicine
International Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery
American Association for Thoracic Surgery