Mr Andrew J Parry BM BCh MA DM (Oxon) FRCS (CTh)(Eng) FECTS
Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon


GMC Number 3090680

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Telephone Contact details

NHS Patients: 0117 342 8853 Private Patients: 0117 230 2398


Professional Profile

Year qualified 1985

Current positions

Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child Health, University of Bristol


Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Specialist register for Cardiothoracic Surgery)
  • Fellow of the European Cardiothoracic Society
  • Member of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland
  • Member of the British Congenital Cardiac Association
  • Member of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Clinical interests
  • Cardiac surgery for congenital heart defects in all ages including neonates and Grown Up Congenital Heart disease (GUCH)
  • Management of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Management of patients with pulmonary atresia, VSD, and Major AortoPulmonary Collateral Arteries (MAPCAs)
  • Difficult pacing problems

NHS Hospitals

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Bristol Heart Institute

Private Hospitals

Spire Hospital, Bristol

Professional Profile

Having completed a basic surgical training in 1990, Mr Parry pursued a specialist training in cardiothoracic surgery. He was a registrar at the Oxford Heart Centre, then a senior registrar in Papworth Hospital, Cambs, before returning to the Oxford Heart Centre to complete his senior registrar period. Following completion of this rigorous cardiothoracic training and success in the specialist examination resulting in him being added to the specialist register for cardiothoracic surgery, he went to the University of California, San Francisco where he undertook a specialist training in congenital cardiac surgery working under Professor Frank Hanley. After the clinical training he undertook a period of research within the department studying the inflammatory response of the foetus to cardioplacental bypass which culminated in him being awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine from Oxford University.
Mr Parry gained a full medical licence to practice in California and was then appointed to the position of Assistant Professor and Attending Surgeon at University of California, San Francisco in 1997 working on staff with Professor Hanley until he took up the post of Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in 1999.
Mr Parry is chief of Congenital Cardiac Surgery at The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Bristol is now one of the largest Congenital Heart Services in the country with excellent results for both surgery and interventional cardiac catheterisation (http://www.ccad.org.uk/congenital). All forms of congenital heart disease are managed by the team from foetal diagnosis, through neonates and children, to a large and rapidly growing Grown Up Congenital Heart disease (GUCH) programme, the second largest in the country. He has also led visiting cardiac surgical teams to operate in hospitals in Kenya and Syria.
He has successfully set up a programme for the management of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and has introduced new techniques for the implantation of cardiac valves which do not require the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.
With a completely comprehensive team of foetal medicine specialists, cardiologists, anaesthetists and intensivists all forms of congenital heart disease can be managed by Mr Parry and his team.
Dr Parry can arrange to see NHS and private patients in Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and private patients at the Spire Hospital, Bristol

Hobbies: Mountaineering, Skiing, Sailing.

Telephone contact details; 0117 342 8854