Position: Professor of Cardiology
Location: Birmingham, UK
Dipak Kotecha is a Professor of Cardiology at the University of Birmingham, a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in cardiac imaging, and has completed a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Fellowship. He works extensively across the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in education, trials and guidelines, and his research focuses on the interaction of heart failure and atrial fibrillation, supported by grants from the NIHR, British Heart Foundation and European Union. Dipak collaborates widely, with interests in patient involvement, big data approaches, the application of artificial intelligence, and the use of novel technology such as mobile applications and wearable devices. He is passionate about innovative yet pragmatic trial design and healthcare-embedded approaches to improve patient care – this includes the RATE-AF trial (recently published in a top medical journal) and the soon-to-be-launched DaRe2THINK randomised controlled trial embedded in the National Health Service. Dipak was awarded the British Cardiovascular Society Michael Davies Medal in 2018 for his contribution to cardiovascular medicine.