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Mr Paul Modi

Date: 30 September 2015 10:30
Paul Modi Consultant

Personal Assistant

Maria Chidlow 

0151 600 1393

Responsibilities at LHCH

  • Clinical Lead for Cardiac Surgery 

Area of Practice

Adult Cardiac and Mitral Valve Surgery  

Special Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
  • Minimally invasive AF surgery (cryomaze)
  • Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery (MIDCAB)
  • Robotic cardiac surgery 

Research Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myocardial Protection

Current Membership of Professional Regional and National Bodies

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland

Professional Profile (including Training and Education)

I trained in the South West of England with Prof Angelini, one of the world’s authorities on off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.  

I then worked as an attending (consultant) surgeon in North Carolina, USA, for one year where I was a Clinical Instructor in Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, working with Dr Ranny Chitwood, one of the pioneers of keyhole and robotic heart surgery and ex-President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.  

I was awarded the prestigious Society Scholarship for Cardiac Surgery to train in minimally invasive valve surgery with two of the European pioneers of these techniques – Prof Fred Mohr in Leipzig, Germany, and Prof Hugo Vanermen in Aalst, Belgium. 

Following this, I  trained in totally thoracoscopic atrial fibrillation surgery in the Netherlands with Dr Van Boven. 

I was awarded my Doctor in Medicine (MD) by the University of Bristol for  work into paediatric myocardial protection.


  • 33 peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • 3 book chapters
  • Editor of perspectives in cardiothoracic surgery: the SCTS-Ionescu University Vols I and II

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