Dr Syed Rizvi
MBBS, MRCP, FRCP, Diploma in Cardiology (London)
Consultant Physician at Watford General Hospital. (From 1 May 2001 to date)
I am a Senior Physician in a substantive Consultant post in a Watford District General Hospital since 1 May 2001 in the Department of Medicine. My duties are supervision of one Specialist Registrar, one GP trainee, one Core Medical Trainee and one Foundation Trainee Year 1 and teaching students from University College London and University of Grenada.
I conduct three ward rounds per week on acutely ill medical patients with a wide variety of acute medical illnesses as well as elderly inpatients. I am on call for unselected medical patients of all ages as per general medical rota.
I do one outpatient clinics per week for complex medical problems and one outpatient clinic per week for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
In addition to the above I have a special interest in looking after 22 rehabilitation patients at Langley House Rehabilitation Unit and I do two ward rounds per week for patients undergoing rehabilitation through multidisciplinary team following a stroke, surgery or needing medical rehabilitation.
I am involved in audit meetings and the clinical governance programme in my department. I am the lead for teaching programme for our department and conduct teaching meetings on every Monday between 1pm - 2pm in our Postgraduate Centre. I am a MRCP examiner for the Royal College of Physicians London for the PACES examination for the MRCP. I provide outpatient consultation as well as inpatient admission for patients of all ages with a wide variety of medical problems.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Syed Rizvi 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.
MBBS / University of Karachi / 1979
MRCP (UK) / London / 1991
Member of Royal College of Physicians
Diploma in Cardiology / London / 1992
University of London
FRCP / London / 2004
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
I am the Lead for teaching programme in my department for the doctors in training.
I am lead for three Parkinson's Disease Research Projects at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust for
These are LREC approved National Research Projects. The research study has enrolled over 1600 patients with Parkinson's Disease which began in 2001 and is due to complete in 2019.
Consultant Physician, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
I am married with three daughters. I love spending time with my family. I enjoy reading and photography when I get time.