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Prof Enoch Akowuah is a consultant cardiac surgeon at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Newcastle University.
He trained in Sheffield, Bristol and Melbourne, Australia.
This involves minimally invasive techniques and prehabilitation to improve fitness prior to surgery.â¯
Nationally, Prof Akowuah’s reputation as a research leader is evidenced by his recent role on the steering committee for the James Lind Alliance. The committee determined the top ten national priorities for research in cardiac surgery.
He leads the clinical study group for minimally invasive cardiac surgery in the British Heart Foundation clinical research collaborative. Prof Akowuah is also a member of a number of their other priority groups.
He is either a lead or a co-applicant on several planned national and international randomised controlled trials which have emerged from this process.