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My dad was a surgeon in Egypt. He was a general surgeon. As a little boy I always admired what he was doing, and I wanted to do surgery. ---->>>

I actually consider myself as totally privileged to be able to serve science and medicine in a global fashion, because science and medicine know no boundaries. ---->>>

If I wasn't going to be a surgeon, I wanted to be a farmer or grow oranges or something like that. I grow flowers now - orchids. That is something that I find very interesting. ---->>>

I don't have any regrets. I consider myself really privileged to belong to medicine and do what I do. I would do it all again. ---->>>

Leaving Egypt and the people I loved so much, and the environment I liked, was definitely worth it, because I also have great love for medicine and science.

Leaving Egypt and the people I loved so much, and the environment I liked, was definitely worth it, because I also have great love for medicine and science.

What I worry about is the lack of understanding in society around the world that there is a divide in the world between those who have and those who do not. ---->>>

I always wanted to be a surgeon, because I had a lot of admiration for my father, who is also a surgeon. I also wanted to be a heart surgeon. That was motivated by the fact that my young aunt, a sister of my dad, died in her early 20s of a correctable heart disease. ---->>>

I have a charity called the Chain Of Hope, where we target children from poor areas where heart surgery is not available, and we offer our services. ---->>>

It is totally unacceptable that there are countries with no paediatric cardiac surgeries. ---->>>

The nanofibrillar scaffolds designed to guide the process of cellular repopulation is an important step towards prolonging life and enhancing the quality of life for patients with advanced heart disease with defective valve. ---->>>

As a heart surgeon I am on constant call, and when not researching or giving lectures, I like to be with my family. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Egyptian
Born: 11-16, 1935
Birthplace: Bilbeis, Kingdom of Egypt
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Occupation: Scientist
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Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub OM FRS (Arabic: مجدى حبيب يعقوب‎‎ [ˈmæɡdi ħæˈbiːb jæʕˈʔuːb]; born 16 November 1935) is an Egyptian-British cardiothoracic surgeon. He is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College London. Yacoub's major achievements may be summarised: establishing heart transplantation in the UK and becoming the world's leading transplant surgeon establishing and becoming a master of the 'Ross Procedure' or pulmonary autograft, including a randomised control trial pioneering the modern arterial switch operation promoting the use of left ventricular assist devices for the 'Bridge to Recovery' and establishing the largest experience in the world establishing the Heart Science Centre, Magdi Yacoub Institute for research into the causes and treatment of cardiac disease establishing the Chain of Hope Charity which provides cardiothoracic surgical care to the developing world championing academic medicine, humanitarian surgery and becoming an example of a minority surgeon who has flourished in an institution-dominated field (wikipedia)