University of Edinburgh
Professor Mills is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, a British Heart Foundation Senior Clinical Research Fellow, and is Professor of Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh.
Nick’s career as an academic cardiologist began as an undergraduate student at the the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal where he completed a medical elective in the cardiology department. His research aims to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of myocardial injury in patients with coronary heart disease, and to identify new approaches to improve risk stratification, diagnosis and outcomes for these patients. He is the chief investigator of a series of multi-centred data-enabled randomised trials evaluating the impact of a high sensitive cardiac troponin testing in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (High-STEACS, HiSTORIC). He also leads a data driven innovation in health and social care programme in Scotland, which is harnessing routinely collected data to better understand care and outcomes for people with acute and chronic health conditions. He is chair of the trial steering committee for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded CODE-MI trial which aims to optimise the diagnosis of myocardial infarction in women across Canda.