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Dr Babar Bashir Chaudhri

BA, MB, BCHIR, MA (University of Cambridge), MD (London), FRCS Eng, FRCP Edin, FRCS CTH, FACS, CCT UK Cardiothoracic Surgery

Consultant Cardiac, Thoracic and Transplant Surgeon

Associate Professor of Surgery, Adjunct Clinical Faculty- Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Healthcare Sciences

I perform the full spectrum of adult cardiac surgery from beating heart, off pump CABG, through valve repair and replacement, surgery of the aortic root, arch and descending aorta, surgery for arrhythmias, minimal access surgery to surgery for heart failure and heart and lung transplantation including LVADs and Mechanical Circulatory Device Implantation for severe cardiac failure.

World Class, International Standards, Protocol Led and Evidence Based delivery of Safe, Cost Effective Clinical Care.

I work in Mediclinic City Hospital Dubai, UAE. I provide cardiac and thoracic surgical care which is carefully tailored to the needs, requirements and choices of our patients.


Dr Babar Bashir Chaudhri studied Medicine at the University of Cambridge and has been in clinical practice since 1992. He subsequently underwent extensive training in cardiac and thoracic surgery in London and Scotland.

He then super specialised in aortic, mitral and minimally invasive cardiac surgery and heart as well as lung transplantation during fellowships in Harefield and Freeman Hospitals in the UK and in MHH, Hannover, Germany.

He has performed in excess of 4500 adult cardiac surgical operations, 800 major thoracic operations. He is an expert in off pump/ beating heart coronary surgery, aortic root/arch surgery and mitral valve repair and complex valvular and redo cardiac surgery. He is trained in thoracic surgical oncology, including surgical staging and resections. He has specialist skills in heart and lung transplantation (50 heart, 48 lung implants) mechanical circulatory assist devices (40 LVADS) and surgery for heart failure. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive and complex cardiac surgery, especially re-operative valvular surgery, and surgery for atrial fibrillation.

He has published extensively in the scientific journals and has performed research in the domain of heart failure which has changed our understanding of the pathology of heart failure and altered clinical practice.

He provides the highest quality of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical care at its leading edge. He has a particular interest in the surgical treatment of patients with aortic valve and root disease as well as pathology of the ascending aorta and arch, and heart as well as lung failure.

His Skill Set Includes:

  • Minimal Access/ Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Surgery
  • Total Arterial Bypass Surgery
  • Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery
  • Robotic Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
  • Aortic Root and Arch Surgery
  • Surgery for Acute Aortic Dissection
  • Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Interventions for Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support (LVAD and ECMO)
  • Thoracic Surgical Oncology
  • Pleural and Mediastinal Pathologies

General Medical Council UK: (On Specialist Register)

Registration No: 3565555, Awarded CCT, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Additional Licensure: MOH, Sharjah, DHA and DHCC

Medical School: University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine, MB, BChir, MA (Andrew Semkov Memorial Prize)

University: University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College, 1986 – 1991, BA, Hons
Part I Medical Sciences Tripos
Part II Natural Sciences Tripos (Immunology and Virology)

School: St. Dunstan’s College, London, 1975 – 1985

Higher Professional Qualifications/ Certification: FRCS (Eng), FRCS (CTh), FRCP, CCT UK (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Postgraduate Academic Degrees: MD (University of London), British Heart Foundation Research Fellow

Professional Society Memberships: Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional Awards: India’s Best Cardiac Surgeon 2016, Medgate Today Healthcare Award,

KEYWORDS CARDIAC SURGERY, THORACIC SURGERY, LUNG SURGERY, SURGERY FOR CANCER, CABG, VALVE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT, AORTIC SURGERY, AORTIC DISSECTION, HEART TRANSPLANTATION, LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, LVAD, ECMO, MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY, ROBOTIC CARDIAC SURGERY, GULF CARDIAC SURGERY, MIDDLE EAST