Derek Connolly

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist


Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

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Professor Derek Connolly is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and the Director of Research and Development at Birmingham City Hospital. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK.

He trained in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh and San Diego where he was a Carnegie Scholar. He has a first-class degree in Pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh where he was the Brunton medallist and Keasbey Bursary holder. His PhD in molecular cardiology is from the University of Cambridge. He is the Chief or Primary Investigator of multiple large trials in Cardiovascular medicine. He developed one of the UK's first primary angioplasty programmes and one of the UK's largest cardiac CT programmes.

Articles by Derek Connolly, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

The Utility of CT Coronary Angiography in Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Firas Yassin, Jawad Khan, Abdul Mozid, et al


Citation: European Cardiology Review 2023;18:e48.

The EXCEL Trial: The Interventionalists’ Perspective

George William Hunter, Vinoda Sharma, Chetan Varma, et al


Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e01.