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Dr Patrick Calvert is the NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Lead for Cardiovascular, specialising in atherosclerosis and preventive cardiovascular diseases.
He graduated from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford and trained in the Eastern Deanery for general and interventional cardiology, in both coronary and structural intervention. He undertook a PhD at Cambridge University, investigating vulnerability in coronary plaques using radio-frequency intravascular ultrasound and biomarkers, which resulted in several publications and prizes. Before undertaking a Fellowship in Paris in 2010 at Center Hospitalier Bichat with Profs Vahanian and Steg.
His programme of research into the vulnerable plaque continues with a multi-modality approach including VH-IVUS, OCT and PET-CT. He is Principal Investigator on several database projects examining the health outcomes from coronary and structural interventions using the BCIS database.
He is a member of the EuroPCR Programme Committee, TCT Scientific Committee in the US, as well as, a member of the Editorial Board of Advances in Interventional Cardiology.