Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College, Royal Brompton and Harefield, and St George’s colleagues announce the launch of Partnership education programme in cardiac surgery, their new weekly, consultant led, virtual teaching sessions, from Monday, 12 July.

Held on Microsoft Teams, these one-hour (8-9am) sessions are open to cardiothoracic trainees of all levels, and focus on the technical aspect of cardiac surgery operations (“How do I…“). Sessions will pose discussion and debate on controversial topics, as well as updates on conferences, events, and highlights.


  • 12 July 2021 – How do I…. Aortic valve replacement (AVR) – via sternotomy – Mr Mario Petrou, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
  • 19 July 2021 – How do I…. Mini – AVR – Mr Shahzad Raja, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
  • 26 July 2021 – How do I…. Sutureless (rapid-deployment) AVR – Mr Vassilios Avlonitis, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon,Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • 02 August 2021 – How do I…. TAVI – Mr Max Baghai, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Invitations will soon be sent from Mario Petrou and Shahzad Raja, Co-directors, Partnership Education Program in Cardiac Surgery.

Enquiries may be forwarded to David Hardy.