Mr Nizar Yonan - personal details
Role: Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon/ Director of Transplant
Tel: +44 (0)161 291 2092
Mr Nizar Yonan is the Director of Transplant program and a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Transplant Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital , Manchester and an Honorary Senior Lecturer within the Division of Translational Medicine at the University of Manchester . He is also the director of the Transplant Research Laboratory, which is a centre of excellence for translational research, leading to an average of 20 international presentations per year and over 200 peer reviewed publications in the last 10 years. Mr Yonan undertook his MD degree within this facility and also at the Department of Immunology (who he is closely linked with) at Manchester University . During his time at the transplant centre and research lab, Mr Yonan has personally contributed to over 115 peer reviewed experimental and review articles. He reviews regularly for several journals, and he is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Cardiac Surgery. Mr Yonan is also a member of the reviewing panel for the Society of Cardiothoracic surgery for and , and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a member of the cardiac and pulmonary councils for the International Society for Heart and lung transplantation and an invited advisor for the Department of Health and UK Transplant. Since the start of his medical career, Mr Yonan has always been attracted to clinical an basic science research, which he sees as a major vocational aspect of his clinical daily work. Research with major international impact includes the development of the bi-caval technique for heart transplantation, his group were the first to design and use retrograde pulmonplegia in clinical transplantation and the use of pulmonary vein gas in assessment of individual donor lungs. A more recent work including the development and advancement of the concept of tailoring immunosuppressive treatment that he enhanced by using IS drug monitoring namely C2 and MPA and tacrolimus. Mr Yonan is a member of UKT advisory committee, national VAD forum, and helped developing national guidelines in heart and lung transplantation and temporary ventricular assist devices. He is the transplant and university representative at the north-west deanery training committee for CT surgery. He plays a very active role in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He is a trustee for the New Start charity.