Professor Mark Danton is a Consultant Paediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgeon based at the Scottish National Cardiac Services in Glasgow (Royal Hospital Children & Golden Jubilee National Hospital). He graduated from Queen’s University Belfast, and commenced cardiac surgical training at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. He undertook a research fellowship, obtaining his doctorate degree, at Harvard medical School, Boston (1998-2000). Following this he trained in paediatric cardiac surgery at Birmingham Children’s Hospital under the mentorship of Dr Bill Brawn (2000-2001). He was appointed to the Scottish Congenital Cardiac service in 2003, and was awarded Honorary Professor at the institute of cardiovascular sciences, University of Glasgow in 2020. His interests include neonatal/infant cardiac repair, valve reconstruction and aortopathies. He has collaborated in developing a congenital cardiac surgical program in Kharkiv Ukraine through the Novick Foundation. He has supervised seven MD/PhD candidates and has 70+ peer reviewed publications. He is a member of European association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, peer reviewer and course tutor in the congenital domain.