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  • Bilbeis, Al Sharqia, Egypt
    Friday Nov 15, 1935

    Born

    Bilbeis, Al Sharqia, Egypt
    Friday Nov 15, 1935

    Yacoub was born on 16 November 1935 in Bilbeis, Al Sharqia, Egypt to Coptic family.




  • Giza, Egypt
    1957

    Graduation

    Giza, Egypt
    1957

    He studied at Cairo University and qualified as a doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, degree in 1957.




  • United Kingdom
    1962

    Moving to United Kingdom

    United Kingdom
    1962

    He moved to Britain in 1962.




  • London, England
    1964

    Senior Surgical Registrar

    London, England
    1964

    From 1964 to 1968 he was Senior Surgical Registrar, National Heart and Chest Hospitals, London.




  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    1969

    Moving to the United States

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    1969

    Moving to the United States in 1969 he became Instructor and then Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago.




  • Harefield, Greater London, England
    1973

    Returning to England

    Harefield, Greater London, England
    1973

    Returning to England, he became a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at Harefield Hospital in 1973.




  • Nigeria
    Thursday Jan 31, 1974

    Performing The First Open Heart Surgery in Nigeria

    Nigeria
    Thursday Jan 31, 1974

    As a visiting professor to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Yacoub, Fabian Udekwu, C. H Anyanwu, FRCS and others performed the first open heart surgery in Nigeria in 1974.


  • Harefield, Greater London, England
    1980

    Beginning The Harefield Hospital Transplant Programme

    Harefield, Greater London, England
    1980

    Under Yacoub's leadership, the Harefield Hospital transplant programme began in 1980.


  • Harefield, Greater London, England
    Dec, 1983

    The UK's First Heart and Lung Transplant

    Harefield, Greater London, England
    Dec, 1983

    In December 1983 Yacoub performed the UK's first heart and lung transplant at Harefield.


  • Chelsea, London, England
    1986

    British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute

    Chelsea, London, England
    1986

    From 1986 to 2006, he held the position of British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine.


  • London, England
    Monday Dec 30, 1991

    Yacoub was knighted

    London, England
    Monday Dec 30, 1991

    Yacoub was knighted in the 1992 New Year Honours .


  • London, England
    2001

    Retirement

    London, England
    2001

    Having retired from performing surgery for the National Health Service in 2001 at the age of 65, Yacoub continues to act as a consultant and ambassador for the benefits of transplant surgery. He continues to operate on children through his charity, Chain of Hope.


  • England
    Apr, 2007

    The Medical Research Team Led by Yacoub

    England
    Apr, 2007

    In April 2007, it was reported that a British medical research team led by Yacoub had grown part of a human heart valve from stem cells, a first.


  • Aswan, Egypt
    Apr, 2009

    The Aswan Heart Center

    Aswan, Egypt
    Apr, 2009

    He established the Aswan Heart Center in April 2009.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Dec 31, 2013

    The Order of Merit

    London, England
    Tuesday Dec 31, 2013

    He was awarded the Order of Merit by HM The Queen in the 2014 New Year Honours.


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