Consultant Profile

Dr Ameet Bakhai

Dr Ameet Bakhai MBBS, FRCP, MESH, FESC
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Stroke prevention
Special clinical interests:

Lifestyle and risk factor management in cardiovascular disease, angina and heart attacks, acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, blood pressure management, cholesterol management, pacemakers, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, pacemakers, atrial fibrillation/flutter, valvular heart disease, anticoagulation, atypical chest pain, medication problems, new therapies and non-invasive therapies in cardiology, fitness for anaesthesia, driving and work.

Research interests:

Anti-platelet and lipid lowering agents, acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, hypercholesterolemia, large cardiac registries and trials, coronary stents, clinical trial design and conduct, health technology appraisals of new therapies at national and international level, cost-effectiveness, cardiovascular epidemiology.

Current NHS and /or university posts:
  • Consultant Physician and Cardiologist, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Research Deputy Director, Royal free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Heart Function Improvement Lead, Barnet General Hospital
  • Clinical Research Fellow, Harvard Clinical Research Institute
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC
  • Member of the European Society of Hypertension
  • Member of the British Society of Heart Failure
  • Felloew of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • Member of the Brirish Cardiac Society
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary telephone number:
07903 856720
Personal email address:
Friday/Sunday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

A graduate from St Bartholomew's & Royal Brompton Hospitals in London, he is a front line Consultant Cardiologist at Roayl Free London NHS Foundation Trust since 2004, with a focus on heart failure, complex hypertension, atrial fibrillation, acute coronary syndromes and cardiovascular risk factor reduction. He is also the Trust R & D Deputy Director and was Clinical Cardiovascular R & D Lead for Central and East London LCRN in 2014.

He is one of the few cardiologists to be accredited as a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, an accredited member of the European Heart Failure Association, an accredited member of the European Society of Hypertension and an appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. 

Having gained a prestigious scholarship year at Harvard Clinical Research Institute in Boston after being a research fellow at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, with the collaborations of wonderful and worldwide partners, he has published key books and over 80 peer reviewed papers on subjects relating to clinical trials of the latest drugs, devices and strategies in the management of heart disease. He is internationally renowned for his ability to harness new innovations in the field.

Personal profile:

In addition to this, he has a warm bedside manner and communication style that has won him the Barnet Patient Champion award from the entire medical staff body in 2011 in addition to various community service awards for his educational work outside the hospital. He is a passionate, intelligent, capable physician and a research lead involved with clinical trials of the latest therapies, devices and assays. This allows him to successfully manage complex and difficult cases effectively and often innovatively with expertise of the latest pharmacotherapies.

Dr Bakhai speaks English, Gujarati and some Hindi, enjoys badminton, tennis, skiing and family breaks in Spain. He is a Jain by birth and deeds, including being a vegetarian.

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Dr Ameet Bakhai

Dr Ameet Bakhai Cardiology Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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