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Gershan Davis is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is academic lead for the UCLan West Lakes phase 2 MBBS programme and Hospitalist Medicine MSc programme. His background is in Clinical Cardiology and Medical Education with a career spanning 30 years in medical practice as well as in undergraduate medical education at University of Liverpool and postgraduate Cardiology training with Mersey Deanery. His research interests include imaging of the coronary arteries, effect of obesity on heart rhythm disturbances and clinical education.
Gershan’s background is in Clinical Cardiology and Medical Education. After graduating from the University of the West Indies, Gershan did postgraduate training in London and Manchester obtaining his research MD from University of Manchester. He did a travelling research fellowship at Harvard University and subspeciality interventional cardiology training in Auckland, New Zealand and Boston, USA. Gershan spent 15 years as Director of the Cardiac Catheterisation laboratory at Aintree University Hospital and cofounded the Cardiac CT service and was Lead Cardiologist for Cardiac CT.
Prior to arriving at UCLan, Gershan was Aintree University Hospitals undergraduate Year 3 Lead for University of Liverpool medical students and a member of the assessment group, University of Liverpool.
He has a track record in Cardiovascular Research with numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and an international reputation in Cardiac CT. He has chaired and moderated sessions at international academic meetings and supervised students post graduate degrees.
Based at UCLan’s Westlakes Campus, Gershan is involved in a range of postgraduate programmes and in providing academic leadership at the West Cumberland Education Centre.
Arrhythmogenic gene remodelling in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes with aortic stenosis and normal left ventricular ejection fraction.
Exp Physiol. 2017 Aug 14
Ashrafi R1, Modi P2, Oo AY2, Pullan DM2, Jian K3, Zhang H3, Gerges JY4, Hart G4, Boyett MR4, Davis GK2,5, Wilding JPH2.
Altered Left Ventricular Ion Channel Transcriptome in a High-Fat-Fed Rat Model of Obesity: Insight into Obesity-Induced Arrhythmogenesis. Journal of Obesity, 2016.
Ashrafi, R., Yon, M., Pickavance, L., Yanni Gerges, J., Davis, G., Wilding, J., Jian, K., Zhang, H., Hart, G. and Boyett, M.
Napp, Adriane E., Robert Haase, Michael Laule, Georg M. Schuetz, Matthias Rief, Henryk Dreger, Gudrun Feuchtner, …Gershan Davis et al. "Computed tomography versus invasive coronary angiography: design and methods of the pragmatic randomised multicentre DISCHARGE trial." European Radiology (2016): 1-12.
Book: Illustrated Case Histories: Cardiovascular Medicine, Mosby-Wolfe 2000, Gershan K Davis, David H. Roberts
Book Chapter: Genetic Polymorphisms in Cardiovascular Disease. In, Variability in Human Drug Response. G.T.Tucker, ed. Esteve Foundation Symposia, Vol 8. Amsterdam: Excerpta Medica;1999, Gershan K Davis, S.Naseer H.Naqvi
Paper: A UK cardiac centre experience of low-risk, stable chest pain patients with calcium score of zero.
British Journal of Cardiology 2014; June 2014 21:78, Muhammad Ali Abdool, Reza Ashrafi, Michael Davies, Santosh Raga, Huw Lewis-Jones, Erica Thwaite, Peter Wong, Gershan Davis
NICE recommendations for the assessment of stable chest pain: assessing the early economic and service impact in the rapid-access chest pain service. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2013. 89(1051):251-7. Ashrafi R, Raga S, Abdool A, Disney A, Wong P, Davis GK.
Diagnostic Imaging Strategies for Patients with Stable Chest Pain and Intermediate Risk of Coronary Artery Disease: Comparative Effectiveness Research of Existing Technologies
GMC UK Specialist Register Cardiology: 3237368SR, Royal College of Physicians, Society of Cardiovascular CT, European Society of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology, Royal Australian College of Physicians