Consultant Profile

Dr Azad Ghuran

Dr Azad Ghuran MB ChB MRCP MD
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Echocardiography
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
Special clinical interests:

General cardiology, coronary artery disease and intervention (angioplasty and stent insertion), pacemakers, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, palpitations and arrhythmia management

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiologist, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust - Lister Hsopital and QEII

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

Member of the Royal College Physicians
British Cardiac Interventional Society
Resuscitation Council UK

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Kathy Tuckey
Private secretary telephone number:
01438 781599
Private secretary email address:
Thursday Morning
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Ghuran is a Consultant Cardiologist at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Stevenage and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City). He qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 and completed his post graduate higher specialist training in general medicine in hospitals around London including St Georges's Hospital, London, King's College Hospital London and the Sussex Cardiac Centre, Brighton.

He secured a one year Interventional fellowship to work at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG) Hospital in Amsterdam where radial angioplasty was first performed and pioneered. Throughout his training Dr Ghuran has worked with eminent European and world leaders in cardiology. He is trained in performing multivessel and complex coronary artery intervention (angioplasty/stents) using both the radial and femoral approach.

In addition to general cardiology and percutaneous coronary intervention, Dr Ghuran also has an interest in pacemakers, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, palpitations and arrhythmia management.

Dr Ghuran was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2006 after completing his thesis "Electrocardiographic Monitoring of Myocardial Ischaemia - Novel Methods and Potential Application in Implanted Devices", under the aegis of a Welcome Trust project grant. He has published many articles in the field of cardiology including one book: "Emergency Cardiology", five book chapters and many peer-reviewed articles. He has also reviewed articles for several foremost cardiology journals and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally in the field of cardiology.

Dr Ghuran takes an active role in training general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, technicians, paramedics and medical students.

Personal profile:

Dr Ghuran is married with three children. He speaks spanish and his hobbies include windsurfing, tennis, squash and cricket.

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Dr Azad Ghuran

Consultant Cardiologist at Spire Harpenden Hospital

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