John Deanfield

Professor Deanfield has worked at as a consultant in Cardiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since 1984 and is currently British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at University College London (UCL) and Consultant Cardiologist at GOSH and at the Heart Hospital.

I am passionate about delivering excellent care to patients with congenital heart disease not just during childhood but also as adults. Joining up the Paediatric cardiology services with those for grown up congenital heart disease services both clinically and academically is my major goal.

Professor John Deanfield


Professor Deanfield specialises in congenital heart disease; specifically arrhythmia, long term outcome and adult congenital heart disease. He also holds specialised interests in Preventative Cardiology (Endothelial function and Mechanisms of atherogenesis) as well as Translational cardiovascular research


Professor Deanfield graduated from Cambridge University in 1972 and undertook medical training at Middlesex Hospital Medical School. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1993, and the European Society of Cardiology as well as the American College of Cardiology in 2001.

Research Interests

His major research interest is the lifetime management of atherosclerosis risk with an emphasis on early intervention and prevention.

He is Director of the Vascular Physiology Research Centre which has an international reputation for the study of vascular biology of arterial disease from childhood and the response to treatments.

Professor Deanfield is the joint lead at UCL for the new Centre for Cardiovascular Prevention and Outcomes which incorporates the national databases for cardiovascular disease and treatment (NICOR). The centre focuses on translation of innovative research with the aim of improving delivery of care and establishment of national policies for cardiovascular disease prevention.


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