Consultant Profile

Dr  Shakeel Ahmad

Dr  Shakeel Ahmad MBChB FRCP (Lon)
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • General medicine
    • Stroke medicine
Special clinical interests:

Stroke Prevention
Hyperacute Stroke Care

Research interests:

Hyperacute stroke treatment, thrombolysis & thrombectomy
Ethnic differences in vascular impairment

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Stroke Physician
University Hospital of Wales / University Hospital Llandough
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Honorary Teacher in Stroke Medicine, Cardiff University School of Medicine

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

Welsh Association of Stroke Physician
British Association of Stroke Physician
British Geriatric Society
Royal College of Physicians

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 6011
Private secretary:
Ms Sarah Thomas
Private secretary telephone number:
02920 540072
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I obtained my bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery from Leeds University and then became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2001 and a Fellow in 2013.

I spent 3 years as a clinical lecturer in stroke medicine at Kings College Hospital London, where I undertook hyperacute stroke training, obtaining a CCT in Stroke Medicine.

My research interest has been in ethnic differences in cortisol secretion and their relationship to vascular impairment.

In 2009 I was appointed as a Consultant Stroke Physician in Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, where I have taken the lead to develop daily TIA clinics, early supportive discharge (ESD) and mechanical thrombectomy service for stroke patients 

Current Posts

  • Consultant Stroke Physician – Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
  • Training Programme Director for Stroke in Welsh Deanery
  • Chairman of the Welsh Stroke Conference
  • Treasurer for Welsh Association of Stroke Physicians
  • Principal Investigator of PISTE Study for UHW (Pragmatic Ischaemic Stroke Thrombectomy Evaluation)

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Dr  Shakeel Ahmad

Dr  Shakeel Ahmad General medicine Consultant, Cardiff, private hospital specialist.

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