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Dr Piers Clifford is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Hammersmith Campus, where he is the Lead Cardiologist for coronary intervention, and at Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust Wycombe where he is Chairman of the Division of Medicine. At Wycombe Hospital he has developed highly successful angioplasty and investigative units which are unrivalled by other district Hospitals. Dr Clifford has also recently joined the Cardiology team at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth.
He is particularly interested in atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), the modern treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), chest pain, breathlessness and inherited cardiomyopathies. He regularly performs over 350 coronary angioplasty procedures (clearing a narrowed or blocked artery) each year, as well as running busy NHS and private outpatient clinics.
After graduating with a First Class Degree from Oxford University, he completed his medical training at St Mary’s Hospital, London. He then completed specialist training in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine at the Hammersmith Hospital, becoming a Consultant Cardiologist in 1999. Having gained an MD in the genetics of ventricular hypertrophy he continues to have an active research interest in molecular cardiology and coronary intervention.
Areas of interest
Atrial fibrillation; Hypertension; Interventional cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust & Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
My MD was in hereditary cardiomyopathies and hypertensive heart disease.
I am now engaged in clinical trials in renal denervation for hypertension, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and angioplasty
I am subspeciality lead for cardiology for the NIHR clinical research network in Thames Valley and I received an Award from Dame Sally Davies as a leading recruiter into NIHR commercial trials
I am the Clinical Specialiaty Group for the British cardiovascular society
Tennis (mainly doubles nowadays)
Leverhulme Scholarship to Christ's Hospital
Scholarship at St. John's College Oxford
First Class Honours degree in Physiological Sciences at Oxford
Prize from Martin Wronker Fund (Oxford)
PENN award for rehabilitation program
National Bronze Merit award
Council of British Cardiovascular Society
Finalist in HSJ Value in Healthcare Award
Papers on endocarditis, pericardial disease and genetics of heart disease, coronary stenting
Courses offered to GPs
Lecture program of Hospital of St John's and St Elizabeth
BMI Hospitals GP lectures
My angioplasty outcomes are available on the BCIS website. In 2012 I performed 284 PCI procedures, with 114 being PPCI. My observed complication rate was well within the predicted levels. The only deaths were in patients with cardiogenic shock.
My appraisal demonstrated many accolades and last year, no complaints.
- BA Oxford University 1984
- MBBS London 1987
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow Royal College of Physicians 2004
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dr Piers Clifford, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiac Society
British Cardiac Intervention Society
Chelsea Clinical Society
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