Consultant Profile

Dr Paul Kirk

Dr Paul Kirk MBBS, BSc, MD, MRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Echocardiography
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
    • Stroke prevention
    • Vascular medicine
Special clinical interests:

Advanced Cardiac Imaging
General Cardiology

Research interests:

Cardiac MRI

Heart Failure

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Royal Brompton Hospital, London

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

Member of Royal College Physicians
British Society of Echocardiography
Society of Cardiovascular CT
British society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation.
Level 2 Accreditation in Cardiac CT
Doctorate of Medicine for Research into advanced Cardiac Imaging.

Young Investigator of the Year, USA.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Lucy Ryde
Private secretary telephone number:
0208 050 2383
Private secretary fax:
0207 788 9652
Private secretary email address:
Saturday am
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Kirk qualified from St Georges Hospital Medical School, London in 1999 with a medical degree (MBBS) and also an intercalated degree (BSc). He completed his post graduate higher specialist training in general medicine and cardiology in hospitals throughout London and the Eastern deanery. He spent three years completing a fellowship and doctorate of medicine at the Royal Brompton hospital in advanced cardiac imaging and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MDRes).

Dr Kirk has published extensively in cardiology including high profile journals such as circulation. Dr Kirk has presented nationally and internationally for which he was awarded the prestigious accolade of “Young Investigator of the Year” in the USA.

His specialist interests are angina, angiography, arrhythmia, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, cardiac disease in pregnancy and advanced cardiac imaging techniques.



Dr Kirk currently works at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage as a consultant cardiologist. He regularly performs coronary angiography, transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and other advanced imaging modality.

He cares for inpatients and outpatients suffering from syncope, palpitations, heart failure, chest pain, breathlessness, angina, palpitations, arrhythmia and hypertension.

Dr Kirk also works as an honorary consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital in advanced imaging techniques.



NIH (National Institute of Health, America) funded fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College contributing to an MD under the supervision of Professor Dudley Pennell.

Dr Kirk has achieved a doctorate of medicine from research into the higher imaging modality of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

He has a keen interest in advanced imaging modalities such as 3D echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.

Click here to watch an introduction to Dr Kirk on YouTube


British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation.

Level 2 Accreditation in Cardiac CT

Doctorate of Medicine for research into advanced cardiac imaging.

Young Investigator of the Year, USA.



Circulation Cardiac T2* Magnetic Resonance for Prediction of Cardiac Complications in Thalassemia Major 

Circulation On T2* Magnetic Resonance and Cardiac Iron

EHJ. Relation of myocardial T2* to right ventricular function in thalassaemia major

EHJ. Coronary anomalies in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome 

JMRI.  International Reproducibility of Single Breath-hold T2* Magnetic Resonance 

JMRI. Myocardial T2* is not Affected by Ageing, Myocardial Fibrosis, or Impaired Left Ventricular Function 

JCMR. Low Prevalence of Fibrosis in Thalassemia Major Assessed by Late Gadolinium Enhancement Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 

 JCMR. Multi-center transferability of a breath-hold T2 technique for myocardial iron assessment

 Magn Reson Med. Myocardial T(*)2 measurement in iron-overloaded thalassemia

 BrJHospMed. Fraud and deceit in medical research 

JMRI. A Black Blood T2* Technique for Myocardial Iron Measurement

 JCMR. Right ventricular volumes and function in thalassemia major patients in the absence of myocardial iron overload.

 QJM. Coronary-pulmonary artery fistula:value of 64-MDCT imaging

Haematology today. MR assessment of cardiac iron and function 

Haematology today. Chelation and cardiac iron 

EHA Holland. Fibrosis in Cardiac Siderosis

 ESC Sweden. Prevalence of fibrosis in thalassemia major

 Euro CMR Italy. Prevalence of fibrosis in thalassemia

SCMR USA. Cardiac T2* magnetic resonance for prediction of cardiac complications in thalassemia major

SCMR USA. Incidence of cardiac complications in patients with cardiac siderosis

NHLI London. Cardiac complications in thalassaemia patients 

BSCMR Incidence of Cardiac Complications in Patients with Thalassaemia Major

ASH USA. Myocardial T2* is not Affected by the Structural Effects of Myocardial Fibrosis, Ageing or Impaired Left Ventricular Function

ASH USA. Validation of T2* technique in ex-vivo myocardial tissue.

 ASH USA. Inter-Site Validation of a Single Breath Hold T2* MR Technique for Heart and Liver Iron Measurement


You can book an appointment with Dr Kirk here or contact his sercretary Lucy on 0208 050 2383

Personal profile:

Outside of medicine Dr Kirk enjoys spending time with his family and two young children. He is also a keen runner and enjoys playing regularly in squash ladders.

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Dr Paul Kirk

Dr Paul Kirk Cardiology Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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