Biography - Professor John Camm

Professor John Camm



Name: A. John Camm
Position: Professor of clinical cardiology
Clinical role: Honorary consultant cardiologist, St George’s Healthcare Trust

Tel: +44(0)208 725 3414
email: jcamm@sgul.ac.uk

Keywords

Arrhythmias, ablation, devices, antiarrhythmic drugs, anticoagulation, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, inherited channelopathy, risk stratification (atrial fibrillation, post myocardial Infarction, cardiomyopathy, heart failure), chronic stable angina, clinical trials, cardiovascular drug safety, acquired long QT syndrome

Biography

John Camm is an internationally renowned expert in atrial fibrillation.

He trained at Guy's Hospital, London and pursued a career in cardiology at St Bartholomew's Hospital until 1986 when he became British Heart Foundation chair of clinical cardiology at St George's and honorary consultant cardiologist at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust.

Professor Camm holds the European Society of Cardiology Gold Medal (awarded 2005), given to 'exceptional cardiologists for their contribution to medicine' and the British Cardiovascular Society Mackenzie Medal (awarded 2008), given annually for 'outstanding service to British cardiology.'

He sits on the boards of the European Heart Rhythm Association, the World Society of Arrhythmias , and the Drug Safety Research Trust (the Trust's operational arm is the Drug Safety Research Unit that studies and monitors the safety of medicines).

In the UK, he is president of the Arrhythmia Alliance, a coalition of charities, patient groups, patients, carers, doctors and other professionals who work together to 'promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias'. He is also founder and trustee of the Atrial Fibrillation Association.

He is editor-in-chief of Clinical Cardiology and EP-Europace, and an editor of the European Heart Journal and the European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Professor Camm has been involved in the production of numerous clinical guidelines. For example, he chaired the committee responsible for producing the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation, first published in 2010, and updated (with the European Hearth Rhythm Association) in 2012.

And he led the production of 2010 guidelines for England and Wales from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) about the treatment of unstable angina and NSTEMI (non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction – a type of heart attack).

In the past, Professor Camm has been chair of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cardiac Arrhythmias (now European Heart Rhythm Association), president of the British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group (now Heart Rhythm UK), council member of the Royal College of Physicians, trustee of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (now Heart Rhythm Society) and trustee of the American College of Cardiology.

Professor Camm is also a former chairman of the Joint Cardiology Committee (Royal College of Physicians of London) and past president of the British Cardiovascular Society.