Ian Hunt

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

BSc(Hons) MB BS FRCS (Eng) FRCS(CTh)

Mr Hunt is a thoracic (chest) surgeon who specialises in chest wall problems. He is regarded as a leading expert on congenital chest (pectus) deformities and injuries to the chest, ribs, and sternum. He sees patients from all around the world and has one of the largest chest wall practices in the UK.  


Mr Hunt was appointed as a consultant thoracic surgeon at St George’s Hospital in 2009 having trained in London, UK, Canada and the USA. He was the head of thoracic surgery for 7 years and has been actively involved in clinical management, research, training and education.


Conditions treated

  • Full spectrum of chest and lung conditions
  • Non-surgical treatment of pectus carinatum, rib flare and pectus excavatum
  • Corrective pectus surgery (both keyhole and open approaches)
  • Rib and sternal fixation
  • Surgery for Slipped rib syndrome and other rib problems


Recent and current appointments

  • Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, St George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Spire St Anthony’s Hospital
  • Honorary Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Honorary Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer at St. George’s Medical School, University of London 
  • Thoracic Trauma Lead St George’s MTC and SW London and Surrey Trauma Network
  • Specialist advisor to several local rugby union, football and athletic clubs
  • Specialist advisor to England Rugby Football Union (RFU)
  • Deputy Training Program Director (thoracic), Cardiothoracic surgery, London training program
  • Member, Specialised Commissioning, National Programmes of Care and Clinical Reference Group, NHS England and Improvement


Publications, lectures and teachings

  • Mr Hunt is actively involved in clinical research and has published over 175 papers in peer-reviewed journals, written reviews and book chapters and has edited several textbooks
  • He has presented at conferences and symposiums in the UK and around the world as an internationally renowned opinion leader in the field of chest wall injuries and pectus deformity
  • He teaches both undergraduates and postgraduates in the classroom, in theatres and at training meetings regionally and nationally


Society memberships

  • Society of Cardiothoracic of UK & Ireland (SCTS)
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
  • Chest Wall Injury Society (CWIS)
  • Chest Wall International Group (CWIG)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet)

Contact details

To find out more, or to arrange an appointment please call 0203 195 2442. 

Secretary details:

Tracey Varney 
DDI: +44 (0) 738 747 7736
Fax: +44 (0) 203 070 0106
Email: Ihunt.practice@fortiusclinic.com

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