Dr (Richard) Andrew Archbold

Dr Archbold qualified from The London Hospital Medical College where he was awarded prizes in basic clinical sciences, clinical medicine, and clinical surgery. His postgraduate training in cardiology was based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The London Chest Hospital.

Dr Archbold was appointed as a consultant in 2004. He works at The London Chest Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust) as an interventional Cardiologist and at Newham University Hospital as a general Cardiologist. He is the Lead Cardiologist for the North East London Cardiac Network and a member of various regional and national clinical expert and advisory groups.

Dr Archbold manages patients with all types of cardiovascular problem including chest pain, breathlessness, palpitation, and high blood pressure. He performs coronary angiography and coronary stent procedures at the Heart Attack Centre at The London Chest Hospital, at The London Independent Hospital, and at The Wellington Hospital. He has an interest in the cardiac assessment of patients who are scheduled to undergo non-cardiac surgery (for example knee replacement, hernia repair, prostate or gynaecological surgery,and vascular surgery).

He was awarded his MD by the University of London for research into heart rhythm disturbances after cardiac surgery. His recent research presentations have focused on coronary procedures performed via the wrist and on the management of patients with heart attacks.

Dr Archbold is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians as an Educational Supervisor for junior doctors. He is Training Program Director for Foundation Doctors at Barts and The London and he has developed an interest in the use of high fidelity patient simulators to train students and junior doctors.