Professor Simon Ray

Professor Simon Ray



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36 years of experience


  • General Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2804622
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    Practices worked at

    The Christie Private Care

    The Christie Private Care, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, United Kingdom, M20 4BX
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    Professor Simon Ray graduated from Bristol University in Pharmacology in 1980 and from Bristol Medical School in Medicine in 1983. After posts in Bristol, Glasgow and Edinburgh, he completed his MD as a British Heart Foundation research fellow in Glasgow.

    He continued cardiology training at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle before moving to CTC Liverpool as a senior registrar in 1992. From 1994–1995 he was an interventional cardiology fellow in Vancouver BC before his appointment as Consultant Cardiologist in Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in 1995.

    He was Clinical Director of Cardiology at University Hospitals of South Manchester (UHSM) (2006–2009), President of the British Society of Echocardiography (2007–2009), Vice-President of the BCS for Clinical Standards (2010–2013) and President of the British Heart Valve Society (2013–2016). He was appointed Honorary Professor of Cardiology in 2011. He is currently the President of the British Cardiovascular Society (2018–2021).

    His clinical and research interests have focused around valve disease, patent foramen ovale (PFO), cardiac involvement in neuromuscular disease and more recently cardio-oncology/cardiac complications of cancer chemotherapy.

    He is widely published in the scientific/medical literature, with more than 130 peer-reviewed publications to his name.

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    Special interests

    • Valvular heart disease
    • Cardiac complications of cancer and chemotherapy
    • Cardio-oncology
    • Cardiac carcinoid syndrome
    • Cardiac causes of stroke


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    BSc Pharmacology - University of Bristol - 1980
    MB ChB - University of Bristol - 1983
    MD - University of Bristol - 1993
    FRCP - Royal College of Physicians - 1999
    FACC - American College of Cardiology - 1996
    FESC - European Society of Cardiology - 2001

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    Dr Jaydeep Sarma
    Dr Jaydeep Sarma


    World-class cardiologist with encyclopaedic knowledge. Specialist expertise in cardiac valve disease and cardio-oncology

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Heart Muscle Disease, Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), Valvular Heart Disease, Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD), Heart Valve Problems, Heart murmurs, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Loss of consciousness (Syncope), Pulmonary Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Chest Pain, Atherosclerosis, Angina, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), High Blood Pressure, Low blood pressure, Dysautonomia, Heart Failure, Cardiovascular disease
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Echocardiogram, ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    Connection: Is a colleague


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