Mr John Yap qualified from Glasgow University before going on to undertake further training in general surgery. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, in 1992. Following this Mr Yap received his MD (Doctorate of Medicine) for a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, USA for his pioneering research in gene therapy.
Mr Yap is Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and the lead surgeon for the major aortic programme at The Heart Hospital, University College London Hospitals. He is also co-founder of London Heart Specialists, Harley Street Clinic.
He specialises in the surgical and endovascular treatment of valvular heart disease, Marfan syndrome and diseases of the thoracic aorta (such as aortic dissection and aneurysms).