Dr Guy MacGowan
Hon Clin Reader in Heart Failure

  • Email: guy.macgowan@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 223 1546
  • Address: Department of Cardiology
    Freeman Hospital
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE7 7DN


Consultant Cardiologist with major interest in heart failure, Freeman Hospital since July 2004.
Honorary Clinical Readership in Heart Failure, Newcastle University

Roles and Responsibilities

NHS Consultant with responsibility for advanced heart failure supporting heart transplant and ventricular assist device programmes at the Freeman Hospital


MB BCh (2.2 Hons): Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1986
MRCPI 1988
MD (NUI) 1998
Specialist Register in Cardiology 2004

Previous Positions

1997-2004 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Training at: University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University USA, and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

Honours and Awards

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, National Institutes of Health, 1999-2004

British Heart Foundation Clinical Leave Research Fellowship 2012-15 

Research Interests

Advanced heart failure, ventricular assist devices

Cardiomyopathy and recovery from cardiomyopathy

Ageing, left ventricular function and energetics 

Current Work

In-vivo cardiac pressure volume loops in mouse models of cardiomyopathy

Magnetic resonance imaging of cardiac function and calcium handling with Mn2+ contrast enhancement

Magnetic resonance imaging of changes in cardiac function and energetics with ageing 


Research Roles



British Heart Foundation Clinical Leave Research Fellowship (current)

Previously funded by Heart Research UK, Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (Stroke and Cardiovacular Aging themes), US National Institutes of Health Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, American Heart Association