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Mr Andrew Okechukwu Chukwuemeka

Last updated: 4 Jan 2023

GMC: 3680076
Areas of Practice: Adult Cardiac and Thoracic
Region: London North
Hospitals: Hammersmith Hospital and National Heart & Lung Institute

Mr Chukwuemeka qualified from the University of London (St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School) in 1992 and completed general and cardiothoracic surgical training in London and in Toronto. He is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Associate Medical Director at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute. He was previously Chief of Service (Clinical Director) of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.

His practise encompasses the broad spectrum of heart surgery and his specialist interests include surgery for ischaemic heart disease (coronary artery bypass surgery), aortic valve surgery (including TAVI) and surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysms. He has pioneered the development of sutureless aortic valve implantation in the UK.

Between 2008 and 2012 he served on the Clinical Expert Panel in Cardiac Surgery, the Cardiovascular Clinical Leadership Advisory Group, and the Future Cardiac Technologies Advisory Group at NHS London as well as the Cardiac Steering Group for the Northwest London Cardiac and Stroke Network. He is currently co-chair of the Cardiac Advisory Group at NHS London and is also a member of the Cardiac Strategic Clinical Leadership Group, NHS England (London).

He was previously an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland and chaired the Cardiac Surgery Committee. He serves as Regional Specialty Advisor in Cardiothoracic Surgery (Royal College of Surgeons of England) and was Director of the Cardiothoracic Skills Course at Royal College of Surgeons of England. He served as a member of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) from 2012-2015 and was also appointed to the National Clinical Reference Group for Cardiac Surgery in 2013.

Training Attended

1987-1992 St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, University of London.

1992-1996 Basic Surgical Training (Royal Brompton, Hammersmith, Guy's and St Thomas').

1997-2005 Higher Surgical Training (London - Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital).

2004-5 Fellow, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto

Qualifications & Accreditations

1992 MB BS

1996 FRCS(England)

2004 MD(London)

2004 FRCS(CTh)

2004 LLB(Hons)

Adult Cardiac Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

This consultant has been a part of the following outcomes audits, please click on any outcomes audit to see their data:

National Lung Cancer Audit - 2017

SCTS Committees

This consultant is or was a member of the following committees, click on any committee to see more information:

CommitteeOfficeTerm of Office
Adult Cardiac SurgeryMember-



Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dept of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hammersmith Hospital
Du Cane Road
W12 0HS
United Kingdom

Secretary Telephone: 0208-3832026

Personal Landline: 0208-383 2026

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