Dr Neil Ruparelia



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I am a Consultant Cardiologist working between Berkshire and London, specialising in all areas of general cardiology with a sub-specialty interest in coronary and structural heart intervention.I was awarded my medical degree from University College London in 2004 and an intercalated degree (BSc) in Medical Law receiving numerous prizes. I completed specialist training in cardiology in Oxford with specialist interventional fellowships at the Hammersmith Hospital, London and a year in Milan, Italy at the world-famous San Raffaele Scientific Institute during which time I was awarded a MSc in interventional cardiology.I was awarded a DPhil (PhD) from Balliol College, University of Oxford funded by a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship. During this time, I was also the recipient of a British Heart Foundation travel fellowship to the Broad Institute (MIT) and Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA).In 2017 I was awarded Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and appointed Consultant Cardiologist between the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and the Hammersmith Hospital, London and in 2018 appointed Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London.I am the winner of numerous prizes including the President’s Gold Medal in cardiology from the Royal Society of Medicine and investigator prizes from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and American Heart Association (AHA).I am an author of over 100 publications including original papers, editorials, review articles and book chapters and am regularly invited to speak at both national and international conferences and act as a reviewer for a number of international medical journals.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Neil Ruparelia at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Coronary intervention – stent implantation
  • Chronic total occlusion (CTO) PCI
  • Structural heart disease – transcatheter aortic valve intervention (TAVI), patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure
  • Echocardiography (transthoracic and transoesophageal)
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiovascular risk management

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Clinical interests

Special clinical interests: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): including chronic total occlusion (CTO) PCI, coronary physiology assessment, intravascular imaging (IVUS/OCT), rotational atherectomy (rotablation), bifurcation stenting and left main stem intervention; Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI); Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure; Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure; Permanent pacemaker implantation; Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography; Percutaneous paravalvular leak (PVL) closure.

Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / University College London / 2004
Medicine with Medical Law
Intercalated degree (BSc) in medical law

MSc / San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy / 2009
Interventional cardiology

DPhil (PhD) / Balliol College, University of Oxford / 2007

Professional memberships

Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

Royal College of Physicians

British Cardiovascular Society

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

Research and publications

Basic science: innate immune response to ischaemia

Translational research: the applicability of experimental models to human disease

Clinical research: clinical trials including first-in-man studies and evaluation of novel therapies

Research supervisor

Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist – Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK

Consultant Cardiologist – Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College, London, UK

Contact information

Private secretary Louise Hussain
Private secretary telephone 07495618753
Private secretary fax 01189195094
Private secretary email louise.medicalsecretarydirect@gmail.com