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Last updated: 7 May 2020
- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
I am an enthusiastic cardiologist assessing, advising and treating patients with chest discomfort, angina, coronary artery disease, palpitations, arrhythmia, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, breathlessness, heart failure, cardiomyopathy and valve disease.
I have a passion for primary and secondary prevention, including dietary and life-style advice.
I have a special interest in assessment and treatment of coronary artery disease, including diagnostic coronary angiography and coronary intervention, which also includes rotational atherectomy and laser angioplasty.
I also offer assessments for palpitations, dizziness, fainting episodes or blackouts. This might include longer term ECG monitoring and tilt table testing and as part of my interventional practice I implant permanent pacemaker and provide advice and review.
I am also a keen teacher and as part of my role as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist I am the Educational Lead for cardiology and the Training Programme Director for the Foundation Year 1 trainees at Kettering General Hospital.
Areas of interest
General Cardiology; Coronary and ischaemic heart disease; Interventional cardiology; Vascular heart disease; Hypertension; Heart failure; Angiography; Implantable devices / device therapy; Coronary stenting; Cardiomyopathy; Cardiovascular medicine; Arrhythmias; Pacing (cardiology); Syncope; Valve disease
- Dr Foster's Hospital Consultants: http://www.drfosterhealth.co.uk/consultant-guide/
- British Cardiovascular Intervention Society - Patient Information Section: http://www.bcis.org.uk/patientarea/
- Kettering General Hospital Cardiology Department: http://www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Services/Service/Team/DefaultView.aspx?id=89351
- Doctoralia: http://www.doctoralia.co.uk/s/hogrefe
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am working as an interventional cardiologist at Kettering General Hospital.
I am the educational lead for cardiology and also the audit lead for coronary intervention.
I am also the Training Programme Director for Foundation Year 1 trainees at Kettering General Hospital.
I am supporting and advising the East Midlands' Diabetes with Vascular Clinical Network as the Clinical Lead for Cardiology.
I am actively involved in clinical trials as a principle investigator or co-investigator, especially in the field of interventional cardiology, acute myocardial infraction, but also in heart failure, primary and secondary prevention and valve disease.
My personal interests include running, black & white photography and having a good time with my family (including dog).
Clinical Excellent Award
Co-author: Comparison of exercise testing and CMR measured myocardial perfusion reserve for predicting outcome in asymptomatic aortic stenosis: the PRognostic Importance of MIcrovascular Dysfunction in Aortic Stenosis (PRIMID AS) Study Eur Heart J (2017) 38 (16): 1222-1229.
Courses offered to GPs
I am providing teaching and workshops to GPs and patients. Previous talks for GPs included management of atrial fibrillation, stable angina, heart failure and ECG interpretation.
Presentations for patient groups were covering cardiovascular prevention, medication and life-style intervention.
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society Audit Data has been published online under http://www.bcis.org.uk/pages and has shown lower than expected major adverse cardiovascular events.
Patient's feedback in September 2018 as part of my annual appraisal showed that 100% of patients were very satisfied with care they received.
- State Exam University of Luebeck 1993
- FRCP UK, London 1997
- MD University of Leicester 2006
Reference number 4232584
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST Cardiology and General Medicine , 2006
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiovascular Interventional Society
British Cardiovascular Society
- Woodland HospitalRothwell RoadKettering
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 01536 414515
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.