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Dr Richard Grocott-Mason has been a consultant cardiologist for over 22 years. He is the chief executive of the Heart, Lung and Critical Care Clinical Group at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, which comprises Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, the cardiovascular, lung and critical care services at St Thomas’ Hospital and Guys’ Hospital, and the diagnostic and outpatient centre at 77 Wimpole Street.

Dr Grocott-Mason graduated from Jesus College, Oxford and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London, qualifying in 1986. He has been a consultant cardiologist since 1999, initially at Harefield Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital. He is an interventional cardiologist and one of the co-founders of the Harefield primary angioplasty service in 2004. He continued as part of the team at Harefield Hospital's heart attack centre until November 2021. He continues to run a weekly general adult cardiology out-patient clinic.

In 2013 he was promoted from clinical director for medicine to be joint medical director and responsible officer at Hillingdon Hospital, before joining Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals full time in 2014.  He was appointed as medical director and responsible officer of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in 2015. From July 2019, he led the RBH-King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular and Respiratory programme, which culminated in the merger of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust with Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in February 2021.

Richard has a particular interest in the integration and transformation of clinical services for the future.  The ambition of the clinical group is to create a world-leading academic centre for heart, lung and critical care medicine.

Areas of expertise

Dr Grocott-Mason has a wide experience in general adult cardiology, including the assessment of:

He is also an interventional cardiologist performing coronary angioplasty and is an active member of the primary angioplasty rota at Harefield Hospital.


Dr Grocott-Mason has published over 60 papers and case reports over his career on topics ranging from basic science to long-term outcomes from cardiac transplantation and aortic valve replacement.

Private patient referral 

If you would like to make an appointment with this specialist for private care, contact the RB&HH Specialist care team.

Research Publications

Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) has been shown to be the most effective treatment in restoring the coronary blood flow of patients with an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarcti