Teaching, training and new & novel developments

She is devoted to training cardiothoracic surgeons. She was the Training Programme Director and Chairman of the Specialty Training Committee of London till 2018. In this capacity, she was responsible for 35% of UK trainees.

She is currently the Chair of Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Surgical Royal Colleges in the UK. 

Marjan Jahangiri and her anaesthetic, intensive care specialists and nursing colleagues regularly perform minimally invasive and major aortic surgery, with focus on early extubation (removing the breathing tube) and early recovery and rehabilitation of their patients. They use some of the latest technology and management protocols to assist in the early recovery and resumption of good quality of life for their patients.

Selected publications in education

  • Zakkar M, Benedetto U, Angelini GD, Murphy G, Shah R, Jahangiri M, Page R. Cardiothoracic surgery training in the United Kingdom. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 157:1948-1955.
  • Smelt J, Pontiki A, Rhode K, Bille A, Jahangiri M. A pilot study comparing imaging techniques and 3D printing in thoracic surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2018.
  • Smelt J, Valencia O, Nowell J, Roberts N, Jahangiri M. Agreement between examiners in wet lab assessment of cardiothoracic trainees. RCS 2017;190-194.
  • Smelt J, Soppa G, Nowell JL, Barnard S, Jahangiri M. A Survey of Cardiothoracic Surgical Training in the United Kingdom: Realities of a 6-Year Integrated Training Program. Ann Thorac Surg 2016;100:2314-9.
  • Smelt J, Philips S, Fletcher N, Jahangiri M. Simulation of cardiopulmonary bypass including error and emergency scenarios. J Surg Educ 2016;73:1026-1031.
  • Soppa G, Yates M, Viviano A, Smelt J, Valencia O, van Besouw JP, Jahangiri M. Trainees can learn minimally invasive aortic valve replacement without compromising safety. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015;20:458-62.