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- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
Professor Lip, MD, is an academic clinical cardiologist based in a busy city centre teaching hospital and leads a large, multidisciplinary research group (including clinical and laboratory-based components).
He is also Visiting Professor of Haemostasis Thrombosis and Vascular Sciences in the School of Life & Health Sciences at the University of Aston in Birmingham, England.
Professor Lip is Adjunct Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences at Aalborg University, Denmark. Furthermore, he is Visiting Professor at Belgrade University, Serbia.
Half of his time is spent as a clinician, and he practises the full range of cardiovascular medicine, including outpatient clinics, with large atrial fibrillation and hypertension specialist clinics, and coronary care units. He also undertakes coronary intervention and assists in a 24/7 primary angioplasty rota for ST elevation MIs.
Areas of interest
Atrial fibrillation; Hypertension; Heart failure; Thrombosis and Anticoagulation; Stroke prevention; Angiography; Echocardiography
Current NHS consultant posts held
Honorary consultant cardiologist, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (incorporating City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH; and Sandwell General Hospital, West Bromwich)
Atrial fibrillation, hypertension, heart failure, thrombosis & antithrombotic therapy.
Professor Lip has had a major interest into the epidemiology of AF, as well as the pathophysiology of thromboembolism in this arrhythmia.
The CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores for assessing stroke and bleeding risk, respectively – were first proposed and independently validated following his research, and are now incorporated into major international management guidelines.
Heart Rhythm UK ‘Arrhythmia Alliance Team of the Year Award 2012'
BMJ Group Awards ‘Cardiovascular Team of the Year 2013’
April 2013 - honorary doctorate (Doctor Medicinae Honoris Causa) from Aalborg University
Selected to the Thomson Reuters Science Watch lists of “Who and What was Hot in Scientific Research in 2012” (issued June 2013) and 'Highly cited researchers' (issued 2014) which lists the most influential scientific researchers and research papers of the year
Widely published on atrial fibrillation, hypertension and heart failure, thrombosis, etc.
Writing committee on guidelines (NICE, European Society of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, etc)
Listed on Expertscape Ranking of Top Doctors and Hospitals in Atrial Fibrillation 2014. See: http://www.prlog.org/12273752-expertscape-ranks-top-doctors-and-hospitals-in-atrial-fibrillation.html
Listed on Expertscape Ranking of Top Doctors and Hospitals in Hypertension 2014. See: http://www.prlog.org/12327635-expertscape-ranks-worlds-top-doctors-and-hospitals-in-hypertension.html
- MD University of Glasgow 1994
- MB ChB (with Commendation) University of Glasgow 1988
Reference number 3272189
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- FRCP London Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London 2001
- FRCP Glasgow Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 1999
- FRCP Edinburgh Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 1998
- FESC Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology 1997
- FACC Fellow of the American College of Cardiology 1996
- BMI The Edgbaston Hospital
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