Professor Philip MacCarthy

Professor Philip MacCarthy

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine 03489990


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • General cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Prof MacCarthy completed his undergraduate training at the University of Bristol, gaining a First Class Honours BSc in 1988 and MBChB with Honours in 1991. His general medical and cardiological training was in Oxford and then at the University Hospital of Wales. In 1996 he was awarded an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship to enable his research into endothelial function and was awarded a PhD by the University Hospital of Wales in 2000. He went on to train in coronary intervention at King’s College Hospital and attained a BHF Advanced Training Scholarship and a Wellcome Trust Travel Award to fund an International Interventional Fellowship at the OLV Cardiac Centre in Aalst, Belgium.

In 2003 he was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at King’s College Hospital and Hon. Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at King’s College London School of Medicine. He was responsible for the development of the primary angioplasty service at King’s and is the lead cardiologist in the very successful trans-catheter aortic valve (TAVI) programme. He has served as an international Proctor for TAVI and taught 14 UK Teaching Hospitals the technique. Since this, he has established the Mitral Valve trans-catheter programme at King's, which now has one of the highest volumes of MitraClip procedures in the UK.

In 2007, Dr MacCarthy was appointed Clinical Lead in Cardiology at King’s College Hospital and from 2012-2015 he was Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Services at King's. In 2014 he was appointed Professor of Interventional Cardiology by King's College London. In 2016 he was appointed the KCH Lead for the KHP Cardiovascular Institute project.

In 2010 he became the Cardiology representative on the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) of the London Bridge Hospital and established the Cardiovascular Multidisciplinary Team meeting at LBH. This year he was appointed Deputy Chair of the London Bridge Hospital MAC. He was Clinical Director of Cardiac Services at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital from 2012-2019. He is the Chair of the Pan-London Heart Attack Centre Group and Chair of the BCIS Structural Working Group.

Areas of interest

Angina; Cardiovascular defects; Valvular heart disease; Trans-catheter valve therapy (TAVI, MitraClip, other technology); Cardiovascular medicine; Radial (wrist) catheter procedures; Angioplasty; Coronary stenting; Coronary and ischaemic heart disease; Interventional cardiology; Cardiovascular risk factors; Percutaneous closure of PFO/ASD

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Procedures completed

  • K6513

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (5-50)

  • AA962

    Coronary angioplasty following angiography with intravascular ultrasound on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50) Cromwell Hospital (1-5)

  • K6582

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/ contrast radiology) - with pressure wire (including fractional flow reserve measurement) - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • K3580

    Trans catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • X5020

    External cardioversion - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • K6820

    Pericardiocentesis - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • K5020

    Coronary angiography proceeding to angioplasty on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - femoral or brachial access - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

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