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Professor Peter Collins
Cardiology
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About

Peter Collins is Professor of Clinical Cardiology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Collins was an undergraduate at Caius College, Cambridge University before moving to St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School.  He conducted his research for an MD degree at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, receiving his MD degree from the University of Cambridge, and won the University’s Sir Walter Langdon-Brown prize for the thesis.  He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist in 1989 and appointed Professor of Clinical Cardiology at Imperial College in 2001.  He is responsible for the education and training of specialist cardiology trainees at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and runs the undergraduate cardiology medical course for final year medical students for Imperial College at the Royal Brompton campus.  He chairs the Final Year Cardiology course committee at Imperial College and the Education and Training board at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

His principal clinical interests are in cardiovascular disease and in particular cardiovascular disease in women, coronary heart disease, hypertension,  hyperlipidaemia, insulin resistance and diabetes.  He has been instrumental in setting up and running the ‘Women’s Heart Clinic’ at the Royal Brompton Hospital, one of the first of its kind in the UK.

Professor Collins is responsible for the education and training of specialist cardiology trainees at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and runs the undergraduate cardiology medical course for final year medical students at Imperial College. He chairs the final year cardiology course committee at Imperial College and the Education and Training board at the Trust.

 

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Special Interests

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Women’s heart health
  • Cardiac syndrome 

Education

Primary Medical Qualification

MB BChir 1979 University of Cambridge

 

Specialist Register entry date

Cardiology From 12 Jan 1996

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London

The American College of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology

British Cardiac Society

Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland