Professor Martin Elliott
Internationally Renowned Surgeon
Martin operates and teaches throughout the world, including to the Cabinet Office Leadership Program, the Whitehall Industry Group, the Ministry of Defence and directly to No.10 staff. He has worked with several other industries, including Formula One, the airline industry and various IT companies to develop cross-industry learning.Speaker enquiry
Martin is an internationally renowned surgeon, with a strong academic record.
Martin is Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at University College London, Emeritus Professor of Physic at Gresham College, London, and until July 2015 was Co-Medical Director at The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOS) where he worked since 1984.
He has achieved success in several domains. Martin is an internationally renowned surgeon, with a strong academic record, and has held (and holds) Board level managerial positions and engaged in the activities of both professional societies and NHS committees. Actively interested in teamwork in healthcare, he has become fascinated by how hospital care might need to be delivered in the coming years.
Martin operates and teaches throughout the world, including to the Cabinet Office leadership program, the Whitehall Industry Group, the Ministry of Defence and directly to No10 staff. He has worked with several other industries, including Formula 1, the airline industry and various IT companies to develop cross-industry learning. Martin has also advised hospitals and health systems in the USA, Europe and Australia. Recently, he has been a member of a People’s Tribunal examining forced organ harvesting in China.
He is a clinical ambassador to the Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity and a NED at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Children’s Health Ireland.
He is in great demand internationally as a speaker. Reviews frequently describe his lectures as ‘inspirational’, ‘brilliant’, ‘moving’ and ‘highly motivating’.
Martin established and led the National Service for Severe Tracheal Disease in Children at GOS. The Tracheal Service at GOS is the largest in World, and the Team has pioneered a number of innovative techniques. He helped set up paediatric heart and lung transplantation at GOS, started the European Congenital Heart Defects Database for outcomes analysis and led the Quality and Safety Team for five years.
Martin has held several international visiting professorships, has over 280 peer reviewed publications to his name and delivered more than 450 invited lectures, worldwide.
Through both his charity and clinical work, he has had considerable media experience.View more
Data and security
Health & Wellness
Performing under pressure
“Martin was absolutely brilliant. The talk was dynamic, engaging and incredibly interesting! So much that was applicable to our world! We had great feedback from everybody that attended.”
Emma Sadler, Futures & Options and OTC Clearing Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
“It is rare that you find a conference speaker who truly inspires, motivates and delights, yet moves you to the extent that you feel it a great privilege to have been in the audience. Martin is that rarity and combines his brilliance with a humility and wit which makes his message all the more powerful and engaging.”
Jonathan Langston, Co-Founder, The Annual Hotel Conference
“The feedback that I gathered from my colleagues yesterday on your presentation was superb, congratulations!!!! They really appreciated your background and your ability to identify cross industry learning’s. They said that you combined humour with simple yet profound messages and someone actually shared with me “there can’t be many presenters in the world like Martin!!!!””
Lucía del Moral, VP Corporate HR & Communications, WerfenLife
“Many thanks for presenting to the senior cancer leadership at Guys and St Thomas’s last night. Your talk hit the perfect note giving a clear insight around what can be achieved with a focus on quality improvement and the importance of data to drive change. To hear it from a fellow clinician made it much more meaningful. Many of my colleagues were inspired and energised by your talk and I hope we can now build on that to drive forward our vision for a high quality cancer service. Once again many thanks for coming to talk to us.”
Majid Kazmi, Chief of Cancer Services and Deputy Medical Director, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS foundation Trust