Mr James Benjamin Barnard

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCS (CTh)

Personal profile

Mr Barnard is a Consultant Cardiac and Cardiothoracic Transplant surgeon who works at South Manchester University Hospital NHS Trust and the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle. He qualified in medicine from St Andrews and Manchester Universities in 1998 and went on to undertake his basic surgical training at Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Brompton Hospital in London.

Mr Barnard undertook his specialist training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Manchester and Cambridge and in 2012 he undertook an advanced fellowship as the National Fellow in Heart & Lung Transplantation at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge. Mr Barnard performs the full range of adult cardiac surgery procedures including on and off pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery and his areas of specialist interest are mitral valve repair surgery, major aortic surgery, Heart Transplantation and Lung Transplant surgery.

Professional Membership



  • Member of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain & Ireland

  • Member of the European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

  • Member of the Manchester Medical Society

Clinical Interests



  • Coronary artery bypass

  • Graft surgery

  • Aortic valve surgery

  • Mitral valve repair surgery

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