Mr Shahzad Raja is a highly-experienced cardiac surgeon based in London. He performs the highest number of coronary artery bypass surgery operations at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS trust and also specialises in minimal access aortic valve surgery, arterial revascularisation, endoscopic vein harvesting, keyhole heart surgery and TAVI. He also has a special interest in medical education and writing. He is an experienced teacher at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is associate editor of the Journal of Thoracic Disease, assistant editor of the International Journal of Surgery and a member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Methodology.