Marjan Jahangiri graduated in medicine from University College Hospital, London and then completed her general surgical training at University College London and affiliated hospitals. She trained at the London Chest, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal Brompton Hospitals in London. She was awarded a research fellowship at the William Harvey Laboratories at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Medical School.
She then subspecialised in adult and congenital cardiac surgery at the Royal Brompton, St. Bartholomew’s, London Chest and Great Ormond Street Hospitals and Children’s Hospital in Boston. She was appointed Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in 2001 at St. George’s Hospital, University of London and then appointed Professor of Cardiac Surgery at University of London in 2007.
She is the first female Professor of cardiac surgery in the United Kingdom and Europe. She has been in charge of a research programme where their group has produced 25 higher research degrees (PhD and masters). She has authored >200 peer reviewed publications and is the surgical lead for several national and international guidelines. Her specialist interest is surgery of the aortic valve and aorta.
She is committed to Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and is a member of its board. She has been instrumental in implementing various aspects of ERAS protocol through teaching and training in several centres in the UK and Europe. Professor Jahangiri was appointed in 2019 as Chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee of the Surgical Royal Colleges for Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this
capacity, she is in charge of training of cardiothoracic surgeons in the UK and Ireland.
She was the finalist for Silver Scalpel Award of the Royal College of Surgeons for excellence in training in 2018. She was awarded the BMJ Clinical Leadership Team Award 2018, for management of aortic valve and aortic disease.