Device is incompatible to play the video
Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life as a Children's Heart Surgeon

Professor Martin Elliott


Download the lecture video here

My job has been one of duty and privilege, working worldwide with wonderful colleagues. Few people are lucky enough to save lives or change them for the better. Few also experience the horror of losing lives or worsening them. In this lecture I want to share some of the astonishing experiences – funny, scary, sad – that have made my job so satisfying.  


No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.
Speaker_MartinElliott_370x370.jpg

Martin Elliott MD FRCS is Professor Emeritus of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCL & Emeritus Professor of Physic and Fellow at Gresham College.  He worked as a paediatric cardiothoracic (& transplant) surgeon at the Great Ormond Street from 1984 until 2019. He was co-Medical Director there from 2010 to 2015. He now holds a number of part time posts including as a non-executive director of the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS FT, London and Chief Medical Officer of Allocate Software Ltd. Pro Bono he is a non-executive director of Children’s Health Ireland, Dublin,  and was a member of the China Tribunal.

He has led research into the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary bypass, outcomes and clinical databases and tracheal transplantation and is widely published.  He has delivered over 450 invited lectures worldwide and many named lectures. He has held several international visiting professorships and taught and operated throughout the world.

All of Professor Elliott's Gresham lectures can be accessed here.

[The image of Professor Elliott is used courtesy of Becan]

Read More
Read Less
Related Future Lectures
Related Past Lectures
WATCHED
Part of a series

Breast, Uterine and Ovarian Cancers

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Improvising Medicine

Professor Roger Kneebone
Wednesday, 8 January 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Prostate and Testicular Cancer

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

A History of the Breast

Professor Joanna Bourke
Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

A History of the Penis and the Clitoris

Professor Joanna Bourke
Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

A History of the Eye

Professor Joanna Bourke
Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Keyhole Surgery Pioneers

Professor Roger Kneebone
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Unlocking the Health Benefits of Nature

Professor Jacqueline McGlade
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Infection, Immunity and Cancer

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

Organ Transplants and Human Rights Abuses in China

Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC
Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Changing Impact of Infections as We Go Through Life and Age

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

Organ Transplants and Human Rights Abuses in China

Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC
Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Media Reporting of Medical Advances: Helpful or Misleading?

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Personalised Medicine - Made For You

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Does a Good Bedside Manner Matter?

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Half a Century of Heart Transplantation

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

What is Value in Healthcare?

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

I Won't Have Blood! A Battle Between Belief and Duty?

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Affairs of the Heart: An Exploration of the Symbolism of the Heart in Art

Professor Martin Elliott
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Sudden Death in the Young: A Terrible Waste

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Seeing Through the Lies: Innovation and the Need for Transparency

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Rhythm of Life: The Beat and Dance of the Heart

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Size of a Walnut: Your Heart in Their Hands

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 6:00PM