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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Complex Devices
- General cardiology
I am a consultant cardiologist working at The Great Western Hospital since 2009. For the first 5 years I worked one day per week at The Oxford Heart Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital. As well as treating emergency cardiology patients and carrying out emergency procedures, I also have regular outpatient clinics. I am clinical lead for heart failure and device therapy (pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation devices as well as permanent His Bundle pacing). I am fully accredited by examination and assessment by Heart Rhythm UK, the European Heart Rhythm Association, by the ESC in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (level 3), have previously been accredited by BSE (adult). All procedures including complications are uploaded to the national audit databases for cardiology. I work closely with my colleagues. I have an on going interest in cardiology research and enjoy collaboration with colleagues to advance learning, and am principle investigator in device and pharmacology studies. Current interest include pulmonary artery pressure implants (Cardiomems) and His bundle pacing. In 2019 I was elected to the council of the British Heart Rhythm Society.
Areas of interest
Heart failure; Cardiovascular defects; Palpitations; heart rhythm abnormalities; shortness of breath; angina; murmurs and heart valve disease; blackouts; physiological (His Bundle) pacing
Current NHS consultant posts held
The Great Western Hospital, Swindon. The Oxford Heart Centre, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Cardiac resynchronisation, heart failure - diastolic and systolic, pacemaker follow up, cardiac MRI. I am cardiovascular lead for the National Institute of Health Research - Western region
I have 3 young children so main interests revolve around swimming, football etc
Hollier Travelling Fellowship, Page Pathology Scholarship, BSCMR first prize, level 2 clinical excellence award.
JACC, EHJ, Europace, BMJ, PACE, International journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nature Cardiology, JCMR, BMJ, NEJM as colloborator, Heart Rhythm Journal
- MB ChB University of Bristol 1997
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 2000
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2014
- Doctor of Medicine Birmingham University 2011
Reference number 4410096
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology and General Medicine, 2009
- BMI The Ridgeway Hospital
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 01793 814848
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Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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Via switchboard the Great Western Hospital to cardiologist on call