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Cardiothoracic Services (Heart and Lung)

Meet the team

You can find out more about our team of consultants working for Cardiothoracic Services.


Management team

Dr Simon HaynesClinical Director and Consultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

Dr. Ian PurcellClinical Director and Consultant Cardiologist

  • Clinical Director and Consultant Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7550
  • GMC Code: 3492622
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons 1st), MB ChB (Hons), MRCP, MD
  • Special Interests

    General cardiology

    Chest pain

    Coronary intervention

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • Biography

    I graduated with honours from Edinburgh University medical school in 1990. After junior posts in Edinburgh, I moved to Newcastle for general medicine and cardiology training before being awarded a research fellowship at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London.  Following research I completed specialist cardiology training at St George’s and the Royal Brompton Hospitals in London.  In 2002 I was appointed consultant interventional cardiologist at the Freeman Hospital.  In 2007 I was appointed to the post of Clinical Director of adult and paediatric cardiothoracic medicine in Newcastle Hospitals.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Thursday am

  • Name of Secretary
    Ms Christine Yecan
  • Ian Purcell 

Rachel LonsdaleDirectorate Manager for Cardiothoracic Services

Clinical Team

Adult Cardiology

Dr Javed M AhmedConsultant Cardiologist

Dr Alan BagnallConsultant Interventional Cardiologist

  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7135
  • GMC Code: 4112525
  • Qualifications: MB ChB FRCP PhD
  • Special Interests

    Interventional cardiology

    Renal denervation

  • Biography

    My specialist clinical interest is the treatment of chronically occluded coronary arteries and acute coronary syndromes. In addition, I perform left main stem angioplasty, rotablation, intravascular ultrasound and pressure wire. I have established a renal denervation service for patients with drug resistant high blood pressure. I qualified in Medicine from Leeds University before completing my research PhD and higher specialist cardiology training at Edinburgh University. I then trained in interventional cardiology in Toronto before taking up my post at the Freeman. My research interests are in quality improvement initiatives and hypertension.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    General cardiology, interventional cardiology

  • Name of Secretary
    Mrs Nicola Munro

Dr. Kristian BaileyConsultant Cardiologist

  • Consultant Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2825037
  • GMC Code: 6028217
  • Qualifications: MbChB MD MRCP(UK) MRCP(Lond)
  • Special Interests

    Heart Failure

    Echocardiography

  • Biography

    Qualified from Manchester University in 2001.

    Undertaken General Medical training in the North West of England and Cardiology Specialist training in West Yorkshire before being appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at Newcastle in 2013.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    General Cardiology

    Heart Failure

    Rapid Access Angina

  • Name of Secretary
    Christine Pearson

Dr John P BourkeConsultant Cardiologist & Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University

  • Consultant Cardiologist & Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University
  • Tel: 0191 213 7131
  • GMC Code: 122398
  • Qualifications: MD, BCh, BAO, DCH, FRCPI, FRCP(Lond)
  • Special Interests

    Heart rhythm problems

    Ablation

    Pacemaker & other device therapies

  • Biography

    ■   Medical School:  University College Dublin, Ireland (1973-’79)

    ■   Cardiology Training:  Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

    ■   Cardiac Electrophysiology Training:          

                Freeman Hospital, UK & Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

    ■   Research: Freeman Hospital, UK & Westmead Hospital, Australia

    ■   Society Memberships:  Heart Rhythm Society, USA; Heart Rhythm UK;

               Arrhythmia Alliance; British Cardiovascular Society;  European 

               Society of Cardiology; World Muscle Society; Royal Colleges of

               Physicians (Dublin & London).

    ■   Special clinical & research interest in:

                Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation & ventricular tachycardias in

                damaged hearts;  Cardiac involvement in patients with inherited

                muscle conditions (eg: DMD / BMD, myotonic dystrophy, etc).

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Specialist heart rhythm clinic (Tuesday mornings)

    Specialist cardiology-inherited muscle disorder clinic (Friday afternoons)

  • Name of Secretary
    Ms Sharon Francis & Ms Claire Jamieson
  • Any other Information

    The Cardiac Rhythm Management team (adult & paediatric) at Freeman Hospital has long had an international reputation for expertise & clinical innovation in cardiac electrophysiology & ablation - attracting patients from wide areas of the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Dr. John P Bourke 

Dr Rajiv DasConsultant Interventional Cardiologist

  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2138294
  • GMC Code: 4516899
  • Qualifications: MBChB MRCP MD PGCert Ed
  • Special Interests

    Coronary intervention

    Cardiovascular MRI

    Cardiovascular CT

  • Biography

    My interests are in percutaneous coronary intervention performing simple and complex angioplasty.  I have skills in laser angioplasty and rotational atherectomy. I have interests in cardiovascular imaging using new 'state of the art' techniques of cardiac CT and cardiovascular MRI.

