Dawn Adamson

Dawn Adamson

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK

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Dr Dawn Adamson is an interventional cardiologist and Associate Medical Director, specializing in obstetric cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Dr Adamson serves as the National Specialty Advisor for Cardiology for NHS England and she is the Lead for NHS England Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Expert Advisory Group.  

After completing her general medical training, she pursued a PhD in cardiac physiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, where she served as a registrar for Professor Somerville and developed a keen interest in ACHD.

During her specialist registrar training, Dr Adamson worked at institutions such as the Royal Brompton, St Mary's, and Hammersmith Hospitals in London. In her second year of training, under the mentorship of Prof Roger Hall, she discovered a passion for managing heart disease during pregnancy and extended her training to join Prof Cathy Nelson-Piercy at Queen Charlottes for one day a week.

After completing her Interventional Fellowship at the Hammersmith Hospital, Dr Adamson secured a joint consultant post with Queen Charlottes. She later joined the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, where she now has an interventional, obstetric cardiology practice, and ACHD practice.

Dr Adamson is a respected authority on these subjects and has lectured both nationally and internationally. She is also the author of the Oxford Handbook of Heart Disease in Pregnancy.