Avijit Lahiri M.Sc., MRCP, FACC, FESC
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
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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