Dr Read trained at the University of Cambridge medical school (1995-2000) and following a junior doctor medical rotation in Southampton, was appointed to the cardiology Registrar training programme in the Eastern deanery based around Papworth Hospital, Cambridge in 2004.
Dr Read's sub-speciality expertise is in Interventional Cardiology (coronary angioplasty and stenting) and in addition to his training in Papworth and Norwich, he undertook a 15 month Interventional Fellow position at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia. This provided an intensive period of Interventional Cardiology training at the busiest Heart Attack centre in Australia. After returning from Sydney, Dr Read completed his training at Papworth Hospital and was appointed substantive Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Ipswich Hospital and Papworth Hospital NHS Trusts in 2013.
Dr Read conducts cardiology outpatient clinics at Ipswich Hospital in all aspects of general cardiology and performs coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting procedures in the Heart Centre at Ipswich Hospital. He contributes to the on-call interventional cardiologist rota at Papworth Hospital providing primary angioplasty for acute heart attacks and tertiary cardiology care for the East of England region.
- General Cardiology
- Interventional Cardiology;
- Coronary angiography
- Coronary angioplasty and stenting.
Dr Read treats patients with all aspects of cardiology problems. His particular area of interest is in the treatment of angina due to coronary artery disease. During his training, he ran a national referral specialist clinic at Papworth Hospital for patients with refractory angina for two years.
He is a keen tennis player having previously played for a club and for Fitzwilliam College while a medical student.
He has Grade 8 in violin and piano and previously played in a string quartet and for an orchestra while at Cambridge University.
Other interests include skiing and scuba diving (British Sub-Aqua Club qualification)
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Philip Alexander Read at Nuffield Health
- Event monitor
- Assessment of all Aspects of Cardiology
- Cardiovascular risk profile
- Cardiac clinical pharmacology
During his cardiology Registrar training Dr Read completed a 2-year period of research at Addenbrooke's and Papworth Hospitals in Cambridge in the field of cardioprotection from coronary ischaemia and was awarded the higher Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cambridge in 2011.
This research used non-invasive dobutamine stress echocardiography and invasive conductance catheters during angioplasty procedures to investigate the beneficial effects of a hormone (glucagon-like peptide-1) and its ability to protect the heart from damage caused by coronary ischaemia (blocked coronary arteries). This successful work resulted in several journal publications and was presented at American and European conferences. It has led to a larger clinical trial of the hormone at Papworth Hospital.
Dr Read won the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society young investigator award for 2011
- Royal College of Physicians (London)
- British Cardiovascular Society
- British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Other posts held
- Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust (main base) and Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Insurers Dr Philip Alexander Read works with
Dr Philip Alexander Read works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
Dr Philip Alexander Read does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Philip Alexander Read does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Philip Alexander Read does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.