Jason Ali MA MB BChir MA (Med Ed) PhD MRCS
Specialist Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital
Director of Studies and Fellow in Medicine, Churchill College, Cambridge

Brief biography

I am a specialist registrar in cardiothoracic surgery based at Papworth Hospital with an interest in cardiothoracic transplantation, and a Fellow in the medical and veterinary sciences at Churchill College, University of Cambridge as Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine and supervisor for Churchill’s MVST part IB students in ¬†Mechanisms of Drug Action (pharmacology).


I completed my medical training at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, passing with distinction in June 2008. After graduation I was appointed to an Academic Foundation Programme and then a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellow post in surgery based at Addenbrookes Hospital. I was subsequently awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship in 2012 funding my PhD in the field of transplantation immunology based in the University Department of Surgery. During the course of my PhD studies I was awarded the prestigious Patey Prize by the Society of Academic and Research Surgery in 2014 and the Roye Calne Award by the British Transplantation Society in 2016 and 2017. I have additionally completed a Masters in Medical Education at the University of Bedfordshire in 2014. In 2016 I was appointed to the Health Education East of England training programme in Cardiothoracic Surgery as a Specialist Registrar, based at Papworth Hospital.