I am a hard working Consultant Cardiologist.
My specialities are heart-related diseases of adults and internal medicine. I have 17 years experience in interventional cardiology. I am best in performing angioplasties using balloons and stents to widen the blockages causing symptoms of angina. I am a great believer in Drug-Coated Balloons. Our team has achieved fantastic and inspiring results in that field.
My particular clinical interests involve performing these "slender" procedures via the wrist through small catheters using advanced methods - trans-radial PCI, invasive haemodynamics, pressure wire measurements, IVUS, OCT and rotational atherectomy.
I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine from Tartu University, Estonia 1988 and performed further training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Tampere University Hospital, Finland.
Between 1996-1998 I worked as a Consultant at the Intensive Care Department at Kuopio University Hospital in Professor Jukka Takala's team.
After becoming a licensed Cardiologist in 2002, I was offered an interventional post in Stockholm, Sweden and between 2002-2010 I worked as an Interventional Cardiologist at Karolinska and Danderyd University Hospitals in Stockholm, Sweden. After that, I worked for four months at Emergency NGO at the Salam Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery in Khartoum, Sudan.
I am a Member of The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) and The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI). I am a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and International Associate Member of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) of London.
I have worked as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at NNUH since May 2010. That is a shared post; I also support James Paget Hospital with Cardiology services. In June 2017 NNUH appointed me as Cardiology Service Director.
I am currently a student at Keele University, where my goal is to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Leadership.
I am first Dahn Black Belt (JKN) in Korean Traditional Martial Arts.
I love to ride my Harley-Davidson motorbike. I like Apple Computers & Gadgets, Blues and Jazz. I am married with five children.
I speak fluent English, Estonian, Swedish, Finnish and some Russian.
You can find more comprehensive profile via my LinkedIn page and also follow me on twitter @kardiostarltd.