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Treatments & Specialties

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Mr Donald Whitaker

Mr Donald Whitaker

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Cardiac Surgery

Mr Whitaker is based as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at King's College Hospital and performs both adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in VATS (Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery), internal rib fixation and Ravitch repair of pectus excavatum.

Mr Whitaker trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery on the South East London Training Program (including King's College Hospital, Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals) and undertook a year of Fellowship training in Halifax, Canada. He was awarded an MD degree by the University of Edinburgh in 2006 following research into neuropsychological outcome after bypass surgery. He has received the Certificate of Completion of Training and is on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for Cardiothoracic Surgery.

He is a member of The Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, The European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Special interests

Adult cardiac and Adult Thoracic Surgery.

Consulting Address

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Kings College Hospital



Consulting Sessions:

Ad hoc


Mrs Frances Silver


0203 299 4365


0203 299 3433





BSc (Med Sci), MBChB, MD, FRCS (CT-H)

NHS Base:

Kings College Hospital