Leeds, LS8 1NT
Leeds, LS8 1NT
Dr Dan Blackman MBChB (Honours), MD, MRCP
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, Leeds General Infirmary
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Leeds
Dr Dan Blackman graduated with honours from the University of Birmingham in 1992. After undertaking basic medical training in Cambridge and a period of dedicated research towards his MD in Cardiff, he completed his cardiology training in Oxford, complemented by a one-year interventional fellowship at Toronto General Hospital.
Dr Blackman was appointed as an Interventional Cardiologist at Leeds General Infirmary in 2005.
Dr Blackman has interest and expertise across the full spectrum of heart disease, and sees patients with chest pain, breathlessness, palpitation, dizziness, and blackouts. His sub-specialist area is interventional cardiology, including both coronary intervention and valve intervention. He is recognized as one of the leading interventional cardiologists in the UK, and has an international reputation in the field of trans-catheter valve intervention, including TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation), and trans-catheter mitral valve intervention.
Dr Blackman was a member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society Council from 2012-2020, and was Honorary Secretary from 2016-2020. Currently he is the UK Lead of the Valve for Life programme, member of the NHS England Cardiac Services Clinical Reference Group and NHS England Device Working Group, and the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention (EAPCI) Training & Education Group.
Dr Blackman has trained doctors across the world in TAVI, and regularly lectures at national and international conferences. He is currently a member of the programme committee for the European PCR Valves and EuroPCR conferences.
Dr Blackman leads a major research programme in interventional cardiology in Leeds, and has published over 130 papers in peer-review journals. He is a member of the BCIS Structural Research Committee, and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Leeds.
Outside work, his major loves are his family, his labrador, and sport in all its forms. He continues to play hockey for Boston Spa 2nd XI, and is currently struggling with the mental torments of golf.
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