Dr John Gerry Coghlan is a leading consultant cardiologist based in London, who specialises in pulmonary hypertension and all aspects of cardiology, including complex breathlessness, arrhythmias, connective tissue disease (related to heart disease) and angina.
Dr Coghlan is an honorary senior lecturer at UCH London and a visiting consultant at Papworth Hospital Cambridge, where he performs balloon pulmonary angioplasty. He is also a visiting consultant at St Thomas' Hospital, Kings College Hospital, Royal United Hospital Bath, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth, Derriford Hospital Plymouth and Ulster Hospital Dundonald.
Dr Coghlan graduated from University College Dublin in 1983 and trained in cardiology at the National Cardiac Centre, Dublin, Harefield Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital, London. He is a founder member of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Physicians Association and developed the Royal Free National Pulmonary Hypertension Service.
He holds research interests in fields of pulmonary hypertension, cardiac imaging and ischaemic heart disease and has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Throughout his career, he has won awards such as the Molloy prize in 1978 and a silver medal in surgery in 1983, amongst others.