Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci

Consultant Cardiologist

MD, PhD, FESC


Specialises in

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.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci at Spire include:

Cardiology

Other treatments

Cardiology

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Clinical interests

Cardiology
Cardiac radiology

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

Current NHS posts

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist.

Cardiac MRI Lead, NIHR Bristol Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit (BRI). Bristol Heart Institute. University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust.

Co-Director. 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.

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.

Contact information

Telephone 0117 342 6574
Private secretary Jacqueline Wright
Private secretary email jacqueline.wright@uhbt.nhs.uk