Leanne Ashrafian

Consultant thoracic surgeon


Leanne Ashrafian is a consultant thoracic surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas'. She joined the thoracic surgery team at Guy's Hospital in 2021.

She is a clinical academic and holds honorary lecturing positions at King's College London and Imperial College London. 

Since completing her PhD at Imperial College in 2014, Leanne has developed academic interests in:

  • meta-analysis and evidence synthesis
  • epigenetics
  • metabolomics
  • translational clinical trials

She supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students and teaches on master of science (MSc) courses, including in:

  • minimal access and image-guided surgery
  • research methods

In 2020, Leanne completed her robotic thoracic surgical training and intuitive robotic fellowship.

Leanne is an associate editor for the online global cardiothoracic community, CTSNet. She is also a member of the thoracic committee for the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (SCTS).

Education and training

  • Bachelor of science (BSc) human physiology, Imperial College London, 2004 (Waller prize in physiology)
  • Bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery (MBBS), Imperial College London, 2006
  • Doctor of philosophy (PhD), Imperial College London, 2014
  • Fellowship of the royal college of surgery (FRCS) (CTh), London, 2019 (McCormack gold medal for the best overall national performance in the final exam)
  • Intuitive robotic surgical training fellowship, London, 2019

Last updated: September 2022

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