I am one of four heart surgeons at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which is one of the biggest centres for children with heart problems in the United Kingdom. Over a third of our patients are new-born babies and another third are under one year of age. In Birmingham we are well known throughout the world for the surgery we do in some of the most complicated and high-risk types of heart problem. Children and babies with these problems are sent to us from all over the UK and from elsewhere in the world to have their surgery at BCH.
I do a lot of work with the Royal College of Surgeons to develop training programmes for the surgeons of the future, and work with the Department of Health to improve the standards and quality of children’s heart services in the UK.
I also operate on patients born with congenital heart disease who are now adults, many of whom have already had surgery when they were children. We do these operations at the University Hospital Birmingham where we work with our own team of specialists.
Areas of expertise:
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
- Complex Pulmonary Atresia
- Corrected Transposition and the double-switch procedures
- Adult Congenital Heart Surgery
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- Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland (Member of Council, Trustee and Co-Chair of Congenital Committee)
- British Congenital Cardiac Association (Member of Council)
- Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Royal College of Physicians (UK)
- European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
- European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association
- European Paediatric Cardiology Association (AEPC)
Professional roles external to Birmingham Children's Hospital:
- Specialist Advisory Committee, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Royal College of Surgeons)
- Advisor to NICE
- Clinical Advisory Panel, reconfiguration of congenital heart services, DoH
- Clinical Reference Group, paediatric and adult congenital heart disease
- Article 14 Assessor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Clinical Implementation Committee, Children’s Heart Services
- Independent Review Mechanism, lead reviewer
- Royal College Assessor
- Steering Group member, NICOR (national institute cardiovascular outcomes)
- Research Committee, NICOR
- National Recruitment Panel, Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Question Writing Committee, Part III FRCS (CT)
MB BS (1988), FRCS (1991), FRCP (1993), MD (2000), FRCS(CT)1999
Barron DJ, Kilby MD, Davies B, Wright JG, Jones TJ, Brawn WJ.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome.Lancet. 2009 Aug 15;374(9689):551-64.
Murtuza B, Wall D, Reinhardt Z, Stickley J, Stumper O, Jones TJ, Barron DJ, Brawn WJ. The importance of blood lactate clearance as a predictor of early mortality following the modified Norwood procedure. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Nov;40(5):1207-14.
Barron DJ, Jones TJ, Brawn WJ. The senning procedure as part of the double-switch operations for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2011;14(1):109-15.
Menon A, Jones T, Barron D, Stumper O, Brawn W. Posterior reduction aortoplasty for left pulmonary artery compression after Norwood procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Apr;91(4):1300-1.
Barron DJ, Jones TJ, Stumper O, Brawn WJ. Extracardiac atrial switch for anatomical repair in variants of ccTGA. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Apr;91(4):1297-9.
Anderson BW, Barron DJ, Jones TJ, Edwards L, Brawn W, Stumper O Catheter takedown in the management of the acutely failing fontan circulation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jul;92(1):346-8.
Bhole V, Wright JG, De Giovanni JV, Dhillon R, Miller PA, Desai T, Chikermane A, Jones T, Barron DJ, Brawn WJ, Stumper O. Transcatheter interventions in the early postoperative period after the Fontan procedure. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jan 1;77(1):92-8.
Murtuza B, Barron DJ, Stumper O, Stickley J, Eaton D, Jones TJ, Brawn TJ.Anatomic repair for congenitally corrected transposition of the greatarteries: A single-institution 19-year experience J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Dec;142(6):1348-57
Sakurai T, Rogers V, Stickley J, Khan N, Jones TJ, Barron DJ, Brawn WJ. Single-center experience of arch reconstruction in the setting of norwood operation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov;94(5):1534-9.
Sakurai T, Stickley J, Stümper O, Khan N, Jones TJ, Barron DJ, Brawn WJ. Repair of isolated aortic coarctation over two decades: impact of surgical approach and associated arch hypoplasia. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov;15(5):865-70
Murtuza B, Stumper O, Wall D, Stickley J, Jones TJ, Barron DJ, Brawn WJ The effect of morphologic subtype on outcomes following the Sano-Norwood procedure. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Nov;42(5):787-93.
Murtuza B, Jones TJ, Barron DJ, Brawn WJ. Temporary restriction of right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit flow using haemostatic clips following Norwood I reconstruction: potential for improved outcomes. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar;14(3):327-9.
Vaughan P, Pabla L, Hobin D, Barron DJ, Parikh D. Cardiac paraganglioma and gastrointestinal stromal tumor: a pediatric case of Carney-Stratakis syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov;92(5):1877-8.
Barron DJ Tetralogy of Fallot: controversies in early management.. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Apr;4(2):186-91.
Barron DJ The Norwood procedure: in favor of the RV-PA conduit. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2013;16(1):52-8.
Lo Rito M, Kudumula V, Desai T, Jones TJ, Barron DJ, Brawn WJ. Early double switch with Lecompte maneuver for life-threatening airway obstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 96(2):695-7.
Barron DJ, Ramchandani B, Murala J, Stumper O, De Giovanni JV, Jones TJ, Stickley J, Brawn WJ. Surgery following primary right ventricular outflow tract stenting for Fallot's tetralogy and variants: rehabilitation of small pulmonary arteries. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Oct;44(4):656-62.
Noonan PM, Ramchandani B, Barron DJ, Stumper O. Catheter rehabilitation of occluded aberrant pulmonary artery. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul;17(1):210-2.
Lo Rito M, Davies B, Brawn WJ, Jones TJ, Khan N, Stickley J, Barron DJ. Comparison of the Ross/Ross-Konno aortic root in children before and after the age of 18 months.
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