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Professor Farah Bhatti OBE

Last updated: 4 Jan 2023

GMC: 3329548
Areas of Practice: Adult Cardiac
Region: Wales
Hospitals: Morriston Hospital

Current Roles

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Morriston Hospital, Swansea

Student Engagement Lead, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Equality and Diversity Lead, Graduate Entry Medicine, Swansea University Medical School

Council Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Council Member, Cardiothoracic Section, Royal Society of Medicine.

Examiner for Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Panellist for National Selection in Cardiothoracic Surgery

NHS COVID Advisory Group

Immediate Past roles

Chair of Women in Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Chair of Medical Women’s Federation, Wales

GMC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum

Training Attended

Specialist Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Manchester, UK. (FRCS (CTh) 2004)

Surgical Research Fellow in Xenotransplantation. (MD, Cantab 2004)

Honorary Transplant Fellow, Papworth, Cambridge (1996-1998)

Bristol Surgical Rotation (FRCS 1994)

National Trainee Representative to SCTS, SAC, Intercollegiate Exam Board 2006-2008

Jesus College, University of Cambridge (MB, BChir 1990)

Somerville College, University of Oxford (BA IIi 1987)

Qualifications & Accreditations

Awarded an OBE for 'Services to Diversity in the NHS in Wales' in the New Year Honours List 2021

FRCS (CTh) 2004

MD, Cantab 2004

FRCS 1994

MB, BChir 1990

BA (Oxon) IIi 1987

Additional Information

Recent Publications

Thomas H Newman, Matthew G Parry, Roxanna Zakeri, Victoria Pegna, Amy Nagle, Farah Bhatti, Stella Vig, James S A Green.  Gender diversity in UK Surgical Specialties: a national observational study. BMJ Open - accepted

Cecilia Pompili, Giulia Veronesi, Nuria M. Novoa, Maria Teresa Gomez-Hernandez, Annabel J. Sharkey, Farah Bhatti, Isabelle Opitz. Women in Thoracic Surgery: European Perspectives. Journal of Thoracic Disease Vol. 13 No.1 Jan 2021.

Stamp NL, Luc JGY, Ouzounian M, Bhatti F, Hici TN, Antonoff MB. Social media as a tool to rewrite the narrative for women in cardiothoracic surgery. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2019 Jun 1;28(6):831-837. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivy358

Radley G, Pieper IL, Ali S, Bhatti F, Thornton CA.
The Inflammatory Response to Ventricular Assist Devices. Front Immunol. 2018 Nov 15;9:2651. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.02651. eCollection 2018

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
EducationStudent Lead2021 - 2024
Student EducationStudent Lead2021 - 2024


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