Dr Chris Plummer is a consultant cardiologist the Trust’s Chief Clinical Information Officer. His clinical practice is focused on implantable cardiac rhythm devices, the cardiovascular effects of cancer treatment and MRI in patients with pacemakers and defibrillators.
Dr Plummer trained in Bristol and Oxford Universities and undertook his post-graduate cardiology training in the Northern Deanery.
Use of routinely collected clinical data for research into multiple long-term conditions:
- NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre Theme Lead for Precision Medicine, Genomics and Informatics
- AI-multiply (NIHR Artificial Intelligence for Multiple Long-Term Conditions) studies
Clinical Information Technology:
- Chief Clinical Information Officer for the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Great North Care Record
Implantable cardiac rhythm devices:
- Regional lead extraction service
Cardiovascular effects of cancer treatment:
- Principal Investigator of PROACT (Prevention Of Anthracycline Cardiovascular Toxicity) trial
- Newcastle Cardio-Oncology Service lead
- Nucleus Member of the Board of the European Society of Cardiology Council of Cardio-Oncology
- Specialty Advisory Committee for Cardiology training
- European Examination in Core Cardiology Board Chair
Dr Plummer is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, and NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre Theme Lead for Precision Medicine, Genomics and Informatics.
This work uses routinely collected clinical data for research in multiple long-term conditions, and to develop clinical decision support tools to aid precision medicine delivery in clinical practice as part of the ADMISSION and AI-multiply (NIHR Artificial Intelligence for Multiple Long-Term Conditions) studies.
His clinical research interests include the cardiovascular effects of cancer treatments, including the early detection of toxicity with biomarkers, and protective strategies for adults and children.