Dr P Ariyaratnam
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr Ariyaratnam qualified from Southampton Medical School with a Bachelor of Medicine (Distinction in BM Primary) and Bachelor of Sciences (1st Class Honours) in 2007. He then completed his Foundation Training in Southampton General Hospital before moving to the Yorkshire Deanery to undertake his Core Surgical Training.
Following this, he received his research Doctorate (MD) at the University of York in 2014. His thesis was looking at the mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension from which he was awarded the European Young Investigator awards at EACTS for 2 consecutive years (2012 & 2013).
He completed his Higher Specialist Training (gaining his CCT) in Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Yorkshire Deanery rotating through hospitals in Hull, Leeds and Sheffield (2015-2022). In Hull he trained in General Thoracic Surgery and General Cardiac Surgery under Professor Mahmoud Loubani and Mr Michael Cowen. In Leeds he became competent in 3-port VATS and endobronchial surgery under Mr Richard Milton and Mr Peter Tcherveniakov. Whilst in Sheffield he acquired the advanced skills for Uniportal VATS Surgery under Miss Laura Socci and Mr Jagan Rao.
Parallel to his operative training, he was also appointed as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Cardiothoracic Surgery (2016-2020) where his role was to supervise postgraduate research and provide teaching to undergraduate students. He has authored over 25 peer-reviewed publications, available on PubMed.
His specialist interests include minimally invasive lung cancer surgery, chest trauma management and airway interventions.