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Mr John Joseph Dunning

Last updated: 1 Apr 2024

GMC: 2942212
Areas of Practice: Adult Cardiac
Region: London North
Hospitals: Harefield Hospital

John Dunning was schooled in Edinburgh at George Watson’s College, and attended University in St Andrew’s and Manchester, qualifying BSc in 1981 and MB, ChB in 1984. Subsequently his general surgical training took place in Manchester and Leicester, with specialist Cardiothoracic training in Groby Road Hospital, Leicester, Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire, and The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Mr Dunning was appointed to a Consultant Surgeon’s position at Papworth in 1994, and subsequently spent nearly four years as Clinical Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgical unit at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, before returning to Papworth in September 2007, where he is now the Clinical Director of Surgery.

His practice includes all areas of adult cardiothoracic surgery, with major interests in surgery of the thoracic aorta including aortic root and Ross procedures, grown up congenital surgery (GUCH), re-operative and complex surgery, heart failure surgery and cardiopulmonary transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and pulmonary endarterectomy.

He is an examiner for the Intercollegiate Fellowship Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery and has contributed to the training of many international fellows who are now in leading positions in their own countries.

Major research interests include device innovations, clinical outcomes analysis and a number of transplant related areas. He is an active reviewer for several Professional publications.

Qualifications & Accreditations






Adult Cardiac Surgery

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 SurgeryCo-Chair-
Board of RepresentativesMember-
Executive CommitteeElected member2017 - 2018
TransplantationAppointed Member2022-2025


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