Biography - Doctor Stephen Brecker

Doctor Stephen Brecker



Name: Doctor Stephen J.D Brecker stephen j. d. brecker profile picture
Position: Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer

Tel:  +44(0)20 8725 3556
email:  sbrecker@sgul.ac.uk

Research Interests
Interventional cardiology, Transcatheter aortic valve implantation, ASD, PFO, Stent

Biography

I graduated in Medicine at St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1984.  Subsequently I completed Senior House Officer posts in London, at the Hammersmith Hospital, St. Thomas’s Hospital, the Brompton Hospital and the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square. I completed Registrar training in cardiology at St. Thomas’s Hospital and the London Chest Hospital before taking up a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital. I spent time as a Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and having undertaken Senior Registrar appointments at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the London Chest Hospital, I was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist, St. George’s Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St. George’s Hospital Medical School in 1996.

I am now Care Group Lead for Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories.  My major interests currently are in the field of interventional cardiology, coronary angioplasty and stenting, percutaneous closure of defects of the interatrial septum and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

Honours and awards

  • British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Member of the British Cardiac Society
  • Member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society