Derek Connolly

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

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Dr 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 Edinburgh, Cambridge, London 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 BHF funded 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 UKs first primary angioplasty programmes, and one of the UKs largest cardiac CT programmes.

He was on the design and naming team of the forthcoming super hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital which will open 2022.


The EXCEL Trial: The Interventionalists’ Perspective

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


Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e01.