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Prof Michael Burch

Head of Department (Speciality Lead) for Cardiology. Lead (Director) of Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Prof Michael Burch


Professor Michael Burch was appointed a consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in 2001. He is now the Head of the Cardiology Department and a Professor of Cardiology with University College London.  

Until 2015, Professor Burch spent seven years as the Associate Editor and Correspondence Editor of the journal Heart BMJ. He is a hospital inspector for the Care Quality Commission and a member of NHS BT Cardiothoracic Advisory Group, as well as the Secretary of the British Congenital Cardiovascular Association. 

“I am honoured to lead a team of cardiologists that are so committed and dedicated to their patients and who have such high standards. There is no other hospital I would rather work in.” 


• Heart murmurs 
• Chest pains 
• Palpitations  
• Congenital heart disease 
• Cardiomyopathy 
• Expert witness in medico-legal cases 
• Paediatric heart failure 
• Heart transplantation and mechanical support 


• Bachelor of Medicine 
• Bachelor of Surgery 
• MD 

• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 
• Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 
• British Medical Association 
• British Cardiovascular Society
• Member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation 
• Member of the International Paediatric Transplantation Society 
• Secretary of the British Congenital Cardiac Association 
• Member of the NHS BT Cardiothoracic Advisory Group 
• An Inspector for the Care Quality Commission for the NHS 

• Completed the first randomised study into stem cell therapy in heart disease in children 
• He currently has 2 PhD students and has active grants from the European Union and GOSH charity 
• On 3 advisory boards for international drug development and has been an advisor to the European Medicines Agency 

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