Professor Julian Halcox

Consultant Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Julian Halcox at Spire include:

Other treatments

Ambulatory ECG monitoring, myocardial perfusion scanning (SPECT)

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Professional profile

I am an experienced clinician scientist with a special interest in coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease prevention. I have been a Consultant Cardiologist since 2003. My current NHS base is at the Morriston and Singleton Hospitals in Swansea, having previously been on the consultant staff at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, University College London Hospital, The Heart Hospital, The London Clinic, The Harley Street Clinic and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. I have an academic base in the Institute of Life Sciences, Swansea University Medical School where I have an active research programme. I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1991 and trained in cardiology at The London Chest, St. Bartholomew’s and University College London Hospitals also spending 3 years as a Visiting Scientist in the US National Heart Lung and Blood Institute between 1998-2001.

I have particular expertise and an international profile in the field of preventive cardiovascular medicine, with a particular clinical and research interest in managing high blood pressure and lipid (cholesterol) disorders. I also have a great interest in the investigation and treatment of coronary artery disease (angina) and atrial fibrillation and have an active clinical research programme in these disease areas. I have been involved in the development of European as well as local expert guidelines for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease

Clinical Interests

Atrial fibrillation
Coronary artery disease
Stroke prevention
Vascular medicine

Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Private secretary Marilyn Helman
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

BA, MB, BChir, MA, MD, FRCP / University of Cambridge / 1991
Medical degrees

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians
Royal Society of Medicine
Welsh Cardiovascular Society
European Society of Cardiology
European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
European Atherosclerosis Society

Professional leadership

Cardiovascular Speciality Group Member, National Institute for Healthcare Research UK
Scientific Director, Heart Research Wales
Member of Welsh Cardiovascular Society Executive Committee
Member of Medical, Scientific and Resrearch Committee, HEART UK

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Current NHS posts

Professor of Cardiology at Swansea University Medical School.

Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Morriston and Singleton Hospitals.

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Personal Profile

I previously competed at a national level in swimming and waterpolo, setting University records and winning British Students’ championships, Cambridge Blues and London University Purples along the way. I am now a keen open water swimmer and swam the English Channel in 2013 with a team of colleagues and friends to raise money for Heart Research in Wales. I also enjoy surfing when I can find the time. My wife Emma and I have three children, spending most of our free time following their many musical and sporting activities!

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