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Originally I am from Birmingham but moved to Leeds where I went to medical school and graduated in 1990. I spent some time working in cardiology in the Leeds hsopitals before moving to the South Coast to complete my specialist training in Cardiology.
I spent two years working in the United States completing a higher research degree that was awarded with commendation.
I have worked at University Hospital Southampton since 1996 and was appointed as a consultant in 2002. I have been in practice at Spire Hospital Southampton since 2002.
I am a cardiologist with a specialist interest in cardiac arrhythmias. This encompasses an extremely broad range of conditions:
Assessing and treating patients with palpitations/irregular heart beat
Treating abnormal heart rhythms with medication or catheter ablation
Implanting cardiac devices e.g. pacemakers, implantable defibrillators (ICDs), biventricular devices (CRT) and injectable diagnostice devices
Assessing patients who might be at risk of sudden cardiac death
Treating all aspects of atrial fibrillation including assessing and modifying stroke risk
The Heart Rhythm Clinic in association with Spire Southampton has a state of the art electrophysiology lab that is equipped with the latest technology that allows the team to deliver care at the leading edge. I implanted the first leadless Micra pacemaker in the United Kingdom and will be able to offer this technology to patients at Spire Southampton in 2015.
I continue to be an active researcher publishing in the major cardiac journals and presenting at international meetings.
Areas of interest
Cardiac rhythm management; Cardiac electrophysiology; atrial fibrillation; left atrial appendage occlusion; implantation of leadless pacemakers; risk stratification for sudden cardiac death (SCD); surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation; medicolegal
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Electrophysiologist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Implantable cardiac devices
Risk stratification for sudden cardiac death
Fitness, running, football
Skiing and water sports
Trying to keep up with my three daughters!
I have 80 published articles in the medical literature and have written two books and 6 book chapters.
Courses offered to GPs
I am very happy to talk to GPs about all aspects of arrhythmias and can be contacted via my secretary.
- MB ChB University of Leeds 1990
- MD University of Leeds 2000
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 1993
Reference number 3496341
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
British Cardiovascular Society
European Heart Rhythm Association
British Heart Rhythm Association
American Heart Association
Post treatment communication
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Spire Southampton Hospital