Dr. Mark Westwood
Dr Mark Westwood was educated at St John's College, Oxford and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. His interest in cardiac MRI (CMR) started in 2001 with his MD thesis on CMR. He has been a Consultant Cardiologist at The London Chest Hospital for 5 years. As lead clinician for CMR at The London Chest Hospital he has initiated, set up and developed the CMR service into one of the largest UK CMR services with a particular focus on the assessment of coronary artery disease.
Dr Westwood is a board member and the Deputy Treasurer of the British Society of Cardiovascular MRI. He co-founded 'London CMR', the first UK clinically focused CMR meeting and now the second largest UK CMR meeting. He has a strong interest in training and education and in 2011 was appointed as Cardiovascular Director of Education at Barts Health. He maintains a strong interest in the assessment of trainees and is the current chair of the European Specialist examination in cardiovascular MRI. He is also an interventional cardiologist and regularly performs coronary interventions including primary angioplasty for the treatment of myocardial infarction.
General adult cardiology, interventional cardiology including angioplasty and stenting, all aspects of adult cardiac MRI (CMR) including indications, image acquisition and interpretation.
Areas of interestGeneral cardiology • Cardiovascular MRI • Coronary Angioplasty • Coronary stenting • Ischaemic heart disease • Interventional cardiology • Invasive cardiology • Preventative cardiology • Valvular heart disease • Heart failure • Cardiac rhythm management • Echocardiography • Cardiovascular medicine • Hypertension
Qualification & Training
MA (Oxon.) University of Oxford 1994
MBBS University of London 1997
MRCP(UK) Royal College of Physicians London 2000
MD University of London 2004
FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2008
FESC European Society of Cardiology 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
Affiliations / memberships
Deputy Treasurer, The British Society of Cardiovascular MRI
FRCP Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
FESC Fellow of The European Society of Cardiology
Member of The British Cardiovascular Society