Professor Jean McEwan


BSc (Hons) Glasgow, MBChB (Commendation) Glasgow, PhD London

GMC number: 2548027

Practicing since: 1980


Cardiology, General (internal) Medicine

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  • Friday 09:30-13:00
  • Wednesday 09:30-13:00
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Professor Jean McEwan, is a Consultant Cardiologist at Nuffield Health Brentwood hospital.  Professor Jean McEwan is a general cardiologist, working within the cardiology service at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Cardiology is the branch of internal medicine dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels.Jean is on the GMC specialist register in Cardiovascular Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine.  She is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.  Her GMC number is 2548027.

The majority of Professor McEwan’s academic career has been spent in research relating to the pathophysiology of vascular disease, on which she has published extensively. Over the past five years her academic activity has been dedicated to the delivery and development of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

For over 20 years Professor McEwan worked at University College London and was a consultant cardiologist at UCL Hospitals and the London Heart Hospital.  Between 1st October – 31 December 2012 she held the post of Interim Dean of the UCL Faculty of Medical Science, pending the arrival of the new definitive appointee.  From April 2014 she took up an appointment the Vice Dean, Education, at the University of Exeter Medical School.

For eight years, until her move from London, Professor McEwan was the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) of Edinburgh’s Regional Adviser for the Greater London area, and in that role participated in the consultation processes of the College.

As a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Professor McEwan was the Improving Working Lives (IWL) Officer, and Chaired the Intercollegiate IWL Committee from 2008-11. She was the Clinical Lead for Handover, contributed to the RCP London Handover Toolkit, and is widely consulted on the processes involved in effective handover.Professor McEwan understands many of the issues related to work/life balance and gender changes in the medical workforce. She was Vice President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 2012-13 and while at UCL she was the Academic Lead for the Athena Science Women’s Academic Network (SWAN) ( in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at UCL. 

Professor McEwan promotes the personal and professional development of women in medicine and science.

Other interests

Professor McEwan’s clinical interests are broad, encompassing all aspects of cardiology.  These include:

  • Reducing cardiovascular risk factors (cholesterol and high blood pressure)
  • Assessment of chest pain (angina)
  • Symptoms of heart failure (shortness of breath, ankle swelling)
  • Valvular heart disease (murmurs)
  • Palpitations (arrhythmias)

She also sees patients where heart or brain symptoms might be the source of particular conditions (stroke, transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) and dizzy spells and blackouts).

Professor McEwan performs the following procedures:

  • ECG
  • Rhythm monitors
  • Echocardiography
  • Coronary angiography
  • Cardiac catheterisation

Personal interests

Dr McEwan and her family live in Billericay, Essex.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Jean McEwan at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Angiography
  • Event monitor
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
  • Cardioversion

Locations Professor Jean McEwan works with

Related experience


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • British Cardiac Society
  • Medical Womens Federation

Other posts held

  • Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, UCLH
  • Professor of Clinical Education, UCLH
  • Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, UCLH


Professor Jean McEwan does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Jean McEwan does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Jean McEwan does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.