Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Cardiac Valve Repair, Coronary bypass Surgery

Prof. Olivier Jegaden, MD, PHD.Cardiac Surgeon Professor of Cardiac Surgery

Prof. Olivier JEGADEN is a French well-respected cardiac surgeon with outstanding surgical experience and academic background. He is an expert in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Transcatheter Valve Replacement (TAVR), Valve Repair, Aortic Root Surgery and Total arterial revascularization for Coronary Artery Disease. He has a 30-year experience in cardiac surgery with more than 4500 cardiac operations.

In the CHU of Lyon in France, he is Professor of Cardiac Surgery since 1996 and he was head of department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery since 2002. He was highly instrumental in the building and development of the most active French heart center in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery and he was director of the institutional programs of robotic surgery.

In 2014 he joined the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and he was highly involved in the set up and the development of this high-tech new center in UAE. He was named Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, USA, in May 2015.

In December 2017, Pr. JEGADEN has joined MEDICLINC Middle East with clinical activity in Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi and Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai. In February 2019, He has been named Professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Mohammed Bin Rashid University in Dubai.

He is full member of the most prestigious International Societies for cardiac surgeons, The European Association for cardio-thoracic Surgery, The society of Thoracic Surgery, The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, with over 200 publications in peer-review journals and 300 communications during scientific meetings.


  • When it was recommended that I have coronary artery bypass surgery, I was blown away by the level of customer service I received. My family was deeply impressed by the highest quality of care I received from check-in to check-out. Everyone from admissions to the specialty care unit was all outstanding. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to walk my daughter down the aisle on her wedding day. Pr Jegaden performed a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and less than a month later, I walked arm-in-arm with my daughter on her special day. Thank you.

    Tom, 56 year-old, from US
  • I wanted to take a moment to compliment you on how well you do a very difficult job. You treated me with respect, dignity, and compassion. – Latifa underwent a minimally invasive mitral valve replacement for rheumatic disease; one year later she delivered a cute little boy Ahmed.

    Latifa, 26-year-old, from UAE
  • Prof Jegaden has been fantastic, right from the first time I saw him in the hospital, I cannot express enough gratitude to Prof Jegaden for what he did for me, he knows his business, but he doesn’t talk down to you. He treats you like you are the most important issue in his life. While I hope I will not need your services again, I will not hesitate to call if needed. – Abdulah has a Marfan disease and he had a complex aortic root replacement with valve sparing procedure and aortic valve repair. Less than 3 months later, he realized his dream, a 2-week trekking in Himalaya mountains.

    Abdulah, 32 year-old, from UAE
  • You lifted me from a depressed, frustrate state to elation when you told me the hole in my heart (ASD) could be closed with nearly a close chest surgery. Just want you to know how much I (we) appreciate you and your caring ways. Thanks for listening, understanding and always willing to do whatever. It is appreciated more than you will ever know. – Today, Mariam is back at the University and back in the gym three days a week.

    Mariam, 18 year-old, from UAE