Dr Kalpa De Silva qualified from St. Bartholomew's & The Royal London Medical School in 2004, and subsequently obtained a PhD in cardiovascular medicine from King’s College London in 2014. He is a consultant interventional cardiologist, practicing in the NHS (at the Bristol Heart Institute) and privately (at the Spire Bristol Hospital). His general and interventional cardiology training was undertaken at King’s College and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London; whilst also completing an international fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
He is experienced in a range of cardiac conditions, and has a particular interest in the treatment of coronary artery disease. He specialises in managing coronary disease using minimally invasive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) techniques. He is interested in optimising his patients’ outcomes by using physiology and imaging modalities and treats patients with complex coronary disease including multi-vessel disease and chronic total occlusions.
Dr De Silva remains active in academic research within his field. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol and was previously a nominee for the American College of Cardiology’s young investigator award. His research interests include the management of heart attacks, angina and cardiogenic shock, as well as the use of mechanical circulatory support to assist during stenting procedures. He has published in excess of 50 peer-reviewed journals, and has co-authored books on a variety of topics in interventional cardiology. He is also a regular invitee to leading national and international conferences.
- MBBS - St Bartholomew's & Royal London School of Medicine (2004)
- MRCP - Royal College of Physicians (2007)
- PhD - St. Thomas' Hospital, King's College London (2014)
- British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
- European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
- Royal College of Physicians
What you need from a good consultant is clarity and that's what Dr De Silva gives you. He gives you medicine with a human face and leaves you with a complete understanding of your condition. Its what we all need at this present time.
Dr Kalpa de Silva is both an empathetic and very knowledgeable Cardiologist who has been invaluable in the management and improving my understanding of my heart problems (micro-vascular angina) He has also been very helpful in advising my local hospital and GP in how to help me with both acute and long term treatment of this poorly understood condition. I am very grateful to have found him.
Dear Dr De Silva, you really put me at ease, He asked all the questions and allowed me to explain in my own way. I didn't feel rushed or speedy. Thank you.
Very pleasant man and helpful and informative. He inspires confidence.
Very helpful with clear explanations
First-class, put my mind at rest.
Many questions answered that have concerned me for many years, all explained in a straight forward manner and easily understood. Thank you.
Without your help I may not be here. Thank you very much.
Very pleasant manners, showed interest, listened.
Have always had excellent attention and treatment from Dr De Silva. A thoroughly charming man that I feel totally at ease with and know I am being cared for
Dr De Silva was welcoming and put me at ease straight away. He explained everything fully
Dr De Silva really put me at ease, he asked all the questions & allowed me to explain in my own way. I didn't feel rushed & needy. Thank you
Extremely understanding a caring doctor who readily and easily explained all details. Very happy
I was given time to discuss the issues around my condition. we discussed options and pros and cons. We agreed on a plan All done in plain English I left feeling content with the plan.
The consultant was very reassuring describing his intentions for an angiogram. Very informative and supportive.
The service I received was excellent. It very professional, competent and thorough. I was grateful for the clear explanation for and information is given to me about my condition. I was also extremely grateful for the arrangments which Dr De Silva made to have me transferred to the BHI after my condition had deteriorated. This required heart bypass surgery and I am now recovering well. Thank you for all your help.
Particularly positive for me is your willingness to give me a technical picture of my health situation. In particular your analysis, which you have described in terms sympathetic to my level of understanding/knowledge - or lack of it. Copies of letters to my GP. have helped. Overall I have felt confident & comfortable with your care, & don't have any negative comment.
I found Dr De Silva to be most approachable. He listened as I explained my problem and was able to discuss test results in layman's terms. He was empathetic and seemed really concerned to help improve my condition.
I owe a great deal, as does my family, to your outstanding professionalism and skills in dealing with such a difficult 78 years Scotsman. Thank you so much for your persistence and determination.
Many thanks for taking care of me. Kind Regards
I will be forever be grateful for all the help you have given me
Dr De Silva listens carefully and discusses any issue raised, in sufficient detail for me to understand the reason for my treatment plan.