Nicholas D Palmer is consultant cardiologist at the Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool. He is involved with on-going research in the field of Coronary Intervention as well as undergraduate and post-graduate teaching. His clinical practice includes General Cardiology and Coronary Intervention, and he has particular expertise in Intravascular Ultrasound. Dr Palmer graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1991. He trained in General Internal Medicine and Cardiology before being appointed as a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in 1995.