Education and Training
Neil Davidson was educated at George Watson's College in Edinburgh and then at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he graduated with honours in medicine. He worked as a junior doctor in Nottingham before undertaking a British Heart Foundation research fellowship at the University of Dundee.
He completed specialist training in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, Westmead Hospital in Sydney and at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Since 2002, Dr Davidson has been consultant cardiologist at the University Hospital of South Manchester (Wythenshawe Hospital), where he developed comprehensive heart rhythm and cardiac device services for patients from across the North West. He has a particular interest in atrial fibrillation and believes in a holistic approach to managing patients with heart rhythm disturbance. This includes medical therapy, support for lifestyle modification and a full range of invasive procedures. He has performed over 2500 ablation procedures with excellent success rates and low complication rates in regular audits
Teaching and Research Teaching of medical students, junior doctors and other staff groups has been an important part of Dr Davidson’s work. He has lectured throughout the UK and abroad; he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and has published over 50 research papers on heart disease. Recently Dr Davidson has trained other cardiac electrophysiologists across the UK in the technique of cryo-ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Clinical Leadership He has served as an elected council member and Education Officer for Heart Rhythm UK and council member of the Arrhythmia Alliance. For 4 years Dr Davidson was Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Services at UHSM. Dr Davidson is currently the Clinical Head of the Heart and Lung Division at Wythenshawe Hospital part of Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust