Robert Anderson

Newcastle University

United Kingdom

Robert H. Anderson is one of the foremost experts Worldwide currently researching the congenitally malformed heart, with special emphasis on the disposition of the cardiac conduction tissues. Throughout his career, all his studies have been directed towards clinicians, with the aim of stimulating surgical techniques, improving the management of children born with congenital heart defects, and contributing to the understanding of the various fields of diagnosis. On his retirement, he was made Emeritus Professor at University College, London. Subsequent to this alleged “retirement”, he has remained deeply involved in collaborative research. To this end, he has been appointed as Professorial Fellow at the Biosciences Institute of Newcastle University. He has also been granted an Honorary Consultant appointment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He retains his involvement in education, particularly in the United States of America. Prior to the pandemic, he had established strong collaborations in Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Denver, and has retained his long-standing connections with the University of Pittsburgh. In 2018, he visited India, establishing strong connections with fetal cardiologists in Chennai, with pathologists and pediatric cardiologists in Mumbai, and with the team working at the All India Institute of Medical Studies in New Delhi. He was particularly thrilled, in 2017, to be elected an honorary fellow of the European Congenital Heart Surgeon’s Association, along with being granted an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy by the Nova University in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2019, he was also accorded honorary membership of the Congenital Heart Surgeon’s Society of North America.