Professor Sanjay Sharma
Secretary: Diane Bunting
Secretary telephone: 020 8725 1390
Professor Sharma specialises in inherited cardiac diseases, and has particular interests in cardiomyopathy, ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS).
He also specialises in sports cardiology, in particular pre-participation screening in athletes and the condition known as athlete's heart.
Professor Sharma qualified in 1989 from Leeds University, and consequently received cardiology training at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington and St George's Hospital, London.
From 1996 to 2001 Professor Sharma was a consultant cardiologist and physician at University Hospital Lewisham. He then moved to the role of director of heart muscle diseases at King's College Hospital from 2001-2007.
In 2007 he became a professor of inherited cardiac diseases in sports cardiology, before in 2010 becoming consultant cardiologist for Cardiac Risk in the Young, a charity that promotes awareness of SADs.
Since 2001 Professor Sharma has been the medical director of the Virgin London Marathon, the Silverstone half-marathon, the BUPA 10k run and the Adidas Women's 5k run. He is also cardiologist for the Lawn Tennis Association, the British Rugby Union and the English Institute of Sport Congress.
Professor Sharma is the programme committee member for the European Society of Cardiology and EACPR, and has had 120 publications in various scientific journals.
- Member: British Cardiac Society
- Member: Royal Society of Medicine
- Fellow: Royal College of Physicians
- Fellow: European Society of Cardiology
- Grants exceeding £100,000 since 2009
- National Excellence Bronze Award (2010)
- Young Investigator of the Year Awards from European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) in 2009 and 2010