Imperial College London

Emeritus ProfessorKimFox

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Emeritus Professor



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Kim Fox is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He was Head of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, from 2011 to 2018. He is also Diana, Princess of Wales Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He is a Trustee of the National Heart and Lung Foundation as well as the Magdi Yacoub Institute.  Professor Fox was also a non-Executive Director of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

He was President of the European Society of Cardiology 2006-2008, having previously been Treasurer and Secretary. He was Associate Editor of the British Heart Journal in 1985-1994 and Editor in Chief of the European Heart Journal 1994-2002.  He has previously served as a member of the British Heart Foundation Education Committee (chair), Council and Executive Committee as well as the British Cardiac Society’s Council and Medical Practice Committee (chair). He was a Founding Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leducq Foundation as well as Broadview Ventures.

Professor Fox has published over 400 papers in leading scientific journals. His expertise is in the understanding, investigation and treatment of angina; in particular the role of heart rate in the pathophysiology of myocardial ischaemia and infarction.  He has played a major role in many important international clinical trials (EUROPA, IONA, BEAUTIFUL, HPS,ASCOT, SEARCH etc) that have changed the treatment of this condition. He is the acknowledged European expert in this field and consequently chaired the Task Force producing the European Angina Guidelines and chaired the committee responsible for the audit for the management of these patients in Europe.

Professor Fox has given plenary lectures to National Societies all over the world. He has given the “Finlayson Lecture” to the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow, the “St Cyres Lecture” to the British Cardiac Society, the “Andrea Cissalpino Lecture” to the Italian Cardiac Society and the “Stokes Lecture” to the Irish Cardiac Society. Professor Fox has been elected an honorary member of the French Cardiac Society and Japanese Circulation Society for his services to cardiology. He has been awarded the Mackenzie Medal of the British Cardiovascular Society, the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology, the Chazov Medal of the Russian Federation of Cardiology and the Stokes Medal of the Irish Cardiac Society.



Curzen N, Nicholas Z, Stuart B, et al., 2021, Fractional flow reserve derived from computed tomography coronary angiography in the assessment of stable chest pain. The FORECAST Randomised Trial, European Heart Journal, ISSN:0195-668X

Mesnier J, Ducrocq G, Danchin N, et al., 2021, International observational analysis of evolution and outcomes of chronic stable angina: The Multinational Observational CLARIFY Study, Circulation, ISSN:0009-7322

Ford I, Robertson M, Greenlaw N, et al., 2021, Simple risk models to predict cardiovascular death in patients with stable coronary artery disease, European Heart Journal-quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, Vol:7, ISSN:2058-5225, Pages:287-294

Leiter LA, Bhatt DL, McGuire DK, et al., 2021, Diabetes-Related Factors and the Effects of Ticagrelor Plus Aspirin in the THEMIS and THEMIS-PCI Trials, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol:77, ISSN:0735-1097, Pages:2366-2377

Rahimi K, 2021, Pharmacological blood pressure lowering for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease across different levels of blood pressure: an individual participant-level data meta-analysis, The Lancet, Vol:397, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1625-1636

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