Dr Simon Horner

I won a scholarship (top 10%) to study medicine at Cambridge and during my clinical training won a prize in clinical medicine and surgery.

I then worked at several London teaching hospitals. Initially in General Medicine at The London Hospital and Kings College Hospital. After the usual core medical training I chose to become a Cardiologist and worked at St Mary’s Hospital, The Middlesex Hospital and University College Hospital. I then spent 3 years researching cardiac rhythm disturbances in the British Heart Foundation Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Group before becoming Senior Registrar in Cardiology, at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

I set up and was editor in chief of a journal of echocardiography /cardiac imaging and spent 18 months in the Heart Centre at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (rated as the top heart unit in the USA for the last 20 years) performing coronary angioplasty and stenting before returning to the UK where I was then appointed a consultant in Manchester in 1999. I now have in excess of 30 years’ experience of clinical medicine and cardiology and I am registered to practice across the full range of cardiological and non-cardiological medical conditions.

This experience is across the full range of clinical settings from emergency departments to outpatients. As this experience has been in busy clinical posts I have now had more than 100,000 consultations with patients and so hav extensive experience of clinical diagnosis and treatment. I am to some extent a doctor’s doctor-both GPs and consultants ask me to treat themselves and their families. I have GPs, consultant surgeons, consultant physicians and professors of various branches of clinical medicine as patients. So, doctors trust me with their own and their family’s health.

I became interested in Longevity science and medicine in 2004 and I have since been altering his own diet and lifestyle accordingly. So I have more than a decade of personal experience of different changes to lifestyle that science would suggest are necessary to increase lifespan and healthspan (length of life for which someone is healthy).