Mr Ishtiaq Ahmed is an internationally-trained consultant cardiothoracic surgeon based in Brighton and Hove. His areas of expertise lie in mitral valve repair, minimal access surgery (keyhole surgery), aortic valve surgery, atrial fibrillation ablation, coronary bypass grafting and adult cardiac surgery.
Mr Ahmed is considered an expert in his field and has received specialised training in centres of excellence in the UK, France, Belgium and Australia. In 2012, he was awarded multiple fellowships by the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of the UK and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. This allowed him to train with world-class surgeons in Brussels and Lyon (Dr Hugo Vanerman and Professor Obadia) to advance his experience in mitral valve surgery. In addition, he has been invited to Mount Sinai in New York to further his mitral expertise.
He currently works as a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at The Montefiore Hospital in Hove and the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. He has a mitral valve repair rate over 90%. This includes complex bileaflet prolapse, Barlow's valves and infective endocarditis.
In addition to his consultancy roles, Mr Ahmed has an academic background which includes a PhD in cardiac regeneration and currently he is closely involved in mentoring medical students in Brighton. He is lead for cardiac education in the London Deanery and has been invited to speak at international conferences on minimally invasive and mitral valve surgery.