Julia Grapsa

Consultant cardiologist


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 was the founding editor in chief, for JACC Case Reports, under American College of Cardiology. She owns the foundation of JACC Case Reports Peer Review Mentoring Program and other initiatives such as DaVinci corner.  She is now delighted to work under ESC journals as a senior editor for EHJ-IMP.

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
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • American Heart Association
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (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

  • Trained in Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Royal Brompton Hospital
  • Graduated from the Medical School of Ioannina, Greece

Research interests

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


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: October 2023

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