Dr John Baksi is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and an honorary clinical lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.
Education and background
Dr Baksi graduated from Imperial College London School of Medicine in 2000 achieving honours, having obtained a first class intercalated BSc in 1997.
He achieved membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2004, and subsequently undertook specialist training in cardiology on the North West London rotation between 2005 and 2013.
After gaining a PhD with the cardiovascular physiology group at the International Centre for Circulatory Health (ICCH), Dr Baksi was selected for advanced imaging fellowships within North West London’s specialist centres.
Dr Baksi joined Royal Brompton Hospital in July 2013 as a consultant cardiologist specialising in heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR).
Dr Baksi is an integral member of the inherited cardiac conditions and CMR services. In this role, he consults with patients who have heart muscle disease as well as family members who may be predisposed to a familial cardiac condition. This is complemented by his expertise in CMR imaging, reporting across a comprehensive range of cardiovascular conditions.
His specialist areas of interest include heart muscle diseases such as dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular MRI and cardiac genetics.
Dr Baksi’s particular areas of research interest are correlation between appearances of the heart and genetics in dilated cardiomyopathy, and advancing understanding and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
During his PhD studentship, Dr Baksi utilised a technique called wave intensity analysis. This was pioneered by colleagues at Imperial College London and developed within the hypertension and circulation group at ICCH to provide insight into the formation of the arterial pressure waveform.
Teaching and publications
Dr Baksi has over 15 years’ experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He has published numerous scientific papers across a wide range of topics in cardiac disease, as well as authoring book chapters.