Dr Kamal Chitkara
MBBS, MRCP, MD
I have been a Consultant Cardiologist and research lead at Royal Derby Hospital since 2010. I strongly believe that there are no shortcuts or substitutes for experience. Assessing and treating patients with potentially life threatening heart diseases leaves no room for complacency or error. Appropriate investigation followed by sympathetic reassurance is the key to returning to a normal life.
I have performed at least 5,000 coronary angiograms and 2,500 simple and complex PCI procedures, primarily via a radial route and consider myself to be a radial operator. I was instrumental in establishing primary angioplasty for the acute management of myocardial infarction (heart attack) at the Royal Derby Hospital and I have also successfully established an uncontrolled hypertension clinic.
I am highly experienced in many aspects of heart disease, my expertise have been acquired from a long traditional training programme at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. I was awarded an M.D in 2008 after a period of research in intervention at the University of Leicester. I subsequently undertook an Interventional Fellowship at the highly renowned Leeds General Infirmary and gained a wealth of experience in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Kamal Chitkara at Spire include:
MBBS / Kasturba Medical College, India / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP / Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh / 2001
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians
MD / University of Leicester, UK / 2008
Doctor of Medicine
British Cardiac Interventional Society (BCIS)
Society of Catheter and Interventions (SCAI)
European Club of Interventional Cardiologists (ECIC)
I continue to be actively involved in ground breaking clinical research and Principle Investigator for various randomised clinical trials involving stents, aortic stenosis, atrial fibrillation, angina and moderate coronary artery disease. I have recently published a book on Coronary complications during PCI-survival handbook.
1. Complications of PCI - Survival handbook
2. Pre-clinical assessment of Eptifibatide Eluting Stents
Principle Investigator for multi-centre studies: RIPCORD, BRICCS-AS, EMMACE4, ULTIMASTER, EAST, REDUAL PCI.
Abstracts and Papers
I pride myself in being an approachable and fun loving guy with a keen interest in golf.