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Dr Prathap Kanagala MBBS MRCP PhD FESC FHFA

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine


Personal Statement

I am a Consultant Cardiologist at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I am a specialist in Heart Failure & Cardiac Imaging and have received several National and International Awards in these fields in recognition of both my Clinical and Research work. I am also a Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool.

I qualified from the Royal Free Hospital and University College London in 2003. Post-graduation, I gained 2 years additional experience working at the Internationally renowned centre par-excellence, the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust looking after patients with severe heart disease, including pre- and post- Heart & Lung Transplantation. I subsequently completed my Cardiology Specialist training in the East Midlands Deanery, sub-specialising in Heart Failure, Device Therapy (pacemakers & defibrillators) and Cardiac Imaging (Cardiac MRI).

For my contribution to patient care, I was recently nominated anonymously by patients/staff and made a Finalist for the Employee of the Year Award (the only Doctor to do so from over 260 nominations). I feel honoured to have been awarded a Fellowship of the European Heart Failure Association in recognition of excellence in Clinical Service, Education and Research (only UK Cardiologist and 1 of 10 worldwide given this accolade in 2021). Previously, I was also awarded a NHS Clinical Excellence Award in 2019 for my achievements in going above and beyond in my routine clinical work. As Joint Clinical Lead for the Heart Failure Service at Aintree Hospital (2017-2020), the Service has received National acclaim with ‘Beacon Site’ status being awarded by the National Patient Charity Group ‘Pumping Marvellous’ for the quality of care of Heart Failure patients (2018). The Service also won both the ‘Hospital Team of the Year Award’ and the ‘Divisional Award’ in 2019.

I have over a decade of experience serving on National Committees, contributing to Education, Communication and the development of National Guidelines pertaining to Cardiology (Echocardiography).