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Prof John Deanfield
2nd Floor East
1 St Martins le Grand
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  • Professorial Research Fellow
  • Clinical Science
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Science
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

John Deanfield is Professor of Cardiology at University College London (UCL) and Consultant Cardiologist at the Barts Heart Centre (BHC) London UK.   He is the Director of National Institute for Cardiovascular (CV) Outcomes Research (NICOR) which incorporates the national databases for cardiovascular outcomes.

Professor Deanfield undertook his undergraduate training at Churchill College, Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital, London and subsequently trained at the Hammersmith and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. 

He Chaired the Joint British Societies (JBS3) National Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (2014) and in collaboration with Public Health England, NHS Choices and NHS England led the development of the public facing Heart Age Tool first launched in January 2015.   He was awarded the British Cardiac Society McKenzie Award, and the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Decades of Service Award in 2017.  He currently Chairs the UK’s National Health Check Programme Review (2020) and is Chief Medical Advisor to the new national Our Future Health programme (2020).

Professor Deanfield serves on many international advisory boards and is a member of the editorial boards of several major CV journals.  He served as Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal for 11 years. He has published numerous articles in leading medical and scientific journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Circulation and European Heart Journal.  Papers published: 501 Citations: >100K H index: 138.

Research Summary

Professor Deanfield's principal interests are vascular medicine, opportunities for lifetime management of cardiovascular risk and large scale cardiovascular outcomes research.  He has been at the forefront in describing the impact of obesity, cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors on health in later life, through coordination of multiple large longitudinal cardiovascular studies in population throughout lifetime.

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