Consultant Profile

Dr Mark  Turner

Dr Mark  Turner MB ChB (Hons), PhD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Cardiology
    Special clinical interests:

    Patent foramen ovale and ASD closure, valve implantation (TAVI and PPVI), appendage occlusion, Diving medicine, Valvular heart disease, Adult congenital heart disease, echocardiography.

    Research interests:

    Congenital and structural intervention, biventricular pacing

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Cardiologist, Bristol Heart Institute, University Hospitals Bristol

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Royal College of Physicians, British Medical Association, United Kingdom Sports Diving Medical Committee,  Association Internationale de Developmente d’Apnoea (only UK Member of Disciplinary Committee), British Congenital Cardiac Association

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0117 9804070
    Private secretary:
    Michelle Turner
    Private secretary telephone number:
    01275 853199 or 07815 505407
    Private secretary email address:
    Personal email address:
    Thursday morning, Tuesday evening, alternate Friday
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    My clinical interests in the NHS are reflected in the type of patients that I see at the Spire Hospital, with the addition of some patients with medical problems related to diving (SCUBA predominantly).  This stems from my service in the Royal Navy when I was a diving medicine doctor at the Institute of Naval Medicine and the Submarine Escape training tank.  My clinical interests are patent foramen ovale (especially in those who have had a stroke, diving illness and now migraine), novel interventions such as valve implantation (TAVI and pulmonary valves) and all forms of intervention for congenital heart disease. 

    I have done extensive research on pacing therapy, particularly for heart failure.  I am a proctor (clinical teacher) for St Jude Medical and AGA Medical for PFO closure and appendage occlusion and Medtronic for transcatheter valves, which involves travelling to other hospitals to help them set up their programmes for these techniques.

    Personal profile:

    Now in my mid forties, I have a lovely wife Michelle, and three super children, Heidi, Orla and Luke.  My hobbies therefore take second place, but I still enjoy offshore sailing, kayaking, both on the sea and to take part in the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon, which I have now done 4 times, most recently with our fantastic cardiac radiologist Dr Mark Hamilton, who is a tenacious and motivated kayaking partner as well as being a premier league cardiac radiologist (who also works at the Spire Hospital), and sometimes diving.

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