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Mr Donald Whitaker

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Mr Donald Whitaker
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Ed) CTh, MD
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
GMC No. or Equivalent: 4048031
Year Qualified: 1993

Mr Donald Whitaker is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He was appointed in January 2010 and performs both adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. Mr Whitaker has a specialist interest in Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), internal rib fixation and Ravitch repair of the pectus excavatum. Mr Whitaker trained in cardiothoracic surgery on the South East London Training Programme which included King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He undertook a year of Fellowship training in Halifax, Canada. Mr Whitaker has received the Certificate of Completion of Training and is on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for cardiothoracic surgery.

Primary speciality

Specialist interests

Cardiac surgery
Thoracic surgery including video assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Ravitch correction of Pectus Excavatum

Professional Memberships

The Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
The European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


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