National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
Richard Sutton is trained in Medicine and Cardiology in London and North Carolina. He has been Consultant Cardiologist at Westminster, Chelsea and Westminster, Royal Brompton and St Mary’s Hospitals in London 1976-2011. He became Professor of Clinical Cardiology at Imperial College, London in 2003; he took DSc London in 1988. A career-long interest in syncope has been associated with the introduction of tilt testing and its worldwide uptake and investigation of the rate of pacing in the management of syncope.
He has published >220 peer-reviewed papers dominantly on aspects of pacing and syncope and was made Emeritus Professor in 2011. He has been President/Chair of British Heart Rhythm Society (then BPEG) 1990-1995 and subsequently of European Working Group on Cardiac Pacing 1998-2000 (now EHRA), Editor-in-Chief of Europace 1998-2006 and President & Co-Founder of Cardiology section, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK.