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Dr Riyaz Patel is a consultant cardiologist and clinical academic working at UCLH and Barts Health NHS trusts and at University College London (UCL). He graduated from King’s College London in 2001, completing specialist training as a cardologist in 2013, before being admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the European Society of Cardiology in 2018. Having trained and worked across major teaching hospitals in London and the USA, he is highly experienced in managing all general cardiology conditions, with a focus on advanced cardiac imaging and premature coronary artery disease.
Aside from his role as a cardiologist, Dr Patel is also an Associate Professor of Cardiology at UCL, holding a prestigious BHF Fellowship. He leads research into the causes of heart disease, with a focus on cardiovascular risk and the genetics of coronary disease. He chairs global initiatives and consortia in this field with a track record of research funding and high-profile research publications.
Clinically, Dr Patel sees and manages patients with all general cardiology problems, including chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, high blood pressure, dizziness and blackouts among others, in both outpatient and acute settings. He is a recognised specialist in advanced cholesterol management including familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), being one of only a handful of cardiologists in the UK with this expertise. In addition, in line with his research expertise, he investigates and manages patients with possible genetically driven coronary artery disease, including early onset heart disease or those who are well but have a strong family history of early heart disease. Dr Patel founded and leads a new cardiovascular prevention service at the Barts Heart Centre, a service modelled on those available in the USA at centres such as the Mayo Clinic, to serve the local population of East London.
Aside from general cardiology Dr Patel is also a fully accredited specialist in advanced echocardiography, which includes stress (exercise and pharmacological) and transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), as well as cardiac and coronary CT angiography.