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NISHITH PATEL 

PHD FRCS(CTH) 

Academic Lead

Mr Nishith Patel is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit. He has a specialist interest in total arterial revascularisation for ischaemic heart disease, complex aortic surgery, heart valve surgery, aortic root surgery and atrial fibrillation surgery. Mr Patel is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the University of Auckland. He has a research in aortic disease and aortic dissection. 

Mr Patel completed formal training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in leading centres in the UK as detailed below:

Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol

Hammersmith Hospital, London

Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

He has also held Consultant appointments at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand and Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.


Fellowships and Qualifications 

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)

      Cardiothoracic Surgery​

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

      University of Bristol​

  • Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MB BCh)(Commendation)

      University of Wales College of Medicine​

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology (BSc)(Hons)

      University of Wales College of Medicine


Positions & Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) - Cardiothoracic Surgery​

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

      University of Bristol​

  • Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MB BCh)(Commendation)

      University of Wales College of Medicine​

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology (BSc)(Hons)

      University of Wales College of Medicine

Prizes and Awards

  • John Parker Medal (2014)

      Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of GB & Ireland​

  • Academic Clinical Lectureship (2013)

      National Institute of Health Research​

  • John Parker Medal (2011)

      Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of GB & Ireland​

  • Best Research Poster Presentation Award (2010)

      Intensive Care Society, UK​

  • ICS Gold Medal Award: Runner-up (2010)

      Intensive Care Society, UK​

  • Severn Deanery Research Award (2010)

      Severn Deanery​



  • Academic Clinical Fellowship (2009)

      National Institute of Health Research​

  • Margaret Kenwright Young Investigators Award (2009)

      British Blood Transfusion Society​

  • Eli Lily Award Best Poster Presentation (2008)

      Intensive Care Society, UK​

  • RCS Research Fellowship (2008)

      The Royal College of Surgeons of England​

  • MB BCh: Commendation (2003)

      University of Wales College of Medicine​

  • Final MB: Distinction (2003)

      University of Wales College of Medicine