West and East Herts | North London Enfield | North West London
Qualifications; BSc (Hons), MB BS MD FRCP
NHS Hospitals: Barts Heart Centre (St Bartholomew's Hospital) & Royal Free Hospitals
Private: Wellington, Spire Bushey, Kings Oak, Barts, London Independent
Dr. Smith is a Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre (Barts Health NHS Trust) and Royal Free Foundation Trust. He qualified as a doctor in 1994 from Guys and St Thomass, and trained in Cardiology at the Manchester Heart Centre and the London Chest Hospital. He became a Consultant in 2008.
His specialist area of interest is in the investigation and management of coronary artery disease. He is an interventional cardiologist with expertise in coronary angioplasty and stenting. He has a particular interest in complex techniques including rotational atherectomy and treating challenging longstanding artery blockages (chronic total occlusions CTOs). He leads the CTO programme at Barts, and is a European Trainer for CTO procedures. He is committed to ensure access of all suitable patients to revascularisation where appropriate, and believes there remain significant areas where this need is as yet unmet.
He is actively involved in research into new technologies, CTO treatment, and percutaneous cardiac support. He is a the lead for Interventional Cardiology Training at Barts Health NHS. He has developed simulator training programmes and courses for future specialists, and regularly participates in live case demonstrations to colleagues nationally and internationally.
Specialist interests include Interventional Cardiology, Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting, Chronic Total Occlusion, Rotational Atherectomy, Trans-radial interventions.
He also sees general cardiology patients with valvular heart disease, heart failure, palpitations, blood pressure, and for cardiovascular risk assessment.
From Primary Care to Revascularisation: Investigating and managing chest pain
Complex coronary disease: Who should be reassessed for revascularisation
How to assess Cardiovascular Risk in the asymptomatic patient
Primary Care approach to the breathless patient: When to think Cardiac
Coronary Interventions: What you didn't know we could do, and why we should do it
Up to date management of Hypertension
Up to date management of Syncope
Black Box thinking in Medicine: Insights from Cardiology