Consultant Profile

Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci

Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci MD,PhD, FESC
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Cardiology
    Special clinical interests:

    Assessment and imaging diagnosis of chest pain, palpitations, heart dysfunction and valve leaks.

    Research interests:

    Stable angina (chest pain), novel therapies of myocardial infarction, novel non-invasive imaging test to detect cardiovascular disease, benefit to the patients and the NHS of having a cardiac MRI scan.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Senior Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist
    Cardiac MRI Lead, NIHR Bristol Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit (BRI)
    Bristol Heart Institute
    University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust

    Clinical Research and Imaging Centre (CRIC) Bristol
    University of Bristol

    Honorary Consultant in Cardiac MRI
    Cardiac MRI Unit
    Royal Brompton Hospital, London

    Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
    National Heart and Lung Institute
    Imperial College London

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0117 342 6574
    Private secretary:
    Jacqueline Wright
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0117 342 6574
    Private secretary email address:
    Personal email address:
    Monday and Thursday afternoon; and evenings
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    I qualified from the University of Rome, Italy in 2001 and commenced training in cardiology shortly after.  My training included fellowships in the United States (Texas Heart Institute, Houston for 6 months and the Feinberg Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University, Chicago for 12 months).

    I undertook a research degree in 2007 and was awarded a PhD on "The Role fo Cardiac MRI in Acute and Chronic Myocardial Ischaemia" at Imperial College London.  During this 4-year period I was also a senior clinical fellow in Cardiac MRI at the Royal Brompton Hospital, the last 2 years of which I was also a locum Cardiac MRI consultant at the Heart Hospital, University College London.

    In 2009 I was a finalist for the prestigious Melvin Judkings young investigator award for imaging from the American Heart Association.  In the same year I was invited to become a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, an honour offered to professionals making a difference in their field.

    I was appointed as a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Cardiology in 2009 at the Bristol Heart Institute, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.  Since I am the lead for Cardiac MRI of the National Institute of Health Bristol Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit.

    In 2010 I was also appointed co-director of the Clinicial Research and Imaging Centre (CRIC) Bristol, University of Bristol.

    Personal profile:

    When not working, I enjoy travelling the world, sailing and skiing, as well as participating in vintage car rallies.

    I love gourmet dining as well as cooking.

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    Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci

    Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci Cardiology Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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