     

    I was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Freeman Hospital in 2010.  I studied undergraduate medicine at Leeds University and undertook my specialist training in cardiology in the North East of England. I spent 18 months in Adelaide, Australia learning the skills of coronary intervention and cardiovascular MRI and CT prior to my consultant appointment.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Wednesday pm

  • Name of Secretary
    Jacqueline Smithson

Dr Richard J EdwardsConsultant Cardiologist

Dr Mohaned EgredConsultant Interventional Cardiologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer

  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer
  • Tel: 0191 223 1455
  • GMC Code: 4496256
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) MB ChB MD FRCP FESC
  • Special Interests

    Complex coronary intervention

    Percutaneous Mitral Valve Intervention

  • Biography

    Dr Egred graduated from Damascus University and trained in Cardiology in Liverpool. He obtained his MD from Aberdeen University and spent a year as an Interventional fellow in Canada.

    Dr Egred took his consultant post in 2008 and an honorary senior lecturer at Newcastle University since 2009. He has a special interest in complex coronary interventions and adjunctive devices. He also has a special interest in percutaneous Mitral valve interventions and one of the few in the UK who perform percutaneous mitral valve interventions.

    Dr Egred is a proctor and trainer for consultants in multiple complex coronary procedures.

    Dr Egred is an examiner and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the European Society of Cardiology. He is a Faculty member of multiple national and international meetings.

    Dr Egred has over 43 publications and over 30 oral presentations in major international journals and meetings, and is a regular reviewer for major international journals.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    General cardiology

    Valves

    Intervention

  • Name of Secretary
    Jane Toward

Dr Iftikhar Ul HaqConsultant Cardiologist

  • Consultant Cardiologist
  • Tel: RVI – 0191 282 4268; Freeman – 0191 213 7164
  • GMC Code: 3290112
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, MBA, MD, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Primary and secondary prevention of coronary disease including risk factor modification; Stable angina (Clinical Lead for Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic); Management of acute coronary syndromes; Cardiac nuclear medicine (Clinical Lead at RVI); Medical education.

  • Biography

    I went to Manchester University Medical School, and subsequently underwent  specialised cardiology training in Nottingham and Sheffield. I was appointed to my current position in Newcastle in May 2001.

    I was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine in 2001 for work on preventing coronary events with statins. I am currently conducting a large research project in collaboration with Oxford looking at the effects of increasing HDL (‘good cholesterol’).

    I am currently a senior member of the Trust education team with an interest in quality and patient safety. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and member of the British Cardiovascular and British Nuclear Cardiology Societies.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General Cardiology Clinics (twice per week)

    Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (daily)

    Heart Failure clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Linda Rochford (RVI) and Julie Geddes (Freeman)
  • Ifty Haq 

Dr Timothy IrvineConsultant Cardiologist

  • Consultant Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 0813
  • GMC Code: 3290837
  • Qualifications: MBChB, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Valvular heart disease

    Echocardiography

  • Biography

    Qualified from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1988. Undertook Cardiology training in the North East of England. Training included an 18 month research position in Echocardiography at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals 2003.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon.

  • Name of Secretary
    Angela Hudson
  • Tim Irvine 

Dr M Antoinette KennyConsultant Cardiologist

Dr. Vijay KunadianSenior Lecturer, Newcastle University and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

  • Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 223 1445
  • GMC Code: 4787194
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MD, FRCP, FACC, FESC
  • Special Interests

    Acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction

    Advanced intravascular imaging

    Microvascular disease

    Interventional Cardiology Clinical Research/Clinical Trials

    Ageing and heart disease

    Women and heart disease

    Chronic disease and heart disease

  • Biography

    Postgraduate and Academic Training

    General and Interventional Cardiology, Northern Deanery, UK

    General and Internal Medicine, Northern Deanery, UK

    Research Scholar: TIMI/PERFUSE Angiographic Core Lab, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA

    Research Registrar: The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK 

     

    Memberships

    British Cardiovascular Society, British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, European Society of Cardiology, Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions, European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association 

     

    Awards

    Finalist, TCT 2010, Thomas J Linnemeier Young Investigator Award- Washington DC. 

