We have an international reputation for excellence in cardiovascular research, with research spanning the full spectrum from bench to bedside. Our work has had a major impact on the treatment of patients nationally and globally.

We have strong links with the NHS, as illustrated by the award of a National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre with a Cardiovascular Disease theme. We have an excellent record in student training, and we are proud to have been awarded the Athena SWAN Silver Award.

The Department hosts the British Heart Foundation Chair in Cardiac Surgery, Professor Gavin Murphy.