Biography

Mr Salih is a consultant cardiac surgeon and since 2017 has been the head of service for children’s cardiac and adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’.

He trained at the top centres for paediatric cardiac surgery in the UK. He has also completed a fellowship at the internationally recognised Royal Victoria Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

In 2010 he returned to the UK, and after a short period as consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford he started as a consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in April 2010.

Under his leadership the unit has achieved outstanding outcome in all aspects of paediatric cardiac surgery, in particular the Norwood open-heart operation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

Mr Salih is one of the only surgeons in the world openly publishing his cumulative personal outcomes since starting as a consultant, setting a new precedent in transparency

Clinical expertise

Mr Salih's clinical interests include a range of surgical treatments for congenital heart disease, particularly hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), complex congenital cardiac surgery, surgical performance and outcome monitoring.

He also has expertise in:

  • surgery of congenital heart disease
  • valve repair
  • the Norwood procedure
  • surgery for complex conditions, particularly transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO)
  • the Nikaidoh procedure
  • double root translocation
  • surgery for complex conotruncal anomalies.