Dr. Alexander Simms

Dr. Alexander Simms



20 years of experience
7 years as a specialist


  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy
  • Preventative Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6050846
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £210

    Follow-up appointment: £110

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital

    2 Leighton Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 3EB
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    Specialist's working hours

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    14:00 - 18:00
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    Dr. Alexander Simms is a Consultant Cardiologist with many years of experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of cardiac conditions and in particular heart failure, inherited cardiovascular conditions, and implantation and management of pacemakers including cardiac synchronisation therapy (biventricular pacing) and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. Dr. Simms centres his practice around giving his patients as much information as possible, to let them make informed decisions. He sees private patients at the Nuffield Health Leeds Hospitals.

    Dr. Simms earned his primary medical qualification at the University of Leeds, after which he undertook specialist training, completing his Medical Doctorate in 2012 and gaining knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiomyopathy, at the Heart Hospital, London, and The Advanced Heart Failure Unit, Manchester.

    Since his appointment in 2014, Dr. Simms has become a crucial part of the Regional Leeds inherited cardiovascular conditions service and the Leeds Regional Combined Cardiology and Obstetrics Service. He is the clinical lead for heart failure in Leeds developing and supporting a stronger more integrated service for people living with heart failure in Leeds. He is also an active member of the scientific research community and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles n renowned cardiology journals.


    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Cardiac Generator Replacement
    • Cardiac Pacing
    • Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy
    • Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT)
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Cardioversion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Heart Scan
    • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
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    Special interests

    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Bradycardia
    • Breathlessness
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Chest Pain
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Fainting
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Long COVID
    • Long QT Syndrome
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Oedema
    • Palpitations
    • Pericarditis
    • Tachycardia
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
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    BSc Hons 1999 University of Leeds

    MB ChB 2002 University of Leeds

    MD 2010 University of Leeds

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