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Mr Espeed Khoshbin

Last updated: 4 Jan 2023

GMC: 4292524
Areas of Practice: Adult Cardiac
Region: London North
Hospitals: Harefield Hospital and Imperial College London

Mr Espeed Khoshbin is a consultant in cardiac surgery, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital as part of Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust. He is an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the national heart and lung institute, Imperial College, London.


He qualified from Aberdeen Medical School with an MB ChB and achieved a post graduate research doctorate (MD) from the University of Leicester. He began his training in cardiac surgery at St Marys Hospital in London as part of East Thames rotation. As a national trainee in cardiac surgery, he worked in Manchester University Hospitals. He achieved fellowship of The Surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland (FRCS CTh) and was appointed to the UK’s prestigious national peri CCT fellowship in transplantation (Freeman Institute of Transplant). As part of this fellowship, he awarded an ISHLT travelling scholarship to USA at the University College Los Angeles (UCLA), California. He performs all major cardiac operations including transplantation and MCS. He is highly specialised in surgical therapy for end stage heart and lung disease through heart and lung transplantation and mechanical support. He is the national lead for transplant education and the lead for organ utilisation at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. He is an examiner for the intercollegiate speciality board in cardiothoracic surgery and the European association of cardiothoracic surgeons.


He frequently performs the following operations: On-pump full surgical coronary artery revascularisation (CABG), isolated and multi-heart valve replacements, surgical replacement of the aortic root and ascending aorta, heart and lung transplantation, short and long term mechanical cardiac support and surgery for atrial fibrillation.


His research interests include - Transplantation, ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and related laboratory research, clinical trials related to cardiac surgery, research in education and artificial intelligence.


He has published extensively in peer review medical journals, including Cochran systematic reviews, randomised trials, and meta-analysis of randomised trials and book chapters. He has published in journals such as the British Medical Journal, Circulation, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is an expert reviewer for the National Institute for Health and Care Research and several journals.


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
EducationTransplant Surgery Lead2021 - 2024
TransplantationTransplant Lead-


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