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Dr Timothy Fairbairn

Date: 30 September 2015 09:45

Personal Assistant Contact

Julie Evans

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Michele Jones

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Responsibilities at LHCH

  • Clinical Lead for Cardiac Diagnostics and Echocardiography

Area of Practice:

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Advanced echocardiography
  • TOE
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac CT

Special clinical interests:

  • Aortic stenosis
  • TAVI
  • ICC

Research interests:

  • Aortic stenosis
  • TAVI
  • Cardiac MRI

Regional and National responsibilities:

  • Chair of the Cheshire and Mersey clinical network cardiac imaging group

Current membership of professional regional and national bodies:

  • British cardiovascular society
  • British society echocardiography
  • British society cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • British heart valve society
  • Society of cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • Royal College of Physicians


  • Over 20 peer reviewed publications, 40 published abstracts and 2 book chapters. 5 Most recent publications:

1. Consequence of cerebral embolism after transcatheter aortic valve implantation compared with contemporary surgical aortic valve replacement: effect on health-related quality of life. 
Uddin A, Fairbairn TA, Djoukhader IK, Igra M, Kidambi A, Motwani M, Herzog B, Ripley DP, Musa TA, Goddard AJ, Blackman DJ, Plein S, Greenwood JP.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Mar;8(3):e001913.

2. Quantitative three-dimensional cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial perfusion imaging in systole and diastole. 
Motwani M, Kidambi A, Sourbron S, Fairbairn TA, Uddin A, Kozerke S, Greenwood JP, Plein S.

J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014 Feb 24;16:19.

3. Assessment of valve haemodynamics, reverse ventricular remodelling and myocardial fibrosis following transcatheter aortic valve implantation compared to surgical aortic valve replacement: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study. 
Fairbairn TA, Steadman CD, Mather AN, Motwani M, Blackman DJ, Plein S, McCann GP, Greenwood JP.

Heart. 2013 Aug;99(16):1185-91.

4. The cost-effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis at high operative risk. 
Fairbairn TA, Meads DM, Hulme C, Mather AN, Plein S, Blackman DJ, Greenwood JP.

Heart. 2013 Jul;99(13):914-20.

5. Serial change in health-related quality of life over 1 year after transcatheter aortic valve implantation: predictors of health outcomes. 
Fairbairn TA, Meads DM, Mather AN, Motwani M, Pavitt S, Plein S, Blackman DJ, Greenwood JP.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 May 8;59(19):1672-80.

Languages spoken:

  • English and French

Why choose LHCH?

  • For high quality care in a friendly, nationally renowned hospital.

Background information

  • MBChB University of Manchester (2003)

  • MRCP Royal College of Physicians (2006)

  • PhD University of Leeds (2014)

I trained in Yorkshire and Lancashire based predominantly in Leeds and Manchester with a Dickinson Trust scholarship to Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Personal Profile:

I am married with two children. They keep me entertained and relatively sane.