Professor Ajay Shah
Professor Ajay Shah is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology King’s Health Partners AHSC. He is also the Director of the King’s British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, one of the 2 largest such centres in the UK. He remains an active practising cardiologist with interests in percutaneous coronary intervention, heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.
He is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine (1982) and trained in Cardiology in Cardiff. He undertook his doctoral and postdoctoral research training in the labs of Andrew Henderson (Wales), Dirk Brutsaert (Belgium) and Edward Lakatta (NIH, Baltimore). He was a BHF Intermediate Fellow and then a UK Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Research Fellow prior to his appointment to the Chair at King’s in 1998.
He is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American Heart Association, and the International Society for Heart Research.