Dr Nikhil Patel
Consultant Cardiologist & Physician
Dr Nikhil Patel is a Consultant Cardiologist and Physician and has practised in Eastbourne for the last 10 years. He studied medicine at the St Guy’s Hospital Medical School, part of the University of London, qualifying in 1989 with an MB BS.
Dr Patel conducted his Cardiology training predominantly within the south east at Kings College Hospital in London, (1992-93), the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford (1993), Guys Hospital (1994-96), St Thomas’ Hospital (1997-98), Eastbourne District General Hospital (1998) and finally again at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Cardiothoracic centre for six months in 1999.
In September 1999, he was appointed as the youngest Consultant Cardiologist in the country and now works mainly as a consultant at Eastbourne District General Hospital. He is a visiting Consultant Cardiologist at both Guy’s and St Thomas Trust and the Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton.
Dr Patel specialises in General Cardiology including chest pain, heart failure, hypertension and cardiac arrhythmias (Atrial Fibrillation and Syncope).
His subspecialty expertise is in complex pacing including cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), internal cardiac defibrillators (ICD) and coronary intervention (coronary angioplasty and stenting).
Dr Patel has admitting rights to the following private institutions: Michelham Unit at Eastbourne DGH and BMI The Esperance Hospital in Eastbourne; Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and the London Bridge Hospital in London.