Dr Robert Smith is a consultant interventional cardiologist, specialising in invasive procedures including coronary angioplasty, transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve intervention, pacemakers, and alcohol septal ablation.
He qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in 1999, then continued with specialist cardiology training at:
In addition to Dr Robert Smith’s role as chair of both the mitral valve care groups, he is the lead for the structural heart programme at Royal Brompton & Harefield hospitals, and runs one the of world’s renowned and innovative transcatheter mitral programme. He leads the most experience MitraClip team in the UK, and he has performed over 200 cases.
His areas of expertise include:
He performs many procedures, which include:
Dr Robert Smith is involved in several research areas. His current research interest include:
Dr Robert Smith is accountable for teaching Imperial College London Undergraduate students on placements at Harefield and Hillingdon hospitals. He teaches on the practical assessment of clinical examination skills (PACES) courses at these hospitals as well. He leads a two-week programme of teaching throughout the year.
He has taught others across the world, how to perform transcatheter procedures, such as MitraClip. Recent national and international speaker events include: