Nine consultants at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised in the National Heart and Lung Institute’s (NHLI) recent academic promotions, which celebrate the work of academics in the fields of medicine, engineering, natural sciences and business.
The NHLI, part of Imperial College London’s Faculty of Medicine, carries out vital research, development and education in cardiovascular and respiratory science, to develop and improve the understanding of cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.
Over half of those recognised in this year’s promotions are clinicians who work at the Trust:
- Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan, consultant cardiologist, has been promoted to reader in adult congenital heart disease
- Dr Anand Devaraj, consultant thoracic radiologist, is now professor of practice in thoracic radiology
- Dr Konstantinos Dimopoulos, consultant cardiologist, becomes professor of practice in adult congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension
- Professor Sabine Ernst, consultant cardiologist, is now professor of practice in cardiology
- Professor Jennifer Keegan, principal physicist, becomes professor of practice in cardiovascular magnetic resonance
- Dr Duncan Macrae, consultant in paediatric intensive care medicine, becomes professor of practice in paediatric intensive care medicine
- Dr William Man, consultant chest physician, has been promoted to reader in respiratory medicine
- Dr Sanjay Prasad, consultant in cardiology and cardiovascular magnetic resonance, is now professor of cardiomyopathy
- Dr Stuart Rosen, consultant cardiologist, becomes professor of practice in cardiology.
Professor Andrew Menzies-Gow, Trust joint deputy medical director, said: “I would like to congratulate colleagues on their well-deserved promotions. It is a great achievement to have the expertise and commitment of so many Trust clinicians recognised in this way.”
The National Heart and Lung Institute traces its history back to the mid-nineteenth century and the emergence of three major London hospitals - the Royal Brompton Hospital (1841) specialising in consumption and diseases of the chest; the London Chest Hospital (1848) specialising in consumption; and the National Heart Hospital (1857) specialising in diseases of the heart. It merged with Imperial College in 1995.