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Treatments & Specialties

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Rakesh Sharma

Dr Rakesh Sharma

Consultant Cardiologist


Dr Sharma is a Consultant Cardiologist whose clinical expertise includes the management of patients with heart failure and complex pacing (including implantation of defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers) and Cardiac Sarcoidosis.

Dr Sharma qualified from Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospital in 1995 with triple honours and underwent postgraduate training in tertiary centres in London.

He won a British Heart Foundation fellowship to study his PhD in Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute for which he was awarded the Young Investigator Prize at the American Heart Association.

Subsequently, he has worked at Harefield and the Chelsea & Westminster hospitals as a Cardiology Specialist Registrar prior to his appointment as Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Dr Sharma continues to be actively involved in ground breaking clinical research and is the Principal Investigator for a randomised clinical trial on biventricular pacing at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He is also a co-investigator in research studies on arrhythmias and revascularisation strategies in patients with heart failure.

He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 5 book chapters, and 30 abstracts.

Special interests

General cardiology, heart failure, pacing (including biventricular and ICDs), hypertension, arrhythmias, cardio-oncology and cardiac sarcoidosis.

Consulting Address

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street



Consulting Sessions:

Thursday PM/EVE


Teresa Stewart


07834 457975


020 7657 3179


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MB BS (Hons) BSc (Hons) MRCP PhD

NHS Base:

Royal Brompton Hospital