Dr B Sieniewicz
Dr Benjamin Sieniewicz MBChB MRCP FHEA PhD
Dr Ben Sieniewicz was appointed as a Cardiology Consultant at University Hospital Plymouth in August 2020.
He was born in Plymouth and attended Ivybridge Community College before undergoing medical training at the University of Sheffield. Ben undertook Foundation and Core Medical Training in the Severn Deanery. He undertook Cardiology training in the Wessex region. In 2016 he was awarded a British Heart Foundation Project Grant and undertook a period of research at King’s College London under the supervision of Professor CA Rinaldi. His PhD on optimal LV pacing site selection during CRT was awarded in 2019. Prior to obtaining his CCT in Cardiology, he undertook two dedicated Heart Failure & Devices Fellowships at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Winchester and Basingstoke).
Dr Sieniewicz’s area of sub-speciality interest concerns the management of patients with heart failure and the implantation of cardiac devices including; implantable loop recorders, bradycardia pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (transvenous and sub-cutaneous systems) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy pacemaker/defibrillators.
Dr Sieniewicz’s PhD was awarded by King’s College London in 2019 and evaluated how to use advanced imaging and novel pacing technology to improve responder rates to cardiac resynchronisation therapy. He won the Heart Rhythm Congress (BHRS/HRC) Young Investigator award in 2018 and finished as a runner up at the 2018 British Society of Heart Failure (BSH) Investigator Awards and the 2017 EHRA- EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM Young Investigator Awards. He has published over 50 original research papers and review articles.
Dr Sieniewicz was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (Distinction) from the University of Bristol. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA) and is an Honorary University Fellow at the University of Plymouth, Faculty of Health. He has designed and delivered a number of educational courses and served as a Medical Education Fellow (MEF) during his Higher Specialist Training. He also volunteers as an NHS Ambassador.
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