Dr. Chahal qualified from Guy's and St Thomas' Medical School in 2001. Currently, he is a consultant cardiologist at London Northwest NHS Trust and honorary consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital. He is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.
Dr. Chahal was awarded a PhD in 2012 for research into early imaging markers of cardiovascular disease, particularly in individuals of Indian Asian ethnicity and patients undergoing head and neck radiotherapy recruited into the LOLIPOP (London Life Sciences Prospective Population) study. He has published extensively on the role of non-invasive imaging as an epidemiological tool for detecting subclinical disease, on ethnicity-related differences in cardiac function and on the role of stress imaging in the assessment of valvular disease. Furthermore, in 2011 he was appointed as the advanced cardiac imaging fellow at The Royal Brompton Hospital and has developed extensive experience of performing stress echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography, cardiovascular MRI and cardiac CT.
Currently, his clinical research is focused on refining the assessment of valvular heart disease and chest pain with rest echocardiography, stress echocardiography and cardiac MRI. He has also established collaboration with the department of bioengineering at Imperial College, exploring techniques for quantifying myocardial blood flow and carotid plaque neovascularisation using ultrasonography.
Dr. Chahal sees patients with a wide variety of cardiovascular problems such as chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations/arrhythmia, valve disease, hypertension, patent foramen ovale (PFO), heart failure, cardiomyopathy and dyslipidaemia.
MB BS (2001) - University of London
Member of Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Echocardiography
Society for Cardiovascular MRI
British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
Fellow European Society of Cardiology
Fellow of The American College of Cardiology