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Dr Mark Westwood was educated at St John’s College, Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. His interest in cardiac MRI (CMR) started in 2001 with his thesis of CMR. He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at the London Chest Hospital in 2008 where he was lead clinician for CMR. He set up, led and developed from scratch the CMR service into one of the largest UK CMR services with a particular focus on the assessment of coronary artery disease. In 2015 he moved to Barts Heart Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital where he has jointly formed the largest CMR service in the UK and one of the largest CMR services in Europe. He is also currently developing the new cardio-oncology service at St Bartholomew’s Hospital to ensure the delivery of high quality care to patients cardiovascular disease who also are being treated for cancer.
Dr Mark Westwood is Vice President of the British Society of CMR. He co-founded ‘LondonCMR’, the first UK clinically focused CMR meeting and now the second largest UK CMR meeting. He is also the chair of the Certification and Accreditation Committee of the European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).
Dr Mark Westwood has a strong interest in training and Education. He is the Director of Education at Barts Heart Centre, responsible for the training and education of all staff. He is the lead for the North and East London regional training programme in cardiology which is one of the highest ranked training programmes in cardiology in the UK. He has an interest in the assessment of junior doctors using examinations and is the current President of CESMA, the European body responsible for ensuring high quality postgraduate assessment across all medical and surgical specialties.
Areas of interest
Cardiologist with interest in all aspects of general cardiology including the assessment and management of common symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations.
Specialist in using Cardiac MRI (CMR) and Cardiac CT scanning (CTCA) to image the heart.
Specialist in cardio-oncology, the management of patients with diseases of the heart (cardiovascular disease) in patients who are being treated for or managed with any form of cancer.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist and Director of Medical Education,
St Bartholomews' Hospital,
Dr Westwood is interested in all aspects of cardiac MRI and how it can be used to assess diseases of the heart.
Dr Westwood has also been involved in guidelines and postion statements for training and education in cardiology.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Fluent
Courses offered to GPs
Dr Westwood is very happy to talk to GP's about all aspects of general cardiology.
- MA St. John's College, Oxford 1994
- MBBS St. Bartholomew's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry 1997
- MD Imperial College, London. 2005
Reference number 4431187
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President CESMA 2018
- Vice President British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR) 2018
- Chair, Certification and Accreditation Committee European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) 2016
- Council member, Education Committee British Cardiovascular Society 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2009
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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.