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Daniel Fudulu

Daniel Paul Fudulu, MD MRCSEd PhD

University Bristol Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Upper Maudlin St
Bristol, GLS  BS2 8HW
United Kingdom
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Mihai Viteazu College, Bucharest, Romania (B.S. 2002)

Carol Davila University of Medicine Bucharest, Romania (M.D 2008)/Diploma Thesis-Pericardial Surgery

St Joh Hospital Bucharest, Romania, General Surgery Rotation -(January 2009-October 2009)

Thoracic Surgery Resident National Institute of Oncology,Bucharest,Romania (Oct. 2009-June 2010)

Foundation Year One Doctor Queen's Burton Hospital, UK (Aug. 2010-July 2011)

Foundation Year Two Doctor Birmimgham Heartlands Hospital, UK (August 2011-July 2012)

Clinical Fellow Carditihoracic Surgery: Adult Cardiac Surgery/Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Bristol, UK (August 2012-July 2013)

Core surgical Trainee: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery/Vascular Surgery/General Surgery/Cardiac Surgery, Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK (August 2013-present)

Research Fellow (SpR) : Cardiac Surgery,Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK (August 2015-August 2017)

ACF NTN Cardiothoracic Surgery - South West Programme - University of Bristol Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Other Interests

Outside Medicine :

Argentine Tango



  1. Fudulu, D., Zakkar, M., & Stoica, S. (2020). Aorto-Mitral Patch Enlargement for Elective Substantial Double Valve Upsizing. World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery, 11(1), 101–104.
  2. Rayner, T. A., Fudulu, D., & Nashef, S. (2019). A career in cardiothoracic surgery. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 367, l5914.
  3. Thom, H., Visan, A. C. C., Keeney, E., Dorobantu, D. M., Fudulu, D., T A Sharabiani, M., … Stoica, S. C. (2019). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of the Ross procedure versus conventional aortic valve replacement in young adults. Open Heart, 6(1), e001047.
  4. Fudulu, D. P., Gibbison, B., Upton, T., Stoica, S. C., Caputo, M., Lightman, S., & Angelini, G. D. (2018). Corticosteroids in pediatric heart surgery: Myth or reality. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 6.
  5. Fudulu, D. P. D. P., Schadenberg, A., Gibbison, B., Jenkins, I., Lightman, S., Angelini, G. D. G. D., & Stoica, S. (2018). Corticosteroids and Other Anti-Inflammatory Strategies in Pediatric Heart Surgery: A National Survey of Practice. World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery, 9(3), 289–293.
  6. Fudulu, D., Krishnadas, R., & Casali, G. (2017). The anterior approach to lymph node station 7. Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery : MMCTS, 2017.
  7. Multicentre observational study of adherence to Sepsis Six guidelines in emergency general surgery. (2017). The British Journal of Surgery, 104(2), e165–e171.
  8. Fudulu, D., Lewis, H., Benedetto, U., Caputo, M., Angelini, G., & Vohra, H. A. (2017). Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement in high risk patient groups. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 9(6).
  9. Fudulu, D., & Angelini, G. (2016). Oxidative Stress after Surgery on the Immature Heart. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2016, 1–10.
  10. Chivasso, P., Guida, G. A., Fudulu, D., Bruno, V. D., Marsico, R., Sedmakov, H., … Angelini, G. D. (2016). Impact of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting on survival: Current best available evidence. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 8.
  11. Fudulu, D., Schadenberg, A., Angelini, G., & Stoica, S. (2016). Perioperative use of steroids in neonatal heart surgery: Evidence based practice or tradition? Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 9, 67–71.
  12. Guida, G. A., Chivasso, P., Fudulu, D., Rapetto, F., Sedmakov, C., Marsico, R., … Angelini, G. D. (2016). Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in high-risk patients: A review. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 8.
  13. Fudulu, D., Benedetto, U., Pecchinenda, G. G., Chivasso, P., Bruno, V. D., Rapetto, F., … Angelini, G. D. (2016). Current outcomes of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Evidence from randomized controlled trials. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 8.
  14. Fudulu, D., Casali, G., Sohail, M., & Krishnadas, R. (2016). Isolated metastasis of testicular seminoma to extralobar pulmonary sequestration. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, 24(4).
  15. Nistor, C., Fudulu, D. P., Pantile, D., & Horvat, T. (2016). Mediastinal osteosarcoma metastasis causing right heart failure due to pulmonary trunk compression. BMJ Case Reports, 2016.
  16. Fudulu, D. P., Tulloh, R. M. R., Wolf, A. R., Parry, A. J., & Stoica, S. C. (2015). Anomalous Left Coronary From the Pulmonary Artery Presenting as Ventricular Fibrillation After Persistent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 100(1).
  17. Fudulu, D. P., Dorobantu, D. M., Azar Sharabiani, M. T., Angelini, G. D., Caputo, M., Parry, A. J., & Stoica, S. C. (2015). Outcomes following repair of anomalous coronary artery from the pulmonary artery  in infants: results from a procedure-based national database. Open Heart, 2(1), e000277.


Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Coronary disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Education
  • History
  • Medical technology
  • Basic science