Professor Jamil Mayet

Head of Cardiology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Professor of Cardiology and Clinical Head of the Cardiovascular Division, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. Specialist areas are Hypertension and the Heart, Cardiac Screening, Chest Pain Assessment and the Athlete’s Heart.

Speciality General Cardiology Sub Speciality: Cardiac Imaging

NHS Hospital Positions

  • Head of Cardiology, St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Professor of Cardiology and Clinical Head of the Cardiovascular Division, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Private Hospital Appointments

  • London Cardiovascular Clinic, 66 Harley Street, London W1G 7HD
  • Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London W2 1NY
  • Sainsbury Wing, Hammersmith Hospital, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 0HS
  • Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon, London SW19 5NX
  • Bridge House Centre for Health, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London SW6 2FE

Clinical Interests

  • Professor Mayet’s clinical interests are in the assessment of high blood pressure and the heart and detection of cardiovascular disease. He specialises in assessing chest pain, palpitations and shortness of breath. He has longstanding clinical interests in assessing the heart in pregnancy and in elite athletes.
  • He has over 25 years experience screening athletes for cardiovascular disease, He is on the Football Association Cardiac Consensus Panel. He has performed cardiac assessments for previous World Cup squads and for Premier League Football Clubs.

Education and Training

Professor Mayet graduated in medicine at the University of Dundee in 1989. He completed a research fellowship in the Cardiovascular Consequences of Hypertension at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London in 1994 and was awarded an MBA at the Edinburgh Business School in 1997. He trained in Clinical Cardiology at St Mary’s Hospital and The Royal Brompton Hospital between 1994 and 2000. He has been awarded fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians, the European Society of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology and the British & Irish Hypertension Society.

 

Consultant and Senior Appointments

Professor Mayet was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at St Mary’s Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College in 2000. Following the merger of St Mary’s, Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals with Imperial College he was appointed Chief of Service for Cardiovascular Medicine for Imperial College NHS Trust in 2008. He was made Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College in 2011.

In 2013 he was appointed Director of Surgery, Cancer and Cardiovascular Division and served on the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Board till 2017. He headed eighteen specialties with an income of over £300m and a clinical budget of approximately £250 million.

He currently is Head of Cardiology for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust which includes Hammersmith, Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospitals. He is also Clinical Head of the Cardiovascular Division of the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Professor Mayet has a leadership role in developing and supporting collaborative groups of clinicians and engineers generating novel technologies and translating them into clinical practice. He has over 200 peer reviewed publications, many in major journals and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally in the fields of hypertension, echocardiography, coronary physiology, diastolic dysfunction, left ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure and coronary artery disease.

He has an interest in developing new systems of patient care, which provide high quality, streamlined and rapid access services. He has worked with several Primary Care Organisations to help design and deliver tailored services to meet the needs of their particular patient population.

He has had a leadership role in cardiology education in NW London, including as Training Programme Director. He has an interest in driving academic training and creating a supportive environment, enabling young bright physician scientists to grow and flourish.

Professor Mayet’s research interests are in the clinical development of new technologies for assessing and treating the heart and arteries and understanding how we can fine-tune current treatments to improve outcomes. Specifically, he has interests in the physiology of coronary flow and blood pressure as well as the factors associated with the development of atheroma, the fatty deposits that cause blockages of blood vessels. He has a longstanding interest in cardiac structural and functional variations in health and disease, particularly in hypertension and athletic training.

Research and Service Development.

Professor Mayet has a leadership role in developing and supporting collaborative groups of clinicians and engineers generating novel technologies and translating them into clinical practice. He has over 180 peer reviewed publications, many in major journals and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally in the fields of hypertension, echocardiography, coronary physiology, diastolic dysfunction, left ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure and coronary artery disease.

He has an interest in developing new systems of patient care, which provide high quality, streamlined and rapid access services. He has worked with several Primary Care Organisations to help design and deliver tailored services to meet the needs of their particular patient population.

He has had a leadership role in cardiology education in NW London, including as Training Programme Director. He has an interest in driving academic training and creating a supportive environment, enabling young bright physician scientists to grow and flourish.

Professor Mayet’s research interests are in the clinical development of new technologies for assessing and treating the heart and arteries and understanding how we can fine-tune current treatments to improve outcomes. Specifically, he has interests in the physiology of coronary flow and blood pressure as well as the factors associated with the development of atheroma, the fatty deposits that cause blockages of blood vessels. He has a longstanding interest in cardiac structural and functional variations in health and disease, particularly in hypertension and athletic training.

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