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Mr Andrew Chukwuemeka

Professional Description:

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon



Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Hammersmith Hospital
Du Cane Road
W12 0HS
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A Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at Hammersmith and St. Mary’s Hospitals, London, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute. I have been Clinical Director for Cardiac Sciences (Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiology) and am currently Associate Medical Director. I have a busy clinical practice with daily involvement in all aspects of risk assessment and management in cardiothoracic surgery. 

My special interests include chest trauma, surgery for ischaemic heart disease, aortic surgery including transcatheter aortic valve implantation(TAVI), heart valve surgery, surgery for lung cancer and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). I have been a panel member on the National Clinical Reference Group (NHS England) for cardiac services and the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). I am currently Regional Specialty Advisor in Cardiothoracic Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons. 

I served on the Executive Committee of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland as Chair of the Cardiac Surgery Committee and I was formerly Lead Clinician for Clinical Governance in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Lead Clinician for Clinical Governance in the Major Trauma Centre at St. Mary’s and for the Northwest London Trauma Network. I was also the Director of Postgraduate Training in Cardiothoracic Surgery and ran the cardiothoracic surgical skills course at the Royal College of Surgeons for a number of years. 

I have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and have made many presentations to learned societies. I have prepared reports for Coroner’s Inquests and will act for both Claimants and Defendants and also as a Single Joint Expert. Curriculum vitae and references available on request.


Royal Coll of Surgeons of England; Royal Soc of Medicine (Cardiothoracic Section, ex Council Member); Soc for Cardiothoracic Surgery in GB and Ireland; BMA; Former Member of the International Soc for Heart Research; Society for Heart Valve Disease

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