Richard Steeds completed his first degree in law (the B.A. degree with honors) at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge in 1985 and went on to qualify in medicine from University College London, London, UK, in 1991. He became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) 1994 and was appointed Fellow in 2007. He studied for a Medical Doctorate (M.D. degree) at the University of Sheffield between 1995 and 1998 and was awarded the M.D. degree in 2001. He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist with special interest in cardiac imaging at the University Hospital Birmingham and Honorary Senior Lecturer in cardiology at the University of Birmingham in 2003. He was made a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology in 2009. Alongside practice in general cardiology, he subspecializes in cardiac imaging and the management of valvular heart disease. His practice is based in the university hospital (Queen Elizabeth) which is a major secondary and tertiary NHS Foundation center located in Edgbaston. He has a particular expertise in echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), and nuclear cardiology. His recent research has revealed changes in cardiac function detected on echo and CMR in mild, early renal dysfunction which may in the future be used to target preventative therapy to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients at high risk.
Biography Updated on 25 August 2011