Consultant Cardiac Surgeon,
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford University Hospital’s NHS trust since 2018.


Mr Shakil Farid graduated from University of Dhaka. He completed his cardiothoracic specialist training from Royal Papworth Hospital which is one of the largest and leading cardiac centres in the country with the best surgical outcomes in UK. He then undertook advanced fellowship in complex valvular surgery under world famous surgeon Prof Gebrine Elkhoury at Saint Luc Hospital, Brussels.

Mr Farid subspecialises in advanced aortic repairs along with complex aortic surgery. Since joining the Oxford University Hospitals NHS trust, he was instrumental in successfully introducing complex aortic surgical procedures such as the thoraflex hybrid plexus graft (frozen elephant trunk) for replacement of the aortic arch.

Mr Farid has also completed an MBA in healthcare management from University of Keele and is also a member of the Cardiac Adult Subcommittee of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

Mr. Farid has keen interest in medical education. He is the director of the FRCS (Cardio Thoracic) clinical examination (ST7B) preparatory course and also a member of the FRCS MCQ question writing group. He is also the Chair of the Surgical Training Committee of Oxford deanery Cardiothoracic training program. He has been nominated as the trainer of the month by the Oxford deanery in November, 2020.

He is also chief editor of the book “Fighting COVID-19 On the Frontline”.