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Cardiology consultants

A list of our expert cardiology consultants is below.

Dr Ian Arnold

Dr Houman Ashrafian

Professor Adrian Banning

Dr Yaver Bashir

Dr Timothy Betts

Professor Keith Channon

Professor Robin Choudhury MA, DM, FRCP, FESC

Photo of Professor Robin Choudhury

Appointed in 2005, Professor Choudhury practises General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology and specialises in coronary heart disease, coronary intervention and in the management of cardiac and cardio-metabolic risk.

He trained in Oxford, London (Royal Brompton / Hammersmith) and New York (Mount Sinai Medical Centre). He is a past President of the Royal Society of Medicine Section on Lipids, Metabolism and Vascular Risk. Professor Choudhury has lead multiple clinical trials in cholesterol modifying therapies and novel treatments of atherosclerosis and is an expert advisor to NICE in that area. He has contributed to many national and international studies in cardiovascular disease and published over 150 peer-reviewed research articles.

Professor Choudhury is current Chair of the British Cardiovascular Society Clinical Study Group on Atherothrombosis. He aims to inform and empower patients and public in medical matters and is a regular contributor to the health pages of The Spectator.


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Tel:01865 234664

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Dr J Colin Forfar BSc (hons) MD PhD FRCPE FRCP

Dr Colin Forfar

Dr Colin Forfar is the senior cardiologist practising at the Oxford Heart Centre.

He has over 30 years' experience across a broad range of clinical cardiology, and specialises in coronary heart disease and coronary intervention (over 5000 patients treated successfully), congenital heart disease and use of medical therapy in treating heart conditions.

He has contributed to many national and international projects in cardiovascular disease and published over 120 peer-reviewed research articles within his fields of expertise.

He is current Chair of the Expert Advisory Group of the UK Commission for Human Medicines and member of the Specialist Advisory Group for cardiovascular issues for the European Medicines Agency.

Contact: Cardiology Department

Dr Matthew Ginks

Dr Rajesh Kharbanda

Dr Saul Myerson

Professor Stefan Neubauer

Dr James Newton

Dr Elizabeth Orchard

Dr Oliver Ormerod

Dr Kim Rajappan

Dr Kazeem Rhaimi

Dr Nikant Sabharwal

Professor David Taggart

Professor David Taggart

Prof David Taggart has been a consultant cardiac surgeon in Oxford since 1995 and a Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Oxford since 2003.

His clinical and academic interests are in all aspects of the surgical management of coronary artery disease and especially the use of arterial grafts and 'off-pump' surgery (avoiding the use of a 'bypass' machine).

He has published over 120 peer-reviewed research articles and is internationally recognised for his work in this field.

He is the immediate Past-President of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery and currently sits on several European Task Forces guiding the optimal management of coronary artery disease.

Professor Hugh Watkins