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I am a consultant cardiac surgeon specialising in adult cardiac surgery at The Barts Heart Centre.
I graduated from Dundee University in 1996 and following surgical training in the north west became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999. I then completed a fellowship in Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Leicester, followed by specialist higher surgical training in adult cardiothoracic surgery in Sheffield, St George's Hospital London and Harefield Hospital.
In 2007 I was awarded an MD by the University of London for a research thesis into Endothelial Progenitor (stem) cells in cardiac surgery which was funded by the award of a British Heart Foundation research fellowship. In 2008 I was awarded the McCormack (gold) Medal for achieving the highest mark across the UK and Ireland in the cardiothoracic surgery speciality examination.
I then became the first cardiac surgical trainee to be awarded a fellowship by the British Society of Endovascular Therapy to persue endovascular training which took place at St Mary's Hospital London.
Prior to my consultant appointment I was the Trainee representative for cardiothoracic trainees throughout London.
Areas of interest
Coronary artery bypass surgery;
Aortic valve replacement;
Aortic root replacement;
tricuspid valve surgery;
Atrial fibrillation surgery; surgery for aortic aneurysms; minimal access aortic valve surgery;
endoscopic vein harvest;
Video and telephone consultations
- Offers video and telephone consultations
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr James O'Brien Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
Barts Heart Centre
McCormack Medal in 2008 for the highest score in the Inetrcollegiate Cardiothoracic examination across the UK and Ireland
I have presented widely at both national and international conferences and have over 20 publication in peer reviewed journals.
please see my website for links to current results and patient satisfaction reviews
- Medicine Dundee University 1996
- MD University of London 2007
Reference number 4328445
Post treatment communication
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