Dr Sam Dawkins

Dr Sam Dawkins

MBBS, BSc, MRCP, DPhil

Cardiology

13 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Dr Dawkins treated me with respect and consideration. He took the time to explain the procedure clearly and in language I could understand. When I did seek clarification on anything I didn’t quite understand or remember properly he was quick to reply to any messages, giving me the reassurance I needed. He was never dismissive of me no matter what the question! I was confident going into the procedure as a result and the outcome has been truly life changing for me. “
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Subspecialty

  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6143008
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    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    467 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1197 reviews

    About

    Dr Sam Dawkins is a cardiologist specialising in general cardiology, interventional cardiology and structural intervention, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), percutaneous mitral valve repair (MitraClip), PFO closure and left atrial appendage occlusion. He has expertise in cardiac CT and echocardiography offering a comprehensive service for both diagnosis and treatment. He can offer face-to-face, telephone and video consultations. 

    He trained in London and Oxford and then spent two years working at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the busiest valve centre in the United States. He is one of the UK’s most experienced mitral valve operators, with expertise in percutaneous mitral valve repair and replacement. He also regularly trains other cardiologists in these procedures around the world.

    He has a very broad experience in TAVI, with particular expertise in complex situations, including patients with previous aortic valve replacement or challenging vascular access.

    He is the clinical lead for structural intervention in Oxford, with a busy practice consisting of coronary intervention, TAVI, MitraClip, closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD), left atrial appendage occlusion, closure of paravalvular leaks and cardiac CT.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Coronary Angiography & Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
    • Percutaneous mitral valve repair (MitraClip)
    • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
    • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
    • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
    • Balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty
    • General cardiology (including ECG, echocardiography, ambulatory monitoring and cardiac CT)
    • Interventional cardiology (including coronary intervention)
    • Structural intervention (including aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve intervention, paravalvular leak closure)
    • Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure
    • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
    • Left atrial appendage occlusion (Watchman)
    • Acute coronary syndrome
    • Chest pain
    • Palpitations
    • Shortness of breath
    • Hypertension
    • Heart valve problems
    • Valvular heart disease
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
    • Left atrial appendage occlusion
    • Paravalvular leak closure
    • Watchman
    • Cardiovascular health
    • Preoperative assessment
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    Medical procedures

    • Angioplasty
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
    • Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
    • Valvuloplasty
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
    • Bradycardia
    • Chest Pain
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Palpitations
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)
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    Education

    Qualifications

    • MBBS - University of London - 2006
    • DPhil (PhD) - University of Oxford - 2017
    • Member of the Royal College of Physicians

    Memberships

    • General Medical Council
    • British Cardiovascular Society
    • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
    • British Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Heart Valve Problems
    4/9
    patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
    2/9
    Angioplasty
    1/9
    Aortic valve replacement
    1/9
    Paravalvular Leak Closure
    1/9
    Paravalvular leak closure
    1/9
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paravalvular leak closure Heart Valve Problems
    Dr Dawkins treated me with respect and consideration. He took the time to explain the procedure clearly and in language I could understand. When I did seek clarification on anything I didn’t quite understand or remember properly he was quick to reply to any messages, giving me the reassurance I needed. He was never dismissive of me no matter what the question! I was confident going into the procedure as a result and the outcome has been truly life changing for me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart Valve Problems Angioplasty
    From the outset, I found Dr Dawkins professional, approachable and informative. At my initial consultation, he showed me on screen and talked me through the problem with my leaky mitral valve. He then explained the mitraclip procedure he recommended for me. I saw Dr.Dawkins on admission where he once more explained the procedure he would carry out and talked me through the risks but reassured me that they were rare. I saw Dr Dawkins post op and again the following morning and both he and I were pleased with the result of the procedure. I have made a full recovery and have seen Dr Dawkins for follow up. Dr Dawkins friendly manner which puts one immediately at ease and I would thoroughly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart Valve Problems
    Dr Dawkins undertook my paravalvar closure procedure in August 2020. He spent a long time explaining the technique and answering all my questions thoroughly. I was particularly interested in the likely improvement and was reassuring by stressing that I was a very suitable candidate for a positive outcome. He is very professional and has outstanding personal skills.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart Valve Problems
    1. I saw Dr Dawkins in clinic where a clinical appraisal was undertaken of my conditions. 2. A full explanation of potential procedures and the risks of such was then given to me. 3. At every stage I had confidence in Dr Dawkins.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Aortic valve replacement
    Within seconds of meeting Dr Dawkins I felt relaxed, he could tell I was extremely nervous and immediately reassured me. His kind, considerate manner definitely helped me feel more comfortable. I couldn't fault his explanation of the procedure, making sure I understood every part of the process. The whole team were very caring and continually made me feel at ease. I can't thank Dr Dawkins and his team enough - I feel I've been given a new lease of life. The whole experience has been incredibly positive! Thank you!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very well looked after, made to feel very relaxed. All information given in a ‘conversational’ manner, easy to understand and in a comfortable manner. Could not be better!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
    Dr Sam Dawkins and his team were absolutely fantastic with my operation. Dr. Dawkins explained everything clearly and addressed every worry I had at the time, couldn’t ask for a better experience under those circumstances. Thank you Sam and your team!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
    Dr Dawkins provided an outstanding service throughout my care, I would highly recommend him to anyone. Dr Dawkins took the time to provide me with a detailed breakdown of the treatment including risk factors with associated probability of them occurring and remedial steps for resolution. In addition the after surgery care was top draw.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paravalvular Leak Closure
    As a patient with multiple long-term conditions and extensive use of healthcare services I have a lifetime experience of meeting and being cared for by high quality and compassionate clinicians. For me, it is really important that those treating me not only have the clinical expertise but also recognise the individual’s requirements and communicate in a way that is clear, professional and reassuring. I was referred to Sam Dawkins for a paravalvular leak closure. In my opinion, Sam’s clinical expertise is without doubt absolutely excellent and ‘cutting edge’ seeking to provide the best clinical improvement and outcome for me. The treatment and care that Sam provided was exactly what I was seeking because he took the time to engage with me, listen, understand my wishes and agree a treatment approach that was personalised to me. Throughout my care under Sam his clinical expertise ‘shone through’, along with his passion and desire to improve my health and his engaging manner in providing a patient centred approach. I truly felt that Sam took on board my hopes and expectations, balanced it with his clinical knowledge and experience, and ultimately persevered during a technical procedure to deliver the outcomes we hoped for. I have no hesitation in endorsing Sam for his clinical expertise and his professionalism in engaging with patients. I would not hesitate to recommend Sam to other patients who may require similar interventional cardiology procedures.
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