Sir Terence English, KBE, FRCS is a pioneering heart surgeon who led the team that performed Britain's first successful heart transplant in August 1979 at Papworth, and soon established it as one of Europe's leading heart–lung transplant programs, transforming the lives of generations of patients.
English performed the first total artificial heart transplant in the UK in November 1986. A Jarvic 7 heart was used as a bridge to transplantation until a human donor heart could be found and the patient subsequently survived nearly two years.
Dr. English served the Society as ISHLT President from 1984-1986. He received the ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award on April 11, 2014 at the ISHLT 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Diego, CA, USA.