Professional background

Dr Simon Woldman graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1989. He was first appointed a consultant cardiologist at The Ayr Hospital, before joining UCLH in 2006. He is an expert in the management of heart failure and in particular advanced heart failure. The Heart Failure Team have developed an interest in those patients who have failed to respond to conventional therapy. Dr Woldman is the Director of Barts Heart Centre. He is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Glasgow.

Research interests

  • Heart failure
  • Advanced heart failure
  • Cardiac imaging


O'Neill SG, Woldman S, Bailliard F, Norman W, McEwan J, Isenberg DA, Taylor AM, Rahman A. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Ann Rheum Dis. 2008 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print PMID: 19036755 PubMed

Cobbe, S, Rankin A, Alston P, Berg G, Colquhoun I, Craig J, Francis M, Glen S, Hanley M, MacDonald M, Moore R, Murphy N, Osborne M, Pringle T, Richardson M, Stott T, Thompson L, Welsh J, Wimpenny P, Woldman S. Cardiac Arrhythmias in coronary heart disease – a national clinical guideline. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) 2007:

Anagnostopoulos C. Davies G. Flint J. Harbinson M. Hilson A. Kelion A. Lahiri A. Lim E. Prvulovich L. Sabharwal N. Tweddel A. Underwood R. Woldman S. Setting up a myocardial perfusion scintigraphy service: clinical and business aspects. Heart 2005; 91 Suppl 4: iv6-iv14

S Woldman, A McQuiston, A Ng, W Martin, I Hutton. Exercise thallium-rest tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion imaging: A convenient protocol for the assessment of coronary disease. Nuclear Medicine Communications 1996; 17: 317-324

S Woldman, W Martin, I Hutton. Rest or redistribution thallium myocardial imaging for resting myocardial perfusion: A detailed comparison with regional wall motion. Nuclear Medicine Communications 1996; 17: 843-850

S Woldman, J Guell-Peris. Ball thrombus in the left ventricle. Heart 1996; 76: 243

Moralidis E, Woldman S, Martin W, Hutton I. Single crystal biplane equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography: An improved planar imaging technique. Nuclear Medicine Communications 1998; 19 (1) 83-89

Sanderson R, Woldman S, McCurrach G, Martin W, Hutton I. Lung uptake of thallium-201: a marker of defect reversibility?  Physics in Medicine and Biology 1998; 43: 1469-1479