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Dr Charis Costopoulos


Professional Career

Dr Charis Costopoulos is a highly esteemed and experienced consultant cardiologist who specialises in both general and interventional cardiology. He is currently the Clinical Lead for Structural Heart Intervention at the world-renowned Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.


His main areas of expertise include coronary artery disease, chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness, heart failure and valvular heart disease. He performs a variety of interventional procedures including coronary angioplasty (stent insertion), transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), MitraClip implantation and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure, amongst many others.

Dr Costopoulos graduated from the University of Cambridge with distinction after successfully completing an MA MB MBChir in medicine in 2006. Following this, Dr Costopoulos undertook his core medical training in Cambridge, Oxford and London. Whilst completing his training, he also obtained a part-time MPhil (Master of Philosophy) in translational medicine and therapeutics, also from the University of Cambridge.

He did his general cardiology training in the North West London area and, specifically, Hammersmith Hospital, London, which later led to the position of chief interventional fellow. Dr Costopoulos' medical journey continued in Milan, Italy where he was awarded a year’s fellowship at one of the best European cardiology centres, San Raffaele Scientific Institute (2012 to 2013). Following this, he received the highly competitive British Heart Foundation grant to complete a PhD at the University of Cambridge; this focused on the role of biomechanical forces in coronary atherosclerosis and won him the Young Investigator of the Year award, in this field. This led to a British Heart Foundation Clinical Lectureship during which he pursued both his academic and clinical interests, prior to his appointment as a consultant at the Royal Papworth Hospital.

His research has been published in highly esteemed cardiology journals (including the European Heart Journal and Journals of the American College of Cardiology), for which he has been first author on over 50 papers. He has presented his work across a variety of conferences in Europe, North America and Asia. Dr Costopoulos is available to see private patients both in London and Cambridge. 

A short video introduction to Dr Charis Costopoulos can be found here


 Professional experience

  • More than 15 years of experience

  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, One Heart Clinic (present)

  • ​Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Papworth Hospital (present)

  • SpR, Interventional Cardiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (2017 - 2018)

  • Specialist Registrar in Interventional Cardiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (2013 - 2014)

 Teaching posts

  • Clinical Lecturer, Interventional Cardiology, University of Cambridge and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (2018 - 2019)


  • MA MB MBChir, Medicine, University of Cambridge (2006)

  • Master's Degree, MPhil, Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge (2010)

  • PhD, Interventional Cardiology, University of Cambridge (2017)

 Prizes and awards

  • Young Investigator Award in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease (2017)

 Professional membership

  • General Medical Council

  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

  • British Society of Echocardiography

  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of London


 A highly profesional consultation. Dr. Costopoulos analysed with utmost care every detail of my condition and explained clearly his decisions.

Appointment was on time. Consultant was very thorough and explained clearly in a language I could understand and what the next steps would be. Dr Costopoulos gave me ample opportunity to ask any questions and discuss any concerns I may have. Thank you

 Dr Costopoulos was great. Very good bedside manner, arranged tests quickly and had clear and prompt communication throughout my consultation and follow up period.

Many thanks to Dr. Charis Costopoulos for his reassuring and calm attitude, for the way he treated and explained me everything I needed to know and also for his patience and his approach!

 Great understanding of his field. He Dealt with my case with precision and speed. Genuinely happy with his service and would recommend to anyone who needs a cardiologist, in a heart beat.

 I was treated quickly, efficiently and professionally by Dr. Costopoulos. My questions were thoroughly explained and I came away feeling happier and so much clearer about my next steps. I was treated with care and compassion and Dr. Costopoulos gave recommendations and accurate insight into further necessary investigations.


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