Dr Sarah Clarke is a Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge with subspecialty interest in interventional cardiology and Clinical Director for Strategic Development involved in the design and development of New Royal Papworth Hospital.
Dr Clarke holds leadership roles locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She is the first female President of the British Cardiovascular Society (2015 – 2018), a member of Council at the Royal College Physicians (London), the joint National Lead for Cardiology for the government funded GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time) programme aimed at reducing variation, improving quality and cost-effectiveness of services in the NHS.
Dr Clarke’s international profile includes being a member of the Board of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). She is the European representative at the Association of International Governors at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and co-chairs the ACC International Centres of Excellence Programme.
Dr Clarke holds a silver National Clinical Excellence Award. In 2018 she was awarded a place to attend the ‘Women Transforming Leadership’ course at the Said Business School in Oxford, funded by the ESC.
In March 2018, Dr Clarke was awarded and received from the President of the ACC, the prestigious 2018 ACC International Service Award
Whilst Dr Clarke consults in all areas of cardiology, her subspecialty interest is interventional cardiology (coronary angioplasty and stenting). Dr Clarke has extensive experience in this area as a high volume operator and she fully participates in the on-call rota for the heart attack service (primary angioplasty) at Royal Papworth Hospital.
Dr Clarke has a track record in service development and transformation. She led the implementation of the heart attack service across the East Of England, is developing high quality, cost effective cardiology pathways across the region and as the joint National Lead for Cardiology for ‘Getting It Right First Time’ will visit cardiac centres across the UK to reduce variation in services and ensure high quality maintained.
Through her work at the British Cardiovascular Society, over 18 years, she has been a champion for quality improvement and education. This has extended to her roles at the European Society Cardiology and American College Cardiology where she was awarded the 2018 International Service Award.
Whilst Dr Clarke consults in all areas of cardiology, her subspecialty interest is interventional cardiology. Dr Clarke has extensive experience in this area as a high volume operator. She undertakes acute and elective cases and also undertakes complex cases such as chronically occluded vessels and heavily calcified vessels requiring advanced devices such as rotablation.
Dr Clarke is active in clinical research in the field of interventional cardiology and also chairs the Cardiology section of the Medical Futures Awards, the world’s most prestigious fora and catalyst for innovation in healthcare and life sciences. The latter is part of Dr Clarke's Vice President (Education and Research) role at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS). Through her work for the BCS, she delivers the Annual Conference and develops and coordinates education for trainees and trained cardiologists throughout the UK.
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