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- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
I am a friendly and conscientious doctor, used to working hard for my patients. I try to avoid unnecessary hospital tests and treatments - where possible I want my patients to be able to just get on with their normal lives and forget about their heart conditions.
Areas of interest
I am an interventional cardiologist dealing with problems of the coronary arteries (angina, heart attacks). I perform the full range of angioplasty / stent procedures and have a high level of proficiency due to high numbers of cases performed each year, with a low complication rate. I specialise in treating arteries blocked for months or even years (chronic total occlusions). ~
High blood pressure:-
I run a specialist service in high blood pressure (hypertension) and will investigate and treat resistant hypertension. ~
Other cardiology problems:-
I am able to advise and manage a full range of cardiology problems in my clinic.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist (since 2008)
James Cook University Hospital
Investigator for several multicentre trials including THEMIS, PIONEER AF PCI, ISCHEMIA
I like to keep fit running and cycling, i like to spend time with my family and enjoy reading for fun.
(Additional) Languages spoken
My publicly available procedure details and outcomes are published online http://www.bcis.org.uk/pages/page_box_contents.asp?pageid=775&navcatid=157
These show that I performed over 300 angioplasty/PCI cases in a year, with a complication rate (2.8%) well within that predicted from the complexity of the cases taken on.
- BSc Hons Edinburgh University 1994
- MBChB Edinburgh University 1995
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1998
- MD Edinburgh university 2004
- Certificate of Clinical Education Newcastle University 2010
Reference number 4229876
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- North East Ambulance Service Cardiology representative North East Ambulance Service 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology and General Medicine, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiac Society
British Cardiovascular intervention Society
British Medical Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
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
via switchboard of James Cook Hospital