Dr Derek Connolly | Top cardiologist in Birmingham | Medstars
Dr Derek Connolly Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

DR DEREK CONNOLLY

BSc[1st cl Hons] MB ChB[Edin] PhD[Cantab] FRCP

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

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Birmingham

MEDSTARS SAYS

Derek is a leading interventional cardiologist in the UK who stands out due to his ethical, evidence-based practice based on the latest research. Highly respected by his peers, he has been at the forefront of developing cardiology services in his NHS practice. He combines clinical excellence with a personal warmth and humanity that puts patients at ease and engenders trust and reassurance.

"My passion is to make people's lives better by finding, treating and protecting them from the harm that cardiovascular disease causes."

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Remote consultations available

Expertise

  • Heart Disease

  • Cardiovascular Risk [Cholesterol, Blood Pressure]

  • Chest Pain/Angina

  • Cardiac CT Angiography and FFRCT

  • Coronary Intervention [Angioplasty/Stents]

Interests

  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment

  • Risk Factors [Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, AF]

  • Research Trials to Improve Care

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 3299874

  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

  • Birmingham City Hospital

  • Birmingham

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EDUCATION

University of Edinburgh BSc{1st Cl Hons Pharm] 1985

University of Edinburgh MB ChB [Brunton Medal] 1988

University of Cambridge PhD 1999

Carnegie Scholar UCSD, USA

LANGUAGES

French, English


I am a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Birmingham City Hospital (UK) and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham. My main clinical and research interest is the detection and treatment of coronary heart disease. I qualified from the University of Edinburgh summa cum laude in Pharmacology in 1985 and in Medicine in 1988 where I was the Brunton Medalist. As a Carnegie scholar at the University of California San Diego, USA I saw the early promise of angioplasty and changed my career plan from cardiac surgery to coronary intervention. After junior medical jobs in London and Nottingham, I then spent a decade training in Cardiology in Cambridge where I held a British Heart Foundation PhD Fellowship at the University of Cambridge and was Senior Registrar at Papworth and Addenbrookes Hospitals.. I was appointed to my current role in Birmingham in 2000 and I've been integral to the early development of both primary angioplasty and cardiac CT programs. I was UK Chief Investigator for the Fourier and Ebbinghaus Trials in cholesterol reduction and I've been an investigator in over 30 large landmark trials in the field of cardiovascular disease research. I'm a sought after speaker and have presented to conferences in over 50 cities worldwide. I'm also a Senior Academy Teacher at the University of Birmingham Medical School. I was recently co-opted to the committee of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and I have a large role in the education of Primary Care physicians. I am keen to provide the latest evidence based, state of the art, tests and treatments that I would want for my own family and friends. Find me on Twitter using @DrDerekConnolly

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    Simplyhealth Group Limited
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    PatientChoice Medical Insurance
  • Legal and General
    Legal and General
  • Saga Health Insurance
    Saga Health Insurance
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • Police Mutual Assurance Society
    Police Mutual Assurance Society
  • Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
    Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
  • BUPA Fee Assured
    BUPA Fee Assured
  • Norwich Union Healthcare
    Norwich Union Healthcare
  • CS Healthcare
    CS Healthcare
  • Freedom Health Insurance
    Freedom Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
    Standard Life Health Insurance
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
    AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Healix
    Healix
  • Cigna HealthCare
    Cigna HealthCare
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • Exeter Friendly Society
    Exeter Friendly Society
  • BUPA
    BUPA
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

  • Member of the British Cardiovascular Society

  • Member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

  • Member of the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging

  • Member of the British Society of Cardiac CT

Sorry, there are no locations for this practitioner

remote consultations

Remote consultations available

Expertise

  • Heart Disease

  • Cardiovascular Risk [Cholesterol, Blood Pressure]

  • Chest Pain/Angina

  • Cardiac CT Angiography and FFRCT

  • Coronary Intervention [Angioplasty/Stents]

Interests

  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment

  • Risk Factors [Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, AF]

  • Research Trials to Improve Care

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 3299874

  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

  • Birmingham City Hospital

  • Birmingham

ABOUT
EDUCATION

University of Edinburgh BSc{1st Cl Hons Pharm] 1985

University of Edinburgh MB ChB [Brunton Medal] 1988

University of Cambridge PhD 1999

Carnegie Scholar UCSD, USA

LANGUAGES

French, English


I am a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Birmingham City Hospital (UK) and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham. My main clinical and research interest is the detection and treatment of coronary heart disease. I qualified from the University of Edinburgh summa cum laude in Pharmacology in 1985 and in Medicine in 1988 where I was the Brunton Medalist. As a Carnegie scholar at the University of California San Diego, USA I saw the early promise of angioplasty and changed my career plan from cardiac surgery to coronary intervention. After junior medical jobs in London and Nottingham, I then spent a decade training in Cardiology in Cambridge where I held a British Heart Foundation PhD Fellowship at the University of Cambridge and was Senior Registrar at Papworth and Addenbrookes Hospitals.. I was appointed to my current role in Birmingham in 2000 and I've been integral to the early development of both primary angioplasty and cardiac CT programs. I was UK Chief Investigator for the Fourier and Ebbinghaus Trials in cholesterol reduction and I've been an investigator in over 30 large landmark trials in the field of cardiovascular disease research. I'm a sought after speaker and have presented to conferences in over 50 cities worldwide. I'm also a Senior Academy Teacher at the University of Birmingham Medical School. I was recently co-opted to the committee of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and I have a large role in the education of Primary Care physicians. I am keen to provide the latest evidence based, state of the art, tests and treatments that I would want for my own family and friends. Find me on Twitter using @DrDerekConnolly

INSURERS
  • Aviva Healthcare
    Aviva Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
    Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • PruHealth
    PruHealth
  • PatientChoice Medical Insurance
    PatientChoice Medical Insurance
  • Legal and General
    Legal and General
  • Saga Health Insurance
    Saga Health Insurance
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • Police Mutual Assurance Society
    Police Mutual Assurance Society
  • Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
    Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
  • BUPA Fee Assured
    BUPA Fee Assured
  • Norwich Union Healthcare
    Norwich Union Healthcare
  • CS Healthcare
    CS Healthcare
  • Freedom Health Insurance
    Freedom Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
    Standard Life Health Insurance
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
    AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Healix
    Healix
  • Cigna HealthCare
    Cigna HealthCare
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • Exeter Friendly Society
    Exeter Friendly Society
  • BUPA
    BUPA
PROFESSIONAL BODIES

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