     

    Invited Faculty

    British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Interventions, World Congress of Cardiology/World Heart Federation

     

    Undergraduate Teaching and Supervision

    Supervisor: Student Selected Components (SSC) Stage 4 Medical Students- Newcastle University

    Personal Tutor: Stage 1 and Stage 3 Medical Students- Newcastle University

     

    Postgraduate Teaching

    Academic Lead Cardiology/Instructor: Modernising Scientific Careers MSc in Cardiovascular Science, Newcastle University

    Lecturer/Instructor: MRes Cardiovascular Science, Newcastle University

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Camsell
  • Any other Information

    Institute of Cellular Medicine profile - including links to publications and research activities.

  • Dr. Vijay Kunadian 

Dr Stephen LordConsultant Cardiologist

  • Consultant Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7140
  • GMC Code: 3276640
  • Qualifications: DM FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Electrophysiology and device implantation. Inherited arrhythmia.

  • Biography

    I trained in Cambridge (original degree Mathematics) Oxford, Newcastle and then Sydney, Australia. 

    My interests are arrhythmic cardiomyopathy, especially ARVC, arrhythmia after transplantation, decision making with patients, and training doctors.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    General cardiology (Monday), Electrophysiology (Thursday) and Inherited arrhythmia (Tuesday).

  • Name of Secretary
    Emma McGlade
  • Stephen Lord 

Dr Guy A MacGowanConsultant Cardiologist with major interest in heart failure

  • Consultant Cardiologist with major interest in heart failure
  • Tel: 0191 223 1546
  • GMC Code: 3704084
  • Qualifications: MB BCH, MD, FRCPI, FACC
  • Special Interests

    Heart failure

    Heart transplantation

    Ventricular assist devices

    Pulmonary hypertension

  • Biography

    Graduated Royal College Surgeons in Ireland 1986. Post graduate training in Dublin, then research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, and Clinical Fellowship in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh in Section of Heart Failure and Transplantation in 1997. In 2004, took up present post specialising in advanced heart failure at the Freeman Hospital.

    Dr MacGowan has an Honorary Readership at Newcastle University in Heart Failure with over 70 peer reviewed publications and previous and current grants from the British Heart Foundation, Heart Research UK, American Heart Association, Irish Heart Foundation and US National Institutes of Health.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Heart Failure

  • Name of Secretary
    Sarah Earl

Dr Janet M McCombConsultant Cardiologist

  • Consultant Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7543
  • GMC Code: 1382747
  • Qualifications: MB BCh BAO, MD FRCP FHRS FESC
  • Special Interests

    Cardiac arrhythmias

    Pacing and defibrillators

  • Biography

    I trained in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, and in Massachussets General Hospital, Boston, before being appointed to Freeman Hospital. My research interests provision of services for arrhythmias

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Name of Secretary
    Jane Standley, Cardiology (particularly arrythmias and pacing)

Dr Elizabeth McNeillConsultant Cardiologist

Dr Stephen MurrayConsultant Cardiologist

Dr Chris J PlummerConsultant Cardiologist

  • Consultant Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2336161
  • GMC Code: 3659634
  • Qualifications: BSc, PhD, BM, BCh, FRCP, NASPExam, RCP Physician Educator, Diploma in Medical Education
  • Special Interests

    Implantable cardiac rhythm devices

    Cardiovascular effects of cancer treatment

    Medical education

  • Biography

    Dr Plummer trained in Bristol and Oxford Universities and undertook his post-graduate medical education in the Northern Deanery. He works as a consultant cardiologist in the Freeman Hospital where he is clinical lead for implantable cardiac rhythm devices. His other medical and research interests include the cardiovascular effects of cancer treatments including the early detection of toxicity with biomarkers and protective strategies for adults and children. He is also heavily involved in all aspects of medical education from medical student interviews and exam setting to working as training programme director for cardiology.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday afternoon – cardiac effects of cancer treatment

    Tuesday morning – new patients

    Friday morning – review patients

    Friday afternoon – device related problems

  • Name of Secretary
    Allison Frend

Dr Jane SkinnerClinical Director and Consultant Cardiologist

  • Clinical Director and Consultant Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 0139
  • GMC Code: 3064360
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MD, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    All aspects of general cardiology. Primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention. Cardiac rehabilitation. Heart Failure. Stable angina and acute coronary syndromes. Cardiac nuclear imaging.  Work with primary care and community care.

  • Biography

    I graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, following a first degree at Lancaster University. I completed training in general practice in Derbyshire before moving back to Newcastle for training in cardiology, where I also undertook research into the outcomes of patients five years after bypass surgery.

