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Dr Nikhil Joshi


Dr Nikhil Joshi 

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Current Post:   Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Specialties:   General cardiology, coronary intervention, trans-catheter valve intervention (TAVI)
Medical qualifications:   MB, BS, Ph.D, MRCP (UK), PgC Med Ed


Date of registration:  

GMC registration Dec 2005, CCT cardiology 2017

Membership of professional bodies:  

British Cardiovascular Society, British Interventional Society






Special clinical interests:






Catheter based heart valve therapies - Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement/ Implantation (TAVI or TAVR)

Coronary Intervention including complex angioplasty, bifurcation disease, rotational atherectomy. intravascular imaging

Primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease

Cardiac imaging including Cardiac CT, PET/CT


Professional profile/background:


















My primary clinical cardiology training was in Edinburgh, where I undertook a highly successful PhD, followed by training in interventional and general cardiology. Subsequently, I undertook  advanced interventional coronary and TAVI fellowship in Vancouver Island, Canada as British Interventional Society Fellow. My research in vulnerable plaques has led to several presentations, publications and grants. Indeed, our research contributions, our research team was invited to the Buckingham Palace for The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Research and Higher Education.

During these years, I have been recipient of several awards including the Josephine Lansdell Award for research in heart disease. I have presented my research at the highly prestigious European Society of Cardiology Hotline sessions in Barcelona and was chosen as the Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Finalist at TCT in 2016 Denver, USA. I was a finalist at the Young Investigator Awards at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, San Francisco and Advanced Coronary Intervention - BCIS, and the BCS in London. 

My current post at the Bristol Heart Institute involves high procedural volume and I currently undertake over 250 percutaneous coronary interventions and over 100 transcatheter aortic valve implantations annually.

I  am also active academically as honorary senior lecture at the University of Bristol and was recently awarded the highly competitive Clinical Academic Research Partnership Award by the Medical Research Council looking at use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to assess outcomes in patients with heart disease.

I believe in empowering patients with current clinical evidence about their condition, so that they can make a well informed decisions about the treatment options available to them.