Paul Kalra


Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust


Prof Paul Kalra is Professor of Cardiology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. The majority of his work involves assessment, investigation and management of patients with known or suspected cardiac problems. While he has a broad interest in all aspects of general adult cardiology, his sub-specialty interest is the assessment and management of patients with heart failure. Prof Kalra has championed local heart failure service development and co-developed the local complex device service, initiating implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy device (CRT) implantation and follow up. He has extensive experience in assessment of patients for consideration of and the implantation of pacemakers and complex devices (CRT and ICD). 

Elected Chair of the British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) 2017-2019. In 2019 the Pumping Marvellous Foundation, presented Prof Kalra with the Platinum patient educator award – recognising extraordinary work towards building awareness of heart failure and advocacy of better systems to improve care for patients.

Chief Investigator for a large British Heart Foundation funded study evaluating the role of intravenous iron in patients with heart failure (IRONMAN – 75 UK centres), which has potential to shape international guidelines and clinical practice.