Professor Prathap Kanagala

Professor Prathap Kanagala

Consultant Cardiologist, Honorary Associate Professor


Specialises in

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Chest pain
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart failure

I am a Consultant Cardiologist at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where I was recently nominated anonymously by patients/staff and made a Finalist for the Employee of the Year Award (the only Doctor to do so from over 260 nominations, and over 12,000 nominees). I am a specialist in Heart Failure and Cardiac Imaging and have received several National and International Awards in these fields in recognition of both my Clinical and Research work. I am also an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool.

I qualified from the Royal Free Hospital and University College London in 2003. Post-graduation, I gained two years additional experience working at the Internationally renowned centre par-excellence, the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust looking after patients with severe heart disease, including pre- and post- Heart and Lung Transplantation. I subsequently completed my Cardiology Specialist training in the East Midlands Deanery, sub-specialising in Heart Failure, Device Therapy (pacemakers and defibrillators) and Cardiac Imaging (Cardiac MRI).

I obtained a PhD from the University of Leicester for my research work investigating Heart Failure and utilising Cardiac Imaging. This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Centre). My PhD work has resulted in numerous awards: The University PhD Prize; Young Investigator Award Runner-up (British Society for Heart Failure) and Early Career Award Finalist - Clinical (Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance).

I was recently awarded a Fellowship of the European Heart Failure Association in recognition of excellence in Clinical Service, Education and Research (only UK Cardiologist and one of 10 worldwide given this honour in 2021). Previously, I was also awarded an NHS Clinical Excellence Award in 2019 for my achievements in going above and beyond in my routine clinical work. As Joint Clinical Lead for the Heart Failure Service at Aintree Hospital (2017-2020), the Service has received National acclaim with ‘Beacon Site’ status being awarded by the National Patient Charity Group ‘Pumping Marvellous’ for the quality of care of Heart Failure patients (2018). The Service also won both the ‘Hospital Team of the Year Award’ and the ‘Divisional Award’ in 2019.

I am regularly invited to and deliver presentations at International Conferences (including the worlds largest Cardiology, Heart Failure and Cardiac MRI meetings). I also have a National Profile, having served on various Committees for the British Society of Echocardiography and authored (co-authored) several National Guideline publications in addition to my multiple, original research journal publications, as well as book contributions.

I am very research active (15 International, multi-centre clinical trials, primarily as Principal Investigator since 2017-2021) and have generated substantial income for the NHS in my roles. I also support the British Heart Foundation through peer reviewing of Grant/Fellowship applications. I am on the Editorial Board of the Ultrasound Journal.


General Medical Council Number: C6064403

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Prathap Kanagala at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • All aspects of cardiology
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Chest pain
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart failure
  • Irregular heart rate/rhythm

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Additional information

Interventional cardiology
Coronary artery disease
Atrial fibrillation

MBBS / Royal Free Hospital & University College London / 2003
Medical degree

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2007
Royal College of Physicians

PhD / University of Leicester / 2018
Medical Degree

Professional memberships

European Society of Cardiology (Fellowship)

European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association (Fellowship)

British Cardiovascular Society

British Society for Heart Failure

British Society of Echocardiography

Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Elected member of the Research & Audit Committee of the British Society of Echocardiography
Fellowship/Grant application reviewer, British Heart Foundation
Lead/Chair of the sub-Committee for Guidelines & Protocols, British Society of Echocardiography (2011 - 2012)
Communications Committee, British Society of Echocardiography (2010 - 2012)
Education Committee, British Society of Echocardiography (2008 - 2015)

My research work has already resulted in several National and International Awards. I have authored (or co-authored) 10 National Echocardiographic Guidelines to date and also published numerous original research articles in some of the highest impact Cardiology Journals and contributed to the publication of 2 books. I continue to be very research active in my role as Principal Investigator for several International multi-centre clinical trials (including British Heart Foundation & National Institute for Health Research funded studies) and have generated several hundred thousand pounds for the NHS through my work.

I currently sit on the Audit & Research Committee of the British Society of Echocardiography, shaping Research Nationally. I regularly review grant/fellowship applications for the British Heart Foundation. I am also on the Editorial Board of the prestigious Ultrasound Journal.


University of Liverpool Profile

Google Scholar publications

Linkedin Profile

Research Gate Publications

Consultant Cardiologist, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Medical Undergraduate Lead for Cardiology, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Member of the Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science.

Educational Supervisor of Post-Graduate Medical trainees.

I am happily married with two beautiful, young children who are both a handful! I am a lifelong supporter of Liverpool FC, have a passion for all things sports orientated and am a keen runner.

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