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Professor Colin Berry holds a Chair in Cardiology and Imaging in the University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology.

He is Director of Research and Development in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. He is also a Consultant Cardiologist in BMI Ross Hall Hospital and in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. His subspecialty interests are General, Imaging and Interventional Cardiology.

Professor Berry undertook undergraduate medical studies at the University of Glasgow (1987-1993) and completed an intercalated science degree (Maîtrise, Physiology) at the University of Paris (1989-1990). He was awarded a PhD at the University of Glasgow (2002) in Cardiovascular Science and his studies were supported by a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellowship.

Professor Berry trained in Cardiology and Internal Medicine (2001-2006) first in Glasgow and then at the Montreal Heart Institute (2005-2006). When in Montreal, he became the first British clinician to participate in transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

He then undertook cardiology research at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the US National Institutes of Health, by Washington DC. This appointment was supported by a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowship from the University of Glasgow. In 2009, Professor Berry secured a Senior Fellowship from the Scottish Funding Council.

In 2014, Professor Berry was awarded the Marshall Research Excellence Prize from the British Society of Cardiovascular Research. He is President-Elect of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the Chair of the Clinical Trials Committee of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. He is the recent past Chair of the British Society of Cardiovascular Research.


Clinical Interests

  • Chest pain
  • Stents
  • High blood pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Coronary artery disease

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Golden Jubilee National Hospital

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