Tevfik Ismail


Consultant cardiologist and reader


Tevfik Ismail is a consultant cardiologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and adjunct reader at King’s College London.

He is clinical lead for inflammatory myocardial and pericardial diseases and deputy clinical lead for the adult non-congenital cardiovascular magnetic resonance clinical service.

He runs weekly clinics for:

  • inherited cardiac conditions
  • heart failure
  • general cardiology

He also runs a monthly joint cardiology-rheumatology clinic.

He is part of the eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) service at Guy's and St Thomas'. He also works closely with the Bexley community heart failure service, running a monthly clinic at Queen Mary's hospital, Sidcup.

Tevfik graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2002 with numerous prizes and distinctions, as well as a BSc in cardiovascular medicine. He completed junior doctor training in the North Thames region and received Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2005.

He completed higher specialist training in cardiology and general internal medicine at several leading London units, including:

  • the Royal Brompton hospital
  • Hammersmith hospital
  • the transplant and advanced heart failure unit at Harefield hospital

He completed his PhD in 2012 at the Royal Brompton Hospital on the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

He has authored and co-authored numerous original papers in high impact international journals, including:

  • Journal of the American College of Cardiologists
  • Circulation
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Heart
  • the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

He teaches and researches in the school of biomedical engineering and imaging sciences (part of the faculty of life sciences, King's College London).

Education and training

  • BSc (Hons), Imperial College London
  • Medicine (MBBS), Imperial College London (St Mary’'s Hospital Medical School)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians UK (MRCPUK), Royal College of Physicians
  • PhD, Imperial College London
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice in Higher Education (PGCAP), King's College London
  • Certificate of completion training (CCT) in cardiology and general internal medicine, North Thames Rotation (Harefield Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford General Hospital, Colchester General Hospital)
  • Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiologists
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Level III accreditation in cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Level III accreditation in cardiovascular CT
  • British Society of Echocardiography transthoracic accreditation

Research interests

  • Inflammatory heart muscle disease
  • Myocarditis
  • Myocardial mechanics
  • Magnetic resonance elastography
  • Diagnosing and assessing inherited and acquired cardiomyopathy
  • Translational research (advanced imaging)
  • mHealth and medication adherence


  • Graduated with numerous prizes and distinctions in medicine, surgery, pathology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Proxime accesitt to the University of London gold medal
  • Finalist at Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) young investigator prize competition
  • Finalist at British Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR) young investigator prize competition

Last updated: August 2022

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