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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
I am a consultant cardiologist with special interest in cardiac imaging and heart valve disease. I am clinical lead for one of the largest echocardiography departments and valve clinics in the UK. I am a key member of the specialist valve team at the Leeds General Infirmary providing advanced imaging for patients with heart valve disease and novel heart valve procedures such as trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). I participate in clinical trials looking at new technologies to treat heart valve disease.
I completed my undergraduate training in Germany and came to the UK in 1997. I completed my training in West Yorkshire and was awarded a MD at the University of Leeds. I spent one year in Sydney/Australia receiving specialist training in echocardiography and cardiac CT. I was appointed consultant cardiologist in Leeds in 2010.
My clinical interest lies in the investigation and prompt diagnosis of patients with:
• chest pain
• heart murmurs
• bicuspid aortic valve disease
• high blood pressure
• management of heart valve disease (diagnosis, treatment and timing of surgery)
I believe in open discussion and informed choice. He takes his time to listen to the patients concerns and explain all aspects of their management.
Areas of interest
Heart Valve Disease;
- Emma Tilford
- Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital Cardiology 2 Leighton Street Leeds LS1 3EB
- 0113 388 2187
- 0113 388 2187
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Gabor Ther Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
- Consultant cardiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
- Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds
- Clinical Lead Cardiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
- Clinical Lead Cardiac Ultrasound Department, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
- Clinical Lead Specialist Heart Valve Clinic, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
I am co-investigator in trials looking at new technologies to treat heart valve disease. He has published in peer-reviewed papers and continues to present on research topics in national and international conferences on valve and imaging related topics.
I am married to a local general practitioner. I enjoy spending time with my three daughters. I am a keen runner and participate in 10 km races. I also enjoy swimming.
MD with commendation
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Native or bilingual
- French - Conversational
Norton A, Schlosshan D, Ahmed I and Tayebjee MH. Development Of A Novel Scoring System That Determines The Success Of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation As Part Of Cardiac Surgery. J Atr Fibrillation. 2015 Oct 31;8(3):1269.
Tan DKH, Hothi SS, Macdonald W, Schlosshan D, Tan LB. Impacts of valve intervention on the Functional REServe of the Heart: the FRESH-Valve pilot study. Int J Cardiol. 2015 187:491-501.
Schlosshan D, Aggarwal G, Mathur G, Allan R, Cranney G. Real-Time 3D
Transesophageal Echocardiography for the Evaluation of Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011;4(6):580-8.
Schlosshan D, Elliott M. Prognostic indicators in patients presenting with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema treated with CPAP: it’s not the acid that matters its back to basics. Crit Care. 2010;14(6):1009.
Schlosshan D et al. Amorous overheating? The Lancet.2010:375(9723):1406.
Aggarwal G, Schlosshan D, Arronis C, Mathur G, Cranney G. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Real-time 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in the evaluation of a patient with concomitant double-orifice mitral valve, bicuspid aortic valve, and coarctation of the aorta. Circulation. 2009; 120(22):e277-9.
Schlosshan D, Pepper C, Barker D, Tan LB. A mechanistic investigation into how chronic resynchronization therapy confers on-going cardiac functional benefits and improved exercise capacity. Am J Cardiol. 2009.
Schlosshan D, Dickinson C, Sapsford R, Dodwell D, Perren T. Implications of ejection fraction value for trastuzumab. BMJ. 2006 Sep 30;333(7570):704.
Chantler PD, Goldspink DF, Clements RE, Sharp L, Schlosshan D, Tan LB. Congestive heart failure: extent of cardiac functional changes caused by aging and organ dysfunction. Heart. 2006 May;92(5):686-8.
Schlosshan D, Barker D, Pepper C, Williams G, Morley C, Tan LB. CRT improves the exercise capacity and functional reserve of the failing heart through enhancing the cardiac flow- and pressure-generating capacity. Eur J Heart Fail. 2006 Aug;8(5):515-21.
Patwala A, Schlosshan D, Williams S. Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial (SCD-HeFT) Investigators. NEJM. 2005 May 12;352(19):2022-5; author reply 2022-5.
Williams SG, Barker D, Schlosshan D, Tan LB.VALUE: analysis of results. Lancet. 2004 Sep 11;364(9438):932;author reply 935.
Tan LB, Schlosshan D, Barker D. Fiftieth anniversary of aldosterone: from discovery to cardiovascular therapy. International Journal of Jardiology. Int J Cardiol. 2004 Sep;96(3):321-33.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly offer free talks to GP practices on a range of Cardiology topics
I undergo annual appraisal.
As part of my revalidation I undergo 360 feedback and received very good feedback form colleagues and patients
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 2000
- MD Leeds University 2008
- LRCP (Edin) LRCS (Edin) LRCPS (Glasg) Royal College of Physicians 1997
Reference number 4403810
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Council Member British Heart Valve Society 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology and General Medicine, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Society of Echocardiography
British Heart Valve Society Council Member
Royal College of physicians
- Nuffield Hospital Leeds
- 17:00 - 19:00
- 0113 388 2091
- Spire Hospital Leeds
- 12:30 - 18:00
- 0113 388 2091
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Stephanie Kaufman or Emma Tilford (secretary)