Mr Kit Wong is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon specialising in coronary artery surgery, aortic and mitral valve surgery, aortic aneurysm surgery and minimally invasive surgery. He qualified from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1986 and is currently the Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Barts Health. Following his basic medical training, he undertook his specialist training at the prestigious and world renown Royal Brompton and London Chest Hospitals where pioneering heart surgery was first performed. At the Royal Brompton Hospital, he trained closely with Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub who has had a major influence in his career, developing his interests in aortic aneurysm and valvular heart surgery. Kit spent a further year with Sir Magdi producing the seminal and landmark research on the modulation of cardiac muscles which spawned major research in the UK and internationally, and its use in clinical treatment.
Mr Wong has a wide experience of over 20 years in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and has also served on the council of the Royal Society of Medicine and the International College of Surgeons and as a specialist advisor on the panel of the London Cardiovascular Project, a group commissioned by NHS London to improve the model of care for cardiac surgery.
Mr Wong is famously known in the country for his cardiac surgical results. His rates of survival are significantly better than predicted, as evidenced by cardiac surgical results which have been published nationally since 2005. In the most recent National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit produced for 2008-11, his results are outstanding with survival for all cardiac surgery 97.4%. He has a 100% and 98.4% survival for aortic valve and coronary artery bypass surgery, respectively, within this period.
Primary Medical Qualification