James C Moon

James C Moon

Clinical Director of Imaging

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University College London, London, UK; Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK

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Personal History

Prof James C. Moon is a Cardiology Professor at University College London and Clinical Director of Imaging at Barts Heart Centre.

He is known for the use of cardiac MRI and for developing mapping techniques to bridge clinical and basic investigators.5


Academic History

Professor Moon graduated with a BA from the University of Cambridge in 1992. He then went on to complete his MB BCh at the University of Oxford in 1995 and his MRCP in 1999. He earned his MD from the University of London in 2003.2

He is interested in better understanding heart disease to improve patient care through therapies, with a particular interest in myocardium.5


Career Overview

Prof Moon is a Professor of Cardiology at University College London and Clinical Director of Imaging at Barts Heart Centre. As a cardiologist, he remains focused on trying to better understand heart muscle through imaging, especially cardiac MRI (CMR) techniques such as AI, T1, T2, ECV mapping, perfusion mapping.1

He is Chief Investigator of COVIDsortium, a group of researchers studying the infection. A former member of NICE, Prof Moon was president of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, co-founder of LondonCMR, and founder of the T1 mapping development group.1, 3

His research interests are in heart muscle and the discovery and practical use of imaging biomarkers, with a focus on improving care and quantifying key processes (focal and diffuse fibrosis, iron, amyloid, fat in Fabrys) with techniques including late gadolinium enhancement, T1 mapping, ECV measurement, quality control, analytic techniques and extending utility of MRI - faster, cheaper, easier imaging in the developed world and MRI for pacemaker patients.3

For five years, he was the online editor of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), the leading web-based source of information on cardiac MRI. For ten years, he has run a visiting course fellowship for CMR. Prof Moon also leads Rapid CMR, a program that ensures patients from developing countries have similar access to the Cardiac Magnetic Resonance study.5, 7

Prof Moon has published more than 300 papers and works in partnership with Pharma to develop surrogate endpoints for clinical trials.5


Career Timeline

  • 2015 - Present: Clinical Director, Imaging, Barts Heart Centre
  • Present: Professor, Cardiology, University College London 


Areas of Speciality

  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Radiology
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Heart Failure
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiomyopathies



  • 2002: Young Investigator Award, European Society of Cardiology, Paris


Social Media


OrcidID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8071-1491 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-moon-593b832/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JccmoonMoon/ 



  1. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James-Moon-3 
  2. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8071-1491 
  3. https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-moon-593b832/  
  4. https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/SCMR/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presenterInfo&PresenterID=772159 
  5. https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=JMOON31 
  6. https://covid-consortium.com/about/ 
  7. https://www.rapidcmr.com/acerca-de-nosotros 
  8. https://esc365.escardio.org/person/81328 




Link to articles from Radcliffe Cardiology


Link for photo: https://newsroom.heart.org/file?fid=5b7c2bbe2cfac277030efffb 


Articles by James C Moon, Clinical Director of Imaging

Futility in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Search for Clarity

Kush P Patel, Thomas Treibel, Paul Scully, et al


Citation: Interventional Cardiology 2022;17:e01.