Dr Matthew Kahn
Consultant Cardiologist (Specialist interest in Heart Failure and Complex Pacing / Defibrillator implantation)
MBChB MRCP BSc PhD
I am a Consultant Cardiologist (with a specialist interest in advanced heart failure and complex pacing/defibrillator implantation). I am passionate about the early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. My aim is to deliver patient focused care in a sensitive and evidence-based manner.
I obtained my medical degree from the University of Leeds (2003) before completing my specialist training in Greater Manchester (accredited in cardiology in addition to general medicine). I then undertook a Post CCT-Fellowship in advanced heart failure and device therapy at Wythenshawe Hospital before taking up my first consultant post at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (Heart Failure and Device Lead).
Having spent over three enjoyable years at Pennine growing the Heart Failure service, I have now taken up an exciting opportunity to work as a consultant cardiologist (Heart Failure & complex Device Specialist) at the world-renowned specialist cardiac center ‘Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital’. I have full accreditation from the European Heart Rhythm Association and am also accredited with the British Society of Echocardiography.
I have a strong academic background having completed a PhD at the University of Leeds. I obtained a first class honours BSc degree in pharmacology as an undergraduate, which stimulated an interest in biomedical research. Having obtained my MRCP at the earliest opportunity, I secured short-term funding through the British Heart Foundation (BHF) scholarship scheme to undertake preliminary work in the Division of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research at the University of Leeds.
I went on to secure a BHF-funded clinical research training fellowship during which time I undertook my proposed project investigating the influence of insulin-resistance on vascular regeneration alongside work looking at heart failure outcomes. I successfully completed my PhD in 2012. During my research period, I obtained over 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals. I presented my research at both national and international meetings and was a finalist for the 'British Cardiovascular Society Young Researcher Award', 'University of Leeds Post-Graduate Researcher Award', 'Diabetes UK Young Researcher Award' and winner of the 'British Atherosclerosis Young Investigator of the year Award'.
Cardiovascular disease accounts for more than 25% of all deaths in the UK (>150,000 deaths per year). Early deaths are particularly common in Greater Manchester, which has one of the highest premature cardiovascular death rates in the UK.
Cardiovascular disease can manifest in many ways (see below for some particular common complaints): chest pains, palpitations, syncope / blackouts, dizziness, breathlessness. Symptoms such as these can often be clues to underlying disease processes such as angina, arrhythmia (such as atrial fibrillation), heart failure / cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, hypertension and lipid disorders. Disease prevention is essential in our common environment and so early recognition and treatment is essential.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Matthew Kahn at Spire include:
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology / University of Leeds / 2000
Bachelor of Science
MBChB / University of Leeds / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP / RCP / 2006
Member of Royal College of Physicians
PhD / University of Leeds / 2012
Doctor of Philosophy
European Heart Rhythm Association Full Accreditation / EHRA / 2016
Heart Failure and Device Lead
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Consultant Cardiologist and Heart Failure and Device Lead, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Consultant cardiologist (Heart Failure & complex Device Specialist) at Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital
I live in Cheshire with my wife and two much adored children. In my spare time I love to travel and enjoy most sports.