Consultant Profile

Dr Richard Watkin

Dr Richard Watkin MD MRCP MBChB
Practicing at:
Spire Little Aston Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Interventional cardiology
Special clinical interests:

General adult cardiology (including evaluation and treatment of chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness and hypertension).
Coronary heart disease risk factor evaluation and prevention. Heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
Coronary angioplasty.

Renal Sympathetic Denervation Therapy for Hypertension

Research interests:

Coronary Heart Disease
Infective Endcarditis

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Heart of England NHS Trust

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

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
British Society of Echocardiography
British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Royal College of Physicians

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0121 580 7151
Private secretary telephone number:
07827 446 803
Private secretary email address:
Wednesday Evenings and Thursday Afternoon
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Richard Watkin is a graduate of the University of Birmingham and completed his training in Cardiology in the West Midlands. He  is skilled in all aspects of coronary intervention having worked in several high volume centres. He has broad experience in all aspects of general adult cardiology and holds national accreditation in echocardiography (heart ultrasound scanning). He was awarded an MD in 2004 for his research into infective endocarditis. Dr Watkin has published widely on this subject and is a national expert in infective endocarditis treatment and prevention.

Personal profile:

Dr Watkin enjoys sports and plays squash competitively, he also enjoys climbing hills. He summited Mount Kilimanjaro at over 5900 metres last year and spend spends spare time on the hills of the Lake District, North Wales and Scottish Highlands.
Dr Watkin is a father to two children and this has kerbed his golf handicap which he hopes to return to in later life.

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Dr Richard Watkin

Dr Richard Watkin Cardiology Consultant, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, private hospital specialist.

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