Clinical expertise

Dr Rakesh Sharma is the clinical lead for heart failure at Royal Brompton Hospital. He has specialist expertise in:


Dr Rakesh Sharma is a consultant cardiologist who treats private and NHS patients at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.

He qualified in 1995 with triple honours from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School (now part of King’s College London). He then underwent postgraduate training at a tertiary centre in London.

He won a British Heart Foundation fellowship to study for his PhD in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London. Dr Sharma also received the Young Investigator Prize from the American Heart Association for his research.

Research interests

Dr Rakesh Sharma has an active research programme in heart failure and complex device therapy.

He is an investigator for a randomised clinical trial on biventricular pacing at Royal Brompton Hospital.


Dr Rakesh Sharma is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including original papers, reviews, editorials, abstracts and book chapters.


Dr Rakesh Sharma is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, including the:

  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Society for Heart Failure
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association