Dr Andrew Elkington


Cardiology specialities:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Vascular medicine
  • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Hypertension
  • Echocardiography
  • Congenital heart disease

Specialist clinical interests:

  • General cardiology
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Echo (including stress echo and TOE)
  • Cardiovascular MRI
  • Cardiac CT

Research interests:

  • Assessment of myocardial ischaemia

Year of first medical qualification

Current memberships:

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Professional profile:

Dr Elkington trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1997. He gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2000. He completed his MD thesis in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance at The Royal Brompton Hospital in 2006, and trained in cardiology in London, Bristol and Australia.

He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and visiting Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2009. He is clinical lead for cardiac imaging at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and has established a successful cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) service in Reading and overseen a rapid expansion of the CMR service at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

He is asked to speak at regional and national CMR meetings and review manuscripts for peer reviewed journals. He was made Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2013.

Dr Elkington is trained in all aspects of general cardiology, with particular interest in the non-invasive assessment of chest pain, breathlessness and cardiac dysfunction.

Personal profile:

When not at work he likes to spend time with his wife and four young children.