Dr Carol Whelan assesses patients for possible coronary artery disease, heart failure or valvular heart disease. She is particularly interested in echocardiography including stress echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography. She has a special interest in cardiac amyloidosis and her work includes the screening and follow up of patients for this condition at the National Amyloidosis Centre based at the Royal Free Hospital.
Dr Whelan graduated from St Andrews University with a Bsc in Medical Science in 1991 and then from Manchester University with MBChB in 1994. After a SHO rotation in general medicine, she was awarded the MRCP in 2000. Following this, she undertook a period of organised research training for 3 years at Glasgow University obtaining a MD degree. She was then appointed to the North West Thames Specialist Registrar training scheme in London in cardiology and general medicine. During this time, she was competitively appointed as Senior Fellow in heart failure and echocardiography at St. Mary’s Hospital.