Dr Vipin Zamvar, born in 1965, graduated from Grant Medical College, Bombay in 1988. He completed his initial general surgical training at Sir JJ Hospital, Bombay, and speciality cardiothoracic surgical training in the UK. He has been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 2002.
He has a joint cardiac and thoracic surgical practice, and his main areas of interests are Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Off-Pump Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, TAVI, and VATS. He takes a keen interest in teaching and education of junior surgeons.
His main research interests are in the field of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. He is the primary investigator of many multi-centre trials exploring the issues of conduits and techniques used in Coronary Artery Surgery.
He was the President of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (2015-16), and is now the Secretary-General. He has published several professional papers, and text-book chapters, and has delivered numerous lectures on cardiac surgical topics globally. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 2006 (Impact Factor 1.6; 1.5 million downloads in 2022). He is on the editorial board of the Heart Surgery Forum, and The Physician. In 2017, he delivered the WSCTS Eponymous lecture in Astana, Kazakstan, and described the “Zamvar Pericardial Fold”. He is currently serving as an elected trustee of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain Ireland (SCTS).
Outside Surgery, his interests include Chess, and his FIDE rating is about 1550.