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Mr James Barr

Consultant thoracic surgeon


BSc(Hons), BM, FRCS (CTh)

Special interests

Minimally invasive surgery, robotic thoracic surgery, enhanced recovery, lung transplantation


I graduated from Southampton Medical School in 2011. I completed my basic and specialist cardiothoracic surgical training in the London deanery with additional experience in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and enhanced recovery at Bristol Royal Infirmary. Subsequently I completed a fellowship in robotic thoracic surgery at Guy’s Hospital, London.

Following completion of UK surgical training I undertook additional specialist training in lung transplantation and extra-corporeal life support at Toronto General Hospital in Canada.

From a research perspective I have published twenty peer reviewed papers including in the British Medical Journal as well as presenting at major international meetings. Additionally, I am a reviewer for the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Outside of medicine I am a keen athlete and have completed Ironman Wales


Secretary: Kirsty Larkin


Telephone: 0161 291 2565