Dr Mick Ozkor

Dr Mick OzkorTel: 020 3456 6049
Fax: 020 3456 6247
Email: mick.ozkor@uclh.nhs.uk

Location:
University College Hospital; Heart Hospital

Specialities:
General and Interventional cardiology

Professional background

Dr Ozkor qualified at Imperial College School of Medicine in 1997. Since then he has worked in several London teaching hospitals (St Mary’s Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the London Chest Hospital) and was appointed Consultant Cardiologist to The Heart Hospital, University College Hospitals and North Middlesex University Hospital in November 2010.

Whilst running a busy NHS practice, Dr Ozkor routinely sees patients with a wide range of common cardiac problems including: Angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure), valve disease, heart failure, referrals for investigation of palpitations and collapse, cardiovascular risk assessment, perioperative cardiac assessment and treatment of elevated cholesterol.

Dr Ozkor is a specialist in complex coronary treatments such as coronary angioplasty and stenting. He specializes in radial access procedures and regularly performs intervention to vein grafts, chronic total occlusions and left main stems. He has experience in the use of interventional adjuncts such as thrombectomy devices, distal protection and rotational atherectomy as well as the interpretation of IVUS and pressure wire data

Dr Ozkor sees general cardiology outpatients at UCLH and the North Middlesex Hospital with an emphasis on the treatment of coronary artery disease. He also provides in patient care and does coronary procedures on both sites.

He has an interest in patient safety. He has run multiple audit projects and has run major clinical governance projects including improving access and timing to the Heart Attack Centre for all Acute Coronary Syndromes, ensuring accuracy and quality to data entry in the cath lab and renal function monitoring post angiography. He is one of the key players in the Heart Hospital’s Heart Attack Primary PCI service and the development of the extension of the Heart Attack Centre to NSTEACS patients.

He is accredited in both cardiology and general medicine.

Research interests

In 2005, he took a three year sabbatical to complete his MD at Emory University in Atlanta, USA. He was awarded a British Cardiovascular Society Research Fellowship to undertake a National Institute of Health funded translational research study focusing on vascular and endothelial function. His work was rewarded both at the local level with Merit awards and recognized at an International level at the American College of Cardiology Conference in March 2009 when he was shortlisted as a Young Investigator Award Finalist and became runner-up.

Publications

Latest Publication:
Endothelium-Derived Hyperpolarizing Factor Determines Resting and Stimulated Forearm Vasodilator Tone in Health and in Disease. In press. Accepted for Publication in Circulation ( Publication date: May 24 2011)