Mr Emad AlJaaly

Consultant cardiac and minimally invasive surgeon

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Cardiac care

Cardiothoracic surgery

Emad AlJaaly


Mr. Emad AlJaaly is a distinguished consultant cardiac and minimally invasive surgeon at Imperial, based at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, in the Hammersmith Hospital. With an impressive career spanning over two decades in the United Kingdom and more than a decade internationally, he stands out as a refined surgeon, a confident operator, and a pioneer in the field of cardiac surgery.

Mr. AlJaaly has a remarkable journey commenced with his graduation as the best-performing student in medical university, setting the stage for his pursuit of excellence. He honed his skills during years of basic surgical training across different countries. In 2010, he was promoted to a role of registrar in cardiothoracic surgery. His accomplishments reached new heights in 2014, when he secured the only prestigious cardiothoracic surgery academic clinical fellowship (ACF) post, part of the national training number (NTN) in the United Kingdom, demonstrating his exceptional talent.

Over and above his clinical commitments, Mr. AlJaaly's unwavering commitment to research excelled through leading impactful research in the field of cardiac surgery. His endeavours culminated in a well-deserved PhD award from Imperial College London in 2019. His dedication to professional development was evident as he completed his national training program, obtained the FRCS (CTh), and was granted the certificate of completion of training (CCT) in 2020. He worked a year in advanced aortic fellowship, gaining enormous skill set in complex aortic work, then he was appointed to a locum consultant position at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in October 2021, before his final substantive appointment at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in October 2022.

Leadership and innovation

Mr AlJaaly’s journey to become a heart surgeon spanned across several countries, each with its own linguistic, cultural, and logistic challenges. Embracing the challenges posed by diverse healthcare systems, this gave him the opportunity to develop solid management and leadership skills. Moreover, he is an expert in medical innovation, digital health, healthcare redesign, networking, and social medial technology with proved leadership in various technology designs and innovations.


Mr. AlJaaly has refined his experience in the art of fine coronary surgery with preference for off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB), total arterial grafting and minimally invasive procedures. He has conducted a significant number of minimally invasive valve surgeries and covers the North West London aortic dissection rota, for emergency type A aortic dissection repair.

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

· Total arterial coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

· Off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB)

· Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB)

· Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (Mini-CABG)

Valve procedures

· Minimally invasive aortic valve repair and replacement

· Minimally invasive mitral valve repair and replacement

· Minimally invasive tricuspid valve repair and replacement

· Combined procedures

Complex aortic procedures

· Aortic root replacement

· Type A aortic dissection repair

· Total arch replacement with Frozen elephant trunk (FET)

Research & publications

Mr AlJaaly is the lead for cardiothoracic research at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in collaboration with Imperial College London. He has a strong background on translational research from the design phase to planning and execution of research studies. He is open and keen on research collaboration with local and international organisations as well as with industry.