I am a consultant cardiac surgeon at Harefield Hospital, where he treats private and NHS patients.
He qualified in medicine at King Edward Medical University, Pakistan, in 1996. I then came to the UK to train in cardiothoracic surgery at Glasgow University Hospitals and Harefield Hospital. My sub-speciality interest was myocardial revascularisation and aortovascular surgery.
In 2012, I was appointed as a consultant cardiac surgeon at Harefield Hospital.
My technical skills include:
coronary artery bypass grafting - both conventional and off-pump methods
total arterial myocardial revascularisation
bilateral internal mammary artery grafting
use of endoscopic vein harvesting
aortic valve replacement - both minimal access and sutureless (without stitches) methods
transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
combined aortic valve surgery and coronary artery bypass grafting.
Mr Raja performs the highest number of coronary artery bypass surgery operations at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.