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Professor Rod Stables

Date: 30 September 2015 10:04

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About Professor Rod Stables

MA (Cantab) DM Oxon Bm Bch (Oxon) FRCP (London)

Area of Practice

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • General cardiology

Special Clinical Interests

  • Coronary angioplasty and stent implantation
  • Minimally invasive procedures for aortic valve replacement (Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation – TAVI)
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy – including alcohol ablation for non-surgical septal reduction
  • Endovascular stent procedures for aortic and peripheral vascular disease

Research Interests

  • Clinical research – angina, myocardial infarction and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials
  • Clinical database design and registry studies
  • Outcomes analysis

Regional and National Responsibilities

  • Member of the national British Cardiovascular Intervention Society steering committees: Research in interventional cardiology / Outcomes analysis and data monitoring
  • Organiser of live case PCI demonstrations to the 2011 national PCI meeting
  • Past member of the council of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

Current Membership of Professional Regional and National Bodies

  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Why choose LHCH?

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is one of the largest cardiac centres in the UK and provides first class cardiac care. The service for coronary angioplasty and stenting (PCI) is a national leader in terms of volume, research and quality.

Training and Education 

Educated at the Liverpool Blue Coat School

Graduated, with first class honours, in Medical Sciences from Churchill College, Cambridge and then read clinical medicine at St Edmund’s Hall, Oxford. 

Trained in cardiology in Oxford and at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

Completed specialist training in 1998 and was appointed at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in 2000.

About Rod 

I am married with two sons.  

I enjoy climbing and other mountain and outdoor sports. 

I have recently retired from a career as a rugby player, notable only for its longevity. I am now active in youth development as a coach and referee.  


I have established a standing at national and international level for practice and research in interventional cardiology. I established the Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital and led its initial flagship ventures including the landmark Stent or Surgery Trial (SoS). The primary publication from this study remains in the top 1% of quoted papers in cardiology. I have a leading role in a number of ongoing national and international trials.

 A summary of publications can be viewed at www.rodstables.com