Dr Louise Coats is Clinical Intermediate Fellow at the Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.
She studied Medicine at St George's Hospital, London, qualifying with distinction in Medicine and awarded the Brackenbury prize for Medicine (1999). She trained in Medicine in Plymouth and London achieving Membership of the Royal College of Physicians; MRCP (UK) in 2002. Her PhD thesis investigated Physiological Adaptation to Acute Relief of Adverse Right Ventricular Loading Conditions and was completed under the supervision of Professors John Deanfield and Philipp Bonhoeffer at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and The Heart Hospital, London with the support of a British Heart Foundation Junior Fellowship. She completed her general cardiology and adult congenital cardiology training in Newcastle upon Tyne with additional training in congenital cardiac MRI at Great Ormond Street. As a trainee she held an NIHR funded clinical lecturer post and investigated atrial flow in patent foramen ovale with 4D flow MRI. She is interested in heart failure in adult congenital heart disease, particularly the failing Fontan population, and focuses on themes that matter to patients.