Dr Azad Ghuran
MB ChB MRCP MD
I am a Consultant Cardiologist at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Stevenage and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City). I qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 and completed my post graduate higher specialist training in general medicine in hospitals around London including St George's Hospital, London, King's College Hospital, London and the Sussex Cardiac Centre, Brighton.
I secured a one year Interventional fellowship to work at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG) Hospital in Amsterdam where radial angioplasty was first performed and pioneered. Throughout my training I have worked with eminent European and world leaders in cardiology. I am trained in performing multi-vessel and complex coronary artery intervention (angioplasty/stents) using both the radial and femoral approach.
In addition to general cardiology and percutaneous coronary intervention, I also have an interest in pacemakers, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, palpitations and arrhythmia management.
I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2006 after completing my thesis "Electrocardiographic Monitoring of Myocardial Ischaemia - Novel Methods and Potential Application in Implanted Devices", under the aegis of a Welcome Trust project grant.
I take an active role in training general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, technicians, paramedics and medical students.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Azad Ghuran at Spire include:
Spire Harpenden 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.
MBChB / University of Edinburgh / 1993
Undergraduate Medical Degree
MRCP / Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh / 1996
Member of the Royal College of Physicians
MD / University of Edinburgh / 2008
Doctor of Medicine
FESC / European Society of Cardiology / 2016
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
Cardiology Clinical Governance lead at East and North Herts NHS Trust
I have published many articles in the field of cardiology including one book: "Emergency Cardiology", five book chapters and many peer-reviewed articles. I have also reviewed articles for several foremost cardiology journals and have presented at conferences nationally and internationally in the field of cardiology.
Consultant Cardiologist, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust - Lister Hospital and QEII
I am married with three children who all go to school locally. I speak Spanish and my hobbies include windsurfing, tennis, football, squash and cricket.