Dr Paul Oldershaw studied medicine at Cambridge University where he was a senior scholar and took a double first degree in medical sciences and natural sciences. He then won a University scholarship to St. Thomas' Hospital where he completed his medical training. Dr Oldershaw qualified in 1973 and following medical school, he took a junior medical post at St Thomas’ Hospital, St George’s Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, and he was appointed as a consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital in 1982.  

Clinical expertise

Dr Oldershaw has clinical expertise in:

  • general cardiology
  • ischaemic heart disease
  • valvular heart disease
  • heart failure and angina.

Research interests

His research interest is in left and right ventricular function, and his MD thesis was on left ventricular hypertrophy. 


Dr Oldershaw has more than 100 publications in high profile journals and has written six textbooks in Cardiology.