Dr James WareMC BChir PhD

Honorary consultant cardiologist


Dr James Ware is an honorary consultant cardiologist who treats private and NHS patients at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.

He studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2000. He then trained clinically in Cambridge, London and Geneva, Switzerland, before focusing on specialist training in cardiology in 2007. He studied for a PhD at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, funded by a fellowship from the Wellcome Trust.

He undertook postdoctoral research at Imperial College London, and in the United States at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

In September 2018, Dr Ware was promoted to Reader in Genomic Medicine by the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London – recognising his academic contributions to this field.

Clinical expertise

Dr James Ware’s primary expertise is in cardiovascular genetics. His clinical interests include:

  • diagnosis and management of inherited cardiac conditions (ICCs), particularly cardiomyopathies and inherited arrhythmia syndromes
  • evaluation of families in which there has been a sudden unexplained death that might represent a genetic condition and genetic testing for ICCs.

Research interests

Dr James Ware’s overarching research aims are to understand the impact of genetic variation on the heart and circulation, and to use genome information to improve patient care.

Dr Ware’s research group spans the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Cardiovascular Research Centre (where he co-leads the ICC research programme), the National Heart and Lung Institute, and the Medical Research Council (MRC) London Institute of Medical Services at Imperial College London.

Alongside other national and international projects, he is closely involved with:


More information about Dr Ware’s research is available on his Imperial College London profile.


Royal Brompton Hospital, Harefield Hospital