MBBS (Hons), MA(Oxon), MRCP, PhD

Consultant Cardiologist, Head of Education & Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Robin Ray graduated from Oxford University and Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, London. He was received a BHF scholar award and a BHF clinical PhD studentship and completed a PhD at King’s College Hospital, London in endothelial function, blood pressure and heart failure. He trained on the South East London Cardiology rotation and completed a cardiac imaging fellowship at the Brompton Hospital. He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist in January 2015 at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London. He was appointed Head of Education in September 2015.

Clinical Interests: General Cardiology, Heart failure and Cardiac Imaging (Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Echocardiography).  Dr Ray was one of three consultants who developed and implemented the first national Acute Heart Failure Unit in the UK which opened in 2016. This provides specialist nursing, therapist and cardiology care to patients with heart failure.

Research/Education Interests: Dr Ray has ongoing research interests in acute heart failure and iron deficiency anaemia and is the Principal investigator on a number of acute heart failure trials. He is also an Associate Editor of the European Cardiology Review journal.

Dr Ray is passionate about education and actively teaches at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. He was appointed as a member on the Educational committee on the European Heart Failure association in 2017. Dr Ray has obtained an HEE (Health Education England) grant to introduce person-centred care to the heart failure unit at St George’s to improve patient experience and provide a centre of excellence to train heart failure nurses and fellows. He has developed a number of cardiology simulation courses and MRCP PACES courses for the training of junior doctors.

Membership affiliations:  British Society for Heart Failure, European Society of Heart Failure, British Cardiac Society, Society of Cardiac MRI and the British Society of Echocardiography.


Patel H, Hayward C, Dungu J, Papadopoulou S, di Mario C, Ray R, Shanmugam N, Cowie M,  Anderson L. Evolving eligibility criteria in phase III randomised controlled trials of drug therapy in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: The critical play off between a ‘pure’ patient phenotype and generalisability Journal of Cardiac Failure J Card Fail. 2017 Apr 18.

Ibrahim B, Ray R. Core Topics in preoperative anaesthetic assessment and management. Cardiac MRI. Cambridge University Press 2017 (in press).

R Ray & N Bunce Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine 9th Ed (2017) Cardiovascular disease.

R Ray ACCA European Society of Cardiology e-learning platform 2014. Chapter 53. Acute heart failure: early pharmacological treatment.

R Ray & N Melikian End-stage heart failure: Cardiac transplantation, LVAD and palliative care. Oxford handbook of heart failure 2009.

Robin Ray & John Chambers. Mitral valve disease. Int J Clin Pract. 2014 Oct;68(10):1216-20.

ACCA European Society of Cardiology e-learning platform 2014. Chapter 20. Echocardiography and thoracic ultrasound.

Pavitt CW, Harron K, Lindsay AC, Ray R, Zielke S, Gordon D, Rubens MB, Padley SP, Nicol ED Deriving coronary artery calcium scores from CT coronary angiography: a proposed algorithm for evaluating stable chest pain. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014;30:1135-43.

Robin Ray, Tushar Salukhe, Michael Rubens, Edward Nicol. An Unusual Case of Ventricular ectopy in a military pilot Aviat Space Environ Med. 2014;85:462-5.

Robin Ray, Colin Murdoch, Minshu Wang, Min Zhang, Sara Alom-Ruiz, Alexandre Ouattara, Alison C Cave, Simon J Walker, David J Grieve, Alison C Brewer, Ajay M Shah. Endothelial Nox4 NADPH oxidase enhances vasodilatation and reduces blood pressure in vivo.  ATVB 2011; 31: 1368-1376.

Dworakowski R, Dworakowska D, Kocic I, Wirth T, Gruchała M, Kamiński M, Ray R, Petrusewicz J, Yla-Herttuala S, Rynkiewicz A. Experimental hyperlipidaemia does not prevent preconditioning and it reduces ischemia-induced apoptosis. Int J Cardiol. 2008;126:62-7.

Mabrouk-Zerguini N, Léger P, Aubert S, Ray R, Leprince P, Riou B, Coriat P, Ouattara A. Tei index to assess perioperative left ventricular systolic function in patients undergoing mitral valve repair. Br J Anaesth. 2008;101:479-85.