Dr Rakesh SharmaBSc MBBS PhD MRCP

Consultant cardiologist

Dr Rakesh Sharma is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital, and the clinical lead for heart failure at the hospital.


Dr Rakesh Sharma qualified in 1995 with triple honours from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School (now part of King’s College London). He then underwent postgraduate training at a tertiary centre in London.

He won a British Heart Foundation fellowship to study his PhD in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. For his research, he was awarded the Young Investigator Prize at the American Heart Association.

Clinical expertise

Dr Rakesh Sharma is the clinical lead for heart failure at Royal Brompton Hospital. He has specialist expertise in:

  • heart failure
  • advanced pacing (including the implantation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators)
  • cardiac sarcoidosis
  • cardio-oncology.


Dr Rakesh Sharma is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, including the:

  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Society for Heart Failure
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association.

Research interests

Dr Rakesh Sharma has an active research programme in heart failure and complex device therapy.

He is an investigator for a randomised clinical trial on biventricular pacing at Royal Brompton Hospital.


Dr Rakesh Sharma is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including original papers, reviews, editorials, abstracts and book chapters.


Royal Brompton HospitalWimpole Street

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Urdu