I received my medical degree from Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1984. Specialist training was undertaken at the National Heart Hospital, St. Thomas', St George's and the Royal London Hospital. I became an accredited specialist in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology in 1995.
Am the lead consultant cardiologist now for 15 years at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich. Honorary consultant at St. Thomas’ Hospital, and a senior Fellow at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
I was awarded a British Heart Foundation Fellowship in 1989, and completed my MD thesis entitled: "Autonomic Nerve Function in Silent Myocardial Ischaemia". I am the author of over 40 research publications in peer reviewed academic journals.
I created and am the Director of the Cardiovascular Risk Institute based in Woolwich. We undertake research trials mainly in the field of high blood pressure and cholesterol treatments.
My NHS activity is in the setting of a busy general hospital serving a population of 350,000. I provide daily care for acute cardiac patients with angina, heart attacks, heart failure, arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms), and patients requiring pacemakers.
Being accredited in internal medicine, I am regularly on call (every 12 days) and see many patients with general medical problems (such as diabetes, strokes, cancer, etc).
In the outpatient setting I provide additional specialist advice in:
Cardiac CT Angiography Profile:
- high blood pressure,
- high cholesterol,
- shortness of breath
- male sexual dysfunction.
Clinical development in Cardiac CT Angiography (CTA) has progressed rapidly in recent years. I received my specialist training in this new technique in the USA, and been practicing it for the last five years. More recently the Medical Boards in the USA have developed a professional examination diploma in CTA. I was awarded “Diplomate in Cardiac Computerised Tomography” in 2009. I practice cardiac CTA almost daily in my NHS and private practices.