Chief Scientific Advisor, BAPIO Institute for Health Research
Prof Vipin Zamwar MBBS, MS, DNB (CTh), FRCS (CTh)
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. 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, 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 also edits The Bulletin for the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland.
He is the current President of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.