CV / Qualifications
Dr McLeod started his medical training at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. His final year honours degree was in Pharmacology (the science of drug action). He then transferred to University College Hospital and obtained the medical qualifications MB, BChir in 1973. After training posts in London, Basingstoke, and Nottingham he became a Research Fellow in Cardiology at King's College Hospital in London (1976). Further training posts in Cardiology and Medicine were followed by an award of a joint British Heart Foundation/American Heart Association scholarship to study and undertake cardiac and pharmacological research at one of the most prestigious Universities in the United States, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (1981-1983). On return to the UK he spent a further four years as Consultant Cardiologist in London (King's College Hospital), before moving to Poole Hospital, Poole, Dorset, to set up the cardiac service for this area of Dorset. Dr McLeod has major interests in Cardiac and Coronary Care, Cardiac Consulting and Diagnosis, Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound scanning), Cardiac Rehabilitation (recovery from heart attack, heart disease, or heart surgery) and Cardiac Pacing (the insertion of an implantable pacemaker for slow heart rhythms). Dr McLeod's other qualifications are:
MD (Doctorate of Medicine). Awarded by Cambridge University (1984) for a thesis on his US Research on the effects of beta-blocker drugs in exercising subjects.
FRCP (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London), elected 1989 (Membership by examination 1975).
FESC (Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology). Elected 1994 on special testimony of President of British Cardiac Society.
Dr McLeod's Research Publications