Dr Simon Kennon is a general and interventional cardiologist based at King's Oak and Cavell Hospitals, the Wellington Hospital and the Barts Heart Centre. He is experienced in the management of all general cardiology conditions with a special interest in heart valve and coronary artery disease. He is an experienced TAVI operator and percutaneous coronary interventionist, performing around 100- 150 TAVIs and 100-150 coronary interventions a year.
After graduating from Manchester University Medical School he went on to complete his post graduate training at St Barts and the London Chest Hospitals. He continued his training with a interventional fellowship at St Vincent's hospital Melbourne, Australia. His NHS practice is based at the Barts Heart Centre. He also has outpatient clinics at the Royal Free Hospital and Barnet Hospital.
As well as his clinical work, he is actively involved in research and training. His research interests include TAVI, aortic valve disease and acute coronary syndromes. He has been published in many scientific journals and lectures both nationally and internationally, including performing TAVI and coronary intervention procedures live for training purposes. In January 2014 he was appointed editor-in-chief of ‘Interventional Cardiology Review’.
In his spare time he enjoys squash, running and skiing. He likes a good book, sometimes with a glass of wine. And he provides a remarkably efficient taxi service for his children.