Professor Martin Elliott

Professor Of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

International renowned surgeon, writer and speaker, Martin Elliott is a Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon that is the current Co-Medical Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University College London and Professor of Physic at Gresham College London. He is also the former  Medical Director at The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. 

An incredibly successful individual, Professor Martin is known for being a world renowned surgeon, a leading academic, a hospital administrator at Board level, and a teacher and lecturer within surgery and other industries. He is part of a special team that specialise in slide tracheoplasty operations, only one of the few in the world. 

Moreover, Professor Martin is also a Fellow & Emeritus Professor of Physic at Gresham College, NED at The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS FT, NED at Children’s Health Ireland, Chief Medical Officer of Allocate Software. 

During the course of his vast career, Professor Elliott has made a crucial impact to the medical industry, having partaken in groundbreaking research in many different fields of medicine, including the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary bypass and the development and application of outcome registries in surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD). He was involved in the first stem-cell-supported trachea transplant, developed the European Congenital Heart Defects Database and  was the founding president of the International Nomenclature Society for CHD

A truly fascinating individual with over four decades of experience, Professor Elliott also led improvements on quality and safety at during his time at Great Ormond Street Hospital, with the ambition to improve the experience for patients as well as helping to provide crucial information to families of the patients, so allow them to make informed choices when needed.

An incredibly popular speaker, in constant demand all around the globe, Martin has spoken at academic and corporate events, as well as after dinner functions. His talks are often described as ‘inspirational’, ‘brilliant’, ‘moving’ and ‘highly motivated’, thus proving that Professor Elliott is a truly inspiring listen. 

During his highly passionate and fascinating talks, Professor Martin Elliot often discusses topics around teamwork and leadership, clinical outcomes, surgery of the Trachea in children, as well as how we can learn from other industries, the pursuit of excellence and innovation and the ethics of risk. 

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When at corporate events, Professor Elliott is known to discuss the following topics:

  • Healthcare Management & Policy
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Future of Healthcare
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Teamwork & Leadership
  • Ethics of Risk
  • Medical/Surgical Advances

“Blown away by Professor Martin Elliott. An inspirational approach to teamwork.” – Matt Cornwell, 1st Team Manager at Leicester Tigers

“A fantastic example of taking something outside your industry and applying it to your own work.” – Mandy Sansom, Client Relationship Direct at Ember Marketing Consultancy Ltd

“The talk about the way Professor Martin Elliott and his team worked with Formula One to achieve such critical goals, was profound and inspiring. So much can be taken from this and applied in less life or death situations.” – Kathryn Dawson, Director, Marketing Strategy at Bullitt Group

“The presentation from Professor Martin Elliott – the analogy of babies’ hearts with F1 Pitstop processes was remarkable and we could definitely apply this to our own business in Causeway and in particular how we interact with each other to act as a single team on our daily ‘operations’.” – Paul Madeira, Executive Vice President at Causeway Technologies

“This was a privileged insight into the world and mindset of a children’s heart surgeon.” – Michael Brooke, Head of Innovation for Global Markets at BNP Paribas

“Moving and thought-provoking about not always thinking your industry knows best and collaborating across teams.” – Karen McLaughlin, Global Operations Director at CSC

“Professor Elliott is an extraordinary communicator, in one-to-one settings and also on the large stage. There are a few things that makes Martin really standout. First, his total command of the clinical subject matter…. Martin is able to make the details of surgery both accessible to non-clinicians and compelling to fellow practitioners at the same time. Second, Martin’s willingness to go way outside the boundaries of a CT surgeon and a medical director… I have seen Martin present convincingly on subjects as wide-ranging as health economics, medico-legal and regulatory dispute, Health transformation and human factors, Health technology and med-tech, and health ethics.

Lastly, Martin is willing to confront industry taboos head on and frequently displays daring, combined with wit, on sensitive subjects such as negligence and blame, the boundaries of ethics, the psychology of surgeons and the fears of patients and their parents. This makes Martin’s message fresh, compelling and authentic and takes listeners far beyond what they might be expecting to hear from a heart surgeon.” – Parker Moss, Chief Technology and Transformation Officer, Virgin Care

“All the feedback I got on the evening was very positive and achieved what I wanted. I think you could tell from the atmosphere that you had everyone captured.” – Gareth Jenkins, UK & Ireland Managing Director at DS Smith

“We were all very inspired and interested by his presentation. Most of us who’ve grown-up in F1 recognise attributes in our industry that foster achievement and performance however it’s so interesting to learn of a real-life example showing how cross-discipline information exchange can benefit all. The world needs more of this kind of thinking,…. Brexit and other global events wouldn’t cloud our lives if only this could happen sooner than later.”

​”Absolutely fascinating and Martin was an excellent speaker.” – Audience Member at Invited Keynote at Mercedes AMG F1, June 2016, Brackley, UK

“Brilliant lecture! Thank you very much!” – Audience Member at Invited Keynote at Mercedes AMG F1, June 2016, Brackley, UK

“It was a fantastic presentation and I feel enormously privileged and grateful to have been there for it. And enlightened and enthused as a result! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity” – Audience Member, Keynote Presentation, Whitehall Industry Group, London 20