Mr André Simon is one of London's leading cardiac surgeons, and the director of heart and lung transplantation at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He is highly reputable internationally, as a reviewer and author for numerous peer-reviewed journals, and he is frequently invited to lecture both at home and abroad. Mr André Simon is a member of a number of boards and scientific advisory committees and has a range of research interests including transplantation immunology, cardiac imaging and ventricular assist devices. He has published and contributed to over 100 scientific papers, reviews, and editorials. Mr Simon is also an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, London.
Mr André Simon founded HeartHelp, a charitable non-government organisation that provides cardiac surgery in developing African countries and has been committed to raising money for causes he believes in. Operating from his NHS base at Royal Brompton Hospital and other top clinics in the capital, Mr Andre Simon specialises in transplantation and mechanical circulatory surgery, though his expertise covers the scope of cardiac surgery. Most recently, Mr Simon successfully performed the first children's artificial heart transplant in Britain. This operation was life-saving and allowed the patient to survive until a human heart became available weeks later.