- Heart surgeon Mohamed Amrani, 53, is accused of rape and sexual assault
- 11 alleged incidents took place between 2001 and 2014 involving 4 women
- The case has now been sent to the Crown Court for preliminary hearing
Harley Street surgeon Mohamed Amrani, 53, (pictured) appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates Court today charged with 11 offences, including one count of rape, between 2001 and 2014
One of Britain's top heart surgeons is accused of raping a woman and sexually assaulting at least three others in a series of attacks over 13 years, a court has heard.
Harley Street surgeon Mohamed Amrani, 53, appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates Court today charged with 11 offences, including one count of rape, dating back to 2001, with the most recent taking place in May 2014.
The NHS and private healthcare consultant is accused of one charge of rape, two charge of assault by penetration, six charges of indecent assault and two charges of sexual assault, all on women over 16.
The cardiac surgeon works at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, which is the largest heart and lungs specialist centre in the UK, and based across two sites in central London and Hillingdon, west London.
According to his online profile for the trust, Amrani, who is also registered at the Cardio Vascular Health Clinic on Harley Street, performed the UK's first double valve replacement through a small incision.
He was also part of the team which conducted the first double lung transplant from a non-heart beating donor.
He also works at The BUPA Cromwell Hospital, in South Kensington, where one of the alleged sexual assaults took place.
Court documents revealed there are at least four victims, and all but one of the offences took place in the London borough of Hillingdon.
Moroccan-born Amrani, who is also a senior lecturer in surgery, appeared in the dock today today, wearing glasses, grey suit with a pink shirt and purple tie, speaking only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.
At the short hearing today, the case was sent to the crown court for preliminary hearing.
Addressing the defendant, Magistrate Nina Toller said: 'This matter is being sent to Isleworth Crown Court for a hearing on August 24 2016.'
Amrani, of Harrow, London, was granted conditional bailed to his home address, to next appear at Isleworth Crown Court on August 24.
The NHS and private healthcare consultant is accused of one charge of rape, two charge of assault by penetration, six charges of indecent assault and two charges of sexual assault, all on women over 16