Mr Jonathan Unsworth-White

Mr Jonathan Unsworth-White

Honorary Associate Professor (Clinical Senior Lecturer)

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)



Sub Dean (Acute Medical) PCMD
Deputy Director Medical Education (Undergraduate)


Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon MBBS (Hons) BSc (1st class Hons) FRCS FRCS (CTh) (Gold medal)
Trained at The Middlesex Hospital Medical School London
Cardiothoracic Training on the West London Training Rotation (St George's, Hammersmith, Middlesex and Harefield Hospitals)
Appointed to consultant position at Derriford Hospital 1999

Professional membership

GMC 3280160
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Roles on external bodies

Specialty Advisory Committee for cardiothoracic surgery to the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Examiner for Joint Colleges of Surgeons (JCIE)



Teaching interests

As a consultant Cardiothoracic surgeon, I regularly teach on subjects related to cardiology and surgery, trying wherever possible to include basic sciences and clinical cases.
Academic Tutor
Special Environments SSU provider
Research SSU provider
Year 5 block provider
Pathway week provider (Perioperative Care)



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Bilak JM, Asopa S, Babu S, Unsworth-White J & Kuo J (2015) 'Management, follow-up and outcomes of patients with type B intramural haematoma of the aorta' BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY 102, 12-12 Author Site
Westaby S, Baig K, De Silva R, Unsworth-White J & Pepper J (2015) 'Recruitment to UK cardiothoracic surgery in the era of public outcome reporting' European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 47, (4) 679-683 , DOI
Alassar A, Bazerbashi S, Easto R & Unsworth-White J (2014) 'Which patients should be on renin–angiotensin system blockers after coronary surgery?: Table 1:' Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery 19, (4) 667-672 , DOI
Birla R, Twine G & Unsworth-White J (2013) 'Randomized trial of carpentier-edwards supraannular prosthesis versus mosaic aortic prosthesis: 6 year results' Ann Thorac Surg 95, (3) 831-837 Author Site , DOI
Medford ARL, Awan YM, Marchbank A, Rahamim J, Unsworth-White J & Pearson PJK (2008) 'Diagnostic and therapeutic performance of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in investigation and management of pleural exudates' Ann R Coll Surg Engl 90, (7) 597-600 Author Site , DOI
Kuo J, Moorjani N & Unsworth-White J (2006) 'Central cannulation through a standard left thoracotomy for surgery on the descending thoracic aorta' J Card Surg 21, (3) 267-268 Author Site , DOI
Zafar M, John A, Khan Z, Allen SM, Marchbank AJ, Lewis CT, Dalrymple-Hay MJR, Kuo J & Unsworth-White J (2005) 'Single-layer versus multiple-layer closure of leg wounds after long saphenous vein harvest: a prospective randomized trial' Ann Thorac Surg 80, (6) 2162-2165 Author Site , DOI
Kamath S, Unsworth-White J & Wells IP (2005) 'Pseudoaneurysm of the internal mammary artery as an unusual cause of post-sternotomy hemorrhage: the role of multislice computed tomography in the diagnosis and treatment planning' Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 28, (2) 246-248 Author Site , DOI
Sweeting CA, Kelleher N, Mahmood N, Unsworth-White J, Weatherall M & Webb G (2004) 'Waldenstrom's disease and cardiopulmonary bypass: a case report' Perfusion 19, (6) 381-383 Author Site , DOI
Larsen M, Webb G, Kennington S, Kelleher N, Sheppard J, Kuo J & Unsworth-White J (2002) 'Mannitol in cardioplegia as an oxygen free radical scavenger measured by malondialdehyde' Perfusion 17, (1) 51-55 Author Site , DOI
Lewis T, Allen S, Kuo J & Unsworth-White J (1999) 'A new cardiothoracic centre: 'how to do it?'' Hosp Med 60, (9) 653-657 Author Site , DOI
Unsworth-White J (1999) 'Cardiac surgery for the elderly: a surgeon's perspective' Heart 82, (2) Author Site , DOI
Unsworth-White J, Koka R, Churchill M, D'Arcy JC & James SE (1994) 'The non-operative management of radial head fractures: a randomized trial of three treatments' Injury 25, (3) 165-167 Author Site , DOI
Kallis P, Unsworth-White J, Munsch C, Gallivan S, Smith EE, Parker DJ, Pepper JR & Treasure T (1993) 'Disability and distress following cardiac surgery in patients over 70 years of age' Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 7, (6) 306-311 Author Site , DOI