Professor Hildick-Smith is an Interventional Cardiologist. He specialises in coronary, valvular and structural heart disease. He has published 300 papers on cardiac interventions. Particular procedures of interest include; transcatheter aortic and transcatheter mitral valve interventions, left atrial appendage occlusion, patent foramen ovale closure, paravalvular defect closure and opening of coronary chronic total occlusions.
He is the current Chair of the Structural Heart Disease Committee of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and he Is President-Elect of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society.