Rawlins, Dr John
BSc, MRCP, MD(res)
Interventional cardiology and cardiomyopathy
Training and education
- BSc in physiology - University College London
- Medical degree - Imperial College London, 2003
- Training in London and around the south coast area
- MD(res) in cardiomyopathy, with a thesis on the phenomenon of cardiac adaptation to exercise - Kings College London (under the tutelage of Prof Sanjay Sharma)
- Fellowships in cardiac intervention in Southampton and Bournemouth
Dr Rawlins is a consultant interventional cardiologist who joined the Trust in 2016. He specialises in complex coronary intervention, including treatment for chronic total occlusions (blockage of a coronary artery for 30 days or more) and rotational atherectomy (surgery to improve blood flow to the heart by opening a narrowed artery).
Dr Rawlins is also part of the team that carries out transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a procedure used to replace a damaged aortic valve. He's involved in developing a new hybrid lab setting for TAVI that will enable cardiologists to be able to treat more people.
Together with Dr Andrew Flett, Dr Rawlins leads the Trust's service for cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle. They run a monthly multidisciplinary meeting for this service and coordinate with other hospitals in the region to organise care for patients with cardiomyopathy. Dr Rawlins is particularly interested in cardiomyopathy in athletes.
- Being a husband to his wife Zoe and a father to their two sons.
- Representing Britain in triathlon at European and world level.
- Becoming a consultant at University Hospital Southampton.
Awards and prizes
- Young Investigator Award – European Society of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
- Finalist - PharmaTimes Clinical Research Team of the Year 2012
Dr Rawlins' publications include:
- J. Rawlins, F. Carre, G. Kervio, M. Papadakis, N. Chandra, C. Edwards, G.P. Whyte, and S. Sharma. Ethnic Differences in Physiological Cardiac Adaptation to Intense Physical Exercise in Highly Trained Female Athletes. Circulation 2010;121 1078-1085.
- J Rawlins, M Green, S Talwar, P O’Kane. Optical Coherance tomography tomography following percutaneous coronary intervention with Excimer laser atherectomy. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2014 Jan;15(1):29-34.
- J Rawlins, P Ludman, D O’Neil,, M Mamas, M de Belder, S Redwood, A Banning, A Whittaker,N Curzen. Variation in emergency percutaneous coronary intervention in ventilated patients in the UK: insights from a national database Cardiovasc Revasc Med.(accepted and in press).
You can contact Dr Rawlins via his secretary, Mike Marolia on 023 8120 1461 or email Michael.Marolia@uhs.nhs.uk.