Joel Dunning is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon from the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in the UK. He graduated in Medicine from Oxford University in 1997 and did his PhD at Manchester University in 2002.
He is Co-Editor in Chief of www.CTSNet.org the world's largest cardiothoracic surgery website. He was the associate editor for cardiothoracic surgery for the EJCTS for 8 years and previously developed a literature review section in the ICVTS called Best Evidence Topics. He has been on the EACTS clinical guidelines committee since 2007 and has authored 5 EACTS guidelines.
He is also currently Chairman of the STS workforce on resuscitation after arrest following cardiac surgery and founded a course to better prepare for arrests after cardiac surgery (www.csu-als.com) culminating in an STS guideline published this year on this subject. A key passion of his is to promote the implementation of this guideline in all cardiac surgical centres worldwide to improve the quality