Dr John Foran is a consultant cardiologist at St. Helier Hospital in Surrey and at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
Dr John Foran qualified in 1988 from St. George’s Hospital. He then went on to train in adult and paediatric cardiology at various institutions in and around London, before being appointed as a consultant in 2001.
Regularly undertaking diagnostic coronary angiography since 1989, Dr Foran performed his first coronary angioplasty procedure in 1990 and his first catheter ablation procedure in 1991. As a result, he now has more than 20 years of experience in these disciplines.
In 2003 (in the UK), he pioneered LA appendage occlusion – a key-hole interventional technique used for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation – and he now has 10 years of experience with this treatment modality.
His academic research is clinically oriented and focused on new and emerging therapies for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.
Primary Medical Qualification
MB BS 1988 University of London
Specialist Register entry date
Cardiology From 22 Dec 1999
General (internal) medicine From 22 Dec 1999
European Society of Cardiology
Heart Rhythm Association
American College of Cardiology
British Cardiovascular Society
British Cardiac Interventions Society
Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
British Medical Association
Royal Society of Medicine
Royal College of Physicians London
Cardiac EP Society