Professor Kevin S Channer
BSc (Hons) MB ChB (Hons) MD FRCP
General Cardiology and Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy
Professor Kevin Channer was appointed General Physician & Cardiologist to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital taking up the post in January 1989. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medicine for the University of Sheffield Medical School, and was appointed Honorary Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Sheffield Hallam University in July 2004.
He was Clinical Director of Medicine at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital from 1994 to 1998 and Deputy Clinical Director until April 2002.
He was elected as the Royal College of Physicians Deputy Regional Adviser (North Trent) in September 1999 and was then Regional Advisor from July 2000 – July 2002, and Continuing Professional Development Advisor from July 2002-June 2004. From 1999 to 2005 he was RCP Training Adviser for General Internal Medicine for the North Trent Region. He has been Head of the School of Medicine at the Yorkshire & Humber Deanery (southern locality) since November 2007.
He recently developed an interest in e-learning and designed and runs a national distance learning two year Diploma of Cardiovascular Medicine for General Practitioners with an Interest in Cardiology (started September 2006) through Sheffield Hallam University.
He designed and authored a new internet based ECG training scheme called ECGskills.net
Academically he was a member of the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians since 1995, and was on the working party that produced Smoking and the Young (1992) and Tobacco Addiction (2000). His main research interests currently include drug therapy for atrial fibrillation, vascular effects of sex hormones and genetic influences on the development of ischaemic heart disease. He has published over 165 peer-reviewed original research papers in scientific journals and supervised 11 postgraduate doctors and scientists to the level of MD or PhD since 1990. He is an adviser and acts as a reviewer to all the major national and international cardiology journals and is a member of the Medical Review Panel for the Heart Research UK.