Dr Robert Yates 

Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology 
Dr Robert Yates 
Dr Robert Yates 


Dr Robert Yates undertook his undergraduate medical training in South Africa, graduating in Johannesburg before coming to the UK in 1989. After basic training in Paediatrics his postgraduate training in Paediatric Cardiology was undertaken in London. Appointed as a consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in 1999, Dr Yates is also a frequent visiting consultant to a number of overseas hospitals.  

At GOSH, Dr Yates is one of four consultants in the fetal echo department. This service undertakes approximately 2,000 fetal echo’s annually and of all the neonatal operations, some 40-50% will have had cardiac abnormalities detected prenatally. Dr Yates liaises closely with affiliated fetal medicine and neonatal units to promote improved detection of cardiac disease prenatally and to optimize perinatal care for babies delivered with cardiac problems.  

Dr Yates is also one of three interventional cardiologists working at GOSH undertaking diagnostic and a wide range of interventional cardiac catheterization procedures in paediatric patients. His team pioneered the development of transcatheter implantation of pulmonary valves which is now an established technique worldwide.  

Dr Yates will be a faculty member of Arab Health Conference, Dubai, Jan-Feb 2018.


  • All aspects of paediatric cardiac disease with special expertise in fetal and interventional cardiology  
  • Fetal cardiology 
  • Interventional Cardiology 


  • Med BSc (Univ of Witwatersrand, SA) 1985; MB BCh (University of Witwatersrand, SA) 1988;
  • Membership of College of Physicians (London) 1992,
  • CCST in Paediatric Cardiology, (London) 1999
  • Fellow of College of Physicians (London) 2004


  • British Congenital Cardiac Association
  • British Cardiac Society
  • British Medical Association

Health Authority of Abu Dhabi License No: GD 19786 (Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology)

Dr Yates is widely published in both interventional and fetal cardiology as well as book chapters in major Cardiology/Paediatric text books. His team pioneered the development of transcatheter implantation of pulmonary valves which is now an established technique worldwide. 


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News & Publications

Deng J, Yates R, Sullivan I, McDonald D, Linney A D, Lees W R, Anderson R, Rodeck C. 2002. Dynamic three-dimensional colour Doppler ultrasound of human fetal intracardiac flow. Ultrasound Obstet Gynaecol. 20 pp. 131-6.

Andrews RE, Simpson JM, Sharland GK, Sullivan ID, Yates RW. 2006. Outcome after preterm delivery of infants antenatally diagnosed with congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 148(2) pp. 213-6.

Maiya S, Sullivan I, Allgrove J, Yates R, Malone M, Brain C, Archer N, Mok Q, Daubeney P, Tulloh R, Burch M. 2008. Hypocalcaemia and vitamin D deficiency: an important, but preventable, cause of life-threatening infant heart failure. Heart. 94(5) pp. 581-4.

Lammers AE, Derrick G, Haworth SG, Bonhoeffer P, Yates R. 2007. Efficacy and long-term patency of fenestrated amplatzer devices in children. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 70(4) pp. 578-84.

Lurz P, Nordmeyer J, Muthurangu V, Khambadkone S, Derrick G, Yates R, Sury M, Bonhoeffer P, Taylor AM. 2009. Comparison of bare metal stenting and percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation for treatment of right ventricular outflow tract obstruction: use of an x-ray/magnetic resonance hybrid laboratory for acute physiological assessment. Circulation. 119(23) pp. 2995-3001.

Gomide M, Furci B, Mimic B, Brown KL, Hsia TY, Yates R, Kostolny M, de Leval MR, Tsang VT. 2013. Rapid 2-stage Norwood I for high-risk hypoplastic left heart syndrome and variants. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 146(5) pp. 1146-51.

Rachel E Andrews MA MRCP, Robert W M Yates FRCP, Ian D Sullivan FRACP. 2015. The Management of Conjoined Twins: Cardiology Assessment. Semin Pediatr Surg. 24(5) pp. 217-20.

Sylvia Krupickova, Michael A Quail, Robert Yates, Roman Gebauer, Marina Hughes, Jan Marek. 2016.  The comparative role of echocardiography and MRI for identifying critical lesions in patients with single-ventricle physiology, before bidirectional cavopulmonary connection.  Cardiol Young 2016. 4 pp. 1-10.

Sridharan S, Sullivan I, Tomek V, Wolfenden J, Škovránek J, Yates R, Janoušek J, Dominguez TE, Marek J. 2016. Flecainide versus digoxin for fetal supraventricular tachycardia: Comparison of two drug treatment protocols. Heart Rhythm. 13(9) pp. 1913-9.

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