Dr David Smyth is an Interventional and Structural Cardiologist located in Christchurch. He currently consults at the Christchurch Hospital, where he has held a number of leadership roles including his former role as the Director of the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory. He also works in private practice at the Christchurch Heart Group and consults at the St George’s Hospital.

Dr Smyth has a special interest and expertise in interventional cardiology, specifically coronary angioplasty and stenting, and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). He has consistently remained as a top volume stenting operator across the country and performs many of the most complex interventional procedures.

After completing his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Smyth trained at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College followed by specialty cardiology training at the Kings College Hospital, London.

Once he obtained his fellowship, Dr Smyth consulted at the Waikato Hospital and later, the Wellington Hospital.

He has considerable experience and knowledge across all forms of heart conditions since becoming a consultant cardiologist over 25 years ago.

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • General Cardiology
  • Preventative Cardiology
Conditions Treated
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Ischaemic Heart Disease


  • Interventional Cardiologist
    Christchurch Hospital 1994 - Present
  • Interventional Cardiologist
    Christchurch Heart Group 1998 - Present

Memberships & Awards

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ)


Aortic Stenosis
Treating aortic stenosis and TAVI
Structural Heart Team and Balloon Valvuloplasty