Dr Haotian Gu
Haotian Gu is a NIHR Clinical Lecturer and Higher Specialist Scientist in Cardiac Imaging based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and King’s College London.
He received first degree in Biomedical Engineering and three MSc degrees in Advanced Biomedical Engineering at University of Warwick in 2005, Medical Ultrasound at Imperial College London in 2007 and Health Economics at London School of Economics in 2021. He was awarded PhD degree in Cardiovascular Science at King’s College London. He started his clinical echocardiography training in 2007 and completed registration as a Clinical Scientist in 2017 and Higher Specialist Scientist in 2019. He was nominated for British Heart Foundation Rising Star Award in 2018, awarded Investigator of the Year by British Society of Echocardiography consecutively in 2017 and 2018 and received Allied Health Professional Awards by British and Irish Society of Hypertension in 2019 and 2021.
During his academic career, he has invented a novel imaging biomarker of detection of early systolic dysfunction. His main research focus is on non-invasive measure of myocardial mechanics using echocardiography and central pressure assessments. He is currently working on integration of clinical echocardiography services with the Clinical Research Facility to incorporate the novel marker into standard clinical practice. This integration will potentially have huge impact on improvement of early diagnosis of heart failure and patient outcomes.