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Professor Martin Cowie
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Martin Cowie is Professor of Cardiology (Health Services Research) and is an Honorary  Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.  

After qualifying from the University of Aberdeen in 1989, Professor Cowie trained in London in cardiology and epidemiology, undertaking an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His MD related to work on the epidemiology of heart failure in the UK. After a brief period back in Scotland, he returned to Imperial College in 2001, taking up the Chair of Cardiology (Health Services Research) at the National Heart & Lung Institute, with his clinical practice based at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea.

Professor Cowie specialises in adult cardiology, with a particular interest in heart failure and complex cardiac disease. Many of his patients have come for second opinions, or for advice on appropriate drug therapy and the need for interventions such as pacemakers, defibrillators or surgery. Professor Cowie also looks after patients who require admission to hospital.

Professor Cowie also has an interest in the research of diagnosis of heart failure using blood tests and imaging, implantable devices such as pacemaker and defibrillators, new drug therapies for heart failure, new devices for heart failure such as vagal nerve stimulators and respiratory disease in patients with cardiac problems, including sleep apnoea.

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Special Interests

  • Diagnosis of heart failure using blood tests and imaging
  • Implantable devices such as pacemaker and defibrillators
  • New drug therapies for heart failure
  • New devices for heart failure
  • Sleep apnoea


Primary Medical Qualification

MB ChB 1989 University of Aberdeen


Specialist Register entry date

Cardiology From 26 Jan 1999