Dr Vasileios PanoulasMD PhD MRCP FESC

Consultant cardiologist

Biography

Dr Vasileios Panoulas is a consultant interventional cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, where he treats private and NHS patients.

After graduating from the School of Medicine at the University of Ioannina, Greece, Dr Panoulas completed his PhD in genetic regulation of hypertenion in patients with rheumatoid arthritis at Russells Hall Hospital in Birmingham and the University of Ioannina.

From 2008-10, he underwent his core medical training at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital. This was followed by his cardiology core training at Hammersmith Hospital where he was appointed as a National Heart and Lung Institute academic clinical fellow (2010-13).

He then undertook an interventional cardiology fellowship at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy for a year (2013-14). He completed his MSc in interventional cardiology from Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.

Subsequently, he returned to London and was a North West London interventional fellow for two years at Hammersmith Hospital (2014-16). At this time, Dr Panoulas was a NIHR clinical lecturer in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He continues his academic work there now as an honorary senior clinical lecturer.

Clinical expertise

Dr Vasileios Panoulas has clinical expertise that encompasses both general and interventional cardiology.

He has a special interest in:

  • complex coronary angioplasty
  • transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • percutaneous mechanical assist devices for treatment of acute cardiogenic shock.

His clinical expertise is supported by professional qualifications, including:

  • knowledge-based assessment (KBA) in cardiovascular medicine (from the British Cardiovascular Society)
  • certification in adult transthoracic echocardiography (from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging)
  • computed tomography level two accreditation (from the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging).

Research interests

Dr Vasileios Panoulas’s research interests cover a number of areas:

  • transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • use of bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) in clinical practice
  • acute coronary syndromes (ACS)
  • hypertension
  • speckle tracking and hand-held echocardiography
  • cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Publications

Dr Vasileios Panoulas has publications covering various topics including:

  • the association between fractional flow reserve, instantaneous wave free ratio and stress echocardiography in patients with stable coronary artery disease
  • clinical outcomes after implantation of overlapping bioresorbable scaffolds versus new generation stents
  • early detection of subclinical left ventricular myocardial dysfunction in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.

Location

Harefield Hospital

Languages spoken

English, Greek, Italian, German and Spanish.