Mr L Balacumaraswami
Course Faculty
Mr L Balacumaraswami
Course Faculty


Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Royal Stoke University Hospital

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent, UK


Mr Balacumaraswami trained at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and completed clinical and basic science research at University of Oxford to obtain Postgraduate Doctorate (M.D.) in Medicine. He trained in heart and lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support in Cambridge. He undertook an Advanced Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery fellowship for a year at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, USA. He is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, appointed in 2009, where he has successfully developed Advanced Aortic surgery, Mitral and Tricuspid valve reconstructive surgery, beating heart coronary surgery and minimally invasive heart surgery services. He collaborates with the University hospital of North Midlands Research support unit as Principal Investigator in UK National research trials and works with the Cardiovascular research network in conjunction with Keele University to deliver clinical research. He is the Cardiothoracic Clinical Governance and Audit lead for the Hospital Trust.


Key opinion leader in minimally invasive coronary surgery in UK actively involved in the British and Irish Society for minimally invasive cardiac surgery (BISMICS)

Convenor of examinations - Cardiothoracic surgery Perioperative care Fellowship - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Examiner for the FRCS(CTh) final fellowship examinations of the Joint Committee of Intercollegiate Examinations of the Four Royal College of Surgeons in UK

Member of Specialty Surgical Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Course Director for Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) Education in UK and Ireland and Invited Faculty for the SCTS Ionescu University Education


Aortic valve repair and Valve sparing Aortic root replacement procedures

Surgery for complex thoracic aortic arch aneurysms and aortic dissections

Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Off-pump coronary bypass surgery with Total arterial revascularisation

Mitral & Tricuspid valve reconstructive surgery

Reoperative surgery and High-risk surgery for elderly population

Hybrid coronary revascularisation & hybrid treatment of thoracic aortic disease

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Mr L Balacumaraswami
Course Faculty
John Doty, MD
Mr Aziz Momin
Mr Alex Shipolini
Mr John Pilling
Mr V. Chandrasekaran
Dr Lauren Tully
Dr Riyaz Kaba
Professor Karen Redmond
Mr Shakil Farid
Lee McCann, MD
William Caine, MD
Dr Alison Duncan
Eric Griffiths, MD
Mr Simon Wilson
Professor John Chan
Virginia R. Litle, MD
Professor Brendan Madden
Dr Dhaval Naik
Professor Vitaly A Sorokin
Mr Shafi Mussa
Mr Simon Phillips
Daniel Gutteridge, MD
Reilly Hobbs, MD
Professor Tirone David
Professor Gebrine El Khoury
Professor Prakash Punjabi
Dr Anil Jain
Dr Asraful Hoque Sium
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