Mr Barlow is a lead Examiner for the final FRCS (Cardiothoracic) Intercollegiate examination. In addition he is on both the Standard setting and Question Writing Groups for this examination. He is the Unit representative for UHS at the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery of the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is Regional Representative for South Central England for Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons. He is also Cardiothoracic Representative on the local Professional Affairs Board.
Mr Barlow has a longstanding dedication to teaching and training junior surgeons in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He established a permanent training laboratory at UHS and has run several wet-lab sessions. He is currently Clinical and Educational Supervisor for all Core Surgical and Foundation Year trainees in Cardiothoracic Surgery at UHS. Mr Barlow has run the clinical outcome audit database at UHS for the last 10 years. He is currently also responsible for Cardiothoracic Outcome data at Spire Southampton Hospital. He is Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgical liaison with the UHS Clinical Governance committee.
Mr Barlow has a longstanding involvement in clinical research in many aspects of Cardiac Surgery and Physiology. This has continued since he completed his Doctoral thesis (DPhil) at the University of Oxford in 1994. He currently has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed).
Current NHS and/or university posts
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust (UHS)
Year of first medical qualification: 1985
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
- Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
- South Central Professional Affairs Board.
- MBBCh (Witwatersrand)
- FRCS (Cardiothoracic)
- DPhil (Oxon).