Nathaniel Hawkins is Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC and holder of the Dr. Charles Kerr Distinguished Scholar in Heart Rhythm Management. He completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency at Edinburgh University. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine research degree in heart failure at Glasgow University under the mentorship of Professor McMurray. His studies included a randomized controlled trial using the beta-blocker bisoprolol in pulmonary disease, and numerous analyses from landmark clinical trials.
As a passionate believer in technology, Dr. Hawkins moved to Liverpool for cardiology and fellowship training in Europe’s largest device centre, focusing on pacing and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Concurrently, he completed a Masters of Public Health focusing on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, population modelling, and health systems. His research is focused on improving quality of life and outcomes for patients with heart failure, using implantable and external devices, remote monitoring, and by improving systems of care.