Vipin Zamvar, MS, DNB(CTh), FRCS(CTh), Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
Dr Vipin Zamvar is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He was born in 1965 and grew up in Mumbai, India. He graduated from Grant Medical College and finished his basic general surgical training at JJ Hospital, Mumbai.
In 1991, he came to the UK to pursue training in Cardiac Surgery. He trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Southampton, Manchester and Cardiff. After completing his specialist training in 1999, he worked as a Consultant surgeon from 1999 to 2002 at Cardiff. In 2002, he moved to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Dr Zamvar has a joint cardiac and thoracic surgical practice and his main areas of interest are Coronary Artery Surgery (off-pump surgery, arterial revascularization), Aortic Valve Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery. He takes a keen interest in teaching and education of junior surgeons.
He has given many lectures world-wide on cardiac and thoracic surgical topics. He is the author of more than a 100 papers published in peer-reviewed journals with a H index of 30 and i10 index of 51. (Total number of citations > 5000). He was the President of the World Society of CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgeons (WSCTS) from 2015 to 2016; and is currently the General-Secretary. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the “Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery” since 2006. He is an elected trustee of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland.
In 2017, he described the “Zamvar Pericardial Fold”. This is a fold of pericardium over the left superior and inferior pulmonary veins, which is an ideal spot to place a deep pericardial retraction suture during off-pump coronary surgery (the Zamvar Pericardial Stitch).
Dr Zamvar enjoys playing chess and his FIDE rating is just over 1500.
You can follow him on Twitter: @VipinZamvar