John Deanfield CBE

Professor of Cardiology , University College London

John Deanfield CBE is Professor of Cardiology at University College London (UCL) and Director of National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) which incorporates the national databases for cardiovascular outcomes.

Deanfield undertook his training at Churchill College, Cambridge, the Middlesex, Hammersmith and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, London. His principal interests are vascular medicine, opportunities for lifetime management of cardiovascular risk and large scale cardiovascular outcomes research.  He has been at the forefront in describing the impact of obesity, cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors on health in later life, through coordination of multiple large longitudinal cardiovascular studies in population throughout lifetime

He Chaired the Joint British Societies (JBS3) National Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (2014) and led the development of the public facing Heart Age Tool (2015).   He was awarded the British Cardiac Society McKenzie Award, the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Decades of Service Award in 2017 and was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2021.  He Chaired the UK’s National Health Check Programme Review (2021) and is currently Chairing the development of the new JBS4 Consensus Guidelines.  In 2023, Deanfield was appointed as the UK’s first ever Government Champion for Personalised Prevention to develop a set of evidence-based recommendations for a modern, personalised cardiovascular disease prevention service.

Professor Deanfield serves on many international advisory boards and is a member of the editorial boards of several major CV journals.  He has published numerous articles in leading medical and scientific journals.  Papers published: >549 Citations: >172K H index: 151.

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16 November 2023