Dr Kalpa De Silva

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist


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I have experience in a broad range of general cardiac disorders with a specialist interest in coronary artery disease, its prevention, diagnosis and management.

I specialise in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures which allows minimally invasive management of coronary disease, with a specific interest in the use of adjunctive physiology and imaging technology to optimise procedural outcomes. Furthermore, I also specialise in the diagnosis and management of microvascular angina ('small-vessel' coronary disease).

I read medicine at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Medical School and completed my general and interventional cardiology training in London. I was awarded two research fellowships by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Heart Research UK (HRUK) to complete a PhD in coronary physiology at St Thomas' Hospital, King's College London. I completed my interventional cardiology training in complex coronary intervention at King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, London. In addition to this I completed an international coronary fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

I continue to be involved in research within cardiovascular medicine through my appointment as an Honorary lecturer at the University of Bristol. I continue to collaborate with colleagues both nationally and internationally on a number of different research trials.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Kalpa De Silva at Spire include:


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Additional information

Atrial fibrillation
Coronary artery disease
Interventional cardiology

Special clinical interests: Chest Pain; Palpitations; Shortness of breath; Valvular heart disease; Lipid management.

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery; / St. Bartholomew's & The Royal London School of Medicine / 2004

MRCP / London / 2007
Member of the Royal College of Physicians

PhD / King's College, University of London / 2014
Doctor of Philosophy

Professional memberships

Member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS)

Member of European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI)

Member of Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)

I am an invited reviewer by a number of leading international cardiology journals, to review and interpret the latest research disseminated within interventional cardiology.

I am an avid sports fan; I enjoy watching cricket, football, formula 1 and tennis, and try to do so whenever possible. I also enjoy travelling and witnessing the mysteries of the world first hand.