Dr West qualified from Trinity Hall, Cambridge and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London. He subsequently trained in Cardiology at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and undertook research in the field of vascular biology and vein graft disease in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford and the Cardiovascular Division, Duke University, North Carolina. USA.
Dr West moved to Papworth Hospital as a Consultant Cardiologist in 2007 and continues to be active in clinical cardiological research. He is currently Clinical Lead for Coronary Intervention at Papworth, Lead for Audit in Interventional Cardiology, Royal College of Physicians Tutor and Lead for Cardiac Rehabilitation. He is also Medical Advisor to Plaquetec Ltd, a novel biotech startup based at Papworth.