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Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Mr Shahzad Raja

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Mr Shahzad Raja, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Specialist Details
Full name

Mr Shahzad Raja


BSc, MBBS(Hons.), MRCS, FRCS(C-Th)


Consultant Cardiac Surgeon


Adult Cardiac Surgery

Site specialisation

Coronary Surgery, Aortic Surgery

Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

Coronary artery bypass grafting ? both conventional and off-pump methods; Total arterial myocardial revascularization; Aortic valve replacement ? both minimal access and sutureless (without stitches) methods; Bilateral internal mammary artery grafting; Use of endoscopic vein harvesting; TAVI (Transcatheter aortic valve iimplantation)

Background Information

Mr Shahzad Raja is a consultant cardiac surgeon at Harefield Hospital, where he treats private and NHS patients. He qualified in medicine at King Edward Medical University in 1996. He then came to the UK to train in cardiothoracic surgery at Glasgow University Hospitals, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Harefield Hospital. In 2012, he was appointed as a consultant cardiac surgeon at Harefield Hospital. He is a national and international expert in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

Languages spoken

English, Urdu, Punjabi

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7460 2000

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



American Heart Association (AHA), Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS), Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS)

NHS hospitals

Royal Brompton


Harefield Hospital (Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust)

Research interests

Benefits of arterial myocardial revascularisation; Benefits of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting; Strategies to improve outcomes following surgical myocardial revascularisation; Strategies to improve universal adoption of bilateral internal mammary artery grafting.

Key published papers

Short-term clinical outcomes and long-term survival of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting.Raja SG, Garg S, Rochon M, Daley S, De Robertis F, Bahrami T.Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Sep;7(5):621-627. doi: 10.21037/acs.2018.06.14. 
Comparison of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass and drug-eluting stents for management of isolated left anterior descending artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 7,710 patients.Raja SG, Uzzaman M, Garg S, Santhirakumaran G, Lee M, Soni MK, Khan H. 
Scoring system to guide decision making for the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries: The BIMA score.Raja SG, Benedetto U.Int J Surg. 2018 Mar;51:89-96. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2018.01.028. Epub 2018 Feb 20. 
Mid-to-long term mortality following surgical versus percutaneous coronary revascularization stratified according to stent subtype: An analysis of 6,682 patients with multivessel disease.Raja SG, Ilsley C, De Robertis F, Lane R, Kabir T, Bahrami T, Simon A, Popov A, Dalby MC, Mason M, Grocott- 
On- or off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for octogenarians: A meta-analysis of comparative studies involving 27,623 patients.Khan H, Uzzaman M, Benedetto U, Butt S, Raja SG. 


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