An interventional cardiologist, Prof Choudhury leads a translational research programme in the fields of vascular imaging / risk assessment and in the management of atherosclerosis
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford
Hon. Consultant Cardiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinical Director of the Oxford Acute Vascular Imaging Centre
NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre – Cardiovascular Theme Lead.
Prof Choudhury’s clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and management of chest pain, shortness of breath, and hypercholesterolemia. He has a particular interest the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes and in the management of high cholesterol using statins and alternatives. He is an interventional cardiologist who undertakes coronary angioplasty and stent procedures.
He seeks to help patients understand their diagnoses and treatment options in order to play their full part in planning, decision making and rehabilitation.
Education and Qualifications
1989 BA, Oxford
1992 BM BCh, Oxford
1995 MRCP (UK)
2002 MA, Oxford
2003 CCST in Cardiology
2012 NHS National Clinical Excellence Award – Bronze
Prof Choudhury studied undergraduate medicine at the University of Oxford. His medical specialist training was in London, (Hammersmith, Royal Brompton, St Mary’s, Chelsea and Westminster) and Oxford. He undertook postgraduate training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, the Royal College of Physicians and of Balliol College, Oxford
Prof Choudhury was appointed Consultant Cardiologist (Hon.) at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford in 2005
Prof Choudhury leads a translational research programme in the fields of vascular imaging / risk assessment and in the management of atherosclerosis (the process underlying heart attack and angina).
Chief Investigator in the International Phase 2 clinical trial of the monoclonal antibody canakinumab (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2016).
Principal Investigator of the NovoNordisk Foundation International Tripartite Immuno-metabolism Consortium (TrIC) – http://www.novonordiskfonden.dk/en/content/investigators-collaborate-solving-global-health-problem
Clinical Director of the Oxford Acute Vascular Imaging Centre.
Presentations and Public Engagement
Prof Choudhury is committed to extending the pubic understanding of cardiovascular disease.
He serves on the Health Expert Panel for The Spectator magazine and has frequent public speaking engagements (Latitude Festival; Also Festival; Wellcome Trust Secrets and Lies Hub; Ashmolean Museum etc.)
Prof Choudhury regularly lectures at the key international meetings in the field of Cardiology: American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology and has been invited to present his research at Universities and medical centres internationally (Harvard; Stanford; MIT; NYU; Columbia, Toronto etc.)
National and International Roles
Prof Choudhury has been appointed / elected to numerous leadership roles.
He currently serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (as Section Editor, Clinical Cardiology)
He is Past President of the Royal Society of Medicine Section on Lipids; Metabolism and Vascular Risk.