Dr Sam Dawkins


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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • Interventional cardiology

About me

Dr Dawkins is a Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He has expertise in general cardiology, interventional cardiology and is a specialist in valve intervention, including TAVI and MitraClip. He is one of few interventional cardiologists also accredited in cardiac CT so he can provide a streamlined service, including consultation, investigation and treatment, for patients being assessed with chest pain.

He trained in London and Oxford and finished his training by spending two years working at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, which is one of the busiest cardiac centres in the world. He is one of the UK’s most experienced mitral valve operators, with expertise in mitral repair (such as with the MitraClip device) and percutaneous mitral valve replacement. He has a very broad experience in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), with particular expertise in complex situations, such as patients with previous valve replacement or difficult vascular access.

He is the clinical lead for structural intervention in Oxford, with a busy practice consisting of coronary intervention, TAVI, MitraClip, PFO/ASD closure, left atrial appendage occlusion, closure of paravalvular leaks and cardiac CT. He also regularly trains other cardiologists in these procedures around the world.

His Practice Manager is Pat Thomas (, whose vast knowledge and expertise ensures a smooth patient experience.

Areas of interest

Chest pain; Palpitations; Shortness of Breath; Coronary disease; Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI); Valvular heart disease; TAVI; MitraClip; Left atrial appendage occlusion; Watchman; Paravalvular leak closure; ASD and PFO closure; Cardiac CT; Hypertension; Cardiovascular health; Pre-operative assessment.

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Anaesthetists worked with

  • Dr Sam Dawkins has worked with Dr Ammar Keiralla at the following hospitals:

    • Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital (1-5)
  • Dr Sam Dawkins has worked with Dr Catherine R Grebenik at the following hospitals:

    • Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital (1-5)
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Procedures completed

  • K1680

    Transluminal closure of atrial septal defect / patent foramen ovale - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital (1-5)

  • K2590

    Percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital (1-5)

  • K6513

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital (1-5)

  • K6582

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/ contrast radiology) - with pressure wire (including fractional flow reserve measurement) - (1-5)

  • AA961

    Coronary angiography proceeding to angioplasty on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)

  • X5020

    External cardioversion - (1-5)

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