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Professor Prithwish Banerjee

Professor Prithwish Banerjee

Professor Prithwish Banerjee  is the NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Lead for Cardiovascular Disease, specialising in Heart Failure & Cardiac Surgery. He is a Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire, UK and an Honorary Professor of Cardiology at University of Warwick Medical School and Coventry University. 

He attended medical school at NRS Medical College & Hospital, Calcutta, India and obtained his MD from Calcutta University on General Medicine and for his thesis on ‘Diastolic Heart Failure.’ His subsequent specialist training and accreditation in Cardiology & General Internal Medicine was completed within the Yorkshire Deanery in 2004. 

Prithwish is a clinical academic interested in the contribution of the vasculature to the heart failure syndrome and through his work has proposed the hypotheses of myocardial fatigue and comorbidity related vascular mechanisms as the main driver for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. His research extends to Cardiorenal Disease and the utility of exercise training using Electrical Muscle Stimulation of leg muscles. 

Prithwish’s clinical interest is in Heart Failure which he leads in his hospital. In his other roles he is the Chair of the Midlands Heart Failure Group and for the last 10 years the Cardiovascular Lead for the NIHR West Midlands Clinical Research Network. He is a past committee member for the West Midlands’ Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Grant Committee.