Consultant Profile

Dr Dave Smith

Dr Dave Smith BM; MD; FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Interventional cardiology
Special clinical interests:

Management of angina
Acute and chronic management of heart attacks
Coronary angioplasty using the radial artery
Coronary angioplasty to chronically blocked coronary arteries
Valve disease
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

Research interests:

Dr Smith was awarded a research doctorate degree from the University of London for research work in the field of coronary artery disease progression and coronary plaque stability. Dr Smith’s current research interests include blood clot structure and function in acute coronary syndromes collaborating with Prof Adrian Evans’ Haemostasis Biomedical Research Unit at Swansea, and cardiovascular electronic informatics linkage collaborating with the SAIL team at Swansea University. He is an honorary associate professor at the College of Medicine in Swansea University.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiologist ABMU Health Board
Honorary Senior Lecturer, College of Medicine, Swansea University

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

General Medical Council   Full Registration
British Medical Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
British Cardiac Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
British Society of Echocardiography
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
02920 736011
Private secretary:
Debbie Oldfield
Private secretary telephone number:
01792 703675
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Smith is an interventional cardiologist who has worked in Morriston Hospital, since 2006. He undertook clinical training in Southampton, London, Swansea, Cardiff and Paris. He was also awarded a research doctorate degree from the University of London for research work in the field of coronary artery disease progression and coronary plaque stability. Dr Smith is the associate clinical director for the cardiac unit and the lead clinician for the regional primary angioplasty heart attack service in Mid and South West Wales. He was one of the co-chairs of the Welsh Specialised Cardiac Services Review in 2010 and he was also a member of the UK NICE guideline development group for the recently published national guidance on the acute management of heart attack.  

As well as managing all forms of coronary disease, Dr Smith performs a wide range of coronary interventions including coronary angiography and angioplasty via the radial artery, intravascular imaging with ultrasound and optical coherence tomography, rotational atherectomy and revascularisation of chronic occluded coronary arteries (CTO). 

In addition to coronary artery disease management and intervention, Dr Smith also manages patients with heart valve disease and performs structural intervention in the form of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

Personal profile:

In his spare time, Dr Smith likes to spend time with his wife and two daughters and enjoys food, wine and travelling. He attempts to keep fit with a combination of cycling, poor quality five-a-side football and cricket. Dr Smith is also a fully qualified ski instructor, having previously been a member of the British Alpine Ski Squad.

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Dr Dave Smith

Dr Dave Smith Cardiology Consultant, Cardiff, private hospital specialist.

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