Bernard Prendergast

Consultant cardiologist


Bernard Prendergast has been a consultant cardiologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 2015. He is director of the cardiac structural intervention programme. 

Bernard has been a consultant at Wythenshawe Hospital and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

He has been honorary secretary of the British Cardiovascular and Cardiovascular Intervention Societies, and chairman of the European Society of Cardiology working group on valvular heart disease.

Education and training

  • Cardiology training, Cardiff, Paris and Edinburgh

Research interests

Valvular heart disease including:

  • epidemiology and natural history
  • genetic and metabolomic associations
  • biochemical and imaging biomarkers
  • multicentre randomised control trials of early surgery
  • new percutaneous treatments
  • international practice guidelines

Infective endocarditis including:

  • UK national registry
  • role of antibiotic prophylaxis
  • advanced imaging modalities
  • international practice guidelines


  • National Clinical Excellence Awards, 2010 and 2013
  • Trust Excellence Award, 2012
  • International Fellowship, Medical Research Council and European Society of Cardiology, 1997
  • Finalist, young research workers prize, British Cardiac Society,1997
  • Junior research fellowship, British Heart Foundation, 1995

Last updated: January 2024

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