    I was appointed as a consultant in 1995, moving to Newcastle in 1998 to take up a consultant cardiologist post with particular responsibility to work with primary care and community services. In 2013 I was appointed to be clinical director for Newcastle Hospitals' Community Directorate and have previously been a clinical advisor for two NICE clinical guidelines.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Wednesday morning. Friday morning. Thursday afternoon heart failure and rapid access chest pain clinic daily (not every week).

  • Name of Secretary
    Julia Thomas
  • Jane Skinner 

Prof Ioakim SpyridopoulosHonorary Consultant Interventional Cardiology

  • Honorary Consultant Interventional Cardiology
  • Tel: 0191 223 1445
  • GMC Code: 7007480
  • Qualifications: Specialist for Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
  • Special Interests

    Treating patients with acute heart attacks (myocardial infarction) by coronary stenting. Among top 5% UK interventionists for case numbers.

  • Biography

    MD at Hannover Medical School, Germany (1992). Clinical Cardiology and research training in Tübingen, Germany  (1992-2002) and Tufts University Boston, MA, USA (1995-1997).

    Assistant Professor and Interventional Cardiologist at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (2002-2008). Appointed Chair of Cardiovascular Gerontology, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University in 2008. Honorary Consultant for Interventional Cardiology at Newcastle Hospital Trust, Freeman Hospital (2008-today).

    Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). Director of Newcastle University Cardiovascular Research Centre. The research focus of my group is on the role of the immune system in atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Camsell
  • Any other Information
  • Ioakim Spyridopoulos 

Professor Azfar ZamanProfessor of Cardiology

  • Professor of Cardiology
  • Tel: 0191 2137277
  • GMC Code: 3085169
  • Qualifications: BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Ischaemic Heart Disease, Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease, Aortic Stenosis

  • Biography

    Appointed 2001 and awarded Honorary Professor of Cardiology by Newcastle University, 2013. Following graduation at Leeds Medical School, I completed postgraduate training in cardiology at regional centres in Leeds, London and Cardiff. I was a Fulbright Scholar and British Heart Foundation International Fellow in 1998 to study vascular biology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

    I am the Clinical Lead for Coronary Intervention and Director of the Cardiac Catheter Laboratories. In 2012 I was appointed Specialty Group Lead for Cardiovascular Research and have an interest in clinical research with a particular interest in atherothrombosis in diabetes and clinical trials.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday am

  • Name of Secretary
    Linda Gray

Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

Dr Kevin J BrennanConsultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

  • Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Tel: 0191 213 7488 (secretary)
  • GMC Code: 3323535 (SR)
  • Qualifications: MB BCh BAO, Belfast 1989 FCAnaes RCSI, Dublin 1999
  • Special Interests

    Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, ECMO, Mechanical circulatory support, Minimially Invasive Cardiac surgery

  • Biography

    Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast. Trained in Belfast, Leicester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

    Appointed as Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in 2002.

    Clinical Lead for Cardiothoracic ITU since 2005.

    Interests include Transplantation, ECMO, mechanical support for the failing heart and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Member of the Intensive Care Society and the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Cardiothoracic Pre-assessment

  • Name of Secretary
    Diane Robson
  • Kevin Brennan 

Dr Margarita Guillen OrtegaConsultant Cardiac Paediatric Intensivist

  • Consultant Cardiac Paediatric Intensivist
  • Tel: PICU Secretary
  • GMC Code: 6086087
  • Qualifications: Medical Degree (Murcia, Spain 1992); Specialist in Paediatrics (CCST) with PICU subspecialty (Madrid, Universidad Complutense) 1998
  • Special Interests

    Cardiac Intensive Care

    Nutrition of cardiac patient

    Functional haemodynamic monitoring

    Mechanical ventilation, cardiopulmonary interactions

    Inflammation

  • Biography

    Medical school studies in Murcia, Paediatric/PICU training in Madrid (Spain)

    Consultant in PICU (Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid) 1998-2002 & 2003

    Research fellowship at Boston Children’s CICU (2002-03)

    UK Career:

    PICU Fellow at Birmingham Children’s (2003-07)

    Locum Consultant at Bristol PICU (2007) 

    Consultant in Cardiac PICU at Freeman from Oct 2007              

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Name of Secretary
    Lynn Daglish

Dr Jonathan Hayden SmithConsultant in paediatric cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care

  • Consultant in paediatric cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care
  • Tel: 01912137488
  • GMC Code: 2574237
  • Qualifications: MB.Ch,B; MRCP (UK); FRCA
  • Special Interests

    ECMO

    PICU of heart failure

    The paediatric airway

  • Biography

    Trained in Leeds, Bristol and the U.S.A. One of the four UK ECMO directors. On the Council of the Association of Paediatric Anaesthesia (APAGBI) and honorary treasurer and steering group member of the European Chapter of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation (ELSO).

