Prof Martin Cowie

Professor of Cardiology, Consultant Cardiologist and travel lover

Martin Cowie is Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College London and a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in London. His day-to-day work is about diagnosing and preventing or treating people with heart problems – with the aim of them living as long and as healthy lives as possible. He leads a research group and is involved in many different national and international clinical trials, seeking to work out what new treatments work and who will benefit from them. He is a Non-Executive Director of the National institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which is the gateway to funding of new diagnostics, drugs and technologies in the NHS in England. He loves to share his passion about curing heart disease, whether by talking or writing, and he was shortlisted as a NHS Digital Champion (Leadership) in 2017.

If you could change one thing about the world through your work, what would it be?

I would like to reduce the number of people who suffer sudden death, heart attack or stroke as close to zero as possible!

We are beyond borders

“I wasn’t expecting to feel so emotional today about real life stories. It was very, very powerful. Just get out there and talk to people. Get out of your comfort zone. Be more generous.”

– TEDxLondonSalon attendee

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Ernest Madu
Bringing world-class healthcare to the poorest

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