Dr. Scot Garg graduated from the University of Manchester in 1999, and completed his higher specialist training in cardiology and coronary angioplasty (PCI) from the Yorkshire Deanery in 2008.
Between 2008 and 2010 he worked with Prof Patrick Serruys at the Thoraxcentre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, undertaking research in new coronary stents and in the risk stratification of patients treated by PCI. His PhD thesis entitled, ‘Risk Stratification in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Revascularisation’ was awarded by the Erasmus University, Rotterdam in 2011 with a cum laude judicium. His research work has resulted in the publication of over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals, together with numerous presentations at national and international meetings. He remains a peer reviewer for numerous cardiology journals, and is on the international editorial board for the journal EuroIntervention.
In 2010 he became the Interventional Fellow at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, allowing intensive experience in all aspects of PCI. He performs virtually all of his diagnostic and interventional cases trans-radially.
Dr Garg was appointed as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at East Lancashire NHS Trust in 2010. He performs approximately 600 angiogram/angioplasty procedures per year, and his annual inpatient and outpatient workload is well in excess of a thousand patients covering all aspects of cardiology. He remains a committed teacher and is active in cardiovascular research.