    Research interests in paediatric airway and ECMO. Principal Investigator for the neonatal haemodialysis project and interest in developing new ECMO techniques.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

Dr Simon HaynesClinical Director and Consultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

Dr Denis O'LearyConsultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

Dr Leena PardeshiConsultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

Dr Henning PauliConsultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7488
  • GMC Code: 4453509
  • Qualifications: German medical state exam; FRCA; Postgraduate Diploma in Anaesthesia
  • Special Interests

    Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Transoesophageal Echocardiography, Blood conservation, Transplantation and mechanical circulatory/respiratory support.

  • Biography

    Medical school: Julius Maximilians University, Würzburg, Germany (1989-1995);

    Anaesthetic training:  East Coast School (Hull) and Yorkshire school of anaesthesia (Leeds). Post CCST Fellowship at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle;

    Memberships: Association of Cardiac and Thoracic Anaesthetists (UK), European Association of Cardiac and Thoracic Anaesthetists, British Society of Echocardiography, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Diane Robson
  • Henning Pauli 

Powell, Dr Hazel Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

Mr Mahesh PrabhuConsultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7488
  • GMC Code: 4631918
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MD (Anaes), FRCA, FFICM, TOE accreditation (British Society of Echocardiography)
  • Special Interests

    Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive care, Cardiothoracic transplantation, Transoesophageal echocardiography.

  • Biography

    Medical School: Grant Medical School Bombay 1991

    Cardiac anaesthesia training: SCTIMST, Trivandrum, India; Papworth Hospital, Cambirdge; Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.

    Research interests: Cardiothoracic Intensive care, Transoesophageal echocardiography, Acute renal failure Editorial board Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia

    Society Memberships: Fellowship of Royal College of Anaesthetists; Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (UK). British Society of Echocardiography; Fellowship of Faculty of Intensive care medicine (FFICM); Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists.

    Education/training:

    British Society of Echocardiography Examiner/ Logbook assessor

    ACTA TOE Sub-committee member

    Cardiac Intensivists in ACTA quality improvement working group

    European Association of Cardiac Anaesthesiologists Transplant Committee member

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Cardio preanaesthetic assessment clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Diane Robson
  • Any other Information

    The Cardiothoracic Directorate (adult and paediatric) at the Freeman Hospital has long had an international reputation for expertise and clinical innovation in cardiothoracic transplantation attracting patients from wide areas of the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Mahesh Prabhu 

Dr Chandrika RoysamConsultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

Dr Abraham SamuelConsultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

Dr. Orathi SanjayConsultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Intensivist

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Intensivist
  • Tel: 0191 244 8406
  • GMC Code: 6104788
  • Qualifications: MD, DNB, DA.
  • Special Interests

    Transesophageal echocardiography

  • Biography

    Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Intensivist at the Freeman Hospital since 2008. Fully accredited member of the British Society of Echocardiography since 2005.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Cardiothoracic pre-assessment clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Diane Robson

Dr Yamuna ThiruConsultant Paediatric Intensivist

Dr Deirdre TimonConsultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mr Sion BarnardConsultant Thoracic Surgeon

  • Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 213 7427
  • GMC Code: 3017825
  • Qualifications: MB BCh M.Sc, FRCS C/Th
  • Special Interests

    Chest wall surgery

  • Biography

    Trained in Cardiff Newcastle, Toronto and Leeds. NHS Consultant 13 years, all at Freeman. Developed interests in endobronchial therapy and chest wall benign and malignant conditions. In post three years have co lead an initiative for plating if acute rib fractures in selected patients. Member of SAC in Cardiothoracic surgery  and have progressed national  selection into ST3 and latterly, ST1 levels.  I sit on the exam board for the specialty and am the specialty dean until April 2014. I also sit on the lung section of the National Cancer Intelligence Network.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

Mr Stephen C ClarkConsultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 213 7380
  • GMC Code: 3406881
  • Qualifications: BMedSci(Hons), BM, BS, DM, FRCS (C-Th)
  • Special Interests

    All forms of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. Special interest in minimally invasive approaches (including percutaneous valve implantation), robotics, mitral valve repair and arrhythmia surgery.

