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School leadership


Professor Ajay Shah, Head of School and Head of Section, Cardiovascular Sciences 

Ajay Shah is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology and Director of the King’s British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, one of the two largest such centres in the UK. He is also Director of the King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular programme and a practising clinical cardiologist at King’s College Hospital. 

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Dr Steve Bunting, School Manager

Steve joined our School in February 2019 and has spent his entire career working for Universities in research, administration and management posts. Steve has a PhD in Anatomy from King’s and an MBA in Higher Education Management from the Institute of Education.

 Steve Bunting



Academic leads


Professor Mauro Giacca

5 September 2019

Interview with Mauro Giacca

Professor Mauro Giacca and his team joined King’s from Trieste, Italy earlier this year to continue…

Dr Min Zhang

7 August 2019

5 mins with...Min Zhang

Dr Min Zhang has been a Lecturer of Cardiovascular Biology since 2016. He is the co-chair of the…

Professor Divaka Perera

4 July 2019

5 mins with...Divaka Perera

Divaka Perera is a Professor of Interventional Cardiology in the School of Cardiovascular Medicine &…