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Areas of Expertise
Professor Peters performs a range of treatments, including:
- Treatment of heart rhythm disturbances and their underlying heart diseases
- Cardiac ablation
- Device implantation
Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Ventricular tachycardia
Professor Peters, MD FRCP MBBS FHRS, graduated from London University, in 1984. His scientific and clinical training was undertaken in London, and he was awarded MRCP in 1987.
He then trained in general medicine in several London teaching hospitals, and in cardiology at The National Heart Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith Hospital, before being appointment to St. Mary’s Hospital in 1994.
In 1991, he took a three-year British Heart Foundation (BHF) Research Fellowship to complete his MD at Imperial College, London.
He undertook post-doctoral research at Columbia University, New York, USA in 1992-3, where he still holds a faculty professorial appointment.
Nicholas Peters was appointed professor of cardiology, honorary consultant cardiologist at St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College in 1998, and following a merger is now working at both St. Marys and Hammersmith sites within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Professor Peters runs several training courses for undergraduate medical students and post graduate doctors, up to consultant level; both from the UK and overseas. He is also a course organiser and examiner at Imperial College London, and acts as representative of the Royal College of Physicians on consultant appointment committees. He is on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards and is consultant to a number of academic, publishing and commercial entities in Europe and USA.
His other appointments include director of the ElectroCardioMaths programme, and clinical lead of Imperial Centre for Cardiac Engineering.
He is also the non-US member of the Board of Trustees and founding member of the Digital Health and Research Committees of Heart Rhythm Society, USA, and on the Board of the MedCity/AHSN DigitalHealth. London.
Research and Awards
His current research is focused on the electrical and mechanical functions of the heart, and the causes and treatment of heart rhythm disturbances.
He has an extensive molecule-to-bedside research programme, funded principally by BHF. He is on the steering committee for major international clinical trials in these fields.He also has a number of international research collaborations.
Get to know Professor Nicholas Peters
Professor Peters is a fitness and outdoor enthusiast, enjoying rowing, cycling and running. He also enjoys cultural pursuits.