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Bernard Keavney

Professor Bernard Keavney

British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology



Special Interests:

Genetic cardiovascular diseases, Coronary artery disease


Trained at Universities of St Andrews and Oxford, qualified 1988.  Postgraduate training in Cardiology in Leicester and Oxford.  MRC Training Fellow, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford 1993-1996 leading to award of DM.  Senior Lecturer/Consultant Cardiologist, Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust from 2001.  Professor of Cardiology 2006; BHF Professor of Cardiology 2008 (Newcastle University).  BHF Professor of Cardiology, and Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, The University of Manchester from 2013.

Over 100 publications in human genetics of cardiovascular disease.  Internationally recognised investigator in complex disease genetics.  Recently (2013) led first genome-wide genetic association studies of congenital heart disease.  Member of International Scientific Advisory Board of UK Biobank.


Secretary: Maria Allen - ext 276 4143

Email: maria.allen@mft.nhs.uk