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Mr Rajamiyer Vaidyanathan Venkateswaran

Last updated: 3 Jan 2024

GMC: 4683551
Areas of Practice: Adult Cardiac and Thoracic
Region: North West
Hospitals: Wythenshawe Hospital

Venkat completed his medical degree and post-graduate training in India. He started his cardiac surgical training initially in Papworth hospital, Cambridge and later in West Midlands training program. His research involved optimisation of thoracic organ donor for heart and lung transplantation and he completed MD in University of Birmingham. Venkat was appointed on the first national fellowship in heart/lung transplantation in Papworth. He was appointed in 2010 in UHSM, Wythenshawe hospital, Manchester. He is the Director of Heart & Lung Transplantation and lead for mechanical circulatory support in Wythenshawe. He represents UK cardiothoracic transplant community at national level (Cardiothoracic transplant advisory group) and is the national representative for organ retrieval in the audit group. His research work has lead to change of practice at both local and national level. Venkat is an adult cardiac surgeon with special interest in mitral valve surgery and minimal access aortic valve replacement in addition to transplantation and ventricular assist devices.

Training Attended

Cardiothoracic Transplant Fellowship-2009

West Midlands training program-2002-2008

British Heart Foundation Research Fellow-Birmingham-2004-2006

Qualifications & Accreditations

MD-University of Birmingham-2010



MS-General Surgery-PGIMER-1996

MBBS-University of Madras, India, 1993

Adult Cardiac Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

This consultant has been a part of the following outcomes audits, please click on any outcomes audit to see their data:

National Lung Cancer Audit - 2017

SCTS Committees

This consultant is or was a member of the following committees, click on any committee to see more information:

CommitteeOfficeTerm of Office
Board of RepresentativesCardiac Surgery Representative2021-2024
Executive CommitteeTransplantation Co-chair2023-2026
TransplantationAppointed Member2020 - 2023


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