Personal profile

Dr Simon Kennon qualified from Manchester Medical School in 1992. He completed general medical training in and around London (Royal Free Hospital, Southend General Hospital, Newham General Hospital and the London Chest Hospital) before training in General and Interventional Cardiology at St Bartholomew’s, and the London Chest Hospitals. His training continued with a fellowship in interventional cardiology at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist in 2005. His NHS work is divided between the London Chest Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust) and Barnet & Chase Farms Hospital NHS Trust.

His private practice is based at the King’s Oak Hospital, the Cavell Hospital and the London Independent Hospital.

Dr Kennon is experienced in the management of all general cardiology conditions (including palpitations, high blood pressure, high cholesterol), but his special interests are the assessment and treatment of chest pain and aortic valve disease. He is an experienced TAVI operator having set up and led the TAVI Programme at the London Chest Hospital for the last 4 years. He is also an interventional cardiologist performing coronary interventions in both elective and emergency settings.

His research interests include TAVI, aortic valve disease and acute coronary syndromes, about which he has published many scientific papers. He lectures at national and international meetings and has performed coronary angioplasty live for training purposes at international meetings, both in Europe and America (EuroPCR, TCT).

In his free time he swims, skis, reads (history, wine) and provides a remarkably efficient taxi service for his children.

Clinical Interests

  • Transcatheter aortic valve intervention (TAVI)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve intervention (MitraClip)
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Drug eluting stents
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Heart Failure
  • Angina

Professional Memberships

  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • British Cardiac Society

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