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Professor Martin Elliott

Professor Martin Elliott is Co-Medical Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with specific responsibility for safety and quality.

He is Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at University College London  and was Chair of the Cardiorespiratory Directorate at GOSH. He is Director of the National Service for Severe Tracheal Disease in Children.

Professor Elliott trained in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Southampton and London and has been a consultant at GOSH since 1985.

His research interests have included the patho-physiology of cardiopulmonary bypass (developing modified ultrafiltration), clinical outcomes analysis (establishing the European Congenital Heart Defects database, now the EACTS database), the nomenclature of congenital heart defects (of which society he was the founding president), effective teamwork (with F1 teams and BA) and the management of congenital tracheal stenosis. This last research project has recently led to the first stem-cell supported tracheal transplant in a child and to expansion of research in tracheal tissue engineering.

He has over 250 peer reviewed publications and has delivered more than 300 invited lectures, including several named lectures. He teaches and operates throughout the world and sits on several NHS committees and advisory groups. 

He is committed to safe, effective and efficient care of children.