Dr David Fox, Consultant in Cardiology and Electrophysiology, attended Clitheroe Royal Grammar School in Lancashire, and from there studied medicine at the University of Dundee. He won several class prizes during his time at Dundee, including best medical student in second year MBChB. After successfully completing the first three years of his medical training he won a competitive British Pharmacological Society grant to undertake an intercalated Bachelor of Medical Science degree in Pharmacology, which he graduated in with a first class honours degree BMSc.
Training and Appointment
Dr Fox worked in Manchester, rotating through Manchester Royal Infirmary and the North West Regional Cardiac Unit, Wythenshawe Hospital and was awarded Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in 2001. Shortly after this he obtained a Specialist Registrar position in Cardiology within the North Western Deanery.
During this time he received extensive training in cardiac pacing and the latest ablation techniques for all arrhythmias with a particular focus on ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF).
He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist/ Electrophysiologist at the Regional Cardiac Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, University Hospital of South Manchester in 2008.
David is the lead electrophysiologist for the rapid access palpitation clinic and open access atrial fibrillation clinic. His main specialty is the management and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders, including palpitations, electrophysiology, ablation, pacing and defibrillators, arrhythmias and heart failure. He sees patients for all these complaints at BMI The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Cheshire.
He is a member of the British Cardiac Society and approved member of the Atrial Fibrillation Association UK.
Dr Fox has won a number of prestigious awards and accolades throughout his medical training and thereafter, including:
- Graduating in the top four students of his year of over 140 medical graduates
- Winning the ICI/Zeneca class prize for best final year student in medicine and therapeutics.
- Undertook a research project in Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy and his MD thesis was awarded in 2010 by the University of Manchester.
- Completed a fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology at the prestigious University of Western Ontario, Canada under the supervision of Professor George J Klein.