He studied at Jesus College, University of Oxford, and St Thomas' Hospital Medical School (now part of King's College London), qualifying in 1986.
He then trained in cardiology and general medicine at numerous hospitals, including:
- King's College Hospital
- The London Chest Hospital
- Guy's Hospital
- Harefield Hospital
- University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff.
In 1999, he was appointed as a consultant cardiologist at Hillingdon Hospital and Harefield Hospital.
He has combined his clinical work with clinical leadership roles, first as the clinical director for medicine. In 2014, he was appointed as director of the Harefield Hospital heart division, and since 2016 has been the medical director of the Trust.
Dr Richard Grocott-Mason is a consultant cardiologist with wide experience in general adult cardiology, including the assessment of:
- coronary artery disease
- coronary angiography and angioplasty
- congestive heart failure
- assessment of breathlessness, chest pain and palpitations
- valve disease
- preventive cardiology
- heart failure
- general adult cardiology.
He is also an interventional cardiologist performing coronary angioplasty and is an active member of the primary angioplasty rota at Harefield Hospital.
Dr Richard Grocott-Mason is actively involved in research for a wide range of topics from basic science to long-term outcomes from cardiac transplantation and aortic valve replacement.
He has a passionate interest in ensuring that patients receive a high-quality clinical service, and is always looking at innovative ways to deliver and improve clinical services.
Dr Richard Grocott-Mason has published over 60 papers and case reports over his career. This has covered topics ranging from basic science to long-term outcomes from cardiac transplantation and aortic valve replacement.