Imperial College London

Professor Stuart D Rosen

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Professor of Practice (Cardiology)



+44 (0)20 8967 5359stuart.rosen Website




Ealing HospitalEaling Hospital





Background and Qualifications

Professor Stuart Rosen is Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Ealing Hospitals and Professor of Practice (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 and he also spent several years in cardiovascular research, funded by the Medical Research Council and the British Heart Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the Heart Failure Association of the ESC, as well as a member of its Working Groups on myocardial function and on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. Professor 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

Professor 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. Professor Rosen had a pivotal role in setting up the UK’s first cardio-oncology unit, here 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.


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

His recent Inaugural Lecture - 'From the Gallery of an Accidental Cardiologist' can be viewed via the following link:

 Stuart Rosen's Inaugural Professorial Lecture

Research Interests

Professor Rosen has a programme of translational research focused on

  • Mechanisms of heart injury in cancer patients
  • 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

Professor 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. Professor Rosen set up and directs the nationally acclaimed Hands On Echo course, based at Ealing Hospital.


Professor Rosen is the author of more than 80 peer reviewed papers, plus review articles, editorials, abstracts, eight book chapters and the popular book ‘Self assessment colour review of cardiology’. Manson Publications, London.



Halliday B, Vazir A, Owen R, et al., 2021, Heart rate as a marker of relapse during withdrawal of therapy in recovered dilated cardiomyopathy, Jacc: Heart Failure, Vol:9, ISSN:2213-1779, Pages:509-517

Sutton R, Fedorowski A, Olshansky B, et al., 2021, Tilt testing remains a valuable asset, European Heart Journal, Vol:42, ISSN:0195-668X, Pages:1654-1660

Battisti NML, Andres MS, Lee KA, et al., 2021, Incidence of cardiotoxicity and validation of the Heart Failure Association-International Cardio-Oncology Society risk stratification tool in patients treated with trastuzumab for HER2-positive early breast cancer, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol:188, ISSN:0167-6806, Pages:149-163

Langley RE, Gilbert DC, Duong T, et al., 2021, Transdermal oestradiol for androgen suppression in prostate cancer: long-term cardiovascular outcomes from the randomised Prostate Adenocarcinoma Transcutaneous Hormone (PATCH) trial programme, Lancet, Vol:397, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:581-591

Dayer M, MacIver DH, Rosen SD, 2020, The central nervous system and heart failure, Future Cardiology, Vol:17, ISSN:1479-6678, Pages:363-382

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