Dr Paul Kirk
MBBS, BSc, MD, MRCP
I have been a Consultant Cardiologist since 2013 and I currently work at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage. I regularly perform coronary angiography, transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and other advanced imaging modality. I care for inpatients and outpatients suffering from syncope, palpitations, heart failure, chest pain, breathlessness, angina, palpitations, arrhythmia and hypertension.
My specialist interests are angina, angiography, arrhythmia, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, cardiac disease in pregnancy and advanced cardiac imaging techniques.
I qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School, London in 1999 with a medical degree (MBBS) and also an intercalated degree (BSc). I completed my post graduate higher specialist training in general medicine and cardiology in hospitals throughout London and the Eastern deanery. I spent three years completing a fellowship and doctorate of medicine at the Royal Brompton hospital in advanced cardiac imaging and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MDRes). I also work as an honorary consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital in advanced imaging techniques.
NIH (National Institute of Health, America) funded my fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College contributing to an MD under the supervision of Professor Dudley Pennell. I have achieved a doctorate of medicine from research into the higher imaging modality of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital. I have a keen interest in advanced imaging modalities such as 3D echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.
I have published extensively in cardiology including high profile journals such as circulation. I have presented nationally and internationally for which I was awarded the prestigious accolade of “Young Investigator of the Year” in the USA.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Paul Kirk at Spire include:
Circulation Cardiac T2* Magnetic Resonance for Prediction of Cardiac Complications in Thalassemia Major
Circulation On T2* Magnetic Resonance and Cardiac Iron
EHJ. Relation of myocardial T2* to right ventricular function in thalassaemia major
EHJ. Coronary anomalies in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome
JMRI. International Reproducibility of Single Breath-hold T2* Magnetic Resonance
JMRI. Myocardial T2* is not Affected by Ageing, Myocardial Fibrosis, or Impaired Left Ventricular Function
JCMR. Low Prevalence of Fibrosis in Thalassemia Major Assessed by Late Gadolinium Enhancement Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
JCMR. Multi-center transferability of a breath-hold T2 technique for myocardial iron assessment
Magn Reson Med. Myocardial T(*)2 measurement in iron-overloaded thalassemia
BrJHospMed. Fraud and deceit in medical research
JMRI. A Black Blood T2* Technique for Myocardial Iron Measurement
JCMR. Right ventricular volumes and function in thalassemia major patients in the absence of myocardial iron overload.
QJM. Coronary-pulmonary artery fistula:value of 64-MDCT imaging
Haematology today. MR assessment of cardiac iron and function
Haematology today. Chelation and cardiac iron
EHA Holland. Fibrosis in Cardiac Siderosis
ESC Sweden. Prevalence of fibrosis in thalassemia major
Euro CMR Italy. Prevalence of fibrosis in thalassemia
SCMR USA. Cardiac T2* magnetic resonance for prediction of cardiac complications in thalassemia major
SCMR USA. Incidence of cardiac complications in patients with cardiac siderosis
NHLI London. Cardiac complications in thalassaemia patients
BSCMR Incidence of Cardiac Complications in Patients with Thalassaemia Major
ASH USA. Myocardial T2* is not Affected by the Structural Effects of Myocardial Fibrosis, Ageing or Impaired Left Ventricular Function
ASH USA. Validation of T2* technique in ex-vivo myocardial tissue.
ASH USA. Inter-Site Validation of a Single Breath Hold T2* MR Technique for Heart and Liver Iron Measurement
Paul Kirk Introduction
Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my family and two young children. I am also a keen runner and enjoy playing regularly in squash ladders.