Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
FRCP MBBS MD
Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
John Rawlins is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist with a specialist interest in complex coronary and transcatheter valve intervention at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Trust, having been appointed in 2016. He currently leads the TAVI team at UHS.
He qualified from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2003, having completed a BSc in Physiology at University College London in 2001. The majority of his medical training has been undertaken in hospitals across London, and he was awarded a fellowship of the Royal College of Medicine (MRCP) in 2017. In 2012, he was awarded his Research Doctorate (MD(Res)) from King's College London, working with Prof S Sharma, describing the cardiac response to exercise in Afro-Caribbean athletes. During this time, Dr Rawlins developed his interest in cardiomyopathy, in particular relating to the identification of potential pathology in athletes. He is currently joint clinical lead for cardiomyopathy at UHS. A keen athlete himself, he has competed at both national and International level at triathlon and athletics, and continues to race, achieving a top 10 age group result in the ½ IRONMAN UK championships in 2023.
Dr Rawlins completed his interventional training at UHS and the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, and has published numerous articles on both cardiac adaptation to exercise and complex coronary intervention. He has been on the faculty for a number of prestigious national and international meetings. For 2 years, he served as regional lead for Heart Valve disease on the South East regional network board, and continues to serve as a Valve for Life core committee member.
He met his wife whilst working at King's College, and they have two boys. He continues to try and get out cycling and running when not standing at a touchline cheering on his children.