Professor Simon Redwood

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist


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Professor Redwood qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London in 1987. He trained in Cardiology at The Royal London Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and St George’s Hospital, London. Interventional training was obtained at The Washington Cardiology Center, Washington, DC and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

Professor Redwood is Professor of Interventional Cardiology/ Honorary Consultant Cardiologist and Director of the Cardiac Catheter labs at St Thomas’. He was President of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society from 2012-2016. He has been performing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for over 20 years and is trained in all aspects of adult interventional cardiology including IVUS, pressure wire, stent implantation, rotational atherectomy, laser angioplasty. In addition, he has extensive experience in trans-catheter aortic valve implantation and percutaneous mitral valve interventions as well as interventions for heart failure including the Parachute device.

Dr Redwood is Senior Lecturer/ Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cardiac Catheter labs at St Thomas’, the highest volume catheter lab suite in the UK. He is also Lead Clinician for Research and Development and a Council Member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society. He is trained in all aspects of adult interventional cardiology including intravascular ultrasound, physiological lesion assessment using pressure-sensor tipped wires, stent implantation, rotational atherectomy and laser angioplasty including the laserwire for chronic total occlusions.

His has particular interest in interventional cardiology based research including risk analysis and prediction of events post percutaneous coronary intervention, evaluation of coronary stents, coronary artery and myocardial physiology during ischaemia and the Interventional management of out-of hospital cardiac arrest. He continues to run an active research team, has over 160 publications, is lead editor of a major Interventional Cardiology textbook (Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology), and is currently editing the second edition. He has raised over £10m in grant funding and has supervised >18 MD/PhD theses.

I have one of the highest volume experiences in performing adult cardiac catheterisation and coronary angioplasty procedures in the UK, and have extensive experience in all aspects of coronary angioplasty. I also have the highest volume experience in trans-catheter aortic valve implantation with over 600 procedures to date.

I have been a Council member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society since 2005, including Treasurer for five years and President from 2012 to 2016.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Simon Redwood at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Angioplasty (stent/balloon implantation)
  • Coronary angiography
  • Interventional cardiology

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Clinical interests

Atrial fibrillation
Coronary artery disease
Interventional cardiology

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / St George's Hospital, University of London / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians - FRCP

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology - FACC

Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions - FSCAI

Professional leadership

Immediate Past President of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

Current NHS posts

Professor of Interventional Cardiology, King's College Hospital London
Consultant Cardiologist, St Thomas' Hospital London