Mr Nashef qualified as a doctor at the University of Bristol in 1980, and trained in general surgery in London and Exeter. His specialist training in cardiac surgery was in Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester and Bordeaux in France.

He was appointed consultant surgeon at Royal Papworth Hospital in 1992. He practises all types of cardiac surgery, with a special interest in minimally invasive coronary bypass, mitral repair and surgery for atrial fibrillation. He is also interested in surgery of the aortic root.

He has many research interests, a major one being measuring and monitoring the quality of surgical treatment, and has led national and international projects in this field.

He is the author of the Naked Surgeon, a book which deals with the issues of transparency in medicine, and more recently the Angina Monologues - stories of surgery for broken hearts. Both books are published by Scribe.


Specialist Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive coronary bypass, mitral repair, surgery for atrial fibrillation and aortic root surgery with valve preservation

Research Interests

A major research interest of note is measuring and monitoring the quality of surgical treatment and major research into surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Clinical Outcomes

To view Mr Nashef's clinical outcomes, please click on this link. This will take you to the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery website which is not part of the Papworth Hospital website.

Education and Training

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, London
Member of the General Medical Council
Recognised Clinical Teacher, University of Cambridge

Recent and Important Publications

Over 200 peer-reviewed publications on many cardiac surgery topics available on Google Scholar »