Professor Sir Nilesh J Samani
BSc, MD, FRCP, FACC, FMedSci
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Sir Nilesh J Samani at Spire include:
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.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Leicester Hospital.
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
Consultant Cardiologist, Glenfield Hospital
Professor of Cardiology, University of Leicester
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