Interim National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease

Professor Huon Gray was appointed as the Interim National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease on 1 March 2012.


  • provides: as a cardiologist has clinical understanding of  cardiovascular disease, and as a previous DH adviser has experience in service improvement
  • ensures: prevention of cardiovascular disease and the care of those with these conditions continue to be a high national  priority
  • contributes: long experience as a practising cardiologist and has held national and international leadership positions
  • is responsible for: leading and coordinating improvements in cardiovascular care

About Professor Huon Gray: 

Huon Gray qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1977 and did postgraduate doctoral research there as a British Heart Foundation Junior Fellow. His cardiology training was undertaken at the Brompton and St George’s Hospitals, London. He was appointed as consultant adult and interventional cardiologist to Southampton University Hospital in 1989.

He was Honorary Secretary of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (1992-6), Honorary Secretary (1998-2000) and then President (2003-5) of the British Cardiac Society, and co-chaired the UK National Infarct Angioplasty Project [NIAP] (2004-8). He was Clinical Adviser to the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) on acute coronary syndromes (2007-10) and is now Chair of NICE’s forthcoming guideline on ST elevation myocardial infraction (STEMI). He is Hon. Civilian Consultant Adviser (Cardiology) to the Army, and Chair of the Assembly of International Governors and on the Board of Trustees, of the American College of Cardiology.

He is Hon. Professor at Barts & The London School of Medicine, University of London and has published on various aspects of cardiology and service delivery. He was Deputy National Clinical Director for Heart Disease at the Department of Health (England) (2007-11).

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