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Dr Damien Cullington

Date: 12 August 2019 01:54
Dr Damien Cullington

Personal Assistants 

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Sharon Dobie Howard

Tel: 0151 254 3349


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Amelia Lattie

Tel: 0161 701 0122

Damien Cullington MBCHB (Hons) MD FRCP FESC DLM RCPathME

Responsibilities at LHCH

  • Clinical Lead of ACHD – North West Congenital Heart Disease Network
  • Consultant Adult Congenital Cardiologist
  • Medical Examiner
  • Joint appointment with Manchester Heart Centre (Obstetric cardiology clinic and General ACHD clinic Each Tuesday)

Area of Practice       

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)

Special Clinical Interests

  • Heart Failure
  • Obstetric cardiology
  • End of Life/Palliative Care
  • Echocardiography
  • Legal Medicine

Research Interests

  • Cardiac biomarkers
  • Epidemiology of ACHD
  • Heart failure – acquired and ACHD
  • ACHD end of life/palliative care
  • Systemic RV function
  • Telemedicine
  • Pharmacological treatment of ACHD conditions

Current Membership of Professional Regional and National Bodies  

  • British Medical Association
  • British Cardiac Society
  • British Society of Cardiac Computer Tomography
  • British Heart Failure Society
  • British Society for Echocardiography
  • British Congenital Cardiac Association
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • European Heart Failure Association
  • Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine
  • International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Royal College of Physicians (UK)

Languages Spoken   


Why choose LHCH?             

Liverpool Heart and Chest is a fantastic unit which is clearly focused on delivering the best care for patients. Very friendly staff, experienced colleagues and very collaborative working.

Training and Education

  • University of Liverpool 2002 – MBChB (Hons)
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians 2007
  • University of Hull 2013 – MD
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 2019
  • Diploma in Legal Medicine 2020
  • After graduation I was a junior doctor in Liverpool, moved initially to Stoke as a clinical fellow in cardiology, then on to Hull to complete a research degree in heart failure. Cardiology training posts in East Yorkshire followed by ACHD training at Leeds General Infirmary (2013-2015).
  • Entered onto the specialist register in 2015. Appointed as a substantive consultant in ACHD in Leeds in 2016
  • Moved to the newly commissioned North West Congenital Heart Disease Service based at LHCH (ACHD level 1 centre) in summer 2019.

About you

I enjoy spending time with family, running, rowing, reading and keeping tropical fish


I have numerous publications which can be found on PubMed

I am a journal editor for the ChiP (Congenital Heart International Professionals) network

Twitter handle: @AchdExpert