Dr Simon G Williams

Consultant Cardiologist

MB ChB (Hons) MRCP (Lond) MD

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Personal profile

Dr Williams was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at Wythenshawe in 2005 after training in Cardiology in Sheffield, Leeds and Liverpool.

He is a General Cardiologist with specialist interest in heart failure (leading the service at Wythenshawe Hospital) and an expert in: palpitations, breathlessness, chest pain, blood pressure problems, syncope and dizzyness, fatigue, heart disease and cancer, preventative cardiology and risk factors including lipids.

Dr Williams is the Chair for the British Society for Heart Failure (BSH), having held previous positions of Councillor, Treasurer, Deputy Chair and Chair Elect on the board over a 10 year period. He is also a board member of British Society of cardiac prevention and rehabilitation (BACPR).

Dr Williams also has a research interest in heart failure with over 120 peer reviewed journal publications and 100+ abstracts. He frequently gives invited lectures at national and international conferences and is the Clinical Expert on NICE technology appraisals for heart failure medications, Ivabradine (2010) and Sacubitril-Valsartan (2016).

He lives in Hale with his wife and 2 children. He is a lifelong supporter of Stockport County FC and enjoys skiing, running and Coronation Street.

Clinical Interests

  • General cardiology
  • Heart failure and cardiac transplantation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Device therapy (pacemakers and defibrillators)
  • Angiography
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular risk

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • University of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (Wythenshawe)
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

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