Dr Magdi El-Omar

Dr Magdi El-Omar

Consultant Cardiologist


Specialises in

  • Coronary artery stenting
  • Angina
  • Heart failure
  • Heart rhythm disturbances
  • High blood pressure

I graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, in 1988. I did my General Medical training in London and Oxford, including a 2-year General Medical rotation at St Thomas' Hospital, working under Sir Professor Richard Thompson (ex Physician to the Queen and ex President of the Royal College of Physicians). I then embarked on a career in Cardiology, completing my General Cardiology training in Birmingham, Oxford and Wales. I then subspecialised in coronary intervention, which included a 2.5 year interventional fellowship at the prestigious Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, and the New York University Medical Centre, New York, USA.

My specialist interests include complex coronary intervention, the management of acute and stable coronary artery disease and the management of heart failure. I am one of the highest volume coronary intervention operators in the UK. I am currently the lead for the acute chest pain service at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. I hold six Clinical Excellence Awards.

I am active in research and have published widely in the fields of vascular biology, coronary intervention, heart failure and diabetic cardiomyopathy, the latter being the subject of my BHF Junior Research Fellowship MD with Prof Ajay Shah. I am a regular reviewer for several international Cardiology journals, and am Editor-in-Chief of Heart International, an international, peer-reviewed, general Cardiology journal. I am Co-director of the global C3 conference (Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics), which is held annually in Orlando, USA.


General Medical Council Number: 3279351

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Magdi El-Omar at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary rotablation
  • Coronary stenting
  • Fractional flow reserve measurement (Pressure Wire studies)
  • Intravascular coronary imaging
  • Intracoronary optical coherence tomography
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Transthoracic echocardiography

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Additional information


Special clinical interests: complex coronary intervention; coronary angioplasty/coronary stenting; management of acute and stable coronary syndromes; management of angina; management of heart failure; management of heart rhythm disturbances; management of high blood pressure; management of syncope/pre-syncope (faints caused by heart problems).

BSc / London / 1985
Bachelor of Science

MBBS / London / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / London / 1991
Member of Royal College of Physicians

MD / London / 2003
Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships


British Cardiovascular Intervention Society


Professional leadership

Lead for Acute chest pain service - MRI
Editor-in-Chief of Heart International
Co-Director of C3 Conference (Annual Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics: Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit) in Orlando, USA.

Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester.

I try and strike a balance between family and work, which can prove challenging at times. The whole family loves medicine and three of my children are medics, with a fourth hoping to follow suit. I am a keen footballer, although my ageing knees sometimes fail me and limit my contribution to the team effort! When I have spare time, I like to do landscape oil painting, but have not succeeded in selling any of my paintings as yet!