A new cardiologist has been appointed to teach at the new West Cumbria medical campus.
Alongside his post at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Professor Gershan Davis will also work as a consultant cardiologist at the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.
UCLan’s West Cumberland Medical Education Center was established to train the next generation of medical students in the region.
It will teach students a wide range of medical courses including MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), Master of Hospital Medicine program, and Associate Physician Postgraduate Diploma.
It will also provide coronary care and general cardiology services to heart patients in northern Cumbria.
Professor Davis previously worked at Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Liverpool.
He said: “I look forward to working with the students and also within the local community in West Cumbria.
“I am an active cardiovascular researcher and I propose to introduce research activities relevant to the local population.
“This could include the use of digital health technology to improve the assessment of follow-up patients and increase the capacity of ambulatory patients, as well as its use to reduce admissions and improve outcomes in patients with heart failure.” . ”