Professor Nilesh Samani (Doctor of Science)

Thursday 17 July, 3pm


Nilesh Samani is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester. He is also Director of the Leicester National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease and Consultant Cardiologist at the Cardiac Centre, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.

Professor Samani was born in Kenya and moved to the UK in 1971. He graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School in 1981. Professor Samani’s clinical practice is in adult and interventional cardiology. His research interests are focused around understanding the inherited basis of common cardiovascular diseases, especially coronary artery disease and hypertension.

Professor Samani is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, is a NIHR Senior Investigator and holds fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of several journals including the Quarterly Journal of Medicine, Clinical Science, Journal of Hypertension and Circulation Cardiovascular Genetics. In 2010, he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire

Professor Samani is married with two children

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