Julia Grapsa

Julia Grapsa has blonde hair and is wearing a white blazer

Consultant cardiologist

Biography

Julia Grapsa has been a consultant cardiologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since March 2020. She leads the imaging team for tricuspid services.

She is also a Reader for King's College London.

She has a specialist interest in valvular heart disease and imaging.

She is editor in chief for JACC Case Reports, under the American College of Cardiology.

She chairs the women in imaging task force under the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), European Society of Cardiology (ESC). She is also a secretary (treasurer) for the ESC valvular heart disease council.

She is a fellow for the:

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • ESC
  • American Heart Association
  • EACVI 
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American College of Cardiology

Her first consultant job was in Royal Papworth Hospital and Queen Elizabeth King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trusts. 

She was the lead for the echocardiography department at Kingston Hospital.

She was one of the first women to work for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

From September 2018 she was the lead for the echocardiography department for Royal London Hospital and a consultant cardiologist for Bart's Health NHS Trust.

She was the first author of the British guidelines for echocardiography in pulmonary hypertension. She has participated in European and American position papers and guidelines.

Education and training

She graduated from the Medical School of Ioannina, Greece.

She then trained in Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Royal Brompton Hospital.

Research interests

  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Mitral annular disjunction
  • Tricuspid valve and right heart remodelling

Awards

She has received the European Society of Cardiology (ESC):

  • training and research grant
  • young investigator award 2013 (for her research in pulmonary hypertension)

She has also received the Actelion educational grant.

Last updated: June 2022

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