Ms Rashmi Yadav is a consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, where she treats both private and NHS patients.
She completed her cardiac surgical training in the North West Thames deanery (2004-2011). She worked as a specialist registrar at various hospitals, including Heart Hospital (now known as University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street), St George's, Hammersmith and Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. In 2008, she completed the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS(CTh)), registering on the specialist register for cardiothoracic surgery.
As part of her training, Ms Yadav completed a fellowship at the Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus in Stuttgart, Germany. This was under Professor Ulrich Franke, specialising in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. She also has a PhD from Imperial College London.
After her training, she was a locum consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital from October 2011 until March 2013. In April 2013, she became a permanent consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital.
In 2018 Ms Yadav was awarded a prestigious scholarship to complete a fellowship on novel, innovative minimally invasive ways of treating mitral and tricuspid diseases, led by Dr Francesco Maisano at Zurich University. In 2019 she completed the fellowship and was awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) from Zurich University. This fellowship is first of its kind in the world and focuses on novel, innovative minimally invasive ways of treating mitral and tricuspid diseases.
Ms Rashmi Yadav is an international expert in transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacements and is part of the ground-breaking concept of transcatheter mitral heart team.
Her areas of expertise include:
- surgical mitral valve repair
- minimally invasive beating heart mitral valve repair and replacement (NeoChord, Harpoon and Tendyne)
- transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
- valve in valve and valve in ring mitral and aortic replacements
- robotic-assisted, minimally invasive endoscopic atraumatic coronary artery bypass (EndoACAB) surgery
- coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery: including total arterial sequential grafting, using bilateral internal mammary artery (IMA)
- total arterial revascularisation with left internal mammary artery (LIMA) and right internal mammary artery (RIMA).
- keyhole (endoscopic) vein and radial harvesting
- specialist treatment of high risk coronary patients with severe diffuse coronary disease, impaired pump function and high risk of wound infection.
Ms Yadav was task force member for the 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) guidelines on myocardial revascularization. These guidelines are an internationally recognised source of clinical guidance for patients with coronary artery disease and are published every four years. Ms Yadav presented surgical aspects of the guidelines on behalf of the task force at the ESC and EACTS annual meetings in August and October 2018 respectively.
Ms Yadav’s research interests include:
- prevention of surgical site infection in high-risk CABG patients
- mitral and tricuspid transcatheter interventions
- hybrid coronary revascularisation
- endoscopic conduit harvest.
Ms Rashmi Yadav is on the faculty for the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) mitral and tricuspid valve repair course and Focus Valve meeting in Innsbruck. She has a keen interest in leadership, human motivation and emotional intelligence at work. She is interested in its impact on team working, work culture and patient experience and safety.
She is co-chair of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) residents’ and fellows’ committee and has organised mentorship opportunities for surgical residents and fellows as part of her work with them.
Ms Yadav was the chair of the 2018 programme committee for ISMICS, and the adult cardiac group for EACTS. She contributes regularly to planning the scientific content of these international societies' annual meetings.
She also mentors students from the Linacre Institute, a charity organisation which supports A level students applying for places at Russell Group Universities.
Ms Yadav has also an invited speaker at multiple international meetings.