Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Reader in Cardiology



+44 (0)20 8967 5359stuart.rosen




Ealing HospitalEaling Hospital





Background and Qualifications

Dr Stuart Rosen is Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Ealing Hospitals and Reader in Cardiology in the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. He received his medical undergraduate education at Pembroke College, Cambridge and at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. His specialist cardiology training was at Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and is a member of its Working group on myocardial function and of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC. Dr Rosen is also a member of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), the British Society of Heart Failure and the International Cardio-Oncology Society. 

Specialist expertise

Dr Rosen is a general adult cardiologist and has specialist expertise in heart failure, syncope and difficult hypertension. His technical skills include transoesophageal echocardiography, stress echo, tilt testing and autonomic assessment, as well as ultrafiltration for decompensated heart failure. Dr Rosen had a pivotal role in setting up the UK’s first cardio-oncology unit, at the Royal Brompton Hospital, to provide bespoke care for patients at risk of cardiotoxicity or who have developed cardiac problems as a consequence of their anti-cancer treatment.


Dr Rosen is a regular speaker at national and international meetings, most recently on the topics of cardiac pain, heart failure and neurocardiology.

Research Interests

Dr Rosen has a programme of translational research focused on

  • Mechanisms of heart injury in cancer patients
  • Effect of alcohol excess on heart function
  • Role of cardiac autonomic dysfunction in pathophysiology of cardiac disease
  • Origins of cardiac pain [member of an international task force on complex cardiac pain syndromes]


He is also cardiologist to the MRC’s Prostate Adenocarcinoma: TransCutaneous Hormones (PATCH) trial, a multi centre study of cardiovascular outcomes in prostate cancer patients treated with transcutaneous oestrogen patches compared with LHRH analogues


Role in Medical Education

Dr Rosen has certification from the Royal College of Physicians of London as a Physician Educator, and has twice been awarded a Prize for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, by the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College. He has extensive teaching commitments, in medicine, cardiology, ethics and law for medical undergraduates and supervises postgraduates, MD and PhD students. Dr Rosen set up and directs the nationally acclaimed Hands On Echo course, based at Ealing Hospital.


Dr Rosen is the author of more than 60 peer reviewed papers, plus review articles, editorials, abstracts, eight book chapters and the popular book ‘Self assessment colour review of cardiology’. Manson Publications, London 2004. [3rd edition in preparation]



Gilbert DC, Duong T, Kynaston HG, et al., 2016, Quality-of-life outcomes from the Prostate Adenocarcinoma: TransCutaneous Hormones (PATCH) trial evaluating luteinising hormone-releasing hormone agonists versus transdermal oestradiol for androgen suppression in advanced prostate cancer., Bju Int

Patel HC, Rosen SD, Hayward C, et al., 2016, Renal denervation in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (RDT-PEF): a randomized controlled trial, European Journal of Heart Failure, Vol:18, ISSN:1388-9842, Pages:703-712

Vassiliou VS, Patel HC, Rosen SD, et al., 2016, Left atrial dilation in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: Insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance, International Journal of Cardiology, Vol:210, ISSN:0167-5273, Pages:158-160


Khwanda A, Rosen SD, Cohen A, et al., 2015, ECG ABNORMALITIES IN PATIENTS ON ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION: MORE TO IT THAN QT PROLONGATION, British-Cardiac-Society (BCS) Annual Conference on Hearts and Genes, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:A35-A35, ISSN:1355-6037

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