Consultant Profile

Dr Andrew Elkington

Dr Andrew Elkington 
Practicing at:
Spire Dunedin Hospital, Reading
  • Cardiology
    • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Echocardiography
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
    • Vascular medicine
Special clinical interests:

General cardiology, valvular heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, echo (including stress echo and TOE), cardiovascular MRI, and cardiac CT.

Research interests:

Assessment of myocardial ischaemia.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiologist - Royal Berkshire Hospital

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

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

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0118 955 3433
Private secretary:
Sue  Adams
Private secretary telephone number:
0118 955 3433
Background Information 
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.

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Dr Andrew Elkington

Cardiology, Berkshire - The Berkshire Heart Clinic - Dr Andrew Elkington

The Berkshire Heart Clinic

Cardiology, Reading, Berkshire - Dr Andrew Elkington
The Berkshire Heart Clinic is a consultant lead, rapid access Cardiology service at Spire Dunedin Hospital in Reading.  Click here for more information on the Berkshire Heart Clinic.

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