Rajani, Ronak – consultant cardiologist, heart failure and imaging


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ContactsRonak Rajani

Email: ronak.rajani@gstt.nhs.uk
Tel: 020 718 81004

Area of expertise: heart failure and cardiac imaging

  • Biography

    Dr Rajani is a consultant cardiologist in heart failure, inherited cardiac conditions and cardiac imaging at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and a Reader in Cardiovascular Imaging at King's College London.

    He has a specialist interest in inherited heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy)/heart failure, valve disease and advanced cardiac imaging, and runs specialist clinics for patients with inoperable heart valve diseases.

    He is currently the cardiology lead for cardiac computed tomography, research and development and digital web publishing at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. Dr Rajani also serves as the NIHR speciality group lead for cardiovascular services across South London and is the representative for the Royal College of Physicians and the British Cardiovascular Society for South East London.

    Dr Rajani was the first and only recipient of the British Cardiovascular Society/American College of Cardiology Fellowship in Advanced Cardiac Imaging and received his training in cardiac MRI and nuclear cardiology at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and training in cardiac CT and PET imaging at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.

    He has accredited training in cardiac CT (Level III), nuclear cardiology (Level II), cardiac MRI (Level II) and is trained in all aspects of advanced echocardiography (stress echo and transoesophageal echo).

    He completed his echocardiography based MD thesis in 2006 and has published >130 manuscripts in the field of cardiac imaging. He maintains an active interest in research, and is particularly interested in the modern applications of cardiac CT in predicting cardiac risk and for cardiac structural and electrophysiology interventions. Dr Rajani is currently the Principal investigator at St Thomas’ Hospital for the EVOLVED AS Trial, RAPID CTA Trial and Medtronic Intrepid Trial and serves as a co-investigator on a number of additional trials.

    He's also on the Communications Committee for the British Heart Valve Society and the British Society of Echocardiography and sits on the International Sub-committee and Abstract Grading Committee of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

    He is one of only a few individuals in the United Kingdom to be designated a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (FSCCT) and is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP).

    Dr Rajani is particularly interested in teaching and founded the SCCT Endorsed London International CT Academy for which is the Course Director.

    In addition to lecturing nationally and internationally on aspects of cardiac imaging, he has devised a model for clinical attachments in the United Kingdom and accepts elective medical students and postgraduate students from all over the world.

  • Specialist interests

    • cardiac computed tomography
    • heart failure
    • inherited cardiac conditions
    • valve disease
    • echocardiography
    • teaching
  • Research interests

    • cardiovascular risk prediction using cardiac computed tomography
    • computational fluid dynamics
    • cardiac computed tomography for electrophysiology applications
    • bioengineering
    • cardiac computed tomography for structural intervention planning.