Dr Derek Leslie Connolly

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

BSc (1st Class Hons); MB ChB (Edinburgh); PhD (Cambridge); FRCP

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Personal profile

Dr Derek Connolly is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham City Hospital. He trained in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh and San Diego where he was a Carnegie Scholar. He has a first class degree in Pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh where he was the Brunton medallist and Keasbey Bursary holder. His PhD is in molecular cardiology from the University of Cambridge.

He was appointed to his current post as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist in 2000.

He is the Chief/ Primary Investigator of multiple large trials in cardiovascular medicine. He developed one of the UK's first primary angioplasty programmes, and one of the UK's largest cardiac CT programmes.

Dr Connolly’s primary interest and research is in the detection and treatment of coronary artery disease.

Professional Membership

  • British Cardiovascular Society

  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

  • European Society of Cardiology

  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

  • Royal College of Physicians

Clinical Interests

Cardiology, risk assessment, chest pain, coronary angiography, angioplasty and stents (over 1000 successful procedures in the last 5 years alone).

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