Dr Richard Watkin
MD, MRCP, FESC
I am skilled in all aspects of coronary intervention having worked in several high volume centres. I have broad experience in all aspects of general adult cardiology and hold a national accreditation in echocardiography (heart ultrasound scanning).
I am a graduate of the University of Birmingham and completed his training in Cardiology in the West Midlands. I was awarded an MD in 2004 for my research into infective endocarditis.
I have published widely on this subject and am a national expert in infective endocarditis treatment and prevention.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Richard Watkin at Spire include:
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
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
British Society of Echocardiography
British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Royal College of Physicians
Heart of England NHS Trust.
I enjoy sports and plays squash competitively, I enjoy climbing hills. I summited Mount Kilimanjaro at over 5900 metres last year and spend spare time on the hills of the Lake District, North Wales and the Scottish Highlands. I am a father of two children which has kerbed my golf handicap however I hope to return to improve upon this in later life.