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Dr Ranil De Silva
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Dr Ranil de Silva is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Cardiology and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where he leads the Specialist Angina Service.

Dr de Silva completed his training in general and interventional cardiology in London, including at the Royal Brompton, Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals. Dr de Silva’s main research interests include coronary plaque biomechanics, novel cardiac magnetic resonance imaging techniques for the study of adverse left ventricular remodelling, image-guided endovascular intervention and cardiac protection for myocardial infarction.

Dr de Silva is involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students at Imperial. He is involved in postgraduate teaching trainees in the London Deanery and is Educational Supervisor for trainees at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

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Medical Procedures

  • Coronary angioplasty (stenting, chronic total occlusion)
  • Intracoronary imaging (IVUS, OCT, NIRS-IVUS)
  • Coronary physiology (pressure, flow wires)
  • Coronary sinus reducer
  • Renal denervation

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Special Interests

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Angina pectoris
  • Heart attack
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
  • Refractory angina
  • Refractory angina
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Valve disease
  • Heart failure
  • Palpitations


Primary Medical Qualification

MB BS 1995 University of London


Specialist Register entry date

Cardiology From 07 Jun 2007

Further Education/Training

BSc (First class Hons) King's College London 1989

PhD King's College London 1993

MRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 1998

FRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 2011

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Physicians

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

British Cardiovascular Society

European Society of Cardiology


European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions