Consultant Profile

Mr Ishtiaq Ahmed

Mr Ishtiaq Ahmed MBChB, BSC (Hons), PhD, FRCS (C-Th)
Practicing at:
The Montefiore Hospital
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
    • Cardiac surgery
Special clinical interests:

Mitral Valve repair and Minimal Access approaches

Research interests:

Cardiac regeneration and stem cell biology

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • FRCS (C-Th)
  • Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery (GB)
  • European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Ishtiaq Ahmed is a British, UK, Australian and European trained surgeon who performs all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, with a specialist interest in Mitral Valve repair and Minimal access techniques. He currently works as a consultant cardiac surgeon at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and Montefiore Hospital in Brighton. He has a repair rate of over 90% for degenerative mitral valve lesions which include complex bi leaflet prolapse, Barlows valves and infective endocarditis.

He has been awarded multiple fellowship awards by the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (UK) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. This enabled him to train with world class surgeons in Brussels and Lyon (Dr Hugo Vanerman and Professor Obadia) to facilitate his expertise in mitral valve surgery. He has been invited to speak about the benefits of Mitral surgery and Minimal Access techniques on a national level. He was recently invited to Mount Sinai in New York to further his mitral expertise.

Personal profile:

Ishtiaq Ahmed lives and works in Brighton. He has a young family and after spending much of his life in the Northeast is enjoying exploring the south coast. His main hobbies outside of work are swimming and cycling. He worked as a doctor at the 2011 World indoor Track cycling championships and has spent much time in the French Alps.

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