Mr Asimakopoulos has been a consultant cardiac surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London since 2014. He worked as a consultant cardiac surgeon in Bristol from 2008 until 2014.  

He has performed over 3000 cardiac surgical procedures. His main areas of interest include Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) using the off-pump technique, Aortic Valve Replacement including less invasive surgery with sutureless valves and aortic surgery. He has extensive experience in treating aneurysms of the aortic root, the ascending aorta and aortic arch, infections of the heart valves (endocarditis) and aortic dissections. He regularly performs re-operations, on patients who had previous heart surgery.

Mr Asimakopoulos trained on the London Cardiothoracic Surgery Rotation from 1999 until 2007.  In his earlier years he had his Basic Surgical Training in London and Oxford and became Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Eng.). He completed a PhD at Imperial College School of Medicine in London from 1996 till 1999. 

He grew up in Athens, Greece and studied medicine in Hamburg, Germany.

He decided to practice medicine in the UK when he first visited London as a final year medical student in 1992. He is committed to improving the treatment of cardiac diseases in the UK. He also has an international understanding of health care.

He is particularly interested in training young surgeons. His previous roles as Educational Supervisor to cardiac surgical trainees, Surgical Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons, and Cardiac Surgical Tutor of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) of Great Britain and Ireland allowed him to formally contribute to the education of trainee surgeons. 

His medicolegal interests include:

  • Aortic valve surgery 
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Infections of the heart valves (endocarditis)
  • Aortic root aneurysms and aneurysms of the ascending aorta and aortic arch
  • Cardiac surgical emergencies
  • Medical Negligence

Outside surgery, he enjoys reading, studying foreign languages, and exercising regularly. He lives with his family in West London.