Mr Sridhar Rathinam

Mr Sridhar Rathinam

Thoracic Surgeon


Specialises in

My practice includes all aspects of thoracic surgery with a special interest in parenchyma preserving oncological lung resections, chest wall surgery, minimally invasive lung resections and surgery for emphysema including endobronchial valve and coils.

I qualified and underwent General Surgical Training at the Madras Medical College and General Hospital. I continued my cardiothoracic training in the UK on the British Council Fellowship (Manchester, Glasgow and Coventry) and obtained the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000. I underwent my higher surgical training in Cardiothoracics with a focus on thoracic surgery in the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Training programme (FRCSEd (CTh) 2006) in Birmingham, then underwent a period of research studying the Proteomics in Lung Cancer at the University of Birmingham. I was appointed as a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Leicester in 2009.

I am a keen surgical trainer and am faculty member in national cardiothoracic courses. I am the Cardiothoracic Training Programme Director for the East Midlands overseeing the training of young surgeons in the Specialty of Cardiothoracic surgery.

I am actively involved in the assessment and quality assurance of surgical training being a member of the Specialty Advisory Committee. I am member of the National Selection Panel for trainee appointment in cardiothoracic surgery and Core surgical training. I examine medical students for the University of Leicester and examine for the Intercollegiate Speciality Board Examination in Cardiothoracic surgery Consultant qualification exam (Part III).

As the National Tutor for Thoracic Surgery (2013-16), Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery for Great Britain and Ireland he with Mr Moorjani (Cardiac Surgery Tutor) has developed an innovative portfolio of 12 structured courses that had been designed and implemented to mirror the ISCP curriculum for nationally-appointed Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees provided free of charge which is the first of its kind in the world.

I have presented in national and international meetings and have regularly published my work in peer reviewed journals. My NHS outcomes from 2014 can be found at:

My philosophy is to see the smile of my patients after their surgery and to make a little difference to a patient with cancer. To give them the hope of life is gratifying.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Sridhar Rathinam at Spire include:

Cardiothoracic surgery

Other treatments

  • Cardiothoracic surgery: Lung cancer, Thoracic surgery.
  • Respiratory medicine: Respiratory pathology, Lung disease.

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Additional information

Cardiothoracic surgery
Lung cancer
Lung disease
Respiratory pathology
Thoracic surgery

Thoracic Oncology, Surgery of Chest wall, Lung volume reduction surgery, Mediastinal tumours. Metastatectomy, Sympathectomy. Video assisted thoracic surgery.

MBBS / Madras Medical College / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCSEd(CSiG) / Edinburgh / 2000
Specialism qualification in General Surgery

FRCSEd(CTh) / Edinburgh / 2006
Specialism qualification in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland

European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester and Clinical Teacher, University of Leicester.

I am husband to Gomathi a Consultant Paediatrician and father to Akhash and Akil, my boys, who help me rediscover my childhood again! I enjoy reading, cycling and watching Formula 1 and Cricket. I love travelling, ancient archaeology and history and am trying out writing fiction in my spare time after clinical and family commitments.

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