Consultant Profile

Dr Michael John Van Der Watt

Dr Michael John Van Der Watt MB ChB, FCP (SA)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Echocardiography
    • Hypertension
    • Stroke prevention
Special clinical interests:

Invasive cardiology, echocardiography, pacing and general cardiology.

Research interests:

Acute coronary syndromes, secondary prevention of IHD, acute management of arrhythmias.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Watford General Hospital - Consultant Cardiologist

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Medical Director

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

European Cardiac Society

British Cardiac Intervention Society

British Cardiac Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8901 5593
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I initially specialised in internal medicine in South Africa, and then immigrated to the UK in 1995 to specialise in cardiology. I am a consultant cardiologist at Watford General Hospital and am the medical director of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

I am involved in all aspects of cardiology, including acute coronary syndromes, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, etc. My particular interests are invasive cardiology, echocardiography and pacemaker implantation.

Personal profile:

I am married, and have two daughters. I am an avid fly-fisherman, and enjoy rugby and rowing. My hobbies include computers, wine collection, and gourmet cooking.

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Dr Michael John Van Der Watt

Dr Michael John Van Der Watt Cardiology Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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