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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Interventional cardiology
I carried out my initial medical training at University College Hospital London. My senior house officer training was initially in London and in the Yorkshire region. I obtained my London MD in the genetics of coronary artery disease with research interests in inflammation, infection and coronary artery disease.
My general cardiology training was in Yorkshire. I undertook my International / Interventional Fellowship in the University of Alberta, Canada. Following this I accepted my current post at the University Hospital of Wales as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist. I am the Clinical Lead for the Chest Pain Service for Cardiff and Vale Trust and have led several projects on the primary - secondary care interface. As an Interventional Cardiologist, I have led and introduced complex interventions and have provided several aspects of interventions in Wales, including the Radial Approach, Rotational Atherectomy, the use of lasers in cardiology interventions, and various aspects dealing with Chronic Total Occlusions.
I am a world leading expert in vasculogenic erectile dysfunction and pioneered pudendal stenting to help patients suffering with ED. As part of my private clinic at Spire Cardiff Hospital I can offer patients a One Stop Shop Chest Pain Service from diagnosis to treatment. And for patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) I can offer a One Stop ED Clinic (by prior arrangement) consultation and diagnostic tests all on the same day.
I also run a medical legal practice and was a medical expert in probably one of Britain’s highest profile cases in Interventional Cardiology.
I am the Network Advisor for the Royal College of Physicians and British Cardiovascular Society.
Areas of interest
Hypertension; Interventional cardiology; Acute coronary syndrome (ACS); Angina; Radial angiogram; angioplasty, PCI.
Rotablation; Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular risk; Hypertension; Atrial fibrillation
Chest pain; Heart failure; General arrhythmias;
Valvular heart disease; Percutaneous intervention;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Endothelial function - erectile dysfunction
Unstable coronary syndromes
My hobbies include football, squash, badminton, table tennis, skiing and walking. I play the piano and guitar, and also compose music. I also have an interest in philosophy and theology.
Professor of Clinical Practice University of Wales Trinity Saint David's
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Tamil - Fluent
- MB BS, MD, FRCP University College Hospital London 1990
Reference number 3487194
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiac Interventional Society & British Cardiology Society
Royal College of Physicians
Medical Defence Union
Cardiff Medical Society
European Society for Sexual Medicine
British Society for Sexual Medicine
Welsh Society for Sexual Medicine
- Spire Cardiff Hospital, CF23 8XL
- 09:30 - 14:30
- 029 2073 6011
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
Call nursing team at Spire Cardiff Hospital
call 02920 542810