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Anderson, David R

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Consultant heart surgeon and professor of children's heart surgery

Professor David Anderson - consultant heart surgeon and professor of children's heart surgery

Area of expertise: heart surgery, with special emphasis on children's and congenital heart defects.


Professor David R. Anderson graduated in medicine from Cambridge University in 1979.

He trained in cardiac surgery at Guy’s Hospital, St George's Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital and researched skeletal muscle cardiac assist under Dr L. W. Stephenson in the USA between 1988 and1989.

In 1991, David was appointed as a consultant at Guy's Hospital and as a Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons.

He developed the neonatal cardiac surgery programme at Guy’s and pioneered Norwood surgery in the UK with Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Professor Anderson started the first hybrid programme in the UK for hypoplastic left heart syndrome in 2005, which is now the largest in the country.

He works with charities in developing countries and other nations, teaching complex cardiac surgery. He also holds honorary consultant positions in many countries.

Further information

Specialist interests

  • Complex congenital cardiac defects and their correction
  • Ross operation and Norwood operation
  • Hybrid program for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

Research interests

  • Congenital cardiac surgery.


  • 1991: Hunterian Professorship Royal College of Surgeons, England
  • 2010: Visiting Professor University of Alexandria.


Download a list of Professor David Anderson's publications (Word 158Kb).



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