Mr Bahrami is a senior consultant in cardiac surgery at Harefield Hospital, where he performs heart and lung transplantations and mechanical circulatory support. He trained and qualified at Pitie-Salpetriere University in Paris, France. His areas of expertise in cardiac surgery include minimally invasive and endoscopic cardiac surgery, for which he is lead surgeon, mitral valve repair, a procedure he performs 180 times per year, minimally invasive no-sternotomy aortic valve replacement, minimally invasive endoscopically assisted coronary artery bypass graft, off pump coronary artery bypass graft, totally endoscopic/surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, endoscopic vein harvesting and complex reoperation.
Mr Bahrami has been at the forefront of developments in endoscopic minimally invasive heart surgery and mitral valve repair program since 2002, working alongside Professor Alain Carpentier, Sir Professor Magdi Yacoub and Professor Alain Cabrol. He also pioneered and performs coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) through a mini incision on the left side of the chest whilst the heart is beating (off-pump CABG). The conversion rate for this procedure has remained at zero since 2001.
Mr Bahrami has published research papers on valve repair (mitral and tricuspid) and transplantation in peer-reviewed journals including the European Journal for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.