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Areas of Expertise
Dr Mark Westwood performs a range of treatments, including:
- General cardiology
- Cardiac MRI (CMR)
- Interventional cardiology
- Invasive cardiology
- Coronary angioplasty
- Coronary stenting
- Preventative cardiology
Some of the most common conditions he treats are:
- Chest pain
- Coronary artery disease
- Myocardial infarction
- Ischaemic heart disease
- Valvular heart disease
- Heart failure
- Cardiac rhythm management
Dr Mark Westwood (MBBS, MD, FRCP, FESC), qualified from St John’s College, Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1997.
After completing his specialist training in 2000, his interest in cardiac MRI (CMR) first began in 2001, while writing his thesis of CMR; for which he was awarded his MD in 2004.
In 2008, he was appointed as a consultant cardiologist at the London Chest Hospital, where he founded and led a cardiac MRI service which he developed into one of the largest dedicated services for CMR services in the UK.
In 2015, he moved to Barts Heart Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Here, he jointly formed the largest CMR service in the UK, and one of the largest CMR services in Europe.
He is now currently developing a new cardio-oncology service at the hospital.
Dr Westwood was previously an interventional cardiologist and regularly performed coronary interventions including primary angioplasty for the treatment of myocardial infarction.
His commitment to education has led him to be appointed to a number of important and varied roles, as well as co-founding London CMR in 2007, in order to facilitate regional and national training and education in CMR and to increase the clinical use of CMR more widely.
Research and Awards
Dr Mark Westwood is actively involved in research and is widely published. His current research focuses on Cardio-Oncology and the clinical value of CRM.