Before arriving here at The Hospital for Sick Children as the new Division Head of Cardiovascular Surgery, David Barron was the Senior Cardiac Surgeon at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK. David had been a consultant at Birmingham Children’s Hospital since 1999. He graduated from St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, and had his cardiothoracic training at Papworth Hospital, Southampton, the Royal Brompton Hospital and Great Ormond Street. During his residency, he obtained a doctorate (MD) from Imperial College, London in biomechanical cardiac assist. He is dual qualified in both internal medicine and in cardiothoracic surgery. He was the lead for Congenital Cardiac Training in the UK and sat on the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC), National Appointments Committee for Cardiothoracic Surgery and on the Steering Committee for the National Cardiac Audit. David was also a consultant at the Queen Elizabeth, University Hospital Birmingham for Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Child Health, University of Birmingham. His research interests include Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Congenitally Corrected Transposition and Complex Pulmonary Atresia. His research has focused on surgical innovations in these conditions as well as in developing risk adjustment scores, national database development in congenital cardiac surgery and in quality improvement systems, supported by NIHR and British Heart Foundation grants of >$3M. He has been an honorary invited surgeon to eleven different hospitals in six countries including India, Germany and Spain.