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Professor Nicholas Peters

Professor of Cardiology and Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Imperial College London, and Consultant Cardiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His specialist interests include ablation and device-implant procedures in the management of arrhythmias.

Speciality Cardiology Sub Speciality: Cardiac Electrophysiology - Arrhythmias

NHS Hospital Positions

  • Professor of Cardiology, St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Imperial College London

Clinical Interests

Professor Peters is a general cardiologist with special interest in heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias), and their treatment with invasive procedures (ablations) and device implantation.

Education and Training

Professor Peters graduated from London University in 1984. His scientific and clinical training was in London. He was awarded MRCP in 1987.

He then trained in general medicine in several London teaching hospitals, and in Cardiology at The National Heart Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith Hospital, before appointment to St. Mary’s Hospital. He is accredited in both cardiology and general medicine.

In 1991, he took a three-year British Heart Foundation (BHF) Research Fellowship to complete his MD at Imperial College, London.

He undertook Post-Doctoral Research at Columbia University, New York, USA in 1992-3, and continues to hold a Faculty Professorial appointment at Columbia.

Consultant Appointments

Nicholas Peters was appointed Professor of Cardiology, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College in 1998 and following the merger of St Mary’s, Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals with Imperial College is now working at both St. Marys and Hammersmith sites within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Research Interests

His current research is focused on the electrical and mechanical functions of the heart, and the causes and treatment of heart rhythm disturbances. He has an extensive molecule-to-bedside research programme, funded principally by BHF. He is on the steering committee for major international clinical trials in these fields.

He has an interest in putting patient safety first.

Professor Peters runs several training courses for undergraduate medical students and post graduate doctors to consultant level both from the UK and overseas.

National & International Roles

Professor Peters is course organiser and examiner at Imperial College London, acts as representative of the Royal College of Physicians on Consultant appointment committees. He is Adjunctive Professor of Pharmacology of Columbia University, New York, USA, has a number of international research collaborations, is on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards and is Consultant to a number of academic, publishing and commercial entities in Europe and U.S.A, and is co-founder of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society and Symphony Medical, Inc.


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