Prof Philip MacCarthy

Prof Philip MacCarthy

Prof Phil MacCarthy is an Interventional Cardiologist with an interest in coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and trans-catheter valve intervention.

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Prof MacCarthy completed his undergraduate training at the University of Bristol, gaining a First Class Honours BSc in 1988 and MBChB with Honours in 1991.

His General Medical and Cardiological training was in Oxford and then at the University Hospital of Wales. In 1996 he was awarded an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship to enable his research into endothelial function and was awarded a PhD by the University of Wales School of Medicine in 2000.

He went on to train in coronary intervention at King’s College Hospital and attained a BHF Advanced Training Scholarship and a Wellcome Trust Travel Award to fund an International Interventional Fellowship at the OLV Cardiac Centre in Aalst, Belgium.


In 2003 he was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at King’s College Hospital and Hon. Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at King’s College London School of Medicine.

He was responsible for the development of the primary angioplasty service at King’s and is the lead cardiologist in the very successful trans-catheter aortic valve (TAVI) programme. He has served as an international Proctor for TAVI and taught 14 UK Teaching Hospitals the technique.

In 2007, Prof MacCarthy was appointed Clinical Lead in Cardiology at King’s College Hospital and in 2012, Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Services at King's.

In 2014 he was promoted to Professor of Interventional Cardiology, King's College London. In 2016 he was appointed the King’s Clinical Lead for the KHP Institute programme. He is a member of BCIS Council and Chair of the BCIS Structural Working Group.

His research interests include applied coronary physiology/endothelial function, LV haemodynamics and emerging interventional therapy (including trans-catheter valve therapy and primary angioplasty).


Prof MacCarthy has also been PI for a large range of multicentre studies including the FAME, FAME 2 and FAME 3 studies and UK TAVI.

Prof MacCarthy was on the King’s College Hospital R&D committee for 5 years, was R&D Lead for the Cardiac Care Group 2008-2012, was on the International Editorial Board for HEART (2003-2017), was Associate Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine and is currently section Editor for HEART.

He is on the Programme Committee of Euro-PCR and BCIS and on the organising committee of PCR London Valves Live.

He was Hon Secretary of BHVS (2013-2015) and Chairs the Pan-London NHS Heart Attack Centre committee and the NHS London Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Committee.

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