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Mr Enoch Francis Akowuah

Last updated: 3 Mar 2021

GMC: 4399885
Areas of Practice: Adult Cardiac
Region: North East
Hospitals: James Cook University Hospital

Enoch is one of the UKs leading cardiac surgeons. His initial medical training was at the University of Leicester where he graduated with an honours degree. He then completed a doctorate thesis at the University of Sheffield where he performed ground breaking research into the use of gene therapy to treat conditions of the heart. This research was funded by the British Heart foundation.

Enoch underwent specialist cardiac surgery training in a number of UK cardiac surgery units including Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, Sheffield, Bristol and Plymouth before moving to Melbourne Australia, for a one year advanced cardiac surgery fellowship. An award from the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons for Great Britain and Ireland funded this fellowship.

During this period Enoch gained specialist expertise in beating heart surgery for patients needing heart bypass surgery and keyhole techniques for patients needing a variety of heart surgery procedures.

Since he became a consultant in 2010, Enoch has become one of the most experienced keyhole heart surgeons in the UK. He travels widely both in the UK and abroad, training other surgeons trying to learn keyhole techniques for heart surgery. If you want to know more about Enoch go to enochakowuah.co.uk

Qualifications & Accreditations

FRCS (C/Th)Intercollegiate Examination Board,October 2007

TheRoyal College of Surgeons

Doctor of Medicine (MD)The University of SheffieldJuly 2004

MRCS (London)TheRoyal College of SurgeonsJune 2000

MBChB (with Honours)The University of LeicesterJune 1997

 

Additional Information

RESEARCH GRANTS

 

September 2015

National Institute of Healthcare Research (NIHR)

Awarded an HTA program grant for £1.6 Million by the NIHR, for The UK Mini Mitral Trial.

I am the Chief investigator with overall responsibility for the trial. This application was developed with the Research Design Service and is being conducted with the Clinical Trials Unit at Durham University.

This will be the world’s largest ever randomised controlled trial in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

The application has the strong support of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgeons of GB and Ireland.

 

August 2013

National Institute of Healthcare Research (NIHR)

Awarded an RfPB program grant for £360,000 by the NIHR, July 2013 for an RCT entitled: Manubrium-limited ministernotomy versus conventional sternotomy for aortic valve replacement: a randomised controlled trial (MAVRIC).I am the Chief investigator with overall responsibility for the trial. This application was developed with the Research Design Service is being conducted with the Clinical Trials Unit atDurham University

Adult Cardiac Surgery

Outcomes Audits

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

Cardiac (2017-2020)

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-Chair2020 - 2023
Executive CommitteeElected Trustee and Adult Cardiac Surgery Co-Chair2020 - 2023
ResearchAdult Cardiac Surgery Representative2021 - 2024

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