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Mr Narain Moorjani

Last updated: 3 Jan 2024

GMC: 4183484
Areas of Practice: Adult Cardiac
Region: East of England
Hospitals: Royal Papworth Hospital

Current Positions:

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
  • Clinical Lead for Cardiac Surgery, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, University of Cambridge
  • President Elect, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland

Specialist Clinical Interests:

Complex mitral valve repair surgery, including implantation of artificial chords and valve reconstruction, as well as mitral valve replacement

Tricuspid valve surgery

Arrhythmia surgery, including atrial fibrillation (AF) surgery

Minimally invasive cardiopulmonary bypass

Professional Profile: Narain Moorjani is a cardiothoracic surgeon providing the full range of cardiac surgical procedures, including coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement. He forms part of the specialist valve group, performing complex mitral valve repair surgery, as well as surgery of the thoracic aorta. He also performs procedures to control abnormal heart rhythms, as well as minimally invasive cardiac surgery (including valve surgery through small incisions and coronary surgery without the use of the heart-lung bypass machine). He was the first surgeon to introduce minimally invasive cardiopulmonary bypass to Papworth Hospital. Narain Moorjani came to Papworth having previous worked as a consultant cardiac surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London and Assistant Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Philadelphia, USA. Prior to that, he completed a research doctorate of medicine (MD) at the University of Oxford and National Heart and Lung Institute, investigating the genes involved in the development of heart failure. His research interests are currently focussing on the genes responsible for enlargement of the thoracic aorta. More recently, he has published several international best-selling, award-winning cardiac surgery textbooks, including 'Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery', 'Operative Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery' and ‘Cardiac Surgery: Recent Advances and Techniques’, with further cardiothoracic surgery textbooks due out soon.

Memberships of professional bodies: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Member of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland Member of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery Registered with the General Medical Council (specialist register for Cardiothoracic Surgery) View external profile →

Training Attended

  • International Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Cardiothoracic Surgery (Philadelphia, USA)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Higher Surgical Training Programme (Plymouth & Southampton)
  • Oxford General Surgical Training Programme
  • University of Bristol Medical School

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • MB ChB 1995
  • MRCS (Eng) 1999
  • MD 2005
  • FRCS (C-Th) (Eng) 2007
  • MA (Cantab) 2016

Adult Cardiac Surgery

SCTS Committees

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

CommitteeOfficeTerm of Office
Academic & ResearchExecutive Co-Chair2020 - 2022
Adult Cardiac SurgeryExecutive Co-Chair2022-2025
AuditExecutive Co-Chair2023-2026
AuditExecutive Co-Chair2023-2023
Congenital Cardiac SurgeryExecutive Co-Chair2020 - 2023
EducationExecutive Co-Chair2020 - 2022
Equality, Diversity and InclusionExecutive Co-Chair2021 - 2024
Executive CommitteePresident2022 - 2025
Executive CommitteeHonorary Secretary2018 - 2022
InnovationExecutive Co-Chair2022-2023
InnovationAppointed Member2021 - 2024
SAC in Cardiothoracic SurgeryPresident2022-2024
Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Working GroupExecutive Co-Chair2022-2025
Thoracic SurgeryCo-Chair-
Women in Cardiothoracic SurgeryExecutive Co-Chair2021 - 2024
MentorshipPresident Elect-



Royal Papworth Hospital
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Papworth Rd
United Kingdom

Secretary: Michelle Pellant
Secretary Email:
Secretary Telephone: 01223 639792

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