Key Honorary staff

 

 

Dr William Bradlow

Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital Birmingham

Dr William Bradlow is interested in how data science and technology can be applied to improve the clinical care of patients with chronic diseases, specifically hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, using data arising from routine clinical care. He works with Professor George Gkoutos, Chair of Bioinformatics, and his team.

Email: William.Bradlow@uhb.nhs.uk

Dr Paul Clift

Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital Birmingham

Email: Paul.Clift@uhb.nhs.uk

Dr Derek Connolly

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Connolly's major research interest is in the detection and treatment of coronary artery disease. He has been chief or principle investigator in a range of trials of new therapies to reduce heart attacks and strokes. Dr Connolly has a large interest in Cardiac CT and it’s use in finding patients who need stents of bypass or who would benefit by treatments to protect them against future events.

Email: Derek.Connolly1@nhs.net

Dr Rami Dhillon

Consultant Interventional Paediatric Cardiologist, Birmingham Children's Hospital

Dr Dhillon's research interests consists of Cardiopulmonary adaptation after correction of congenital cardiac lesions. Outcomes after intervention or surgery to correct or palliate congenital heart disease and Paediatric pulmonary hypertension. Dr Dhillon is an Advisory Editor of Pediatric Cardiology.

Email: rami.dhillon@nhs.net

Dr Nicola Edwards

Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital Birmingham

Dr Edward's primary research interests involve the use of advanced cardiac imaging modalities (cardiac MRI and echocardiography) to investigate mechanisms of abnormal ventricular function in non-ischaemic cardiac pathologies. Specifically interests relate to early stage chronic kidney disease, inherited metabolic disease and valvular heart disease.

Email: n.c.edwards@bham.ac.uk 

Dr Charlie Ferro

Consultant Nephrologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Ferro’s research programme centres on the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease and its prevention. He is chief investigator or senior co-investigator on the Birmingham Cardio-Renal Group portfolio of studies, which evaluate different interventions in patients with CKD.

Email: charles.ferro@uhb.nhs.uk 

Mr Tim Jones

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Email: tim.jones9@nhs.net

Dr Peter Ludman

Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital Birmingham

Email: peter.ludman@unb.nhs.uk

Dr Alexandra Mazharian

Dr Mazharian worked with the Institute and was a senior member of the Birmingham Platelet Group. The objective of Alexandra’s research is to elucidate novel signalling events regulating megakaryocyte development and platelet production in health and disease. 

Email: a.mazharian@bham.ac.uk

Professor Domenico Pagano

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Research Interests:
Myocardial metabolism and protection in cardiac surgery
Clinical Outcomes Research using large databases. 

Email: domenicopagano@uhb.nhs.uk

Professor Yotis Senis


Professor Senis worked with the Institute and was a senior member of the Birmingham Platelet Group. Yotis' main research interests are platelet protein-tyrosine phosphatases and how they regulate platelet activation, thrombosis and haemostasis.

Email: y.senis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rick Steeds

Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Steeds research focusses on imaging biomarkers of cardiovascular stress in valvular heart disease and, through the Birmingham Cardio-Renal Group, in chronic kidney disease. One of his current BHF-funded projects focusses on left ventricular response in patients with severe mitral regurgitation, a problem which is expected to double by 2030. The research to-date has demonstrated that asymptomatic severe MR is associated with expansion of the myocardial extracellular volume detectable by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and that these changes may be responsible for failure of the left ventricular myocardium to improve despite surgical correction of volume overload. Future research will determine whether this can be used to optimise timing of surgery.

Email: Rick.Steeds@uhb.nhs.uk 

Professor Jon Townend

Consultant Cardiologist, Interventional Cardiology and Heart Transplantation , University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Townend's major research interest is the association of cardiovascular death and disease with chronic kidney disease (CKD) which is a common problem affecting over 10% of the UK population. The group have used clinical research methods including measurement of arterial stiffness and cardiac magnetic imaging techniques to assess myocardial tissue change and cardiac function in patients with CKD and in prospective studies of kidney donors.  With a BHF funded UK multi-centre study they are looking at the effects of drugs to try and prevent or reverse these changes and are currently developing links with colleagues in basic science  to look at renal mechanisms of cardiac fibrosis including the role of FGF23. 

Email: john.townend@uhb.nhs.uk 

Dr Chetan Varma

Consultant Cardiologist, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Email: c.varma@nhs.net

Professor Rajiv Vohra

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Vohra is interested in inflammatory markers of arterial aneurysm all disease, Epidemiology of peripheral vascular disease, outcome  analysis of endogenous treatment of varicose veins, markers of extra cranial cerebrovascular disease, anti-inflammatory role of starches and the outcome analysis of endovascular arterial procedures.

Email: rajiv@vohra.org.uk