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5 minutes with Aish Sinha

Dr Aish Sinha is an interventional cardiology registrar and clinical research fellow based within the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences. Aish recently won the prestigious American Heart Association Samuel Levine early career clinical investigator award. We caught up with him to learn about his connection to King's, his proudest achievement, and why his mother inspires him.

Aish Sinha profile

Briefly, tell us about your background and career up to this point?

I graduated from KCL in 2013 with MBBS with distinction and intercalated BSc with 1st class honours. I did my Foundation training in Oxford deanery, followed by core medical training in South London. I am currently an interventional Cardiology registrar in South London, having completed my PhD at KCL under the supervision of Professor Divaka Perera in 2023.

What is a typical day like for you?

My typical day involves carrying out procedures, such as coronary angiography and stenting, in patients with heart disease. I also review patients on the wards and in outpatient clinics. Finally, I am also involved in designing new clinical studies to answer pertinent questions raised by my PhD work.

What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?

I would probably advise 18-year old me to focus on maintaining the hobbies I had at school, especially playing cricket.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

I am looking forward to finalising the study protocol for our upcoming diagnostic pathway study in patients with angina and nonobstructive coronary arteries. We are hoping to get this study started by the end of the year and I think this study has the potential to change our current clinical practice and improve the treatment satisfaction of patients with ANOCA.

Who inspires you most and why?

I would say that my mother inspires me the most. She has always put her family before her own interests. Her emphasis on our education and her ever encouraging nature have always propelled me to give my best shot at everything I do.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I would say it’s a tie between being awarded the AHA Samuel Levine early career clinical investigator award in 2023 and winning the KCL teacher of the year award in 2016.

What is your favourite thing about working at King’s?

I love the breadth of research that is carried out at KCL. I have had a 16-year-old affiliation with KCL, having done my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees here. I have also been awarded the prestigious KCL teacher of the year award in 2016. I met my wife during this time, as well. KCL has played an extremely important role in shaping me into who I am today.


Favourite London restaurant: Imperial Lounge in Croydon

Favourite cuisine: Indo-Chinese

Netflix recommendation: Breaking bad

One thing you could not go a day without: playing with my beautiful daughter Aarya

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Aish Sinha

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