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Rakesh Sharma

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Dr Rakesh Sharma is a Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Heart Failure at the Royal Brompton Hospital. His clinical expertise includes the management of patients with advanced heart failure, and complex pacing (including defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers), cardio-oncology and cardiac sarcoidosis.

Dr Sharma qualified from Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospital in 1995 with triple honours and underwent postgraduate training in tertiary centres in London. He won a British Heart Foundation fellowship to study his PhD in Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute for which he was awarded the Young Investigator Prize at the American Heart Association.

Subsequently, he has worked at Harefield and the Chelsea and Westminster hospitals as a Cardiology Specialist Registrar prior to his appointment as Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Areas of interest
The management of patients with heart failure and complex pacing (including implantation of defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers);Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Current NHS consultant posts held

Royal Brompton

Research interests

Dr Sharma continues to be actively involved in clinical research, particularly in the area of biventricular pacing for heart failure

Personal interests

He enjoys playing golf, tennis and bridge with his two children.

Awards received

Dr Rakesh Sharma won the prestigious American Heart Association Young Investigator Award for his PhD research in 2000.

Tatler Magazine has rated Dr Sharma one of the top 10 Consultant Cardiologists in the UK ('Doctors Guide' 2013).


Dr Sharma is the author of over 80 peer reviewed articles including clinical practice reviews, editorials, abstracts and book chapters.

Courses offered to GPs

Dr Sharma is a regular speaker at local and national GP seminars which are held at the Royal Brompton Hospital, the Bupa Cromwell Hospital, the Royal Society of Medicine and the London Bridge Hospital.


  • English

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

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