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Professor Philip MacCarthy

Consultant Cardiologist
Professor Philip MacCarthy
BSc, MBChB (hons), PhD, FRCP
Consultant Cardiologist
GMC No. or Equivalent: 3489990
Year Qualified: 1991

Prof MacCarthy is an Interventional Consultant Cardiologist and the Clinical Director for Cardiac Services at King’s. He performs invasive investigations and therapeutic procedures which include coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting. These are done both electively and urgently. He oversees the King’s Primary PCI programme for the emergency treatment of ST-elevation MI which is done 24/7 for the population of South East London. He is also the lead for the world-renowned trans-catheter aortic valve (TAVI) programme at King’s. His undergraduate training was at Bristol University Medical School; he trained at Oxford in general medicine and cardiology and then went on to complete general cardiology training at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. Following his PhD in endothelial function, Prof MacCarthy moved to King’s to specialise in interventional cardiology and was appointed Professor of Interventional Cardiology at King’s College London in 2014.

Primary speciality

Specialist interests

Structural heart interventions, in particular trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and PFO/ASD device closure
Coronary physiology and the use of the intra-coronary pressure wire
Primary PCI for STEMI

Professional Memberships

British Cardiovascular Society
British Society of Interventional Cardiology
European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Royal College of Physicians


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