After qualifying from St George’s Hospital with University of London honours in medicine, Gerry Carr-White went on to train in general medicine across Royal Brompton, Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals – before becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1996.
He obtained his PhD in the mechanics of ventricular function from Royal Brompton Hospital in 2000, undertaking specialist cardiology training alongside Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals – before achieving his higher certification in cardiology and general medicine in 2006.
He has helped develop regional and national guidelines and service specifications for NHS England, and is currently the vice president for Cardiomyopathy UK, leading patient education events across the country. He is the network clinical lead for both King’s Health Partners and the NHS England South London Cardiac Network, coordinating patient pathways across a population of eight million people. Alongside his clinical work, Gerry is a reader in heart failure and inherited diseases at King’s College London, and lectures both nationally and internationally. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals – in the fields of heart failure, inherited cardiac diseases, cardiac imaging and valve disease – and has been granted several million pounds in research grant income.
The Cardiac Clinic is a team of cardiologists located at London Bridge Hospital, known for its expertise in managing cardiology conditions. The team of highly trained consultants offers a comprehensive range of treatment options for heart-related disorders, from diagnostic testing to a research-based treatment plan for each patient.
‘On a personal level, it was an incredibly proud moment for myself and my family when I was appointed as a consultant cardiologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in March 2006, where I continue to work as the clinical lead for one of the largest inherited cardiac disease and heart failure services in the UK,’ Carr-White tells Spear’s.
‘I’ve no doubt many of these pivotal moments I’ve mentioned helped cement my reputation as a trusted cardiology advisor. Nonetheless, it still remains particularly rewarding whenever my esteemed peers contact me directly for second opinions on their individual patient cases.’
At the very beginning of Carr-White’s career, one of the deans at St George’s Hospital simply told him that if you put the patients first, you’ll never go wrong – and it’s a motto he’s retained throughout his entire professional life. Another influence and personal hero is Graham Venn, a renowned cardiac surgeon with whom he worked closely at St Thomas’.