Vassilios Vassiliou


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I am a Clinical Professor in Cardiac Medicine at the University of East Anglia and an honorary consultant cardiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. I studied medicine at UCL, London and did my postgraduate training initially in internal medicine and then in cardiology in Cambridge and London where I received level 3 accreditation from both the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the European Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. I hold a Master’s Degree in Medical Education from the University of Bedford and a PhD in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance tissue characterisation from Imperial College London. My research interests are both clinical and basic science focusing on valvular heart disease, arrhythmia, heart failure and cardiac imaging.

I am the Director of the Norwich Academic Training Office, funded by the NIHR, and overseeing the training and research for our Academic Clinical Fellows and Clinical Lecturers. 

I also have an interest in epidemiological research and was Chair of the Population Science and Public Health Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (2020-22), and a Board Member of the Association. This allowed me to participation in Big Data research from UK Databases as well as Internationally. I am currently  the Treasurer and Executive Board member of the same Association (2022-24).

At a national and international level, I am Council member of the British Heart Valve Disease and the Chair of the Social Media subcommittee of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 

With Covid19 my group's research focused on the pandemic producing guideline cited research with significant reach to the public. Some examples include:


All of which received significant publicity with more than 1500 outlets reporting on them. Even cited by the World Health Organization guidelines on Covid19 managent! 


For Covid19 and other research updates follow me on Twitter/X 



Qualifications and Memberships

  • MBBS, University College London
  • MA (Medical Education), University of Bedford
  • PhD, Imperial College London
  • FRCP, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • FESC, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • FSCMR, Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • FACC, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology


Key Research Interests

  • Cardiac imaging
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Heart failure and cardiomyopathy

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, INSPIRE 
  • Director, Norwich Academic Training Office

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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