Consultant Profile

Dr Alex Hobson

Dr Alex Hobson FRCP MBBS BSc MD
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
Special clinical interests:

Investigation of chest pain and breathlessness

Percutaneous coronary intervention (balloon and stent treatment)


Palpitations and arrhythmias


Coronary risk factor management

Research interests:

Published over 20 peer reviewed publications, topics include:

  • Interventional cardiology
  • Treatment of calcific coronary disease
  • Pressure wire
  • Antiplatelet therapies
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

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

Royal College of Physicians

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

GMC Specialist Register

Financial interests/shares:

Owns 10% of the cardiology equipment he uses at Spire Portsmouth Hospital. (The remaining share of the equipment is owned by other clinicians).

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 9236 5010
Private secretary:
Alison Moore
Private secretary telephone number:
023 9236 5010
Private secretary fax:
023 9200 3932
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Hobson qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School in 1997.  Having obtained his MRCP in 2001 he undertook Cardiology training in the Wessex area including specialist interventional fellowships in Southampton and Bournemouth. He has been a Consultant Cardiologist in Portsmouth since 2010 dealing with all aspects of cardiology and specialising in Interventional Cardiology (balloon and stent treatment of coronary narrowings) from the radial approach (wrist).

He undertook a period of research on "Applications of thrombelastography in internventional cardiology" leading to the award of an MD in 2010 and maintains an active research interest in novel interventional technologies, antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapies and cholesterol lowering medication.He has published over 20 scientific papers and acted as an expert reviewer for scientific journals, medical student text books and for NICE.

He also has an interest in postgraduate medical education and is a Royal College Tutor at the Queen Alexandra Hospital where he organises the "medical grand rounds" and is in charge of continuing medical education for Consultants.

Personal profile:

As a keen sportsman Dr Hobson represented the University of London at athletics and cricket, and played waterpolo and basketball at County level. He also likes the challenge of endurance sporting events having completed amongst others "le Marathon de Sable" and the UK ironman triathlon.

He has travelled extensively with his wife. Highlights include dog-sledging in Greenland; treking in the Himalayas and the Andes; living with the Piaroa in the Orinoco and with Iban tribesman in Borneo and travelling oer 50,000km around Southern Africa in their own vehicle.

He has a great interest in Natural History and wildlife photography.

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