Dr Alex Hobson

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc (Hons) MBBS MD (Res) FRCP

Specialises in

I qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School in 1997. Having obtained my MRCP in 2001 I undertook Cardiology training in the Wessex area including specialist interventional fellowships in Southampton and Bournemouth.

I specialise in the assessment, investigation, and management of patients at risk of or with suspected or known cardiac (heart) problems. This includes patients with symptoms of chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness and funny turns as well as patients with concerns about their heart health. I sub-specialise in percutaneous coronary intervention (Angioplasty / Balloon and stent treatment of narrowing in the arteries around the heart).

I have performed over 2,500 coronary interventions since 2010. I perform over 95% of interventions from the wrist (radial artery).


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Alex Hobson at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • 24 hr BP assessment       
  • Ambulatory monitoring
  • Coronary angiography
  • DC cardioversion 
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Exercise ECG
  • Intravascular imaging
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Pressure wire evaluation

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Additional information

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

GMC Specialist Register

I have authored or co-authored over 25 peer reviewed publications on topics including antiplatelet therapy, CT coronary angiography, and treatment of calcific coronary artery disease, coronary physiology and human factors. I have written book chapters in the Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology and in “Management of Cardiovascular Conditions in Adults in Critical Care” and acted as an expert reviewer for NICE and medical student text books.

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Clinical Director of Cardiology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Chairman of the South Coast Intervention Group

As a keen sportsman I represented the University of London at athletics and cricket, and played waterpolo and basketball at County level. I also like the challenge of endurance sporting events having completed amongst others "le Marathon de Sable" and the UK ironman triathlon.

I have travelled extensively with my wife. Highlights include dog-sledging in Greenland, treking in the Himalayas and the Andes, living with the Piaroa in the Orinoco and with Iban tribesmen in Borneo and travelling over 50,000km around Southern Africa in our own vehicle. I have a great interest in Natural History and wildlife photography.

Owns 8.33% of the cardiology equipment he uses at Spire Portsmouth Hospital. (The remaining share of the equipment is owned by other clinicians).
Telephone 023 9236 5010
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