Professor John Pepper, consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the OBE for services to heart and lung surgery in the Queen’s birthday honours, announced on Saturday 13 June.
Professor Pepper said: "Becoming an OBE is a terrific honour and it was a wonderful surprise when I heard the news. While it is lovely to be recognised individually, I couldn’t have done my job over the years without the support of many skilled colleagues."
Professor Pepper, who has worked at the Trust for 16 years, is the academic lead for the aortic team, and has performed some of the most advanced heart surgery in the UK. He has a highly respected reputation for research into, and treatment of, heart disease and has pioneered numerous new techniques including the first ever implant of an external aortic root support for patients with Marfan syndrome.
Professor Pepper is clinical lead for the Trust’s Schwartz Rounds and regular lecturer on academic days. He also presents at conferences in the UK and internationally (mainly Europe, the Middle East, and Russia), as well as training visiting postgraduate students from Germany and Spain on a frequent basis.
He was included in the Saturday Times list of ‘Britain’s Top Doctors’ in 2010.
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