Mr Livesey has over 25 years of experience in clinical research in the field of cardiac surgery. This has resulted in the publication of over 60 peer reviewed publications. His major field of professional interest and expertise is in the field of mitral valve repair and reconstruction. He has not only published widely on his own experience but also described his own modified mitral valve repair technique. He was recently the leading implanter in the European registry on the new “PHYSIO II” mitral annuloplasty ring.
Mr Livesey has a long standing involvement and leadership reputation both at regional and national level in cardiac surgery. He has been a speciality advisor to NCEPOD and an assessor for the National Clinical Assessment Service as well as a specialist advisor to NICE. He is a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Cardiothoracic Surgery as well as a National Clinical Lead for NHS improvement (HEART). He is an examiner for the final FRCS (Cardiothoracic) Intercollegiate Examination. He is the lead for re-validation with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in GB & Ire and was Chair of the Cardiac Surgery Clinical Expert Panel of Healthcare for London. He is currently Chair of the Cardiothoracic Specialist Advisory Committee of the Surgical Royal Colleges.
Current NHS and/or university posts
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust (UHS)
Year of first medical qualification: 1979
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
- Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland
- European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Chairman, Specialty Advisory Committee, Cardiothoracic Surgery.