Professor John M Morgan
John Morgan was born and educated in South Wales. Having obtained a place to read medicine at Cambridge, he was commissioned in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment prior to going up to Cambridge in 1976. There he read Natural Sciences at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, where he was made a scholar and received 1st Class honours in parts I and II of the Tripos examinations, graduating in 1979 as a Senior Sophist. From there, as a clinical scholar, he went to Westminster Medical School to complete his medical education, graduating MB BChir in 1982. He became a member of the Royal College in 1985 and Fellow in 1995. He developed an interest in cardiac arrhythmogenesis early in his career, writing his doctoral thesis on abnormalities of cardiac repolarisation (MD 1991). Much of his training in cardiology took place in the original National Heart Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.
Prof. John Morgan
On his appointment as Consultant Cardiologist, Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre (1992) he founded the Wessex Cardiac Arrhythmia Management Service which has become recognised as a centre of clinical and research excellence, and was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer, Southampton Medical School, in 1999. He was appointed an honorary professor at the University of Teesside in 2006 for his work in medical education and received a personal chair in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Southampton in 2007. Professor Morgan holds several published patents relating to invention of novel interventional and device technologies. He supervises/has supervised several fellows in doctoral research projects and continues to research and publish extensively and is an internationally recognised leader in his field.
Dr. Paul R Roberts
Paul Roberts was born and educated in Birmingham and qualified at the University of Leeds Medical School in 1990. Much of his training was in Leeds before he moved to the South Coast working at Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals. He started working in Southampton in 1996 and was appointed as Consultant in Cardiology and Electrophysiology in April 2002 at the Wessex Cardiac Unit, Southampton. He has a research and clinical expertise in most areas of cardiac electrophysiology. He spent two years in the United States at a number of cardiac units including the Cleveland Clinic. He was awarded his MD for clinical research in 2000 at the University of Leeds. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Teeside involved in the management and teaching on the MSc course in implantable devices. He has an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at the University of Southampton.
Jointly, with his colleagues John Morgan and Arthur Yue, he leads the Cardiac Rhythm Management Service for the Wessex region that covers a population in the order of 3.5 million, and provides the tertiary referral centre for all patients with complex arrhythmias, both adult and paediatric.
The service, in part, entails radiofrequency ablation for arrhythmias using conventional and complex electroanatomical mapping systems (CARTO®, EnSite®, Navx®) and implantation of a variety of biomedical devices. The latter includes conventional pacemaker systems, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac resynchronisation devices and implantable monitors. The Wessex Cardiac Rhythm Management Service has an international reputation for its innovative research and its position at the forefront of clinical technology. He continues to be involved with innovative clinical research in the area of implantable devices and interventional electrophysiology.
Dr. Arthur M Yue
Dr Arthur Yue was educated at Trinity College and Green College, Oxford University and Harvard University, USA. Having received Honours in Physiological Sciences in 1991, he went on to graduate from Oxford University Medical School in 1994.
He was trained in general cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at Southampton University Hospital and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. In 2006, he was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Southampton University Hospital.
At Southampton, he has developed clinical programmes contributing to the evolution of heart rhythm service. His main clinical interests are diagnosis and catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation ablation, and device management including pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
His research interests include advanced mapping technologies, cardiac repolarisation and risk stratification of sudden cardiac death. The main part of his work has been recognised by the University of Oxford and he was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2007. He has published widely and reviewed in world-renowned cardiology journals.