David Anderson

David Anderson is Professor of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at King’s College School of Medicine, University of London; Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital London and Visiting Professor at the University of Alexandria in Egypt. He graduated in 1979 from the University of Cambridge (Clare College) and set out on a career ambition to be a cardiac surgeon. He obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh in 1983 and started his formal training in cardiothoracic surgery at Guy’s in 1984. He then went to St George’s Hospital in London for a year as locum Senior Registrar. He was appointed Senior Registrar to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 1988 where he trained under Mr B Sethia and Mr W J Brawn. He was appointed Consultant cardiac surgeon to Guy’s Hospital in 1991 and the same year was awarded a Royal College of Surgeons Hunterian Professorship for his work on Skeletal muscle ventricles.
He was appointed Professor of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, King’s College School of Medicine, in 2011. His main areas of clinical interest are in complex left heart anomalies and the Ross operation. He introduced the Arterial switch, Ross, Norwood and Hybrid operation to his unit. He has a personal series of over 200 Norwood operations and 280 Arterial switch operations. He has also travelled widely, operating in other UK and European centres (Latvia, Portugal, Malta) as well as undertaking charitable work operating in developing nations (Kenya, Egypt, Tunisia, Peru, Pakistan, India).