Dr Arif Ahsan
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
BA (Hons), MBBS, MA (Oxon), FRCP, MD
I have been a Consultant Cardiologist for over 20 years. My medical degree is from Merton College Oxford (open scholarship) and The Royal London Hospital. I undertook my specialist cardiology research at The National Heart Hospital receiving my MD in 1991 for pioneering work in the field of Electrophysiology and Ablation which, at that time, was in its infancy.
My specialist cardiology training was at The Royal Brompton Hospital where I worked with world leaders in the fields of stenting, ablation and devices. My training was completed as a Senior Registrar at The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield where I set up the Electrophysiology and Ablation service. In 1994 I was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Nottingham City Hospital (now Nottingham University Hospital) with responsibility for setting up all interventional services.
I performed the first angioplasties, ablations, defibrillator and resynchronisation device implantations in Nottingham. Having more than 20 years experience, I have now performed several thousands of each of these procedures.
I have published papers on ablation, pacing, stenting and angina. I was principal investigator for numerous international research studies including Themis, Pegasus, Fourier, Timi Solid, Tra2P, Improve it, Arise, Oasis 5, Gusto 4, Optimal, Opus Timi 16, Europa Aristotle, DANPACE, Alive and UKPACE.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Arif Ahsan at Spire include:
I practice in all areas of interventional cardiology and so am happy to see patients requiring specialist advice and treatment for any of the following:
Physiological Sciences / Oxford University / 1978
MBBS / University of London / 1981
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MA / Oxford University / 1982
Master of Arts
MRCP / UK / 1984
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London
MD / University of London / 1991
Doctor of Medicine
FRCP / UK / 1998
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London