- Medical School: Birmingham Medical School
- Qualification: MB ChB
- Date of award: 1991
- Professional College: Royal College of Physicians of London
- Qualification: MRCP - Member Royal College of Physicians
- Date of award: 1994
- Other degree or qualification: Southampton Solent University
- Qualification: MD - Doctor of Medicine
- Date of award: 2003
Awards and Prizes
Certificate of completion of Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology from Northwestern University, Chicago, USA 2002
Currently a Consultant in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK (appointed May 2004). Previous cardiology and electrophysiology training in Wessex (Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust) and Chicago (Northwestern University and the Childrens Memorial Hospitals).
MD on the relationship between atrial anatomy and electrophysiology awarded by Southampton University June 2003
Proficient in all aspects of arrhythmia management including ablation (SVTs, VT and atrial fibrillation), pacing, implantable defibrillators and biventricular pacing. Experienced in adult, paediatric and adult congenital heart electrophysiology.
Keen research interests in the mechanisms and treatment of atrial fibrillation and ICD patients attitudes to risk.
Many publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and editor of the Oxford Handbook of Pacing and ICDs and the Handbook of Clinical Electrophysiology.
Hospital and Trust activities
Lead Cardiologist for the department of Cardiac Rhythm Management
Clinical Excellence Award
Local: Level 5
Professional affiliations and memberships
- Member of the Royal College of Physicians
- Member of the British Cardiovascular Society
- Council Member of Heart Rhythm UK
- Member of the British Medical Association
Previous research on advanced mapping systems for complex arrhythmias and the relationship between anatomy and electrical activation.
Current research includes attitudes and understanding of risk and death in ICD recipients and the mapping and treatment of complex arrhythmias following ablation of atrial fibrillation
Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist specialising in arrhythmia care.
Graduated from Birmingham University Medical School in 1991. Cardiology training in Wessex (Swindon, Bath, Bournemouth and Southampton). Advanced EP Fellowships at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, USA in 2001 and 2002.
MD awarded by Southampton University in 2003 for thesis "Atrial Architecture and Electrical Activation".
Appointed Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist by Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust in 2004.
Heart Rhythm UK Council member for Interventional Electrophysiology
Research interests include ablation of atrial fibrillation, increasing access to ICDs and CRT devices.
Editor and author of the Oxford Handbook of Pacemakers and ICDs and the Oxford Handbook of Interventional Electrophysiology, amongst others.
Author of 40 published papers and manuscripts
Clinical areas: Arrhythmias, syncope, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, SVTs, ventricular tachycardia, sudden cardiac death, pacemakers, ICDS, biventricular pacing (CRT), left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prevention.
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Audit / Outcomes
Outcomes routinely recorded:
Patient assessed outcome measures