    Cardiac and lung transplantation including ex vivo organ perfusion

  • Biography

    I was appointed as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in 2000 after training in Newcastle, Cambridge, London and Toronto. I am the only surgeon with a combined practice in both cardiac and thoracic surgery. I have a special interest in heart and lung transplantation, becoming Director of the Transplant Program in 2011. I am also interested in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, transcatheter valve implantation, robotics (lobectomy and mitral valve repair) and ex vivo organ perfusion. I hold a number of positions within the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

    I have a keen interest in clinical research and am a Clinical Lecturer with the Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Freeman Hospital and Cumberland Royal Infirmary, Carlisle each week.

  • Name of Secretary
    Julia Martin
  • Any other Information

    Director of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation

    Assessing Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England

    Member of the Cardiothoracic Transplantation Advisory Group

    Specialist Advisor to NICE

    Co-chairman of the International Committee of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

    Specialty Program Director for CORESS

    Member of the Reference Committee of the GMC

    Expert reviewer for NIHR Health Technology Assessment Program

    Member of the Clinical Reference Group for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Mr Asif HasanConsultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

  • Consultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 213 7173
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications: M.B., B.S. FRCS, FRCS (Cardiothoracic)
  • Special Interests

    Transplantation for congenital heart disease and mechanical circulatory support for congenital heart disease.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Frances Bray

Dr Simon LedinghamConsultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr Gareth ParryConsultant Physician in Cardiac Transplantation

  • Consultant Physician in Cardiac Transplantation
  • Tel: 0191 244 8291
  • GMC Code: 2736251
  • Qualifications: MB BCh FRCP (Edin) FRCP (Lond)
  • Special Interests

    Cardiac Transplantation. Immunology and  transplantation.

  • Biography

    Having qualified from the Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff, my career took me progressively further and further northward until I arrived in Newcastle in 1986 to train in cardiology.

    I have been responsible for the long-term care of cardiac transplant recipients since 1991.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Cardiac transplantation (every weekday).

  • Name of Secretary
    Claire Thrower
  • Gareth Parry 

Prof Stephan SchuelerConsultant Cardiac Surgeon

Mr Omer SenbaklavaciConsultant Thoracic Surgeon

  • Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 213 9474
  • GMC Code: 6051611
  • Qualifications: MD
  • Special Interests

    Minimally invasive thoracic surgery incl. Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomies

    Minimally invasive lung transplantation

    Living donor lobar lung transplantation

    Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy.

  • Biography

    Trained in Vienna/Austria and in Bochum/Germany.

    First appointment as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Klagenfurt/Austria 2004-2009.

    Previous appointment as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Director of Lung Transplant Program in Mainz/Germany 2009-2014.

    Special interest in minimally invasive lung transplantation and lung preservation: gained 2011 National Thoracic Surgical Price of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery with his experimental study.

    In 2012, study visit at the University Hospital Kyoto/Japan to establish a living donor lobar lung transplant programme in Europe.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Freeman Hospital (Tuesday morning)

    The Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle (alternate Friday afternoon)

  • Name of Secretary
    Gwen Taylor
  • Omer Senbaklavaci 

Paediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology

Dr David CrosslandConsultant Paediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist

Dr Angela McBrienConsultant Fetal and Paediatric Cardiologist

  • Consultant Fetal and Paediatric Cardiologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7499
  • GMC Code: 6050982
  • Qualifications: MB BCh MRCPCH MD
  • Special Interests

    Fetal cardiology, echocardiography.

  • Biography

    Medical school: the Queen’s University, Belfast

    Post-graduate degree: Medical Doctorate (the Queen’s University, Belfast)

    Cardiology training: Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Fetal cardiology training: the University of Alberta, Canada and Freeman Hospital, the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Leeds General Infirmary, UK.

    Society memberships: the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, British Congenital Cardiac Association, Association for European Paediatric Cardiology

    Special clinical and research interests in: Fetal cardiology

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital/RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Paediatric cardiology: Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon

    Fetal cardiology: Tuesday morning and Thursday all day.

  • Name of Secretary
    Angela Nicholson
  • Angela McBrien 

Dr John O'SullivanConsultant Paediatric Cardiologist

Dr Zdenka ReinhardtConsultant Paediatric/Transplant Cardiologist

Respiratory Medicine

Professor Paul A CorrisProfessor of Thoracic Medicine

  • Professor of Thoracic Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 213 7462
  • GMC Code: 2283368
  • Qualifications: MB BS FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Transplantation Medicine, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Biography

    Paul A Corris is a Professor of Thoracic Medicine for the Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle and the Regional Cardiothoracic Centre, Freeman Hospital. Professor Corris’s medical training was at University College London and The Westminster Medical School. 

