Dr Alex Sirker

Dr Alex Sirker

MA (Cantab), MB BChir, FRCP, PhD

Cardiology

25 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Excellent, highly professional and kind.“
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Subspecialty

  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4372547
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ
    1,783 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1,668 reviews

    The Physicians' Clinic

    13-14 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7AE
    148 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    15:30 - 18:30
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    09:30 - 12:30
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
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    About

    Dr Alexander Sirker works as a Consultant in Interventional and General Cardiology at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

    He is Clinical Lead (Head of Department) for Cardiology at University College London Hospitals. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London (UCL).

    Dr Sirker trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge, graduating with First Class Honours in Physiology in 1994. He was awarded several prizes, an exhibition and three scholarships, then continued training at Cambridge University Clinical School, qualifying as a doctor in 1996 with a triple Distinction in the Final MB examinations.

    His specialist training in Cardiology was undertaken at a number of leading cardiac centres, including the Royal Brompton, Harefield, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. His specific expertise in Interventional Cardiology was gained at King’s College Hospital, London and during an international fellowship year at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, British Columbia, Canada – a pioneering centre in the use of radial access for angioplasty and stenting.

    He has specific expertise in coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting procedures. Other invasive and interventional procedures undertaken by Dr Sirker include pressure wire studies, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and rotational atherectomy. His particular interests in Interventional Cardiology include i) use of the radial artery (at the wrist) for ‘keyhole’ access in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and ii) complex coronary interventions, including treatment of bifurcation disease, calcified lesions and diseased bypass grafts.

    With his broad background in General Adult Cardiology, Dr Sirker undertakes outpatient clinics at the main University College Hospital site, treating patients with conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, high blood pressure and heart failure. He sees patients with symptoms including chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and loss of consciousness.

    He also deals with pre-operative cardiac assessment prior to non-cardiac surgery and with cardiovascular risk assessment more generally.

    He has formal national accreditation in echocardiography and has trained in cardiac CT. He is also an accredited specialist in General (Internal) Medicine.

    He also has a strong interest in clinical risk reduction and has acted as the site lead at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital for implementation of the new National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures across all medical specialities.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Loss of consciousness (Syncope)
    • Unstable Angina
    • Angina
    • Chest Pain
    • Dizziness
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Transthoracic echocardiography
    • 12 lead ECG
    • Holter (ambulatory ECG)
    • Ambulatory BP monitoring
    • CT coronary angiography
    • Coronary angiography
    • Coronary angioplasty and stenting

    Procedures

    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Angioplasty
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac Shock Wave Therapy (CSWT)
    • Cardioversion
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Heart Scan
    • Intravascular Ultrasound
    • Pressure Wire Study (Coronary Angiography)
    • Rotablation (Coronary Arteries)
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    Special interests

    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Angina
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Breathlessness
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Chest Pain
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Palpitations
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    Education

    BA (Hons) 1994 University of Cambridge  

    MA (Cantab) 1998 University of Cambridge 

    BChir 1996 University of Cambridge

    MB 1997 University of Cambridge

    FRCP 2017  Royal College of Physicians, London

    PhD 2012 University of London 

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