Mr Jenkins graduated in 1989 and trained in surgery in London. He completed a period of research into myocardial protection at the Hatter Institute at UCL and was awarded the degree of Master of Surgery from The University of London.

Mr Jenkins trained in cardiac surgery on the west London rotation and was appointed as consultant at Royal Papworth Hospital in 2001. He has experience in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery. Specialist experience includes heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist devices and ECMO (artificial hearts and lungs).

Mr Jenkins is the lead surgeon for the national pulmonary endarterectomy programme. His research interests are related to pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary endarterectomy surgery.

Specialist Clinical Interests

Pulmonary endarterectomy surgery.
Adult cardiac surgery.
ECMO (artificial hearts and lungs).
Heart and lung transplantation.

Research Interests

Pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary endarterectomy surgery.

Clinical Outcomes

To view Mr Jenkin's clinical outcomes, please click on this link. This will take you to the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery website which is not part of the Papworth Hospital website.

Education and Training

BSc (Physiology), First Class , June 1986
MB BS, June 1989
MRCP (Part 1), June 1991
FRCS (Eng), May 1993
MS (University of London), April 1997
FRCS (Intercollegiate CTh), October 2000

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

GMC Registration  Full registration
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Executive board member for the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (GB and I)
Regional Specialty Professional Advisor (RCSEng), for East of England
East of England representative on national cardiac surgery Clinical Reference Group
Executive Board member of the International CTEPH Association

Recent and Important Publications

HA Ghofrani, AM D'Armini, F Grimminger, MM Hoeper, P Jansa, NH Kim, E Mayer, Gerald Simonneau, Martin R Wilkins, Arno Fritsch, Dieter Neuser, Gerrit Weimann, Chen Wang (for the CHEST 1 study group collaborators, including DP Jenkins). Riociguat for the treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. New England Journal of Medicine 2013;369 (4):319-329.

JB Barnard, O Davies, P Curry, P Catarino, J Dunning, D Jenkins, C Sudarshan, S Nair, S Tsui, J Parmar. Size matching in lung transplantation: An evidence-based review. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2013;32 (9):849-860.

S Farid, A Page, D Jenkins, MT Jones, D Freed, SAM Nashef. FIASCO II failure to achieve a satisfactory cardiac outcome study: the elimination of system errors. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. 2013;17 (1):116-119.

Page, Aravinda; Ali, Jason M; Maraka, Jane; Mackenzie-Ross, Robert; Jenkins, David P . Management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: current status and emerging options. Clinical Practice. 2013; 10(3): 345-357.

N Kim, M Delcroix, DP Jenkins, R Channick, P Dartevelle, P Jansa, I Lang, M Madani, H Ogino, V Pengo, E Mayer. Chronic thromboembiolic pulmonary hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62:92-99.

Freed DH, Thomson BM, Berman M, Tsui SS, Dunning J, Sheares KK, Pepke-Zaba J, Jenkins DP. Survival after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy: Effect of residual pulmonary hypertension. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011;141(2):383-7.

Hoey ET, Mirsadraee S, Pepke-Zaba J, Jenkins DP, Gopalan D, Screaton NJ. Dual-Energy CT Angiography for Assessment of Regional Pulmonary Perfusion in Patients With Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: Initial Experience. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Mar;196(3):524-32.

Mayer E, Jenkins D, Lindner J, D'Armini A, Kloek J, Meyns B, Ilkjaer LB, Klepetko W, Delcroix M, Lang I, Pepke-Zaba J, Simonneau G, Dartevelle P. Surgical management and outcome of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: Results from an international prospective registry. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Mar;141(3):702-10.

Alain Vuylsteke, Linda Sharples, Gill Charman, John Kneeshaw, Steven Tsui, John Dunning, Ella Wheaton, Andrew Klein, Joseph Arrowsmith, Roger Hall, David Jenkins. Circulatory arrest versus cerebral perfusion during pulmonary endarterectomy surgery (PEACOG): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2011;378:1379-87.

Noah MA, Peek GJ, Finney SJ, Griffiths MJ, Harrison DA, Grieve R, Sadique MZ, Sekhon JS, McAuley DF, Firmin RK, Harvey C, Cordingley JJ, Price S, Vuylsteke A, Jenkins DP, Noble DW, Bloomfield R, Walsh TS, Perkins GD, Menon D, Taylor BL, Rowan KM. Referral to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation center and mortality among patients with severe 2009 influenza A(H1N1). JAMA. 2011;306:1659-68.

