Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Founder and Director of Research at the Magdi Yacoub Institute at Harefield Heart Science Centre, besides he is the Founder and Director of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation, which created the Aswan Heart Centre and the Founder and President of the Chain of Hope.
With collaboration within Imperial College, nationally and internationally, he led research that included tissue engineering of heart valves, myocardial regeneration, novel left ventricular assist devices and wireless sensors.
His desire was to make healthcare accessible to his entire Centre in Aswan, which offers free state-of-the-art medical services to all patients regardless of colour, religion, or gender and trains a generation of young Egyptian doctors, nurses, scientists, and technicians at the highest international standards.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has awarded him the Knighthood for his services to medicine and surgery. Moreover, he was awarded the Order of Merit. He was in the New Year’s Honors list of 2014. He was awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences and The Royal Society. Added to that, he was awarded the prestigious Lister Medal in 2015.
All Sessions by Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, FRS, OM