Mr Fraser Sutherland is a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Heart Transplant Surgeon at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital (NHS) and Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Ross Hall Hospital (Private Patients). He undertakes the full range of adult cardiac surgical procedures. He has a special interest in aortic valve replacement (AVR), coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), off pump surgery, cardiac surgery in the elderly and heart surgery under epidural anaesthesia.
Born in England from Glaswegian parents, Mr Sutherland was educated at the Royal Grammar School in Guildford, Surrey and studied medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University http://www.cai.cam.ac.uk He obtained an honours degree in Medicine from Cambridge University in 1988 and qualified from Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine in 1990.
Mr Sutherland began his early postgraduate training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge where he worked under several famous names in medicine and surgery. He then rotated through hospitals in Cambridge, Oxford and Guy’s Hospital and King’s College, London before returning to his native roots in Glasgow, Scotland.
In 2000, Mr Sutherland was awarded a prestigious International Travelling Fellowship from the British Cardiac Society to undertake work towards his MD thesis at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. During this time, he developed the world’s first stem cell engineered artificial heart valve. He obtained a doctorate based on this work from Cambridge University in 2006. Mr Sutherland first presented the results of this groundbreaking work at a meeting of American heart surgeons in 2003. Since then, he has lectured or been invited to give lectures in Japan, India, USA, Europe and the UK.
More recently, Mr Sutherland undertook training in minimally invasive robot assisted mitral valve surgery in North Carolina USA. Although none of the Glasgow hospitals have yet decided to purchase a robot, this experience has fuelled an interest in minimally invasive surgery (MIS).
In his spare time Mr Sutherland likes to read about business and global politics. He consults for several medical device companies and is a Director of CardioPrecision Ltd., an early stage medical device company that he co-founded in 2007.
Mr Sutherland has obtained numerous awards and honours throughout his medical career. However, patients remain the focus of his activities.