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Cardiac Echocardiography & Imaging 

Affiliated Member of
Medical Advisory 

at Dorset Heart Clinic


Dorset Heart Clinic

University Hospitals Dorset
NHS Foundation Trust

Bournemouth, Dorset,
United Kingdom


Tel: +44(0)1202 117250

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About Dr Carpenter

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Dr John-Paul Carpenter is a consultant cardiologist based at Poole Hospital, Nuffield Bournemouth, and the Dorset Heart Clinic.


His practice involves all areas of cardiology with particular focus on cardiac imaging and cardio-oncology (cardiovascular health issues for patients with cancer). His main areas of interest are non-invasive assessment, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, stress testing and advanced echocardiography.

At Univeristy Hospitals Dorset (Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals), Dr Carpenter leads the the ongoing development of a comprehensive local cardiac imaging service. Prior to taking up his post in Poole in 2013, he was a consultant in cardiovascular MRI, inherited cardiac diseases, and cardio-oncology at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London where he helped to establish the specialist cardio-oncology service.

Dr Carpenter graduated from Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals in London in 1996 before pursuing a career in cardiology. In 2007, he undertook a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital, followed by a clinical fellowship in imaging and heart failure at University Hospitals Southampton.

His research interests include non-invasive imaging, specifically cardiac MRI, with a focus on conditions that lead to cardiac iron overload. He has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences, both local and international, teaching and training others in North and South America, Europe and Asia.


He is the Chair of the European Examination Board for cardiac MRI and Vice-Chair of Imaging Certification for the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.


He is the current Training Programme Director for Cardiology for NHS Health Education England (Wessex Region). He was also a founding member of the British Cardio-Oncology Society.



  • Cardiac CT

  • Cardiac Imaging

  • Cardiac MRI

  • ECG (Electrocardiogram)



BSc (Hons) - 1993

MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery - 1996

MD(Res) - Research Degree from Imperial College - 2010

FRCP - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians - 2017

FESC - Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology - 2017

FSCMR - Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance - 2018

Declaration of interests

Dr Carpenter has declared that he does not hold a share or any financial interest in Dorset Heart Clinic or any company owned by Regent’s Park Healthcare. This statement conforms with guidance set out by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Areas of Expertise

Research & Articles

Cardiac CT

Echocardiography: Trans-thoracic, Stress & Trans-oesophageal

Cardiac MRI

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Steadman

Practice Location

Dorset Heart Clinic

University Hospitals Dorset
NHS Foundation Trust

Bournemouth, Dorset, 
United Kingdom

Tel: +(44)1202 117250


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