About Professor Dev Datta
Professor Dev Datta MB BCh (Wales), MD, FRCP, FRCPath
After completing medical school in Cardiff in 1997, Professor Dev Datta trained in cardiology and general medicine in Wales and Edinburgh until 2006 and during this period spent 2 years as a British Heart Foundation research fellow at Cardiff University. He undertook research into the biochemistry of blood vessel function in heart disease and diabetes, for which he was awarded his MD. He then completed training in medical biochemistry and metabolic medicine in Cardiff and also undertook training in obesity management at the Imperial Weight Centre, London.
Professor Dev Datta runs a weight management service and also sees patients who have high cholesterol, or have other risk factors for heart disease and stroke such as hypertension or a strong family history of vascular disease. He has an interest in the evaluation of individuals who do not tolerate standard lipid-lowering therapies such as ‘statin’ drugs. Professor Datta runs a clinical biochemistry and diagnostic medicine service which involves evaluation and treatment of a variety of metabolic conditions, such as problems related to calcium and sodium metabolism, vitamin deficiencies including vitamin D and hormones. As part of his private weight management service he does offer drug treatments such as Saxenda and will offer Wegovy when available in Spring 2023.
He is an NHS Consultant at University Hospital Llandough, in Cardiff, where he runs a lipid and cardiovascular disease prevention clinic and is clinical lead for the lipoprotein apheresis unit, one of the largest of its kind in the UK. He also is clinical lead for the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board NHS Weight Management Service. He sees private patients via Spire Cardiff Hospital. These appointments are currently offered virtually via Zoom or telephone only, allowing patients from outside of the locality to be seen. Professor Datta is registered with a licence to practise by the General Medical Council (Dev Borunendra Nath Datta, 4435387) as a specialist in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine. He is active in both research and contributes to postgraduate education locally and nationally. He is course director for the MSc in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of South Wales, which he established. He was appointed as a visiting professor in recognition of teaching and research by the University in 2022.
- Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
- Medical Lead for the All Wales Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Cascade Testing Service
- Chair of HEART UK lipoprotein apheresis sub-group
- Deputy chair of the HEART UK medical, scientific and research committee