Dr Graham Stuart is Consultant Cardiologist at the Congenital Heart Unit in Bristol. He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist working in children and adults with congenital and inherited cardiac disease in 1993 and after 6 years at the University Hospital of Wales he moved to Bristol where he is Lead Cardiologist for the Inherited Cardiac Conditions Service and West of England Genomics Medical Centre. He is also Director of the Arrhythmia Service for Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bristol. .
Graham has a clinical and research interest in the effect of exercise on the heart. He is Lead Cardiologist in the Healthy Heart UK research group which is introducing exercise training to children with congenital heart disease. He is Scientific Advisor to Marfan Association UK and Principle Investigator/co-investigator in a variety of studies on studies on looking at exercise prescription, exercise physiology and dynamic imaging in the athlete and young people with congenital and inherited cardiac disease. In 2008 he was recipient of the UK Arrhythmia Alliance “Outstanding Contribution to Electrophysiology” Award. In 2014, he completed an MSc in Sports and Exercise medicine studying at the Universities of Bath and Exeter. He is currently studying Genomic Medicine part-time at Imperial College. Graham is Former Chair of the NHS England Congenital Heart Services, Clinical reference Group and Former Honorary Secretary of the British Congenital Cardiac Association. Since 2005, Graham has been Medical Director of Sports Cardiology UK – a company specialising in the assessment and management of athletes with cardiac disease (www.sportscardiology.co.uk).
On a much more important note, Graham has three adult children ( including 2 daughters who are nurses) and a gorgeous little grandson called Harry. He is a keen long distance runner who has a lot of enthusiasm but sadly not a great deal of talent, and he is a long term supporter of the Scottish Rugby and football teams and awaits their resurgence to glory with unflinching optimism!