Albert Ferro


Professor of cardiovascular clinical pharmacology and honorary consultant physician


Albert Ferro studied medicine at King's College London from 1978 to 1984. He also completed a 1st class honours intercalated BSc degree in biochemistry in 1981.

After training as a junior doctor in medicine, he did his PhD in clinical pharmacology at the University of Cambridge.

Since then, his research and clinical interests have both focused on preventing and treating heart disease.

He has been a consultant physician at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 1996.

He has been a professor of cardiovascular clinical pharmacology at King's College London since 2009.

Education and training

  • Primary medical degree (MBBS), King's College London, 1984
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCPUK), 1988
  • PhD in clinical pharmacology, University of Cambridge, 1993
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (London), 1999

Research interests

  • High blood pressure
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Clinical trials


Albert has been awarded a Fellowship from:

  • Association of Physicians
  • British Pharmacological Society
  • British and Irish Hypertension Society
  • European Society of Cardiology

Last updated: July 2022

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