PAST PRESIDENT (2013 – 2016)
Simon Ray graduated from Bristol University in Pharmacology in 1980 and in Medicine in 1983. After junior doctor jobs in Bristol & Scotland, he completed his MD as a British Heart Foundation funded research fellow with Professor Henry Dargie in Glasgow. He continued cardiology training in Newcastle and Liverpool in the early 1990s before undertaking an interventional cardiology fellowship in Vancouver in 1994-95. He was appointed as consultant cardiologist at University Hospitals of South Manchester in 1995.
He was appointed Honorary Professor of Cardiology in 2011. His clinical and research interests have focussed around valve disease, cardiac involvement in neuromuscular disease and more recently cardio-oncology. He was clinical director of cardiology at UHSM from 2006-2009, President of the British Society of Echocardiography from 2007-2009, Vice President of the British Cardiovascular Society for clinical standards from 2010-2013 and President of the British Heart Valve Society from 2013-2016. He is currently the President of the British Cardiovascular Society (since June 2018).