David Phillip Jenkins is a Consultant at Papworth Hospital, a position he has held since 2001, and has led the national pulmonary endarterectomy programme in the UK since 2004. His current workload includes all aspects of adult cardiac surgery. Dr Jenkins’ specialist experience includes intra-thoracic transplantation and mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr Jenkins’ research interests are related to pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary endarterectomy surgery and myocardial protection. He is an educational supervisor and a Royal College of Surgeons tutor, and has an interest in the training of junior surgeons. He graduated in 1989 and trained in surgery in London, trained in cardiac surgery on the west London rotation circuit and completed a period of research into myocardial protection at the Hatter Institute at the University College London (UCL), where he was awarded his MS.