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Last updated: 2 Jun 2020
- Complex Devices
- General cardiology
I graduated from Leeds University in 1996. Following cardiology training across West Yorkshire I successfully obtained a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship and subsequently completed a 3-year period of research investigating the role of the autonomic nervous system in cardiovascular disease. I was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds in 2003.
Before beginning life as a Consultant, I took the opportunity to enhance my training by accepting a Clinical Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada. There I received extensive training in advanced heart failure with a particular emphasis on complex device therapy including resynchronisation pacing and the use of implantable defibrillators.
In addition to my private practice I am an NHS Consultant Cardiologist working at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Areas of interest
General Cardiology; Palpitations and heart rhythm disturbances. Investigation of the breathless patient; Angina (chest pain); Syncope (blackouts); Low blood pressure and autonomic disturbance; Pacemaker implantation; Heart failure management; Cardiac resynchronisation therapy; Automatic implantable defibrillators; Hypertension, hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol) & cardiovascular risk assessment; Coronary angiography; Tilt testing; Echocardiography; ambulatory ECG monitoring; treadmill exercise ECG testing.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist and Associate Medical Director - Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Sympathetic nervous system, atrial fibrillation and other aspects of general cardiology.
I live in Ilkley with my wife and 3 children. I am a competent golfer and a long suffering Leeds United supporter. I enjoy the outdoors and spend most weekends coaching the local junior football team.
British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship - 2000.
PhD. University of Leeds - 2003
Efficacy of stroke prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: a way of improvement. RCP Future Hosp. Journal 2015;2(Suppl 2):S29
RCP Edinburgh Consensus statement – Approaching the comprehensive management of atrial fibrillation:evolution or revolution? J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2012;42(Suppl 18):2.
Left bundle branch block and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction in myocardial perfusion imaging. British Nuclear Medicine Society, May 2010.
Sympathetic Neural Mechanisms in White-coat Hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002; 40: 126-132.
Time course of sympathetic neural hyperactivity after uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction. Circulation 2002; 106: 793-797.
Letter - Time course of sympathetic neural hyperactivity after uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction. Circulation 2003;107(7):53. (Letter).
Relationship of Neurovascular Compression to Central Sympathetic Discharge. J Am Coll Cardiol 2004; 43: 1453 – 1458.
The Relationship Between Central Sympathetic Activity and Stages of Human Hypertension. Am J Hypertension 2004; 17:217-222.
Sympathetic Neural Hyperactivity and its Normalisation Following Unstable Angina and Acute Myocardial Infarction. Clin Sci (Lond) 2004; 106(6): 605-611.
Sympathetic Drive in Anterior and Inferior Uncomplicated Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circulation 2004; 109: 2285-2289.
Courses offered to GPs
Annual primary care ECG seminar - now in it's 5th year. This has been delivered across West Yorkshire with excellent feedback received.
Previous presentations on primary care management of palpitations, angina, atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
To arrange a primary care seminar please liaise with my secretary.
Procedural readmission rate - zero
Procedural mortality rate - zero
Post operative infection rate - zero
Annual Consultant Appraisal
360 degree feedback from colleagues and patients as part of revalidation - good communication and interpersonal skills. Overall excellent feedback.
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 1999
- MBChB Leeds University 1996
- PhD Leeds University 2003
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 2011
Reference number 4306308
Affiliations / memberships
British Heart Rhythm Society
British Medical Association
Royal College of Physicians (London)
British Cardiovascular Society
- Yorkshire Clinic Bradford Road BINGLEY BD16 1TW
- 16:30 - 20:00
- 01274 550859
- Yorkshire Clinic, BD16 1TW
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 01274 550859
- Yorkshire ClinicBradford RoadBINGLEYBD16 1TW
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 01274 550859
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
Contact via Yorkshire Clinic - 01274 550600 or 01274 550859.