Dr Andrew Vanezis is a leading interventional cardiology consultant based in Nottingham. He specialises in chest pain, breathlessness and coronary heart disease, alongside coronary angioplasty, microvascular angina and heart check ups. He practises privately at the Spire Nottingham Hospital and The Park Hospital, whilst his NHS practice is at the Trent Cardiac Centre, part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Vanezis obtained his PhD in Medicine from the University of Leicester, his MBChB in Medicine and BSc in Medical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh and gained his MRCP certification from the Royal College of Physicians, London. He achieved the GMC Certificate of Completion of Training in Cardiology in 2019. He is also accredited by the British Society of Echocardiography.
Dr Vanezis completed his specialist cardiology training in the East Midlands and undertook a fellowship at the CK Hui Heart Centre in Edmonton, Canada, in 2019-20, training in complex coronary intervention. He has safely performed over 3000 coronary angioplasty procedures and has very low complication rates as evidenced by data available on the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society webpage www.bcis.org.uk/public-information/. He feels strongly about patient safety and doctor accountability and is the cardiology clinical governance lead at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Vanezis is passionate about teaching and training the next generation of doctors and allied health professionals. He has been an Advanced Life Support instructor since 2018 and currently is a medical student and junior doctor supervisor and trainer at Nottingham University. He has also recently setup a catheter laboratory simulation training programme for staff at the Trent Cardiac Centre and is an administrator and lecturer for the Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences (AFMS).
Dr Vanezis has a strong academic profile. His PhD thesis examined the role of remote ischaemic conditioning in acute myocardial infarction and heart failure. His research has featured in various peer-reviewed journals including The Lancet and Heart. He has designed and run clinical research trials and has presented around the world. Dr Vanezis is also the associate editor of the European Heart Journal - Case Reports and has reviewed articles for The Lancet, JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, Journal for the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention and Medicine, Science and the Law among other respected publications. He is also on the yearly clinical case reviewing committee of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress.
Dr Vanezis is a member of various professional organisations including the British Cardiac Interventional Society (BCIS), British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), European Society if Cardiology (ESC) and is an associate member of the Resuscitation Council (UK).