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Dr Rob Cooper

Date: 30 September 2015 10:07
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callum.mcdonald@lhch.nhs.uk

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About Dr Rob Cooper

Responsibilities at LHCH  

  • Consultant Cardiologist with a specialist interest in Inherited Cardiac Conditions and Cardiac MRI.

Special clinical interests

  • Management of patients with all types of Cardiomyopathies.
  • Specific interest in the treatment of patients with Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM).
  • Genetic basis of cardiac disease.
  • All types of Cardiac MRI, including; Cardiomyopathies, Congenital Heart Disease, Ischaemic and valvular heart disease.

Research interests

  • Treatment of Obstruction in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Alcohol Septal Ablation (ASA), surgical myectomy and direct radiofrequency ablation.
  • Differentiation of the athlete’s heart from Cardiomyopathy.
  • Exercise in hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
  • Genetic basis of cardiac disease including the 100,000 Genome Project.
  • Use of 3D printing to guide personalised structural intervention in Cardiology.

Regional and National responsibilities:

  • Clinical Genomic Interpretation Partner (GeCIP) for 100,000 genome project.

Current membership of professional regional and national bodies:

  • Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions
  • European Cardiovascular Imaging Society
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • British Society for Cardiovascular Imaging
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • British Cardiac Society
  • Royal College of Physicians

Publications:

I have published mainly in the field of heart muscle disease, this includes 2 textbook chapters, 11 review articles, 15 original research papers, 28 abstracts and 16 case reports/series. These can be accessed via pubmed or ResearchGate.

Recent selected publications include:

Background Information 

I graduated from the University of Liverpool with Honours in 2005, during my undergraduate years I spent time training in the Netherlands. I completed postgraduate training in Medicine and Cardiology in the Mersey Deanery during the period 2005-2017. In this time I completed a PhD in the management of patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

I undertook additional training in inherited cardiac conditions and Cardiac MRI during a fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and have spent time in Inherited Cardiac Conditions services in Oxford and Copenhagen.

I am involved strategic planning for Genomic Medicine in Cardiology on Merseyside and I serve as a Genomic Clinical Interpretation Partner as part of the 100,000 Genome Project.

Why choose LHCH?

LHCH provides excellent, first class care for patients with inherited cardiovascular conditions. This is achieved in a friendly environment with the patient firmly at the centre of every model.

Personal profile:

I am married with 2 sons. Most of my hobbies now include fairly boring exercise but I was once half decent at tennis and football.