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Dr Charis Costopoulos

Consultant Cardiologist

Languages spoken: English

Dr Charis Costopoulos

Consultant Cardiologist

Languages spoken: English

Appointments available at:

Cromwell Hospital

Patient Age Group


Year qualified



Cardiology, General cardiology



Clinical Interests

Coronary artery disease, chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness, heart failure, and valvular heart disease.

About Dr Charis Costopoulos

Dr Charis Costopoulos is a highly esteemed and experienced consultant cardiologist who specialises in both general and interventional cardiology. He is currently the Clinical Lead for Structural Heart Intervention at the world-renowned Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.

His main areas of expertise include coronary artery disease, chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness, heart failure, and valvular heart disease. He performs a variety of interventional procedures including coronary angioplasty (stent insertion), transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), MitraClip implantation and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure, amongst many others.

Dr Costopoulos graduated from the University of Cambridge with distinction after successfully completing an MA MB MBChir in medicine in 2006. Following this, Dr Costopoulos undertook his core medical training in Cambridge, Oxford and London. Whilst completing his training, he also obtained a part-time MPhil (Master of Philosophy) in translational medicine and therapeutics, also from the University of Cambridge.

He did his general cardiology training in the North West London area and, specifically, Hammersmith Hospital, London, which later led to the position of chief interventional fellow. Dr Costopoulos' medical journey continued in Milan, Italy where he was awarded a year’s fellowship at one of the best European cardiology centres, San Raffaele Scientific Institute (2012 to 2013). Following this, he received the highly competitive British Heart Foundation grant to complete a PhD at the University of Cambridge; this focused on the role of biomechanical forces in coronary atherosclerosis and won him the Young Investigator of the Year award, in this field. This led to a British Heart Foundation Clinical Lectureship during which he pursued both his academic and clinical interests prior to his appointment as a consultant at the Royal Papworth Hospital.

His research has been published in highly esteemed cardiology journals (including the European Heart Journal and Journals of the American College of Cardiology), for which he has been first author on over 50 papers. He has presented his work across a variety of conferences in Europe, North America and Asia. Dr Costopoulos is available to see private patients both in Cambridge and London.

NHS Base (trust)

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professional memberships

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS), British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), Royal College of Physicians
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