Mark Westwood, MD, FRCP
Barts Heart Centre
Mark Westwood is a consultant cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre in London, UK. Dr Westwood has been a consultant cardiologist for over 10 years and was responsible for setting up and leading the cardiac MRI service at the London Chest Hospital, which became one of the largest cardiac MRI services in the UK. More recently, he has been heavily involved in the development and delivery of the cardio-oncology services at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK. This cardio-oncology service is now one of the largest in the UK and includes a training programme for trainees who are interested in this rapidly developing area.
Dr Westwood has a strong background in training and education. He is currently the director of medical education at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and is responsible for the continued training and education of over 150 junior medical staff. Dr Westwood is also the vice-president for training in cardiology in the UK and vice-president of the British Society for Cardiac MRI.
At the European level, he is chair of Certification and Accreditation for the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI, part of European Society of Cardiology, ESC) where he leads the entire certification programme across all 4 cardiac imaging modalities spanning 7 certification programmes, which are undertaken by over 1,000 candidates a year. Dr Westwood is a member of the ESC Education Committee and president of Council of European Specialist Medical Assessment (CESMA), which oversees postgraduate assessment in all medical and surgical specialties.