Dr. Neil Sulke (BSc, DM, FRCP, FESC, FACC)

Dr. Neil Sulke

Neil Sulke studied medicine at Sussex University following obtaining an Honours Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Sussex. His post-graduate training was initially at Southampton University Hospitals, followed by William Harvey Hospital Ashford, Kent and then 10 years at Guy's Hospital London followed by 5 years at St Thomas's Hospital, London.

He is currently appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust and Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

Dr Sulke has wide ranging research interests and has published over 130 research papers. He obtained his DM in 1991 from the University of Southampton for Research on the Haemodynamics of Cardiac Pacing and since then has supervised eight doctors for their higher medical degrees (MD) in subjects ranging from device therapy for atrial fibrillation, ablative therapy for atrial fibrillation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy for heart failure, research into diagnosis and management of syncope (fainting) using implantable loop recorders. Ongoing research includes assessment of pulmonary vein ablation for atrial fibrillation using implantable devices, the use of a new type of loop recorder to investigate syncope, the use of devices in assessing new drugs for treating cardiac arrhythmias, as well as investigation of the use of closure devices following coronary angiograms and angioplasty. Dr Sulke was made a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 1965, a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology in 1992, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2000, a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology in 2001. He was a member of the North American Society of Pacing Electrophysiology from 1992 and subsequently the Heart Rhythm Society. Dr Sulke has worked on many Regional and National Committees and currently is a Council Member of the Heart Rhythm UK Society governing treatment of fast and slow heart beats in the UK with special remit for device therapy of arrhythmias.

His current specialisations include interventional cardiology (angioplasty and stenting), interventional electrophysiology and ablation for arrhythmias, device therapy for heart failure and fast and slow heart beats.

Dr Sulke was on the NICE Committee developing guide-lines for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and is a Consultant to both NICE and the Medical Devices Agency (MHRA)

Dr Sulke is a Senior Lecturer/Teacher at the University of London (both St Georges Medical School and Guy's, Kings and St Thomas's Medical School) and is currently supervising three doctors for their higher professional degrees at Eastbourne Hospital.

Dr Sulke has full admitting rights to The Michelham Unit at Eastbourne Hospital, The Esperance Hospital, Nuffield Hospital, Newhaven, BUPA Hospital Tunbridge Wells, London Bridge Hospital, London, as well as the private wing at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital in London.

Dr Sulke lives in Eastbourne, is married to Sarah with two children and a dog. He is an improving golfer, a worsening tennis player and an ex-pilot.

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