19 Oct 2023

One of the world’s leading heart surgeons interviewed at the age of 87

Health and Social Care Editor

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub was one of the world’s leading heart surgeons.

At London’s Harefield hospital he created a universally acclaimed heart transplant centre – he performed one of the first heart transplants in Britain and the first heart-lung transplant in Europe.

Now 87, a new biography traces his life growing up in Egypt through to his pioneering work in the UK and abroad.