Mr Aman Coonar is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and sees private patients at the Papworth Clinic in Cambridgeshire, Nuffield Hospital in Cambridge and the Spire Hospital in Bushey, Hertfordshire.
His base is at Papworth Hospital which is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital for adult patients.
Thoracic services at Papworth Clinic in Cambridgeshire
Papworth Hospital provides care to patients with a wide range of acute and chronic chest conditions, including:
Training and qualifications in thoracic surgery
After school at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s School in Hertfordshire, Mr Coonar qualified as a doctor from Guy’s & St.Thomas’ Medical schools in London. He trained first in internal medicine and intensive care. Then he undertook basic science research. After, he undertook general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery training at Guy's, St Thomas's, King's, Royal Brompton and the London Chest Hospitals.
In 2005-2007, Mr Coonar worked at the Toronto General Hospital in Canada and took senior fellowships in general thoracic surgery and lung transplant surgery.
He returned to the UK to take a consultant surgeon position at Papworth in 2007 and his practice is in pure thoracic surgery. He works closely with a large specialized team including other surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists radiologists and physicians. When needed there is support from our dedicated cardiothoracic intensive care unit. The Papworth consultant anaesthetists are all specialists in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and as a team are recognized for private work.
As well as to Cambridge University students and junior doctors Mr Coonar regularly hosts an airway surgery training class in Cambridge.
Recent major meetings
Areas covered for private thoracic surgery and chest treatment in Cambridgeshire
Patients are referred from throughout the United Kingdom and from abroad. Many are referrals from East and South East England especially Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North and Central London, including those from
Mr Coonar handles benign diseases and cancer and his main clinical interests are:
Mr Coonar is involved in various research activities including:
The PULMICC trial, which is an investigation of the role of surgery for colorectal cancer metastases to the lung. Papworth Hospital was the first unit to enter patients into this study and Mr Coonar is the local principal investigator.
The MESOVAT trial, which is run from Papworth Hospital, is studying the role of minimally invasive surgery for mesothelioma. Mr Coonar is currently the designated surgeon for this study at Papworth.
Mr Coonar has published several research papers and book chapters, some of which have received awards.