Dr Alex Sirker
Consultant Cardiologist (General and Interventional Cardiology)
MA (Cantab), MB BChir, FRCP, PhD
I was initially appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at University College London Hospitals in 2013. I have extensive experience in all aspects of general adult cardiology and particular specialist expertise in the care and management of patients with coronary artery disease.
I see patients who are concerned about symptoms such as chest pains, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and faints. I am involved in the long term care of patients with heart conditions including coronary artery disease, heart valve problems, heart rhythm distubances, high blood pressure and heart failure.
I also regularly review patients with heart-related concerns prior to (non-heart related) surgery and other planned treatments.
I undertake keyhole-type procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected or known heart artery problems. This includes advanced assessment of heart arteries using state-of-the art scanning techniques inside the vessels. I also perform treatment of heart artery disease (where appropriate) with ballooning and stents.
In 2015, I was also appointed as a consultant at the new Barts Heart Centre at Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.
In addition to my clinical work, I am actively involved in research on heart diseases. I am an Honorary Associate Professor in the Insitute of Cardiac Sciences at University College London (UCL). I have published extensively on factors that can influence outcome and survival after heart attacks.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Alex Sirker at Spire include:
Spire Bushey Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BA / University of Cambridge / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MA / University of Cambridge / 1998
Master of Arts
MB BChir / University of Cambridge / 1996
Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP / Royal College of Physicians of London / 1999
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
FRCP / Royal College of Physicians of London / 2017
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
I am on the editorial board for the British Journal of Hospital Medicine. I act as a reviewer for leading medical journals, including The Lancet. I have recently served on the Academic and Research committee of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society.