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James Harrison

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Dr James Harrison BM BCh MA PhD MRCP CCDS

Dr James Harrison is a Consultant Cardiologist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. As well as General Cardiology, he has expertise in heart rhythm disorders and pacing and leads this service at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington. He performs regular cardiac MRI and CT studies at Orpington and at King’s. He has a specialist interest in pre-operative Cardiology and optimisation of patients for non-cardiac surgery.

He undertook pre-clinical studies at Cambridge University and clinical training at Oxford University, graduating in 2005. During his Cardiology training in London, he was awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD at St Thomas’ Hospital in cardiac MRI and electrophysiology. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles and has won national and international prizes for his research. He is recognised by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners as a Certified Cardiac Devices Specialist.

Areas of interest
Heart rhythm disorders; Atrial fibrillation; General Cardiology – chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and blackouts, hypertension, lipid disorders, valve disease; Pre-operative Cardiology; Implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT); Cardiac MRI;
Cardiac CT

Current NHS consultant posts held

Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine, King's College London

Research interests

Heart rhythm disorders, in particular the role of cardiac MRI in patients with atrial fibrillation

Personal interests


Awards received

Certified Cardiac Device Specialist, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
EACVI Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Certification Exam
NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship in Cardiology
Early Career Award (Translational), Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Young Investigator Award (Basic Science), Heart Rhythm Congress
British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship
NIHR Biomedical Research Training Fellowship
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Cardiology

(Additional) Languages spoken

  • English - Native or bilingual


Over 35 peer-reviewed publications, including The Lancet, European Heart Journal, Heart and Nature Reviews Cardiology. Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence. Book chapters in Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Oxford Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine and Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine.


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  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Family/Kids Friendly
  • Underground Station

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