Dedicated Surgical Team

Mr Modi's team is very proud to offer world class heart services not only to residents of UK but to patients from the world over. At the forefront of all services is our commitment to Excellent, Compassionate and Safe care, for every patient, every day.

Team picture: L to R: SN Florabel Cabije, Dr Ken Palmer, Mr Paul Modi, Mr Alistair Marshall, Mr Wayne Roberts, SN Kira Jones, Mr Alex Waterhouse (Intuitive Surgical), SN Neil Rawlings.


At Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital we are proud to have some of the most talented and experienced surgical team members in the country, providing specialist services in the fields of heart medicine and surgery.


Mr Paul Modi
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Mr Paul Modi MD FRCS is a British, US and German-trained consultant cardiac surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive (keyhole) and robotic heart surgery. He performs over 120 mitral valve operations per year, possibly the largest practice of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair / Replacement in the UK.

He is the only surgeon in UK performing robotic heart surgery and one of the pioneer surgeons in the UK to perform a totally endoscopic robotic mitral valve repair.


Mr Alistair Marshall
Tableside Assistant

Mr Alistair Marshall is the past president of the Association of Cardiothoracic Surgical Care Practitioners (ACTSCP) and is our tableside assistant for robotic mitral valve surgery.


Dr Ken Palmer
Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Kenneth Palmer graduated from the University of Edinburgh before competing anaesthetic and intensive care training in the Mersey region. He has been a consultant at Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital since 2009, and has a specialist interest in Mitral valve surgery, Transoesophageal Echo and intensive care medicine.

He cofounded the minimally invasive heart program at LHCH with Mr Modi, and is excited by the advancements towards robotic heart surgery.

When not at work he enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits including cycling, squash, football and golf, but is mainly a slave to the taxi requirements of his children!


Kira Jones
Staff Nurse

Staff Nurse Kira Jones is our newest team member.


Florabel Cabije
Staff Nurse

Staff Nurse Florabel Cabije has probably done more of these minimally invasive and robotic operations than anyone in the UK.


Mr Wayne Roberts
Circulating Nurse

Mr Wayne Roberts, circulating nurse, has been with the team since our very first case almost a decade ago.


Dr Omar Al-Rawi
Consultant Anaesthetist

Bio coming soon.