Dr Ricardo Petraco is an internationally recognised Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in coronary artery disease. Dr Petraco undertook his higher specialist cardiology training at the Royal Brompton, St Mary’s and Hammersmith hospitals in London. Currently, he holds a consultant post at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Buckinghamshire NHS Trust as well as a NHLI Senior Clinical Research Fellow position at Imperial College London.
His clinical work is focused on general cardiology with a special interest in coronary artery disease - the diagnosis and management of chest pains, angina and heart attacks. He is skilled at coronary intervention (stenting) and is an expert in intravascular ultrasound and coronary physiology, proctoring and teaching on these fields in the UK and globally. As a researcher, Dr Petraco is focused on developing new diagnostic tools to improve the reliability and safety of percutaneous coronary interventions as well as optimising patient experience during the procedure. His combined clinical and scientific work means Dr Petraco uses state-of-the-art technologies to carry out his clinical work. He sees patients privately at One Heart Clinic in Harley Street, London which is easily accessible for patients travelling from locations in and around the London area. He also sees private patients at the Hammersmith Hospital in London as well as in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
MBBS Fundacao Faculdade Federal de Ciencas Medicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil (2002)
MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London (2007)
PhD Imperial College London, London (2015)