Calver, Dr Alison Louise

Dr Alison CalverMA, MBBS, MD, FRCP




Interventional cardiology 

Training and education

  • Cambridge University
  • University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, London
  • St George’s Hospital, London
  • London Chest Hospital, London
  • University Hospital Southampton, Southampton


Dr Calver has worked for the Trust since May 1994. Her role includes general and interventional cardiology and provision of a 24 hour heart attack service covering the populations of Southampton and Winchester.

Dr Calver is the clinical lead for the percutaneous aortic valve implantation programme. She also has a strong commitment to training doctors of the future and is head of the Wessex School of Medicine. She has national roles as vice president elect for training at the British Cardiovascular Society and vice chair of the Royal College of Physicians specialist training committee in cardiology.

Key achievements

  • Chair of the specialist training committee in cardiology
  • Training programme director, Wessex
  • On the Royal College of Physicians' new consultants committee
  • On the council of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • On the British Cardiovascular Society education committee
  • Clinical assessor for the National Clinical Assessment Service
  • On the council of the British Cardiovascular Society
  • Vice president for training, British Cardiovascular Society
  • Vice chair, specialist advisory committee in cardiology

Awards and prizes

  • Tripos Scholar of Cambridge University, 1981
  • Imber Lloyd Tallow Chandlers Award, 1982
  • Clinical 1st Prize in Medicine, 1984
  • Final examinations distinction, 1986
  • Royal College of Physicians bursaries, 1991 and 1992
  • Junior Cardiac Club Travelling Scholarships, 1991 and 1993
  • Young Investigator Travel Award International Symposium, Basel, 1992
  • Young Investigator Grant, International Society of Hypertension, Madrid, 1992


A list of Dr Calver's research publications is available to download.