Paul Rees

Paul Rees


  • KY16 9TF

    United Kingdom

Personal profile

Research overview

Paul Rees is a military interventional cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre in London, with a special interest in circulatory support and resuscitation. He is also a HEMS consultant, flying for East Anglian Air Ambulance.

As a Surgeon Commander in the Royal Navy, he is their Consultant Advisor in Medicine, as well as Reader in the Academic Department of Military Medicine.  He chairs the Defence Resuscitation Committee, leads the Defence Endovascular Resuscitation Group and has recently designed and delivered a new capability for treating battlefield haemorrhage.

He co-leads the new British Cardiovascular Intervention Society group looking at out of hospital cardiac arrest, and teaches as invited faculty on a number of international endovascular resuscitation workshops. Paul’s military background includes active service with submarines, combat deployment with Commando forces, being the airborne MERT consultant in Afghanistan and numerous humanitarian and disaster relief missions including work in an Ebola treatment unit in Africa.

At the School of Medicine, he lectures as part of the ScotGEM programme, is a dissertation supervisor and performs viva voce examinations for higher degrees.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Defence Reader, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

1 Aug 2017 → …

Chair, Defence Resuscitation Committee

1 Jan 2013 → …

Consultant Physician and Cardiologist, Ninewells Hospital


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