Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Professor of Cardiology



+44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 2723m.gatzoulis




, CardiobiologyChelsea WingRoyal Brompton Campus





Professor Gatzoulis is Professor of Cardiology, congenital heart disease at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and the academic head of the Adult Congenital Heart Centre and the Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension at Royal Brompton Hospital.

His research interests include congenital heart disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension and heart disease and pregnancy.

Professor Gatzoulis is a graduate of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and completed his post-graduate training in London (including his Imperial College PhD) and in Toronto, Canada. 

Professor Gatzoulis attends national and international meetings and has acted as a visiting professor at a number of international institutions including Harvard, Stanford, Vanderbilt Universities, the University of Athens, the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and the Japan Heart Institute.

He is the past president of the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD) the largest professional body in the field. He also holds executive or advisory board positions in other professional bodies, including the International Committee of the American College of Cardiology.

Professor Gatzoulis is co-director of one of the most established conferences in adult congenital heart disease, the Advanced Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult.

Professor Gatzoulis is leading one of the largest international clinical training and research programmes in this expanding cardiovascular field.  He is currently the main supervisor of seven fellows, one of whom undertaking a PhD at Imperial.

He has served as associate editor, guest editor or reviewer for most major journals in the cardiovascular field. He is also the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications (including papers in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet and Circulation).

He has edited several cardiology textbooks and was the chief editor of Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management, the world’s best selling title in this growing cardiovascular sector. 

Finally, Professor Gatzoulis was responsible for the content of the thorax section of the 40th edition of the iconic medical textbook Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice, published in 2008.



Boutsikou M, Uebing A, Kilner P, et al., 2015, Brock procedure: 52 years of effective palliation for Tetralogy of Fallot, International Journal of Cardiology, Vol:199, ISSN:0167-5273, Pages:195-196

Heng EL, Gatzoulis MA, Babu-Narayan SV, 2015, Tailoring counselling after pulmonary valve surgery in repaired tetralogy of Fallot, Heart, Vol:101, ISSN:1355-6037, Pages:1695-1696

Wald RM, Valente AM, Gauvreau K, et al., 2015, Cardiac magnetic resonance markers of progressive RV dilation and dysfunction after tetralogy of Fallot repair, Heart, Vol:101, ISSN:1355-6037, Pages:1724-1730


Blanche C, Alonso-Gonzalez R, Uribarri A, et al., 2018, Use of intravenous iron in cyanotic patients with congenital heart disease and/or pulmonary hypertension, Annual Meeting of the European-Society-of-Cardiology (ESC), ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, Pages:79-83, ISSN:0167-5273

Tutarel O, Alonso-Gonzalez R, Montanaro C, et al., 2018, Infective endocarditis in adults with congenital heart disease remains a lethal disease, Congress of the European-Society-of-Cardiology (ESC), BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:161-+, ISSN:1355-6037

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