Mr Samer Nashef
Samer Nashef qualified as a doctor in Bristol and received specialist cardiac surgical training in Glasgow, Sheffield and Manchester in the UK and Bordeaux in France. He is a consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge since 1992, where he practises all types of cardiac surgery in adults, with a particular interest in valve-sparing aortic root surgery, mitral repair and surgery for atrial fibrillation. Mr Nashef has a deep interest in risk stratification and performance quality monitoring in surgery and has held several national and international positions in the fields of medical audit, risk assessment and clinical governance. He has a PhD in the field of study of cardiac surgical risk and leads the EuroSCORE Project. An active researcher, Mr Nashef has conducted surgical randomised controlled trials and other clinical research with over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles published. In his spare time, Mr Nashef compiles cryptic crosswords for The Guardian and The Financial Times. He is the author of The Naked Surgeon and The Angina Monologues.