Imperial College London

Dr Kiran Haresh Kumar Patel

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Clinical Research Fellow







ICTEM buildingHammersmith Campus





Kiran joined the Myocardial Function group at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) as a clinical research fellow in October 2018, to start his PhD research under the primary supervision of Dr Fu Siong Ng, funded by an Imperial NIHR BRC award. The overarching aim of his research is to identify and electrophysiologically phenotype patients at risk of ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, to improve risk stratification and inform clinical practice. 

Kiran graduated from King’s College London medical school with triple distinction in 2013. He undertook an intercalated BSc in physiology, for which he was awarded a British Heart Foundation scholarship to research mechanisms underlying warm-up angina pectoris with Professor Michael Marber. He graduated in 2010 with a first class degree and the McDowall prize. In 2012, he was awarded three competitive travel bursaries to be a visiting fellow at Harvard Medical School in Professor Calum MacRae’s laboratory, where he investigated the role of mitogen-activated protein kinases in the cardiovascular development of zebrafish. He was runner-up for the Young Investigator Award at the London Cardiovascular Society in 2012 for this work.

As an academic foundation trainee, he undertook research funded by the Isaac Shapera Trust award into the use of subcutaneous ICDs in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with Professor Pier Lambiase at the former Heart Hospital (UCL). Kiran underwent postgraduate clinical training in northwest and central London hospitals and was awarded the Foundation School's clinical excellence prize with merit in 2014. He gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2016 and began his specialist cardiology training in northwest London in 2017.

He continues to manage an active teaching portfolio alongside his clinical and academic commitments, most recently being invited to deliver lectures on the postgraduate cardiovascular science (MSc) programme at Imperial College London.



Patel K, li X, xu X, et al., 2022, Increasing adiposity is associated with QTc interval prolongation and increased ventricular arrhythmic risk in the context of metabolic dysfunction: results from the UK Biobank, Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol:9, ISSN:2297-055X, Pages:1-11

Sau A, Kaura A, Ahmed A, et al., 2022, Prognostic significance of ventricular arrhythmias in 13444 patients with acute coronary syndrome: a retrospective cohort study based on routine clinical data (NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative VA-ACS Study), Journal of the American Heart Association, Vol:11, ISSN:2047-9980, Pages:1-19

Ardissino M, Slob E, Millar O, et al., 2022, Maternal hypertension increases risk of pre-eclampsia and low fetal birthweight: genetic evidence from a Mendelian randomization study, Hypertension, Vol:79, ISSN:0194-911X, Pages:1-11

Ardissino M, Reddy RK, Slob EAW, et al., 2022, Sleep disordered breathing, obesity and atrial fibrillation: a mendelian randomisation study, Geneses, Vol:13, ISSN:1155-3219, Pages:1-11

Patel K, Hwang T, Se Liebers C, et al., 2021, Epicardial adipose tissue as a mediator of cardiac arrhythmias, American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, Vol:322, ISSN:0363-6135

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