Dr Riyaz Suleman Patel

Consultant Cardiologist

MBBS, MD, MRCP


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I have been a consultant cardiologist for 3 years, having spent over a decade developing an international research portfolio. I have worked at top London and US hospitals which has given me a high degree of experience managing all general cardiology conditions, with a recognised expertise in coronary artery disease risk assessment and prevention.Aside from this I also specialise in advanced cholesterol management, hypertension, chest pain assessment, valvular heart disease, neurological and autonomic mediated cardiovascular diseases and secondary prevention of those with established heart disease.In my NHS practice I run a very large general cardiology outpatient clinic and provide in-patient care for acutely unwell cardiology patients. Recently I have personally developed and co-lead a large CVD prevention service at the Bart’s Heart Centre, one of the largest cardiac units in Europe. In my imaging role I have European accreditation in advanced echocardiography and US certification as a cardiac CT specialist.In addition to my clinical work, I am a senior research fellow at UCL and am one of only a handful of British Heart Foundation Clinical Intermediate Fellows in the country. This post was awarded based on my high profile academic and research background and to fund my research into causes of heart disease and its risk factors.
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Clinical interests

Echocardiography
Coronary artery disease
Hypertension
Stroke prevention
Vascular medicine
Cardiac radiology

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / Kings College, London / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training


Professional memberships

British Cardiovascular Society

European Cardiology Society

British Society of Echocardiography

British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging

American Heart Association

British Medical Association


Professional leadership

Clinical co-lead for CVD prevention at The Bart’s Heart Centre
Lead for NICOR audit submissions at the Bart’s Heart Centre

Research and publications

I spend a large portion of my time in research and lead several large projects designed to better understand the causes of heart disease and its risk factors in order to improve our efforts for preventing heart disease. I am driven by the need to better target and identify those people who may be at risk of sudden death from a heart attack. In particular I focus on the genetics of heart disease and am trying to investigate and help those who have a very strong family history of heart disease.   In addition my group is seeks to identify new treatment options for heart disease and have been, for example, involved with developments around the new cholesterol drug class of PCSK9 inhibitors.

I am an associate editor for European Journal of Quality of care and Outcomes. I also review scientific papers regularly for top cardiology journals including Circulation, European Heart Journal and Heart.

I have authored or co-authored 45 scientific papers in highly rated journals. These are mostly on genetic and non-genetic risk factors for heart disease, such as oxidative stress.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=riyaz+patel

Current NHS posts

Barts Health NHS Trust – Barts Heart Centre, honorary consultant cardiologist

University College London NHS Trust, honorary consultant cardiologist

University College London, senior research fellow & BHF clinical fellow

Personal profile

I am a local Redbridge resident, having grown up in East London and attended both Cranbrook College and then Ilford County High School. I enjoy spending time with my 3 young children, taking short breaks around the UK and love playing and watching football.

Financial interests

None.

Contact information

Telephone 0208 709 7817
Email admin@sethmedical.co.uk
Private secretary Saaleha Dadabhai
Private secretary email Saaleha.dadabhai@sethmedical.co.uk