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Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub OM FRS (Arabic: د/مجدى حبيب يعقوب [ˈmæɡdi ħæˈbiːb jæʕˈʔuːb]) (born 16 November 1935), is an Egyptian-British surgeon and cardiologist. He was a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Imperial College London.

Yacoub is best known for his early work in repairing heart valves and for helping create the Ross procedure. He performed the UK's first combined heart and lung transplant in 1983.

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.

He is the founding editor of the journal Disease Models & Mechanisms. He was born in Bilbeis, El Sharqia, Egypt.


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