Dr Matthew Fenton

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist


Dr Matthew Fenton is a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

He is an expert in cardiac medical advances such as the Berlin Heart device, which is used in children whose hearts are no longer strong enough to pump blood around their bodies. He is also an advocate of organ donation and organ transplantation. 

Dr Fenton has worked at GOSH for more than 10 years. He first came here in 2003 and worked alongside Dr Mike Burch as a fellow, then spent a year in transplant and a year in research before completing his training.  

In 2012, Dr Fenton was part of the BBC Great Ormond Street documentary series and discussed the Berlin Heart, heart transplantation and organ donation, and the decision-making process. 


• Acquired and congenital heart disease 
• Sub-specialist in heart transplantation in children and teenagers 

• Cardiomyopathy from all causes 
• Cardiac issues relating to Neuromuscular disorders, particularly Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Chemotherapy induced heart problems 


• MB BS 
• BSc 

• Member of the International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation 
• Member of the Scientific Committee of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group 

• Transplant outcomes and management 
• Specialist interest in coronary vasculopathy after heart transplantation 
• Management and outcomes of cardiomyopathy in children 

News & Publications

Simmonds, J., Dominguez, T., Longman, J., Shastri, N., O'Callaghan, M., Hoskote, A., Fenton, M., Burch, M., Tsang, V., Brown. K., 2015. Predictors and Outcome of Extracorporeal Life Support After Pediatric Heart Transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 99(6) pp. 2166-72. 
Brunklaus, A., Parish, E., Muntoni, F., Scuplak, S., Tucker, S.K., Fenton, M., Hughes, M.L., Manzur, A.Y., 2015. The value of cardiac MRI versus echocardiography in the pre-operative assessment of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Eur J Paediatr. 19(4) pp. 395-401. 
Simmonds, J., Murchan, H., James, A., Crispino, G., O'Brien, J., Crumlish, K., Franklin, O., Fenton, M., Burch, M., McMahon, C.J., 2015. Outcome of shared care for pediatric cardiac transplantation between two nations with different health care systems. J Heart Lung. 34(6) pp. 806-14. 
Dedieu, N., Greil, G., Wong, J., Fenton, M., Burch, M., Hussain, T., 2014. Diagnosis and management of coronary allograft vasculopathy in children and adolescents. World J Transplant. 2014 Dec 24;4(4) pp. 276-93. 
Kirk, R. et al. 2014. The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines for the management of pediatric heart failure: executive summary. J Heart Lung Transplant. 33 pp. 888–909. 
Karimova, A. et al. 2013. Right ventricular dysfunction in children supported with pulsatile ventricular assist devices. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 
Cassidy, J. et al. 2013. A longer waiting game: Bridging children to heart transplant with the Berlin Heart EXCOR device-the United Kingdom experience. J Heart Lung Transplant.   
Giardini, A., Fenton, M., Derrick, G. & Burch, M. 2013 Impairment of heart rate recovery after peak exercise predicts poor outcome after pediatric heart transplantation. Circulation. 128 pp. S199–204. 
Murtuza, B. et al. 2013. Pediatric heart transplantation for congenital and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Ann Thorac Surg. 95 pp. 1675–1684. 
Hussain, T. et al. 2013. Detection and grading of coronary allograft vasculopathy in children with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the coronary vessel wall. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 6 pp. 91–98. 

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