Cardiothoracic surgery

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Mr Jatin Desai

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

MBChB (Glasgow), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS Edin. C Th, FRCS Eng

Year qualified:


GMC No. or equivalent


Primary speciality:

Cardiothoracic surgery

Specialist interests:

Adult heart valve surgery - aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves
Mitral valve repairs
Coronary artery bypass surgery – using arterial conduits
Ablation for atrial fibrillation
Aortic root surgery
Repair or replacement of ascending and arch of aorta

Professional memberships:

Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
Edinburgh and London British Medical Association
Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons of UK and Ireland
European Association Cardiothoracic Surgery

PA name:

Aine Walsh


+44 (0)20 3299 4341

Consulting address:

Guthrie Clinic
King's College Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Clinic times:

By appointment


Mr Desai is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon with specialist in interest in operations for ischaemic valvular heart disease and diseases of the aorta. He also performs “off-pump” or “beating heart” cardiac bypass surgery. His private practice is based in the Guthrie Clinic at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he was appointed as a Consultant in 1990.

He trained at the University of Glasgow Medical School and gained surgical training in the West of Scotland Rotation. After early training in cardio-thoracic surgery in Glasgow, he moved to Hammersmith Hospital, London, for further training. Following some time at St Mary’s Hospital (Paddington), he became Senior Registrar at Hammersmith, Harefield and Middlesex Hospitals and was a visiting fellow at Barnes Hospital (St Louis) in the U.S.A for 3 months before being appointed to King’s College Hospital as Consultant in June 1990.

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