Biography

Dr Tito Kabir is a consultant cardiologist who treats private and NHS patients at Harefield Hospital, and private patients at 77 Wimpole Street.

Dr Kabir studied for his undergraduate medical degree at Guy’s Hospital Medical School (now part of King's College London), where he was awarded the Hilton dissection medal. He then completed his PhD in cardiovascular research at University College London. This PhD was funded by a prestigious British Heart Foundation scholarship and it resulted in several publications.

After spending time in research, Dr Kabir carried out his specialist interventional cardiology training at Royal Brompton Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. He continued to develop his skills when he spent a year in Switzerland as a cardiology interventional trainee at Lausanne University Hospital.

Clinical expertise

Dr Tito Kabir specialises in percutaneous coronary intervention, such as fitting stents or heart valve repair or replacement. He carries out both stable and emergency coronary angioplasty via the radial (wrist) approach.

Dr Kabir is a lead member of the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) programme at Harefield Hospital. In this role, he assesses, prepares and undertakes TAVI procedures, which are completed percutaneously - by inserting a catheter through a keyhole incision.

At Harefield Hospital, Dr Kabir actively participates in the primary angioplasty programme and has championed the radial route of access for treating heart attacks. He is also developing a renal denervation programme at Harefield Hospital for the treatment of resistant hypertension (high blood pressure).

He has extensive experience in complex coronary intervention including bifurcation, rotablation and bypass graft coronary angioplasty. He can perform angioplasty to chronically occluded coronary arteries.

Dr Kabir has expertise in specialist functional and imaging modalities of coronary intervention. This includes intra-coronary pressure wire, intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography assessment of coronary lesions.

    Publications 

    Dr Tito Kabir has co-authored a book chapter on the subject of 'the prevention and management of complications during percutaneous coronary intervention' for the Textbook of Coronary Intervention.

    He has published many papers in eminent journals including:

    • Journal of Invasive Cardiology
    • La Revue Médicale Suisse
    • Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 
    • Cardiac Interventions Today
    • European Heart Journal
    • British Journal of Cardiology
    • Atherosclerosis Journal
    • Biochemical Journal.