- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- Cardiac CT/MRI
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a consultant cardiologist with special interest in cardiac imaging and heart valve disease. I am clinical lead for one of the largest echocardiography departments and valve clinics in the UK. I am a key member of the specialist valve team at the Leeds General Infirmary providing advanced imaging for patients with heart valve disease and novel heart valve procedures such as trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). I participate in clinical trials looking at new technologies to treat heart valve disease.
I completed my undergraduate training in Germany and came to the UK in 1997. I completed my training in West Yorkshire and was awarded a MD at the University of Leeds. I spent one year in Sydney/Australia receiving specialist training in echocardiography and cardiac CT. I was appointed consultant cardiologist in Leeds in 2010.
My clinical interest lies in the investigation and prompt diagnosis of patients with:
• chest pain
• heart murmurs
• bicuspid aortic valve disease
• high blood pressure
• management of heart valve disease (diagnosis, treatment and timing of surgery)
I believe in open discussion and informed choice. He takes his time to listen to the patients concerns and explain all aspects of their management.
Areas of interest
Heart Valve Disease;
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Transoesophageal echocardiography (including reporting) (as sole procedure) - (5-50)
Transluminal closure of atrial septal defect / patent foramen ovale - (1-5)