Consultant Profile

Professor Julian Halcox

Professor Julian Halcox MB - Bachelor of Medicine, BChir - Bachelor of Surgery, MA - Master of Arts, MD - Doctor of Medicine, FRCP - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Vascular medicine
Special clinical interests:

Coronary artery disease
Investigation and treatment of chest pain
Investigation and treatment of shortness of breath
Investigation and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure)
High cholesterol and lipid disorders
Statins and other lipid lowering drugs
Assessment of cardiovascular risk
Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Management of patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors
Assessment of patients with a family history of early cardiovascular disease
Non-invasive assessment of coronary and cerebrovascular disease
CVD prevention
Risk assessment
Lipid management
Hypertension and management of challenging stable angina patients.

Research interests:

Professor Halcox leads an active translational vascular research program in Cardiff University and collaborates with leading academics across the UK and Europe. His work is published regularly in major peer-reviewed journals and has generated grant income in excess of £2.5 million.

Areas of particular interest include:
Non-invasive arterial imaging
Initiation and progression of arterial disease
Endothelial function and dysfunction
Endothelial progenitor (stem) cells
Endothelial injury and regeneration
Vascular inflammation and ageing
Arterial disease in diabetes
Familial hypercholesterolaemia
Erectile Dysfunction
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Genetic influences on arterial disease
Role of the P2Y12 receptor in endothelial and platelet biology
Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical trials in: Coronary artery disease; CVD prevention

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Professor Halcox moved to Swansea from Cardiff in late 2007 to take up a new chair in Cardiology at the expanding College of Medicine in Swansea University. He was previously Professor of Cardiology in Cardiff University (2007-13) a British Heart Foundation Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist at University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals (2002-7).

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

British Atherosclerosis Society
Director of Cardiovascular Research Group- Cymru (the Welsh cardiovascular research network).
National Institute for Healthcare Research UK Clinical Research Collaboration (Representative for Wales on Cardiovascular Speciality Group,
European Society of Cardiology (Treatment Guideline Development: Lipid Management; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Myocardial Revascularisation.
European Society of Cardiology Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation  (Member of the Exercise, Basic and Translational Science Expert Group [Nucleus] and Scientific Congress Program Committee
National Institute of Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) Director of  the Cardiovascular Research Network- Cardiovascular Research Group-Cymru
Welsh Cardiovascular Society (member of Executive  Committee and Specialist Training Committee)
Heart Research Fund for Wales (Committee,
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Member of the American Heart Association Council on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 6011
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Friday afternoons and AD Hoc by arrangement
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Halcox is a clinician scientist with a special interest in vascular biology and cardiovascular disease prevention. He is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Morriston and Singleton Hospitals with an academic base in the Institute of Life Sciences 2, Swansea University College of Medicine.

A graduate of the University of Cambridge, he trained in cardiology at The London Chest, St. Bartholomew’s and University College London Hospitals also spending 3 years as a Visiting Scientist in the US National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

He is an international leader in the field of preventive cardiovascular medicine and has been involved in the development of European as well as local guidelines for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. He is an active member of several national and international specialist associations, review boards and industry clinical advisory boards and lectures regularly on topics related to vascular biology, cardiovascular risk assessment and prevention of cardiovascular disease at local, national and international meetings.

As a general cardiologist  Professor Halcox cares for patients with all types of cardiovascular disease, but has particular expertise in the investigation and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well as advanced cardiovascular risk assessment and prevention of heart attack and stroke.

Personal profile:

Professor Halcox moved to Cardiff in late 2007 to take up the chair of Cardiology at Cardiff University. He was previously a British Heart Foundation Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist at University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals.

He previously competed at a national level in swimming and waterpolo, setting University records and winning British Students’ championships, Cambridge Blues and London University Purples along the way. He now enjoys surfing when he can find the time. Married with three children, his free time is generally spent with family particularly following the musical and sporting activities of the younger Halcoxes

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Professor Julian Halcox

Professor Julian Halcox Consultant Cardiologist at Spire Cardiff Hospital in South Wales

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