Dr. Robert Yates

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist

Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust.


Care of children with cardiac conditions. This involves the care from the fetal period through to adulthood. I am particularly interested in the diagnosis of heart disease before birth and the use of keyhole type techniques to treat children’s heart problems thus avoiding the need for open heart surgery.


All aspects of paediatric cardiac disease with expertise in fetal and interventional cardiology

Qualifications and Training

Qualifications Med BSc (Univ of Wits, SA) 1985; MB BCh (Univ of  Wits, SA) 1988; MRCP (Lond) 1992, FRCP (Lond) 2004

Dr Yates undertook his undergraduate medical training in South Africa graduating in Johannesburg before coming to the UK in 1989. After basic training in Paediatrics his postgraduate training in Paediatric Cardiology was undertaken in London gaining his CCST in 1999. He was appointed as a consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1999. He is a frequent visiting consultant to a number of overseas hospitals.


Widely published in both interventional and fetal cardiology as well as book chapters in major Cardiology/Paediatric text books. Our team pioneered the development of trans catheter implantation of pulmonary valves which is now an established technique worldwide

Clinical Expertise

  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Foetal Echo-Cardiography
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Diagnosis of Heart Disease before Birth
  • Keyhole type techniques to treat children’s heart problems, avoiding need for open heart surgery