Alvaro Garcia-Ropero

Consultant cardiologist


Alvaro Garcia-Ropero is an honorary consultant cardiologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He is also clinical lead for heart failure at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

Alvaro has extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He was an honorary clinical lecturer in Madrid. He is also a clinical and educational supervisor for students from King's College London based at University Hospital Lewisham.

Education and training

  • Accredited training in cardiac MRI (level 3) and cardiac CT (level 2)
  • Certified heart failure specialist, the European Society of Cardiology
  • Experience in advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, cardiac transplantation and cardiac computed tomography (CT), Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals
  • Subspecialty training in inherited cardiovascular conditions and cardiac MRI, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • PhD with Cum Laude distinction, 2020 
  • Masters in statistics and study design in health sciences, Universitat Autònoma, Barcelona
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City
  • Postgraduate training in cardiology, Madrid
  • Medicine, Complutense University, Madrid, 2011

Research interests

  • Heart failure
  • Inherited heart (cardiac) conditions
  • Cardiovascular genetics
  • Cardiovascular MRI
  • Cardiac CT


  • Best PhD studies in health and life sciences, the Royal Academy of Doctors, Spain


His PhD was on the cardiovascular effects of Empagliflozin (a sodium-glucose co-transporter inhibitor) in a preclinical model of ischaemic heart failure without diabetes mellitus. He has several publications about this work in some of the most prestigious International Cardiovascular Journals.

Alvaro Garcia-Ropero's publications on PubMed.

Last updated: November 2022

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