Professor Mark Mason is a consultant cardiologist who treats private patients at Harefield Hospital and 77 Wimpole Street.
He qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (now part of Imperial College London). He then went on to complete cardiology training with the London Deanery.
Professor Mason has been a consultant cardiologist since 2001. Alongside his role, he is divisional director for heart at Harefield Hospital.
Professor Mark Mason is an expert in coronary intervention. He is nationally recognised as a specialist in pacing lead extraction and has been a specialist adviser to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on the use of laser sheaths in pacing lead extraction.
He has extensive experience in managing patients with heart conditions such as:
He is an expert in a number of cardiac treatments and procedures:
- cardiac resynchronization therapy (also called 'biventricular pacing')
- implanting pacemakers
- implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
- pacemaker and ICD extraction, including the use of laser lead extraction.
In addition, he has a keen interest in sports cardiology, including screening for the risks associated with participation in endurance sport, particularly in older athletes.
Professor Mark Mason is interested in monitoring patients with chronic heart failure through the use of technology such as the CardioMEMS implantable pulmonary artery pressure monitor.
Professor Mark Mason regularly lectures and chairs at meetings both in the UK and internationally. He has a keen interest in teaching, and in particular in developing the use of simulation-based training.
In 2018, Professor Mason was appointed as a visiting clinical professor at Brunel University London.