Dr. Tom Mabin is a pioneer of interventional cardiology in South Africa with more than 30 years experience in various coronary procedures and pacemaker implants. He is Team leader and Proctor for Edwards Sapiens TAVI valve implants since 2009. Dr. Mabin is Founding president and life member of South African society of cardiovascular intervention(SASCI) as well as Faculty member of various international interventional society meetings in Europe, Far East and USA.
He is also member of the editorial board of PCR online, Director of Crossroads Educational Institute Johannesburg and member of the research committee of the Stroke and Heart Foundation of South Africa. A part-time lecturer and Cardiology Board examiner at the University of Cape Town and College of medicine in South Africa.
Over the years he has developed special skills in “niche” areas and specialises in bi-ventricular pacemakers, closing congenital “holes in the heart” in adults and recently pioneered transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVI) in South Africa for patients deemed too frail to undergo routine open heart aortic valve replacements. He has founded the Vergelegen Heart Unit in Somerset West, South Africa in 1997.