Professor Gavin Murphy

British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiac Surgery

University of Leicester, UK

Gavin Murphy is an academic cardiac surgeon at the University of Leicester. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Bristol and went on to obtain his MD from the University of Leicester. He trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery in the South West of England and in Lausanne Switzerland, and was appointed as a Walport (HEFCE) Consultant Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Surgery at the University of Bristol in 2007. He was appointed to the British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Leicester in 2012. He combines heart research with skilled cardiac surgery in his mission to discover how to reduce the threat of organ failure in patients after a heart operation. His research interests include diseases affecting the thoracic aorta, blood management, and the prevention of perioperative organ injury.