September 15, 2010 10.24 am This story is over 157 months old

New cardiology consultant for city hospital

Heart of gold: A new cardiology consultant at Lincoln County Hospital looks to bring new technology in the county.

Patients in Lincoln requiring interventional cardiology will now be seen in the city, due to a new consultant at Lincoln County Hospital.

Dr Percy Jokhi looks to not only increase patients being able to be seen locally, but Lincoln will also be able to treat more complex conditions.

Jokhi has trained all over the world at a number of renowned places, with experience in all forms of percutaneous coronary intervention, including complex angioplasty.

He has also published over 30 papers, reviews, case reports, and books chapters, having being involved in scientific and clinical research.

The consultant hopes to introduce more technologies to Lincoln County Hospital’s cardiac department, and expand the quality of services provided in the county.

Dr Jokhi said: “I chose to join ULHT because of the enormous potential for development of the cardiology service, and in particular interventional cardiology, within Lincolnshire and the opportunity to be able to influence this in a positive way.

“I feel sure of being able to establish good working relationships at Lincoln County Hospital, and am looking forward to working with my current colleagues to develop the services that the department provides.”

Jokhi studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, and trained at Oxford, London, and in Wessex, and obtained accreditation in cardiology in 2006.

He did an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital (Canada) until 2008, then went to South Korea as a Visiting Interventional Fellow.

Since then, he has worked in hospitals in Bournemouth and Sheffield, before coming to Lincoln in August 2010.

Source, Photo: United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust