Ranil de Silva

Ranil De Silva
Ranil de Silva
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Cardiology and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Imperial College, London, UK


Dr Ranil de Silva is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Cardiology and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where he leads the Specialist Angina Service.

Dr de Silva completed his training in general and interventional cardiology in London, including at the Royal Brompton, Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals. He undertook post-doctoral research at the Division of Intramural Research, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA with Robert Lederman in the area of MRI guided endovascular intervention and biologic therapies for cardiovascular disease.

Research areas

Dr de Silva’s research focuses on the use of imaging (invasive intracoronary and non-invasive cross-sectional) in the diagnosis and risk stratification and evaluation of treatment of coronary artery disease. He also has an interest in hypertension.


Chest pain

shortness of breath

angina pectoris

heart attack

interventional cardiology

acute coronary syndrome (ACS)

refractory angina

refractory angina

stem cell therapy

valve disease

heart failure



  • Address:

    Associate Board Member, NIHR-MRC Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Board (2007-2011)
    Clinical Lead, Specialist Angina Service, Royal Brompton Hospital (2013-present)
    Academic Lead, Coronary Disease Theme, Cardiovascular Research Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital (2016-present)
    Member, British Cardiovascular Society Atherothrombosis Clinical Study Group (2016 – present)

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