Dr Ewan J McKay


B Sc, MBChB, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (London), CCDS, FESC

GMC number: 6145472

Practicing since: 2006



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Dr McKay is skilled in all aspects of general cardiology. Following general cardiology training in the North West of England, he completed heart failure sub-speciality training with complex cardiac device implantation and passed the American Board examinations for cardiac device therapy.

Dr McKay’s main professional passions are Advanced Heart Failure with cardiomyopathies and the invasive study of RV dysfunction in Pulmonary Hypertension.

Dr McKay undertook further training via an ISHLT international fellowship in Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation prior to taking his first consultant post.

Dr McKay is routinely involved in the complex evaluation and haemodynamic assessment of patients prior to transplant surgery, prediction of RV support devices following complex valve intervention and pulmonary hypertension therapies.

Dr McKay is heavily involved in teaching and training undergraduates, postgraduates and physician associates. As a recognition of his skills and experience, he was awarded a Senior Clinical Lecturership at the University of Liverpool.

Most recently, Dr McKay has been awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology.

Special interests

  • Specialist in Advanced Heart Failure
  • Heart failure co-lead

Other interests

  • Advanced heart failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Complex surgical evaluation

Locations Dr Ewan J McKay works with

Related experience


  • Heart Failure Association of ESC International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of ESC
  • British Society of Heart Failure
  • European Society of Cardiology Working Group for Aorta and peripheral vascular diseases
  • European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation & Right Ventricular Function
  • European Society of Cardiology Council for stroke (2016 -Lifetime membership)
  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences
  • Perioperative exercise testing and training society
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • Professional Member of the ESC
  • European Society of Cardiology

Other posts held

  • Royal Liverpool Hospital Consultant Cardiologist

Insurers Dr Ewan J McKay works with

Dr Ewan J McKay works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Cigna International
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Aetna
  • Allianz
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Childsure
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Freedom Health
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healthcare RM
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Police Mutual
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Standard Life
  • Tesco Bank
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Tri-Care
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Dr Ewan J McKay does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Ewan J McKay does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Ewan J McKay does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.