McDiarmid, Adam – consultant cardiologist (heart failure and cardiac MRI)


Consultant profiles

Adam McDiarmid is a consultant cardiologist (heart failure and cardiac MRI) at Guy's and St Thomas'..Contacts

Secretary: Susan Scriven
Secretary 0207 188 7577



Area of expertise: cardiology, heart failure, cardiac MRI

  • Biography

    Adam attended the University of Newcastle for undergraduate studies, and then completed his general medical training in Newcastle before working within the heart/lung transplant program at Freeman Hospital. Following this, he started cardiology training in the Northern Deanery and developed sub-speciality interests in heart failure and cardiac MRI.

    In Leeds, he undertook cardiac MRI and heart failure research, which led to a successful BHF grant that funded his position. Having been awarded an MD, he moved to Toronto, Canada, for a fellowship in advanced heart failure prior to taking up his post at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust.

  • Specialist interests

    • Heart failure
    • Cardiac MRI
  • Awards

    British Heart Foundation Project Grant for funding to examine the effect of spironolactone on myocardial fibrosis in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HF-PEF).

  • Research interests

    Adam's research interest focuses on cardiac MRI to examine heart tissue structure and function with cardiac MRI. Ongoing work investigates myocardial composition in athletic cardiac adaptation and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with separate work in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.