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QualificationsBSC Hons, MBBS, MD, FRCP
Year of qualification:1991
Dr Simon's key interests are treatment of heart rhythm disturbances, including ablation and device therapy, general cardiology and heart failure treatment, and medical education.
Ron Simon is Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at North Middlesex University Hospital and the Barts Heart Centre London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free and University College Medical Schools.
Ron studied medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals London qualifying in 1991 and trained in Cardiology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. His MD is in 3D intracardiac echocardiography imaging for complex ablations, awarded by London University. Ron was visiting fellow in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Medical University of South Carolina USA 2003-2005.
Since joining the North Middlesex Hospital in 2005 he has initiated and set-up a specialist arrhythmia clinic locally which allows direct listing of patients for ablation at the Barts Heart Centre and have listed over 200 patients. He has also been instrumental in setting up a multidisciplinary heart failure clinic for our cathchment area.
He is in the process of setting up a service that will allow the catheter based treatments of patients with suitable rhythm disturbance locally.
• General cardiology
• Rhythm disturbance
• Device therapy
• Heart failure
RDB Simon, JL Sturdivant, RB Leman, JM Wharton, MR Gold. The effect of Dofetilide on ventricular defibrillation thresholds. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2009 Jan; 32 (1): 24-28.
RDB Simon, SW Burke, MR Gold. Iatrogenic ventricular dyssynchrony: a preventable cause of heart failure with right ventricular pacing? Heart Rhythm.2005 Mar; 2 (3):252-3.
RDB Simon, C Aldo Rinaldi, Artur Baszko, and Jaswinder S Gill. Electroanatomic mapping of the right atrium with a right atrial basket catheter and three-dimensional intracardiac echocardiography. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2004; 27 (3): 318-326.
RDB Simon, Q Ni, , R Willems, RN Jesse W Hartley, DR Daum, D Lang, KJ Ward, JS Gill. Comparison of Impedance Minute Ventilation and Measured Minute Ventilation in a Rate-Adaptive Pacemaker. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2003 Nov; 26 (11): 2127-2133.
Please note these are regular clinics, other times may be available by appointment