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Dr. Kirk qualified from St Georges Hospital Medical School, London in 1999 with a medical degree (MBBS) and also an intercalated degree (BSc). He completed his postgraduate higher specialist training in general medicine and cardiology in hospitals throughout London and the Eastern Deanery. He spent 3 years completing a fellowship and doctorate of medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital in advanced cardiac imaging and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MDRes).
Dr Kirk has published extensively in cardiology including high profile journals such as Circulation. Dr Kirk has presented nationally and internationally for which he was awarded the prestigious accolade of “Young Investigator of the Year” in the USA.
His specialist interests are angina, angiography, arrhythmia, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, cardiac disease in pregnancy and advanced cardiac imaging techniques.
Areas of interest
General Cardiology; Angina; Heart Failure; Arrhythmia; Chest Pain; Palpitations; Breathlessness; Angiography; Advanced Echocardiography, Hypertension
Current NHS consultant posts held
Dr Kirk currently works at The Lister Hospital in Stevenage as a consultant cardiologist. He regularly performs coronary angiography, transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and other advanced imaging modality.
He cares for cardiology patients as in-patients and within the out-patient setting.
Dr Kirk also works as an honorary consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital in advanced imaging techniques.
NIH (National Institute of Health, America) funded fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College contributing to an MD under the supervision of Professor Dudley Pennell, being awarded a doctorate of medicine in advance imaging.
Dr Kirk enjoys playing squash and running.
British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation.
Level 2 Accreditation in Cardiac CT
Doctorate of Medicine for research into advanced cardiac imaging.
Young Investigator of the Year, USA.
(Additional) Languages spoken
Circulation Cardiac T2* Magnetic Resonance for Prediction of Cardiac Complications in Thalassemia Major.
Circulation On T2* Magnetic Resonance and Cardiac Iron.
EHJ. Relation of myocardial T2* to right ventricular function in thalassaemia major.
EHJ. Coronary anomalies in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome
JMRI. International Reproducibility of Single Breath-hold T2* Magnetic Resonance
JMRI. Myocardial T2* is not Affected by Ageing, Myocardial Fibrosis, or Impaired Left Ventricular Function.
JCMR. Low Prevalence of Fibrosis in Thalassemia Major Assessed by Late Gadolinium Enhancement Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
JCMR. Multi-center transferability of a breath-hold T2 technique for myocardial iron assessment
Magn Reson Med. Myocardial T(*)2 measurement in iron-overloaded thalassemia
BrJHospMed. Fraud and deceit in medical research.
JMRI. A Black Blood T2* Technique for Myocardial Iron Measurement
JCMR. Right ventricular volumes and function in thalassemia major patients in the absence of myocardial iron overload.
QJM. Coronary-pulmonary artery fistula:value of 64-MDCT imaging.
Haematology today. MR assessment of cardiac iron and function.
Haematology today. Chelation and cardiac iron.
EHA Holland. Fibrosis in Cardiac Siderosis
ESC Sweden. Prevalence of fibrosis in thalassemia major
Euro CMR Italy. Prevalence of fibrosis in thalassemia
SCMR USA. Cardiac T2* magnetic resonance for prediction of cardiac complications in thalassemia major.
SCMR USA. Incidence of cardiac complications in patients with cardiac siderosis
NHLI London. Cardiac complications in thalassaemia patients.
BSCMR Incidence of Cardiac Complications in Patients with Thalassaemia Major.
ASH USA. Myocardial T2* is not Affected by the Structural Effects of Myocardial Fibrosis, Ageing or Impaired Left Ventricular Function.
ASH USA. Validation of T2* technique in ex-vivo myocardial tissue.
ASH USA. Inter-Site Validation of a Single Breath Hold T2* MR Technique for Heart and Liver Iron Measurement
Courses offered to GPs
Non-invasive imaging to assess chest pain
- MBBS University of London 1999
- BSc University College London 1996
- MRCP Member of Royal College of Physicians 2003
- MD (Res) Imperial College London 2011
- Transthoracic BSE accreditation British Society of Echocardiography 2012
- Cardiac CT level 2 accreditation SCCT 2012
Reference number 4619785
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology CCT, 2013
- GIM CCT, 2013
- Pinehill Hospital, SG4 9QZ
- 18:00 - 21:00
- 020 8050 2383
- Spire Harpenden, Ambrose Lane HARPENDEN AL5 4BP
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 020 8050 2383
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
Dr Paul Kirk
0208 050 2383