Professor Marjan Jahangiri was the first female professor of cardiac surgery in the United Kingdom and Europe.
She operates on 280-300 cases per annum. This is one of the largest cardiac surgical services in the United Kingdom. Her overall mortality for all cases including complex and major complex heart operations is 1.5 per cent - 3 per cent.
Her research interests include:
- Surgery of the aorta and its aneurysms, and aortic valve, including minimally invasive techniques.
- Percutaneous aortic valve implantation (minimal access) and development of new techniques.
- Complex and major complex cardiac surgery, especially valve surgery.
- Off-pump coronary artery surgery (beating heart without bypass).
- Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.
- Adult congenital surgery.
- Cardiac surgery in pregnant patients.
- Neurological function following cardiac surgery.
- Role of stem cells in the development of coronary artery disease.
- Genetic causes of aortic valve and diseases of the aorta.
She is a frequent invited speaker at national and international fora. Marjan Jahangiri is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed articles and published abstracts. At any one time, she has between five and seven research fellows who work under her direct supervision. She is on the regular review board of several national and international academic journals.
Professor Jahangiri graduated in medicine from University College Hospital, London, in 1988. Subsequently, she completed her general surgical training at University College London and affiliated hospitals. She embarked on a career in Cardiothoracic Surgery. She trained at the London Chest, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal Brompton Hospitals in London. She was awarded a research fellowship at the William Harvey Laboratories at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Medical School. She then subspecialized in paediatric and adult congenital surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children's Hospital in Boston, Harvard. She is the first female professor of cardiac surgery in the United Kingdom and Europe.
She was appointed as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in 2001 at St George’s Hospital, University of London. She was appointed Professor of Cardiac Surgery at University of London in 2007. Her major interests in the field of clinical cardiac surgery include: surgery of the aorta, including aneurysms, especially major and major complex cases (Marfan’s), aortic valve surgery, minimally invasive aortic valve procedure, beating heart surgery, adult congenital operations and surgery for the pregnant.
Academic and professional degrees
1988 University College, London (MB BS)
1992 Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, (FRCS)
1999 Intercollegiate Speciality in Cardiothoracic Surgery, (FRCS CTh)
1999 Master of Surgery, University of London, (MS)
Elected member of professional societies
British Medical Association
Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Royal Society of Medicine
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Professor Jahangiri sees patients as follows:
- NHS Consultations at St George’s Hospital, University of London.
- Private Consultations at St George’s Hospital, University of London.
- St Anthony’s Hospital, Surrey.
- Harley Street Clinic and consulting rooms at 84, Harley Street, London.
Professor Jahangiri is a training programme director at the London Deanery and an executive member of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery.
She is a regular reviewer for grant bodies including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), British Heart Foundation, Heart Research UK and sits on NICE and NHS London committees for several guidelines.
She is the Secretary of the CT section of Royal Society of Medicine and organises two symposia per year.
Professor Jahangiri is a regular reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Circulation, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery Heart Research UK, Innovations, Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, and the National Institute of Health Research.
Kourliouros A, Didangelos A, Yin X, Valencia O, Mayr M, Jahangiri M. Substrate modifications precede the development of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a proteomic study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surgery 2010 (Accepted for publication).
Kourliouros A, Didangelos A, Yin X, Valencia O, Mayr M, Jahangiri M. Preoperative high-dose atorvastatin for prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: A randomized controlled trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010 (Accepted for publication).
Jahangiri M, Laborde JC, Roy D, Williams F; Abdulkareem N, Brecker S. Outcome of patients with aortic stenosis referred to multidisciplinary meeting for transcatheter valve. Ann Thorac Surg (accepted for publication, November 2010).
Karastergiou K, Evans I, Ogston N, Miheisi N, Nair D, Kaski JC, Jahangiri M, Mohamed-Ali V. Epicardial adipokines in obesity and coronary artery disease induce atherogenic changes in monocytes and endothelial cells. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010;30:1340-6.
Marciniak A, Sutherland GR, Marciniak M, Claus P, Bijnens B, Jahangiri M. Myocardial deformation abnormalities in patients with aortic regurgitation: a strain rate imaging study. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2009;10:112-9.
Kourliouros A, De Souza A, Roberts N, Marciniak A, Tsiouris A, Valencia O, Camm J, Jahangiri M: Dose-related effect of statins on atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery.
Ann Thorac Surg 2008;85:1515-20
Marciniak A, Claus P, Sutherland G, Marciniak M, Bijens B, Jahangiri M. Changes in systolic left ventricular function in isolated mitral regurgitation: Strain rate imaging study. Europ Heart J 2007; 28: 2627–2636
King’s College, University of London
University College, London
Imperial College, London
British Heart Foundation
Heart Research UK
Royal College of Surgeons