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Mr Vipin Zamvar

Last updated: 4 Jan 2023

GMC: 4133379
Areas of Practice: Adult Cardiac and Thoracic
Region: Scotland East
Hospitals: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Dr Vipin Zamvar, born in 1965, graduated from Grant Medical College, Mumbai in 1988. He completed his initial general surgical training at Sir JJ Hospital,Mumbai, and speciality cardiothoracic surgical training in the UK in Southampton, Manchester and Cardiff. He has been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 2002.

He has a joint cardiac and thoracic surgical practice, and his main areas of interests are Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Off-Pump Surgery, Arterial Revascularisation and Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery and Lung Cancer Surgery.

His main research interests are in the field of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. He is the primary investigator of many multi-center trials exploring the issues of conduits and techniques used in Coronary Artery Surgery.

He continues to train and mentor surgeons in cardiac and thoracic surgery. His other interests include audit and quality improvement in cardiothoracic surgery.

He is a member of numerous national and international societies, and has published several professional papers, and text-book chapters, and has made numerous presentations on cardiothoracic surgical topics. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery since its inception in 2006. He is on the editorial board of the Heart Surgery Forum, and the Physician. 

He is currently the Secretary-General of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, and was the President in 2015-2016. 

Outside Surgery, his interests include Chess. He plays competitively and his FIDE rating is about 1600.

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Qualifications & Accreditations

MBBS (1988)



DNB(CTh) (1994)

FRCS(CTh) (1998)

Additional Information


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 RepresentativesCardiothoracic Surgery Representative2021-2024
Executive CommitteeElected Trustee2022 - 2025


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