Mr Neil Roberts



Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Medicolegal Expert Witness


Mr Roberts is a consultant cardiac surgeon specialising in adult cardiac surgery at Barts Heart Centre.

Medical Training and Professional Qualifications


Mr Roberts graduated from Dundee University in 1996 and following surgical training in the north west became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999. He then completed a fellowship in Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Leicester, followed by specialist higher surgical training in adult cardiothoracic surgery in Sheffield, St George's Hospital London and Harefield Hospital.


In 2007 Mr Roberts was awarded an MD by the University of London for a research thesis into Endothelial Progenitor (stem) cells in cardiac surgery which was funded by the award of a British Heart Foundation research fellowship. In 2008 he was awarded the McCormack (gold) Medal for achieving the highest mark across the UK and Ireland in the cardiothoracic surgery speciality examination.


He then became the first cardiac surgical trainee to be awarded a fellowship by the British Society of Endovascular Therapy to pursue endovascular training which took place at St Mary's Hospital London. Prior to his consultant appointment he was the Trainee representative for cardiothoracic trainees throughout London.


Mr Roberts has presented widely at both national and international conferences and has over 20 publications in peer reviewed journals. He also appeared on the Channel Five show "Operation Live" where he provided commentary on an aortic valve replacement at St Bartholemew's Hospital - you can view this show here


Mr Roberts was elected as Dean for the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2019 and will serve a five year term in office. This role represents cardiothoracic training at a national level. Mr Roberts interviews for entry in to speciality training via national selection, sits on the SAC to influence training during speciality training, and works as an examiner for the FRCS(C-Th) examiniation at the exit of training. Mr Roberts therefore as a wide overview of cardiothoracic surgery training across the UK.


Special Interests


As a consultant Mr Roberts has developed a special interest in coronary artery surgery, aortic valve replacement, aortic root replacement, and aortic dissection surgery. He is also a TAVI specialist performing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for treatment of aortic stenosis as part of the TAVI team at Barts Heart Centre and the Harley Street Clinic. As a cardiac surgeon able to perform both TAVI and surgical aortic valve replacement he is ideally placed to give an unbiased opinion on the treatment options for each individual patient. 


Mr Roberts has now performed more than 1,500 open heart operations with excellent results. 


Away from the practice Mr Roberts is a keen sportsman with a love for swimming, cycling and running and has taken part in a number of triathlons and duathlons. He enjoys rugby and coaches a local under 10s team. He loves cooking, is married with four children and lives in South London. 

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