Dr Paul Kirk

Consultant Cardiologist

MBBS, BSc, MD, MRCP


Specialises in

  • Breathlessness
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Heart failure
  • Palpitations

I have been a Consultant Cardiologist since 2013 and I currently work at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage. I regularly perform coronary angiography, transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and other advanced imaging modality. I care for inpatients and outpatients suffering from syncope, palpitations, heart failure, chest pain, breathlessness, angina, palpitations, arrhythmia and hypertension.

My specialist interests are angina, angiography, arrhythmia, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, cardiac disease in pregnancy and advanced cardiac imaging techniques.

I qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School, London in 1999 with a medical degree (MBBS) and also an intercalated degree (BSc). I completed my post graduate higher specialist training in general medicine and cardiology in hospitals throughout London and the Eastern deanery. I spent three years completing a fellowship and doctorate of medicine at the Royal Brompton hospital in advanced cardiac imaging and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MDRes). I also work as an honorary consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital in advanced imaging techniques.

NIH (National Institute of Health, America) funded my fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College contributing to an MD under the supervision of Professor Dudley Pennell. I have achieved a doctorate of medicine from research into the higher imaging modality of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital. I have a keen interest in advanced imaging modalities such as 3D echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.

I have published extensively in cardiology including high profile journals such as circulation. I have presented nationally and internationally for which I was awarded the prestigious accolade of “Young Investigator of the Year” in the USA.

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General Medical Council Number: C4619785

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Paul Kirk at Spire include:

Cardiology

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Clinical interests

Cardiology
Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology)
Atrial fibrillation
Echocardiography
Vascular medicine
Stroke prevention
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery disease
Hypertension

Special clinical interests: Angiography, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Angina, Breathlessness, Palpitations, Dizziness, Syncope, General Cardiology.

Research and publications

Circulation Cardiac T2* Magnetic Resonance for Prediction of Cardiac Complications in Thalassemia Major

Circulation On T2* Magnetic Resonance and Cardiac Iron

EHJ. Relation of myocardial T2* to right ventricular function in thalassaemia major

EHJ. Coronary anomalies in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome

JMRI. International Reproducibility of Single Breath-hold T2* Magnetic Resonance

JMRI. Myocardial T2* is not Affected by Ageing, Myocardial Fibrosis, or Impaired Left Ventricular Function

JCMR. Low Prevalence of Fibrosis in Thalassemia Major Assessed by Late Gadolinium Enhancement Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

JCMR. Multi-center transferability of a breath-hold T2 technique for myocardial iron assessment

Magn Reson Med. Myocardial T(*)2 measurement in iron-overloaded thalassemia

BrJHospMed. Fraud and deceit in medical research

JMRI. A Black Blood T2* Technique for Myocardial Iron Measurement

JCMR. Right ventricular volumes and function in thalassemia major patients in the absence of myocardial iron overload.

QJM. Coronary-pulmonary artery fistula:value of 64-MDCT imaging

Haematology today. MR assessment of cardiac iron and function

Haematology today. Chelation and cardiac iron

EHA Holland. Fibrosis in Cardiac Siderosis

ESC Sweden. Prevalence of fibrosis in thalassemia major

Euro CMR Italy. Prevalence of fibrosis in thalassemia

SCMR USA. Cardiac T2* magnetic resonance for prediction of cardiac complications in thalassemia major

SCMR USA. Incidence of cardiac complications in patients with cardiac siderosis

NHLI London. Cardiac complications in thalassaemia patients

BSCMR Incidence of Cardiac Complications in Patients with Thalassaemia Major

ASH USA. Myocardial T2* is not Affected by the Structural Effects of Myocardial Fibrosis, Ageing or Impaired Left Ventricular Function

ASH USA. Validation of T2* technique in ex-vivo myocardial tissue.

ASH USA. Inter-Site Validation of a Single Breath Hold T2* MR Technique for Heart and Liver Iron Measurement

Media Coverage

Paul Kirk Introduction
January 2016

Current NHS posts

Lister Hospital, Stevenage.

Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Personal profile

Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my family and two young children. I am also a keen runner and enjoy playing regularly in squash ladders.

Contact information

Telephone 0800 585 112
Website http://www.private-practice.net/
Private secretary Sue Wilcox
Private secretary telephone 0121 244 6279
Private secretary email cardiology@private-practice.net