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Simpson, John

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Professor of paediatric and fetal cardiology

John Simpson - professor of children's and fetal cardiology

Area of expertise: children's heart services, fetal cardiology, echocardiography.

Languages spoken: French


Professor John Simpson studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He then trained in children's and fetal cardiology at Guy’s Hospital, London and at the University of California, San Fransisco, USA. 

He has been a consultant at Evelina London Children’s Hospital since 1999 and leads the echocardiography service.

Further information

Education and training

  • 1987: MB ChB – University of Edinburgh Medical School
  • 1990: Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • Children's and fetal cardiology training – Guy's Hospital, London
  • Children's and fetal cardiology training – University of California, San Francisco, USA

Specialist interests

  • prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease
  • imaging of congenital heart disease
  • 3D echocardiography

Research interests

  • advanced imaging of congenital heart disease during fetal life
  • 3D imaging of the heart including holographic/virtual reality display of the heart
  • cardiac function in children with chronic kidney disease or high blood pressure
  • cardiac function in children with single ventricle circulation (including hypoplastic left heart syndrome)


  • National Clinical Excellence Award


Download a list of Professor John Simpson's publications (PDF 361Kb).




Fetal cardiology
Tel: 020 7188 9201 / 2308

Children's cardiology
Tel: 020 7188 4550


Email: jo.hale@gstt.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 7188 4550
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