Senior Investigator Profile

First NameNilesh
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Cardiology
DepartmentCardiovascular Sciences
InstitutionUniversity of Leicester, Glenfield Hospital
NHS TrustUniversity Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust
Region NameEast Midlands
Primary Research FieldCardiology & Cardiovascular Disease
Secondary Research FieldGenetics & Heredity
BiographyNilesh Samani is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester and Consultant Cardiologist in the Cardiac Centre, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester.  He did his undergraduate medical training at Leicester Medical School. He undertook an MRC Training Fellowship in molecular biology (1985-88) and was appointed to his consultant post in 1993. He became a Chair in 1997. Professor Samani‚Äôs clinical practice is in general adult cardiology with a specialisation in coronary intervention. His main research interest is focused around better understanding of the substantial inherited (genetic) component of cardiovascular diseases, especially coronary artery disease and hypertension and the application of this knowledge for improved prediction, prevention, and treatment of these common diseases.

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