    He is Director of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and the Northern Pulmonary Vascular Unit in Newcastle and is the Academic Lead and Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Transplantation.

    Professor Corris is immediate past President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation as well as past President of the UK Pulmonary Hypertension Physicians Group and he is the Vice President and President Elect of the British Thoracic Society.

    He sits on the Councils of the British Thoracic Society and British Lung Foundation and is a previous member of Council of The Royal College of Physicians London. He also sits on the Medical Advisory Council of the Pulmonary Hypertension Patients Association UK and is the NIHR Respiratory Specialty Lead for Tyneside.

    He also sits on the Executive and is a Trustee of the Medical Research Society and is a Member of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Denise Lee

Professor Andrew FisherProfessor of Respiratory Transplant Medicine and Honorary Consultant Chest Physician

  • Professor of Respiratory Transplant Medicine and Honorary Consultant Chest Physician
  • Tel: 0191 233 6161
  • GMC Code: 4018425
  • Qualifications: BMedSci, BMBS, PhD, FRCP(Edin), FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Selection of potential lung transplant candidates. Ways to increase the number of donor lungs suitable for use in lung transplantation. Mechanisms leading to loss of lung function after lung transplant when obliterative bronchiolitis develops.

  • Biography

    I have worked in the field of lung transplantation for 14 years. I am involved in the careful assessment of patients with severe lung disease to determine their suitability to undergo lung transplantation. I am also involved in all aspects of the care of patients that have undergone lung transplantation including early care in the intensive care unit immediately after transplant surgery, in hospital in the early weeks and in outpatients for long term post transplant care.

    I lead a research team in laboratories based at Newcastle University which investigates way to improve the num ber and success of lung transplants.

    I play a national and international role in educating health care professionals in the care of patients before and after lung transplant. I run a national course in the UK on behalf of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and an international course on behalf of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). I currently serve as chair of the ERS Lung Transplant Assembly 2010-2013. I am also current Chair of the Education Committee of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Lung Transplant Assessment clinic

    Post Lung Transplant follow-up clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Sharon White

Dr Bernard HigginsConsultant Respiratory Physician

Dr James L LordanConsultant Respiratory and Lung Transplant Physician

  • Consultant Respiratory and Lung Transplant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 213 7489
  • GMC Code: 4432315
  • Qualifications: MB,MRCPI, BSc DCH,D Obs,DME, PhD, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Lung Transplantation, Pulmonary Hypertension, Interstitial Lung Disease, difficult asthma, Lung Vasculitides.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Lung Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Difficult asthma, General Respiratory Clinic including Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Vasculitis

  • Name of Secretary
    Melanie Stonehouse

Dr Gerard MeacheryConsultant in Respiratory Medicine

Dr. Arun R NairConsultant in Respiratory Medicine & Lung Transplantation

  • Consultant in Respiratory Medicine & Lung Transplantation
  • Tel: 0191 2137462
  • GMC Code: 6062449
  • Qualifications: MD FRCP Edin MPVD
  • Special Interests

    Lung Transplantation, Pulmonary hypertension, Interventional Pulmonary Medicine

  • Biography

    I am a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine & Lung Transplantation. I undertook my higher specialist training in Respiratory & Internal Medicine in 2006 within the East of Scotland Training Programme and was awarded my academic MD degree in 2011 by the University of Dundee for my work in asthma and airway inflammation.

    Lung bioavailability, aerosol lung deposition of inhaled corticosteroids, bronchodilators and therapeutics of the unified airway were some of my research areas. I was awarded the prestigious Scadding Morriston Davies Joint Higher respiratory fellowship award in 2009 which funded my advanced bronchoscopy and Interventional Bronchoscopy fellowship under Professor Lutz Freitag in Germany. In addition, I have been awarded a Master’s degree in Pulmonary Vascular diseases by the University of Bologna in Italy in 2012.

     

    I came to Newcastle initially to train further in Lung Transplantation & Pulmonary Hypertension in 2009 and it had a lasting impact on me as I was soon appointed as a Senior National Research Fellow in Pulmonary Vascular diseases. My research interest at that time was on liver related pulmonary hypertension (Porto-Pulmonary hypertension). I was subsequently appointed to a Consultant position at City Hospitals Sunderland and maintained my PH sessions at the Freeman, before returning to India on a sabbatical.

