Dr Zoe Astroulakis is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George's University of London Medical School. Zoe is an established Consultant having been in position since June 2012.
She was educated at the Grey Coat Hospital Girls' School, Westminster where she was Head Girl, and graduated from University College London Medical School with MBBS and a First Class Honours BSc in Cell Pathology.
She undertook her cardiology speciality training at high profile London teaching hospitals including King's College hospital, Royal Free, Heart and the London Chest where she completed sub-speciality training in interventional cardiology.
Her research into the effects of stem cells in ischaemic heart disease post myocardial injury has been presented at the American Heart Association. She was shortlisted for the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society “Investigator of the Year” award. She has published in high impact clinical journals for which she has also acted as a peer reviewer. She holds a PhD awarded by King's College London.
She is one of the four St George's interventional consultant cardiologists undertaking emergency primary coronary angioplasty for heart attack patients, and runs outpatient clinics at St George's Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital Roehampton.
She undertakes coronary angioplasty (PCI) procedures via the radial artery (wrist), proven to be much safer than the conventional femoral (groin) approach, as well as allowing patients to mobilise immediately afterwards. She is a highly skilled operator using the latest technologies to assess and treat coronary arteries (optical coherence tomography, pressure wire studies, drug coated balloons and bioresorbable scaffolds) ensuring that her patients are offered the very latest evidence-based therapies.
She now holds the post of Lead for Intervention for Health Education South London (HESL) and has therefore taken over responsibility for the invasive training of all cardiology trainees throughout this region. This is in addition to her significant contribution to cardiac simulator training within the region working in collaboration with the British Cardiovascular Society.
She was recently awarded the 2016 Excellence in Teaching award for her contribution to the division of Medicine at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
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