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Avijit Lahiri M.Sc., MRCP, FACC, FESC

Medical Director:

Professor Avijit Lahiri established the British Cardiac Research Trust in 2003 in order to help implement the mission “to help prevent and control heart disease by developing research in the early diagnosis and cure of cardiac conditions”.

Professor Lahiri is the Medical Director of the Clinical Imaging and Research Centre at the Wellington Hospital, London.  He earned his medical degree from The National Medical College in Calcutta, India.  He completed his training at Northwick Park Hospital, London. He was consultant cardiologist and director of cardiac research Institute of Medical Research, Northwick Park Hospital and St Marks, Imperial College London for over 20 years.

Professor Lahiri is a recipient of many national and international research grants. 

He has pioneered the field of cardiac research for over 30 years. His research has lead to changes in the evaluation and treatment procedures of heart disease. Lahiri has published over 400 articles on the  subject of coronary artery disease, nuclear cardiology, Electron Beam CT (cardiac CT), echocardiography, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, myocardial infarction, hypertension and clinical pharmacology.  He has written and edited numerous major Cardiology textbook chapters.

Professor Lahiri was a founding member of the British Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and International Society of Nuclear Cardiology Societies.  He was a founding member and past President of the International Congress of Nuclear Cardiology.  Professor Lahiri is a member of several other cardiology organizations including the European Society of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology.  He has recently been invited to become an honorary lecturer at Imperial College School of Medicine, University of London.

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