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John Camm

St George’s, University of London

Professor John Camm has been Professor of Clinical Cardiology at St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London since 1986, and more recently at Imperial College, London. He is also a consultant cardiologist at St. George’s and an honorary consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

Professor Camm started his medical training at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK in 1971. After three years working at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, he then spent a year in the USA (Vermont), and subsequently moved to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK. Whilst there, he progressed from Junior, to Wellcome Senior Lecturer in 1979 and finally to Sir Ronald Bodley Scott Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in 1983. He has a major interest in cardiovascular safety of cardiac and non-cardiac drugs, as well as other broader aspects including cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pacemakers, risk stratification in post myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiomyopathy patients.

In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Professor Camm is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the European Society of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association (AHA), the Council of Geriatric Cardiology, the Heart Rhythm Society and the European Heart Rhythm Association. He is a current board member of the European Heart Rhythm Association (President-Elect) and the Drug Safety Research Unit, the Atrial Fibrillation Association, and he is the current President of the Arrhythmia Alliance.

Professor Camm is the Editor in Chief of EP-Europace and Clinical Cardiology, an Editor of the European Heart Journal and the European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. Professor Camm has given over 1,200 international lectures, and authored more than 1,300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as more than 500 book chapters. He has edited or authored more than 30 books. Professor Camm has received numerous awards for contributions to cardiology, including the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology and the Mackenzie Medal of the British Cardiovascular Society, and is a Commander of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and Queen’s Honorary Physician.