Dr Clive Handler

Dr Clive Handler



43 years of experience
25 years as a specialist


  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • General (Internal) Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy
  • Peri-Operative Care
  • Respiratory Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2360144
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    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    681 reviews


    Dr Clive Handler is an experienced consultant cardiologist working in the National Pulmonary Hypertension Unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London, and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. His first NHS consultant appointment was at Northwick Park and St Mary's Hospitals and he was also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. His interests are in general adult cardiology, cardiovascular prevention, investigation and management of breathlessness, hypertension, heart failure, chest pain, palpitation and dizzy turns. He has a subspeciality interest in pulmonary hypertension and unexplained breathlessness.

    He is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Division of Medicine at UCL where he is a tutor and examiner and serves on the selection panel for UCL Medical School and King’s College School of Medicine. 

    Dr Handler qualified from Guy's Hospital Medical School and trained in general medicine and cardiology at the Royal Brompton, London Chest, Charing Cross, Guy's, and University College and the Middlesex Hospitals.

    Dr Handler was awarded an MRC Fellowship to do an intercalated degree in Pharmacology at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London and was an MRC Fellow at Guy's Hospital, where he was awarded his MD degree for his research thesis on exercise testing after heart attacks. 

    He is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, A Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. 

    Dr Handler is a founder member of the UCL/King’s/ Queen Mary’s faculty for the annual cardiovascular biology conference at the Royal College of Physicians and the Founder and Chairman of the St Paul's School Medical Conference for widening participation in medicine. He is a member of the British Cardiovascular Society and Physicians group of the UK and Ireland Pulmonary Hypertension Society. He is also a member of the FLARRE research cross-faculty research group at UCL and active in clinical research trials and a member of an international safety and clinical events committee for drug trials and was appointed by the European Society of Cardiology as a grader for scientific submissions to the annual ESC congress.

    Dr Handler is the author or editor of 13 textbooks for scientists, students, GPs and patients, he has written numerous scientific papers and is a Freeman of the City of London.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Prevention of Heart Disease
    • Management of Stress
    • Management of obesity
    • Stress echocardiography
    • 24 hour ambulatory ECG
    • Chest Pain
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Breathlessness
    • Palpitations
    • Dizzy Turns
    • Loss of Consciousness
    • Prevention of Heart Disease
    • High Cholesterol
    • Exercise
    • Management of Stress
    • Diet
    • Breathlessness
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    Medical procedures

    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Bradycardia
    • Breathlessness
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Chest Pain
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Variable Blood Pressure
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    • MB BS University of London 1978
    • BSc, Pharmacology Guy's Hospital Medical School 1973
    • MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 1979
    • MRCS LRCP Conjoint Board 1977
    • MD University of London 1985
    • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology 1995
    • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology American College of Cardiology 1994
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 2019
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