Malcolm J. Underwood obtained his MB ChB degree from the University of Leicester in 1987 and subsequently, his F.R.C.S. from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991 and an M.D. degree in 1994 and FRCS (CTh) four years later. He was awarded the Ronald Edwards Medal by the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland in 1993 and the Cardiac Research Club Prize for 1992 and 1993. In 1997, he was awarded the Francis Fontan Prize from the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons , a Research Fellowship from the University of Louvain (Brussels), and a travelling scholarship from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He has been a Consultant in cardiothoracic surgery for over 10 years and was appointed as Senior Lecturer/Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Bristol Heart Institute in 1999 and NHS Consultant in cardiothoracic surgery in 2002. He has held several positions of responsibility including the Program Director for cardiothoracic surgery and Chairman of the Specialist Training Committee in the United Kingdom (UK) South West Region, and Research and Development Leader for the United Bristol Healthcare Trust, UK. He was Audit Lead and Clinical Governance representative for cardiac surgery during his time as a Consultant. In 2005, he was appointed as Head of Cardiac Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and in 2007 as Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, CUHK, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. In addition, Professor Underwood is Past Chairman of Specialty Group in cardiothoracic surgery, Hong Kong , Chairman of the Cardiothoracic Board, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. His clinical interests are centered around valvular surgery, valve repair, heart failure surgery, and lung cancer biology in addition to clinical audit and training.
Biography Updated on 26 January 2011