Dr John Peter Cooper
QualificationsMBBS FRCP MD
Main NHS BaseBedford Hospital NHS Trust
- Royal College of Physicians
- British Cardiac Society
- British Cardiology Interventional Society
- Heart Rhythm UK
Scope of Practice
- Coronary angiography
- Insertion of coronary stents (PCI – percutaneous coronary intervention)
Areas of Expertise
- General Adult Cardiology
- Investigation of palpitation, syncope (blackouts), chest pain
- PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)
- Coronary stenting
Training & Background
I trained at UCL and Westminster hospital, graduating with a first class BSc in pharmacology in 1981 and qualified in medicine in 1984. After working in London, I trained in general medicine in Leicester and Cardiff. Here I spent 2 years trying to recreate the atherosclerotic plaque in vitro: hard work recognised by graduating with an MD.
I entered into specialty training in cardiology as a registrar at UCL and Middlesex hospitals, and a senior registrar at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. I have been in post as a consultant at Bedford Hospital since 1996 and performed coronary intervention at Papworth Hospital until 2010 when the coronary intervention service started at Bedford.
I have been instrumental in the development of local services which now includes cardiac pacing, coronary angiography and coronary intervention.
I have a broad experience in general cardiology and general medicine. I enjoy evaluating new therapies.
I am the lead cardiologist at Bedford Hospital and The Chairman of the Hospital Resuscitation Committee. I am passionate about delivering high quality personal care to my patients