Dr Peter O’Kane
Interventional Cardiologist Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth
Dr O’Kane graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1995 with First Class Honours Bachelor of Science BSc degree in Physiology, Medical Degree MBBS and numerous prizes including the Llewelyn Prize for the second-best distinction in medical finals. After attaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians MRCP he was subsequently awarded a Doctorate of Medicine MD by the University of London for a thesis on the role of nitric oxide in coronary heart disease.
Dr O’Kane was appointed as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in July 2007. Working in the UKs highest volume non-surgical PCI centre he has performed over 6000 PCI procedures as a Consultant operator, and so is one of the highest volume UK operators. He routinely treats extensively calcified lesions, bifurcations including left main stem disease & chronic total occlusions.
He is committed to teaching & education with local fellowship training program through to national & international proctorship of techniques & multiple adjunctive devices eg Rotational & laser atherectomy. Consequently, he has trained Consultant colleagues from the UK, Europe, Asia & US. He is regularly invited as faculty to National & International meetings as a presenter & live case operator.
He has published over 50 manuscripts in the last 20 years including original work, international collaboration & case studies. He has authored 10 book chapters particularly related to Laser atherectomy. He is a local principal Investigator for 29 National & International multi-centre clinical trials & is dedicated to patient recruitment to studies.
Within the Directorate Cardiology Directorate he has led numerous quality improvement programs & has achieved Local Clinical Excellence Award level 7. He is a nationally elected member to British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) Council & Wessex Cardiology representative for the Royal College of Physicians.