     

    On my return back to the Freeman, I was appointed as a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine & Lung Transplantation and my area of expertise is in the management of advanced lung disease, lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and complex interventional bronchoscopy.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Lung Transplantation , Respiratory Medicine, Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Name of Secretary
    Denise Lee- Respiratory Medicine, Carol Thrower- Lung Transplantation
  • Any other Information

    Member of the British Thoracic Society & European Respiratory Society
    Respiratory Specialist Training Committee Representative for FRH

  • Arun Nair 

Professor John SimpsonHonorary Consultant Respiratory Physician

  • Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician
  • Tel: 0191 213 7462
  • GMC Code: 3495443
  • Qualifications: FRCP(Edin), PhD
  • Special Interests

    Pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis (interstitial lung disease), ventilator-associated pneumonia.

  • Biography

    - Clinical interests in pneumonia (particularly those acquired in hospital), pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the lungs), and pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs).
    - Director of the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative.
    - Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Newcastle University.
    Research interests in: developing new tests to improve the diagnosis of pneumonia in hospital; developing new treatments to prevent infection (and reduce use of antibiotics) in hospital; sepsis; pulmonary fibrosis.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Interstitial Lung Disease (pulmonary fibrosis; at Royal Victoria Infirmary, with Dr Ian Forrest and Dr Sarah Wiscombe)
    Pulmonary Embolism (Freeman Hospital)

  • Name of Secretary
    Denise Lee
  • John Simpson 

Dr. Anthony De SoyzaHonorary Consultant Physician / Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine

  • Honorary Consultant Physician / Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 2137468
  • GMC Code: 4111782
  • Qualifications: BMSc, MBChB, PhD
  • Special Interests

    My specialist interests are in lung/ respiratory/ chest medicine:

    1. Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease (Smokers lung/ Chronic Bronchitis/ Emphysema)

    2. Bronchiectasis (recurrent lung / chest infections)

    3. Clinical Trials and research into the above

  • Biography

    I trained in Scotland and have worked in Newcastle for over 15 years completing my PhD in lung infections and higher specialist training in lung diseases in the North East.

    I am a senior lecturer in Newcastle University and work at Freeman Hospital. I run clinics on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

    I am medical lead for one of busiest lung trials unit in the UK where new treatments are tested.

    I also research the underlying problems in both these conditions and have been very well supported in this research by patients attending the clinics.

    I have published several papers in aspects of these lung problems and am working to better treatments being used. I have helped run patient days to feedback new developments.

    The bronchiectasis clinic is the largest in the North.

    I am Deputy Chair for the national respiratory trials group and am Regional Associate director for Industry Trials.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Bronchiectasis / COPD (Wednesday and Thursday afternoons)

  • Name of Secretary
    Gillian Irving

Dr. Ann WardConsultant Physician Respiratory Medicine

  • Consultant Physician Respiratory Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 213 7396
  • GMC Code: 4179160
  • Qualifications: MB BCh BAO (1989 U Dubl), MRCPI (1992), FRCP (2005)
  • Special Interests

    Respiratory Medicine and Lung Cancer

  • Biography

    I joined this Trust as a consultant in Respiratory Medicine in 2000, having moved to the North of England in 1995 to complete my specialist training.  My specialist registration is for Respiratory and General Medicine. I see patients with all Respiratory conditions. My subspecialist interest is in lung cancer and related conditions. I am this Trust’s lead clinician for the lung cancer multidisciplinary team.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Respiratory

  • Name of Secretary
    Angela Smith

Dr. Sophie WestConsultant physician - Lead of Newcastle Regional Sleep Service

  • Consultant physician - Lead of Newcastle Regional Sleep Service
  • Tel: 37468
  • GMC Code: 4283717
  • Qualifications: MB ChB MD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Sleep disordered breathing

  • Biography

    Trained in Leicester, worked in Leicester, Peterborough, London and Oxford prior to taking up consultant post in Newcastle in 2009. Research MD undertaken in Oxford into Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Type 2 diabetes; research interests continue in this area, including as chief investigator of multicentre randomised trial of CPAP for diabetic retinopathy (started 2012). Lead of the Newcastle Regional Sleep Service and sits on the British Thoracic Society Sleep Specialist Advisory Group.

  • Directorate

    Cardiothoracic

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Sleep, Respiratory Medicine

  • Name of Secretary
    Gill Irving
  • Dr. Sophie West 
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