Mr George Asimakopoulos is a leading consultant cardiac surgeon based in London. His specialist interests include aortic root surgery, aortic valve replacement, surgery for endocarditis, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and surgery for atrial fibrillation. He subspecialises in complex problems of the aortic valve, aortic root, ascending aorta and arch. He also has extensive experience in treating endocarditis and operating on patients who have had previous cardiac surgery.
In 1992, Mr Asimakopoulos qualified in medicine at The University of Hamburg, Germany. From 1999 to 2006, he trained on the West London rotation in cardiothoracic surgery. He went on to spend a year as a fellow in heart and lung transplantation at The Harefield Hospital.
Mr Asimakopoulos spent seven years working as a consultant cardiac surgeon at The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. During his time at Bristol, Mr Asimakopoulos was one of the busiest cardiac surgeons in the UK. He performs more than 230 cardiac surgery operations every year. He also joined The Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Hospital in February 2014 as an aortic surgeon and continues to see patients at this highly regarded centre.
Mr Asimakopoulos is also an educational supervisor for trainee doctors in adult cardiac surgery. He regularly supervises medical students and sits on selection and interview panels for the national selection of surgical trainees.
He's published over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Currently, he is taking part in ongoing research on the performance of sutureless aortic valves, outcomes of surgery for aortic dissection and training in cardiac surgery.