Dr Tim Kinnaird

Dr Tim Kinnaird

Consultant Cardiologist & Lead Interventional Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Tim Kinnaird at Spire include:

Other treatments

Radial angioplasty/angiography, complex coronary artery disease, rotational atherectomy, intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography

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Professional profile

I was born in Pontypool and studied medicine at University of Wales College of Medicine qualifying in 1992. I commenced specialist cardiology registrar training in London in 1996. In 1999 I had the opportunity to spend a year in Vancouver undertaking an echocardiography fellowship and attained a wide experience of transthoracic, transoesophageal and 3-D echocardiography. After a year back in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London gaining skills in coronary angioplasty, I crossed the Atlantic once more to spend three years in Washington, DC. During my time there I spent two years in basic science research studying the effects of stem cells on blood vessel regeneration, the results of which I was fortunate to publish in well-respected journals. For my third year at the Washington Hospital Center I completed an interventional fellowship spending ten hours a day in one of the hospitals eleven catheterisation labs undertaking coronary angioplasty. I was appointed in Cardiff as a consultant cardiologist in 2007.

I am a specialist in the diagnosis and treament of ischaemic heart disease (angina). My major area of expertise is coronary angiography, complex coronary angioplasty and treatments for refractory angina. I am also interested in valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation. Finally I also provide medico-legal opinions

To date I have performed over 8000 angiograms and over 4000 angioplasties, the majority of which have been performed from the wrist. I have also within this number treated over 1000 acute heart attack patients with angioplasty. In many of these patients I performed intra-vascular ultrasound or infra-red imaging.

I am lead Interventional Cardiologist at the University Hospital of Wales and Director of the Catheterisation Laboratories.

I am a member of NICE Technology Appraisal Committee D and travel to Manchester on a monthly basis to participate in drug appraisal.

Clinical Interests

Atrial fibrillation
Coronary artery disease
Interventional cardiology
Stroke prevention

Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Private secretary Mrs Margaret Shires
Private secretary email

Media Coverage

"Not giving up on anybody!"

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BCh / University of Wales College of Medicine / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Member Royal College of Physicians London
Member British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist and Lead Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

Lecturer, Cardiff University.

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