Professor Sir Nilesh J Samani

Consultant Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Sir Nilesh J Samani at Spire include:


Other treatments

I specialise in all aspects of adult cardiology including; Hypertension; Coronary and ischaemic heart disease, heart attacks, Interventional cardiology including angioplasty and stents, coronary angiography, heart failure, arrhythmias, valve disease and inherited cardiac conditions.

I see patients presenting with symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, blackouts, heart flutters, shortness of breath, breathlessness, syncope, heart murmurs, irregular heart beat, high blood pressure and swollen ankles. I also see patients with family history of heart disease.

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Professional profile

I am Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester and Consultant Cardiologist at the Cardiac Centre, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. I am also Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation.

I have been awarded an NHS Platinum Clinical Excellence Award. I am a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator and Director of the Leicester NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit.

My main research interest is in understanding the inherited basis of cardiovascular diseases. We are one of the leading groups working in this field and internationally recognised for this work. I have received numerous awards for my research including the International Okamoto award of the Japanese Circulation Foundation.

I am a Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire and was knighted for services to Medicine and Medical Research in the New Year’s Honours list 2015.

I hold a Saturday clinic at Spire Leicester Hospital for new and follow-up patients. I also undertake angiography and intervention at Glenfield Hospital. For urgent referrals or to discuss treatment with me, please contact my private secretary.

Clinical Interests

Coronary artery disease
Atrial fibrillation
Interventional cardiology
Congenital heart disease
Vascular medicine

Other Clinical Interests: Heart failure, Inherited Heart Diseases, Cardiac Arrhythmias.

Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Leicester Hospital 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Spire Medical Secretaries office
Private secretary telephone 0116 2653014
Private secretary fax 0116 272 9009
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc First Class / University of Leicester / 1978
Bachelor of Medical Science

MB ChB (with distinction) / University of Leicester / 1981
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD (with Distinction) / University of Leicester / 1994
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / London / 1994
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

FACC / USA / 1998
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

FMedSci / London / 2003
Fellow of the United Kingdom Academy of Medical Sciences

FESC / Europe / 2008
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

Professional memberships

British Cardiovascular Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Royal College of Physicians of London

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, Glenfield Hospital

Professor of Cardiology, University of Leicester

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