Professor Daniel Blackman

Professor Daniel Blackman

Consultant Cardiologist

MBChb MD MRCP


Specialises in

  • Chest pain
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary angiography
  • Heart valve disease
  • Heart investigations

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I have been a consultant cardiologist for 19 years, subspecialising in interventional cardiology including coronary artery disease and heart valve disease. I am recognised as an international expert in the field of transcatheter valve intervention.

I treat patients with all forms of heart disease. My specialist expertise is in coronary artery disease and heart valve disease. I perform coronary angiography. I am recognised as a national and international expert in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and transcatheter mitral valve repair, and have taught TAVI to doctors across the UK, Europe, the USA, and the rest of the world.

To date I have performed over 10,000 coronary angiograms, over 5000 coronary angioplasty/stent procedures, and over 2000 TAVIs.

I am the Director of the Structural Intervention programme in Leeds.
I have had a number of leadership positions in the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, including Honorary Secretary between 2016 and 2020, and am currently Chair of the BCIS Structural Heart disease committee.

In addition to my clinical work, I have a major role in research and innovation in the field of interventional cardiology. I was appointed Professor of Interventional Cardiology at the University of Leeds in 2022. I have published around 150 papers in cardiology. I have ensured that Leeds has been at the forefront of innovation in interventional cardiology since my appointment in 2005. Leeds is now recognised as the leading interventional cardiology centre outside London and the South East.

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General Medical Council Number: 3564585

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Daniel Blackman at Spire include:

Cardiology

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Additional information

Atrial fibrillation
Cardiology
Coronary artery disease
Hypertension
Interventional cardiology

MB ChB (Honours) / University of Birmingham / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Honours degree awarded to top 5% of graduates


Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)

Member of the British Cardiovascular Society

Member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

Member of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention


Professional leadership

Director of Structural Interventional Cardiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Director of Structural Interventional Cardiology Research, University of Leeds
Chair of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society Structural Heart Group
Honorary Secretary of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (2016-2020)

Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Interventional Cardiology

I am happily married with 2 children who have (almost) fled the nest, but I still have my labrador to meet me at the door each day.
My great passion outside work and family is sport. I have had to hang up my rugby boots but am still turning out for Boston Spa 2nd X1 at hockey, running, and playing golf very badly. I am a committed supporter of almost every sport, enjoying cricket at Headingley, and suffering at Elland Road on a regular basis.

Telephone 0113 269 3939
Email info@spireleeds.com
Private secretary Sue Inman
Private secretary telephone 07443 542 363
Private secretary email sueinman@nhs.net