James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland)
Dr Matthew Bates was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated from University of Edinburgh having obtained scholarships from the British Pharmaceutical Society, Astra-Zeneca and the Wellcome Trust. He was a recipient of the Sir William Darling Award as recognition for founding Apex (Altitude Physiological Expeditions), a medical research charity. Following general medical training in Edinburgh and Newcastle, he achieved membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2005 and trained in cardiology in the Northern Deanery. He undertook sub-specialty training in Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM), obtained his PhD in Newcastle in 2013 and completed an EP fellowship in Melbourne with Professor J Kalman. He returned to the UK as Consultant Cardiologist / Electrophysiologist at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and undertakes all aspects of CRM patient care. He is a NICE guideline committee member and PI for multiple RCTs in the field of CRM.