Mydin M, Berman M, Klein A, Tsui S, Dunning J, Valchanov K, Vuylsteke A, Jenkins DP. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to pulmonary endarterectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov;92(5):e101-3.

G Hagan, D Gopalan, C Church, D Rassl, C Mukhtyar, T Wistow, C Lang, Pasupathy Sivasothy, Susan Stewart, David Jayne, Karen Sheares, Steven Tsui, David P Jenkins, Joanna Pepke-Zaba. Isolated large vessel pulmonary vasculitis as a cause of chronic obstruction of the pulmonary arteries. Pulmonary Circulation. 2011;(3): 425-429.

Derek J Hausenloy, Luciano Candilio, Chris Laing, Gudrun Kunst, John Pepper, Shyam Kolvekar, Richard Evans, Steve Robertson, Rosemary Knight, Cono Ariti, Tim Clayton, Derek M Yellon and investigators David P Jenkins. Effect of remote ischemic preconditioning on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (ERICCA): rationale and study design of a multi-centre randomized double-blinded controlled clinical trial. Clinical Research in Cardiology 2012;101:339-348.

Jenkins D, Mayer E, Screaton N, Madani M. State-of-the-art chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and management. Eur Respir Rev. 2012;21:32-9.

Mahesh B, Nwaejike N, Dunning JJ, Jenkins DP. A novel technique for pulmonary endarterectomy in the presence of patent coronary artery bypass grafts. Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg. 2012;42:175-7.

Berman M, Hardman G, Sharples L, Pepke-Zaba J, Sheares K, Tsui S, Dunning J, Jenkins DP. Pulmonary endarterectomy: outcome in patients aged > 70.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012;41:e154-60.

Mohamed Mydin MI, Calvert PA, Jenkins DP, Parmar J. Percutaneous dilatation of right inferior pulmonary vein stenosis following single-lung transplant. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012;15(2):314-6.

Toshner M, Suntharalingam J, Fesler P, Soon E, Sheares KK, Jenkins D, White P, Morrell NW, Naeije R, Pepke-Zaba J. Occlusion pressure analysis role in partitioning of pulmonary vascular resistance in CTEPH. Eur Respir J. 2012;40:612-7. 

Jason M Ali, Gillian Hardman, Aravinda Page, David P Jenkins. Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: An Underdiagnosed Entity? Hosp Pract(Minneap). 2012;40:71-9.

Jenkins DP, M Madani, E Mayer, K Kerr, N Kim, W Klepetko, M Morsolini,P Dartevelle. Surgical treatment of CTEPH. Eur Respir J. 2012;41:735-742.

Stuart W. Grant, Graeme L. Hickey, Ioannis Dimarakis, Graham Cooper, David P. Jenkins, Rakesh Uppal, Iain Buchan, Ben Bridgewater. Performance of risk prediction models in emergency patients: the EuroSCORE models are not fit for purpose in UK cardiac surgery. Circulation; cardiovascular quality and outcomes. 2013;6:178-85.

S Rajaram, AJ Swift, C Davies, C Hill, D Jenkins, M Goddard, R Condliffe, CA Elliot,
JM Wild, DG Kiely. Primary pulmonary artery sarcoma and co-existing chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. AJRCCM. 2013;

E. Ortmann, A. A. Klein, L. D. Sharples, R. Walsh, D. P. Jenkins, R. J. Luddington, M. W. Besser.  Point of care assessment of hypothermia and protamine induced platelet dysfunction with multiple electrode aggregometry (Multiplate®) in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 2013;116:533-540.

C Ng, DP Jenkins. Surgical management of CTEPH. Br J Hosp Med. 2013;74:31-35.

Ramesh S Kutty, Jayan Parameshwar, Clive Lewis, Pedro A Catarino, Catherine D Sudarshan, David P Jenkins, John J Dunning, Steven S Tsui. Use of a centrifugal ventricular assist device to bridge as a candidacy in severe heart failure with secondary pulmonary hypertension. Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg. 2013; in press

S Nikolaou, DP Jenkins. A treatable cause of shortness of breath. BMJ. 2013;346:1937.