John Baksi is a Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI).
Dr Baksi graduated in Medicine (MBBS) from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2000 achieving honours, having obtained a 1st class intercalated BSc degree in Neuroscience in 1997. He achieved membership of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2004, as well as gaining a national training number for specialist training in cardiology and general (internal) medicine on the North West Thames rotation. Dr Baksi undertook his PhD studentship with the Cardiovascular Physiology Group at the International Centre for Circulatory Health (ICCH), NHLI, with funding from the Coronary Flow Trust. Following this, he was selected for advanced imaging fellowships providing subspecialist training in advanced imaging modalities at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a CMR Fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Dr Baksi completed specialist training in cardiology in August 2013.
Dr Baksi joined the Royal Brompton Hospital as a consultant cardiologist in July 2013, specialising in heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR).
Dr Baksi is an integral member of the inherited cardiac conditions and CMR services. In this role, he consults with patients who have heart muscle disease as well as family members who may be predisposed to a familial cardiac condition. This is complemented by his expertise in CMR imaging. Dr Baksi reports across a comprehensive range of cardiovascular conditions including cardiomyopathy, ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease and aortic disease. This post also involves supporting the heart failure, cardiac oncology and sarcoidosis services.
Dr Baksi’s specialist clinical areas of interest include heart muscle diseases such as dilated cardiomyopathy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which can often have a genetic basis, cardiovascular MRI and cardiac genetics. Dr Baksi has reported over 3,000 CMR studies at the Royal Brompton Hospital, one of the world’s largest clinical CMR practices with an international reputation for cardiovascular imaging and research.
Particular areas of research interest include correlation between appearances of the heart and genetics in dilated cardiomyopathy, advancing understanding and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, CMR imaging and tissue characterisation, cardiac genetics and cardiomyopathy.
During his PhD studentship, Dr Baksi utilised a technique called wave intensity analysis, pioneered by colleagues at Imperial College London and developed within Hypertension and Circulation Group at ICCH, to provide insight into the formation of the arterial pressure waveform.
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