Professor Bellenger graduated from University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, London in 1994 with his medical degree (with Hons and the prize for best overall achievement in finals), as well as an additional BSc in psychology. He performed his junior doctor training in London teaching hospitals, including intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital. He spent 2 years at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Royal Brompton Hospital completing a research MD before completing higher cardiology training in Wessex. After being awarded and completing additional training as the interventional fellow at Southampton General Hospital he became a consultant at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in 2006.
Since his appointment at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital he has set up a nationally renowned, peer reviewed cardiac MRI service. This service now performs cardiac MRI for 7 referring hospitals, has an established educational training program and a research infra-structure that supports MD and PhD students (www.exetercmr.com). He has been instrumental in the establishment of a coronary CT investigation service. He continues to practice full time, including equal contribution to the emergency 24 hr a day heart attack coronary angioplasty provision. He is also the current Director of Cardiology.
Professor Bellenger is experienced in all areas of cardiology including coronary artery disease (angina), heart failure, arrhythmias (palpitations). His specialists areas of practice are interventional cardiology (investigation of angina with angiography and treatment with coronary stents), and the diagnosis of cardiac disease using advanced cardiac imaging (cardiac CT and MRI).
Treatments and tests offered by Professor Nick Bellenger at Nuffield Health
- Event monitor
Professor Bellenger has a strong research track record with over 45 publications. He works closely with the Exeter Medical School and has established a cardiac MRI research facility there. He continues to supervise research MD and PhD fellowships, and participate in inter-national trials.
- British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
- Royal College of Physicians
Other post held
- Director of Cardiology, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Insurers Professor Nick Bellenger works with
Professor Nick Bellenger works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- Benenden Health
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Professor Nick Bellenger does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Professor Nick Bellenger has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:
Professor Nicholas Bellenger is one of five directors of Exeter Heart, which owns non-invasive cardiology equipment. Consultants who use this equipment charge their own fees for doing so. A fee for use of the equipment is negotiated between Exeter Heart or Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital and patients' private medical insurer by reference to the investigatory procedure undertaken. Exeter Heart's staff, maintenance and other running costs come out of this hospital fee.
Professor Nick Bellenger holds the following paid advisory role(s) either at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health:
Professor Nicholas Bellenger is one of five directors of Exeter Heart Limited, which as a company is paid £30,000 per year for identifying specialist personnel, managing aspects of the catheter laboratory and advising the hospital on clinical quality processes and outcome reporting in relation to specialist cardiac services and care. Exeter Heart receives no payment for any care delivered to NHS patients.