Wade R Dimitri joined the CVRT as a Patron in 2011.
Wade Dimitri FRCS is a cardiac surgeon. He is a Council Member of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine and a member of the RSM. He is a reviewer for The European Journal Of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery as well as Injury. Since retiring from active clinical work, he has increased his involvement with overseas training, teaching cardiac surgeons as well as operating.
He is a Tutor at Warwick Medical School where he is a member of the Panel of Examiners. His main areas of interest are Beating Heart (Off Pump) Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Valvular Surgery and developments in Cardiopulmonary Bypass Technologies.
He went to a De La Salle school in Alexandria, Egypt and later graduated from Alexandria University Medical School in 1969 with Honours degree. His entire postgraduate training was acquired in the UK. This included several rotational posts in Cardiac surgery in major London teaching Hospitals leading to his appointment as Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Glasgow then NHS Consultant at the University Hospital in Coventry.
He is a member of several Cardiac Surgical Societies including The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (USA), Scottish Cardiac Society, The Egyptian Society Of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and an Honorary fellow of The Indian Society Of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon.