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Shakeel Ahmad

Name: Dr  Shakeel Ahmad MBChB FRCP (Lon)

Practising at: Spire Cardiff Hospital

Specialties: General medicine, Stroke medicine

Special clinical interests: Stroke Prevention, TIA’s, Hyperacute Stroke Care

Research interests:

  • Hyperacute stroke treatment, thrombolysis & thrombectomy
  • Ethnic differences in vascular impairment

Background Information: I obtained my bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery from Leeds University and then became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2001 and a Fellow in 2013.

I spent 3 years as a clinical lecturer in stroke medicine at Kings College Hospital London, where I undertook hyperacute stroke training, obtaining a CCT in Stroke Medicine.

My research interest has been in ethnic differences in cortisol secretion and their relationship to vascular impairment.

In 2009 I was appointed as a Consultant Stroke Physician in Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, where I have taken the lead to develop daily TIA clinics, early supportive discharge (ESD) and mechanical thrombectomy service for stroke patients.

Current Posts:

  • Consultant Stroke Physician – Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
  • Training Programme Director for Stroke in Welsh Deanery
  • Chairman of the Welsh Stroke Conference
  • Treasurer for Welsh Association of Stroke Physicians
  • Principal Investigator of PISTE Study for UHW (Pragmatic Ischaemic Stroke Thrombectomy Evaluation)

Year of first medical qualification: 1996

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

  • Welsh Association of Stroke Physician
  • British Association of Stroke Physician
  • British Geriatric Society
  • Royal College of Physicians