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De Silva, Kalpa – consultant interventional cardiologist

 

Consultant profiles

Kalpa De Silva, consultant interventional cardiologist

Contacts

Email: kalpa.desilva@gstt.nhs.uk
Secretary email: precious.lindsay@gstt.nhs.uk

  • Biography

    Dr Kalpa De Silva has been a consultant interventional cardiologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 2020. Previously he was a consultant interventional cardiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in the management of coronary artery disease, looking after patients with chest pain, angina and those who have suffered heart attacks.

  • Education and training

    Kalpa studied medicine at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Medical school. In 2014 he was awarded a PhD from King's College London for his research in coronary physiology. His clinical training in general and interventional cardiology were at King's College and St Thomas' Hospital. He also completed an international fellowship in complex coronary intervention at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

    Kalpa is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and American College of Cardiology.

  • Specialist interests

    • Coronary angiography and complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with specific interests in high-risk PCI, including multi-vessel disease, chronic total occlusion recanalization

    • Imaging and physiology guided interventions

    • Zero/low-contrast PCI

    • Development of robotic PCI as a mode of iterating upon conventional PCI approaches

  • Research interests

    Kalpa's research interests revolve around the use of coronary physiology to guide patient management, ensuring a science-based emphasis on the treatment of coronary disease and chest pain syndromes.

    His interests range from descriptive translational research to large-scale clinical research trials within a wide variety of clinical settings.

    Kalpa is an honorary senior lecturer at King's College London.

  • Awards

    • Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT) International Fellows award (2016)
    • Nominated for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) young investigator award (2013)
    • Awarded the King's College London graduate research prize (2011) for his research on coronary physiology in myocardial infarction and ischaemic heart muscle dysfunction
    • Awarded research funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) (2009) and Heart Research UK (2010)