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.