Professor Nick Curzen
Professor of Interventional Cardiology and Consultant Cardiologist
BM (Hons), PhD, FRCP
Having qualified BM with Honours in 1987 I trained in Cardiology at The Royal Brompton, London Chest, St Bartholomews hospitals before getting a post as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary between 1999-2003. I then moved to my current post in Southampton in 2004 where I pursued a full time clinical post in interventional cardiology as well as an increasing commitment to contributing to and organising clinical research. I was promoted to Professor of Interventional Cardiology by the University of Southampton in 2013 and currently run a large research programme alongside my clinical practice.
I have considerable experience in coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty and stenting. For the last 7 years I have been part of the team delivering keyhole aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in Southampton. I am an expert in image based assessment of cardiovascular risk.
As Professor of Interventional Cardiology at the University of Southampton I have a very active research programme and run teams looking at blood clotting, coronary artery physiology, cardiac imaging and computer models of cardiac interventions. I collaborate with researchers throughout the UK as well as in Europe and USA. I am Chief Investigator for a large multicentre Uk trial called RIPCORD 2 as well as for COMET. I have been lead investigator for studies including RIPCORD and FFRCT RIPCORD.
I have been part of the Steering Committee for other multicentre UK trials including BBC ONE, CVLPRIT & FAMOUS. I have published 196 peer review papers, over 20 book chapters and have edited 3 cardiology textbooks including being co-editor of The Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Nick Curzen at Spire include:
BM(Hons) / University of Southampton / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine with Honours
British Cardiovascular Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
International Council of TCT
Clinical Lead for Coronary Research Group, University Hospital Southampton
Expert Adviser to NICE assessments of: prasugrel, ticagrelor, FFRCT and invasive FFR
International Council of Trancatheter Therapeutics Annual Conference
Past Expert Adviser to Prime Minister's Directive Unit
Past Honorary Secretary for British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Faculty to TCT and EuroPCR International Conferences
Consultant Cardiologist specialising in aortic (TAV) and coronary intervention, Wessex Cardiac Centre, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor of Interventional Cardiology, University of Southampton
Married with two children
Active sportsman: five-a-side football, cycling, gym
Favourite holiday: mountains and beaches of Snowdonia