Professor Cowie

Cardiologist

  • Heart failure
  • Heart check up
  • Second medical opinion
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnoea)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Pacemaker

Professor Martin R Cowie

GMC: 3323676


Professor Martin Cowie is a leading London cardiologist, who holds a special interest in adult cardiology, heart failure, and complex cardiac diseases. His research interests include implantable devices (such as pacemakers and defibrillators, and the CardioMEMS monitor), new drug therapies and devices for heart failure, remote monitoring and digital health, and respiratory disease in patients with cardiac problems. He is often asked to give second opinions on cardiac diagnoses and treatment.

Professor Cowie studied medicine at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His post-graduate training was in London at University College London, the Middlesex Hospital, and Imperial College London. He has been a consultant cardiologist for more than 20 years. He has worked extensively with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on its work in atrial fibrillation and heart failure, and since 2016 has been a Non-Executive Director of that standard setting body.

Professor Cowie has published more than 300 scientific papers, with his work being cited in the scientific literature more than 50,000 times. He has also contributed to a number of book chapters and textbooks. Professor Cowie’s research studies have been published in journals that include The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The British Medical Journal and the European Heart Journal.

He is the clinical and research lead for the Heart Failure Group at the Royal Brompton Hospital (Sydney Street, Chelsea, London SW3 6NP), where his NHS and private practices are based.


  • Professional experience

    • Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London (2001- present)
    • Non-Executive Director, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2016 - present)
    • Associate Editor of Heart, and Journal of American College of Cardiology (Heart Failure)
  • Public positions

    • Non-Executive Director of the National Institute of Health and Social Care (NICE), 2016 onwards
    • Member of the Medical Advisory Board of the patient charity - the Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Society
    • Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board of the patient charity - Pumping Marvellous (for heart failure patients)
  • Education

    • Aberdeen University (1983 - 1989) MB ChB B Med Biol
    • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine MSc (Epidemiology) 1995
    • Aberdeen University 1999 MD
    • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (London & Edinburgh)
    • Fellow of European Society of Cardiology
    • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Professional membership

    • British Society for Heart Failure
    • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians
    • Fellow, European Society of Cardiology
    • European Society of Cardiology – Fellow of the Heart Failure Association
    • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Teaching posts

    • Professor of Cardiology, Imperial College London (2001 - present)
  • Publications and conferences

    • Published more than 300 scientific papers.
    • Has been cited in scientific literature more than 50,000 times.
    • Work published in journals that include The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The British Medical Journal and the European Heart Journal.
    • Invited to lecture at many national and international conferences, including British Cardiovascular Society, European Society of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Australia and NZ Cardiac Society....
  • Prizes and awards

    • Gave the keynote British Cardiovascular Society lecture and was presented with the British Cardiovascular Society medal, the society’s highest honour (2018)

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Heart check up
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Pacemaker
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Second medical opinion
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnoea)
  • Statins

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Contact

  • Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital
    Sydney Street, Chelsea SW3 6NP - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02071139452


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