Jason Ali MA MB BChir MA (Med Ed) PhD FRCS

Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Papworth Hospital

Director of Studies and Fellow in Medicine, Churchill College, Cambridge

Student Education Co-Lead, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Subdean for Royal Papworth Hospital, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

Brief biography

Mr Ali obtained his medical qualification with distinction from the University of Cambridge in 2008 and went on to complete a PhD focusing on the immune response to transplanted organs, earning several prestigious research prizes along the way, including the Surgical Research Society: Patey Prize in 2014.

He undertook his specialist cardiothoracic surgical training at Royal Papworth Hospital and was appointed to a Locum consultant post in 2022, and substantive post in 2023.

Mr Ali also holds a Master’s in Medical Education and has several active roles in the field.  He is a Fellow and Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine for Churchill College, University of Cambridge. He also holds various teaching and examining roles for the Clinical School of Medicine. In recognition to his dedication to student education he was appointed as the Clinical Subdean for Royal Papworth Hospital. In this crucial role, he leads the medical student education program, guiding and shaping the learning experiences of future doctors.

Mr Ali also actively contributes to the advancement of medical knowledge through his extensive research endeavours. With over 120 peer-reviewed publications to his name, he has made significant contributions to the field. His influence extends to editorial roles, where he serves as a valued member of the editorial board for the Journal of Thoracic Disease. One of his notable projects is his leadership role as Co-Lead on the EuroSCORE III project (www.euroscore.org). This initiative is focused on developing the cardiac surgical risk calculator which already holds international significance.

In 2023, he was appointed as the Student Education Co-Lead for the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this influential position, he leads the INSINC medical student committee, driving a dynamic program of activities aimed at enhancing medical student engagement with cardiothoracic surgery across the UK.

His commitment and dedication to training and education of staff and students was recognised with the prestigious Royal Papworth Learning and Development staff award in 2023, which he was also awarded in 2018.

Clinical work

Profile page on Royal Papworth Hospital: Jason Ali Profile

Clinical enquiries can be directed to my NHS and Private secretary Claire Pitcher (01223 639669)