About Professor Amitava Banerjee

Consultant Cardiologist

Heart Health

Sub-specialties: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Long COVID, Coronary Artery Disease, Chest Pain, Breathlessness, Palpitations, Dizziness, Syncope, Cholesterol Disorders, Atrial Fibrillation.

Professor Amitava Banerjee is a consultant cardiologist here at OneWelbeck Heart Health, and a professor in Clinical Data Science at University College London, and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at University College London Hospitals and Barts Health NHS Trusts.

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Professor Amitava Banerjee is a consultant cardiologist here at OneWelbeck Heart Health, and a professor in Clinical Data Science at University College London, and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at University College London Hospitals and Barts Health NHS Trusts.

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Professor Amitava Banerjee commonly treats:

About Professor Amitava Banerjee

Professor Amitava Banerjee is a proficient clinician, a pragmatic researcher, and a passionate educator, with interests spanning health informatics, learning health systems, cardiovascular epidemiology, global health, training and evidence-based healthcare.

After qualifying from Oxford Medical School, he trained as a junior doctor in Oxford, Newcastle, Hull and London. His interest in preventive cardiology and evidence-based medicine led to a Masters in Public Health at Harvard(2004/05), an internship at the World Health Organisation(2005) and DPhil in epidemiology from Oxford(2010). He was Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Birmingham, before taking up the position of Senior Lecturer in Clinical Data Science and Honorary Consultant in Cardiology at the UCL Institute of Health Informatics in August 2015. He was promoted to Professor in 2021.

Amitava works across two busy tertiary care settings: University College London Hospitals and Barts Health NHS Trusts with both inpatient and outpatient commitments. Although he subspecialised in heart failure, he has ongoing practice in acute general cardiology and has a keen interest in the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. His clinical work very much informs his research and vice versa, whether evaluation of medical technology or the ethics of large-scale use of patient data.

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Additional Information

Awards:

  • UCL Faculty Education Award for outstanding contribution to student education
  • RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards for DATA-CAN
  • National Clinical Excellence Award, Bronze
  • Impact of the Year, Health Data Research UK
  • Team of the Year, Health Data Research UK

Fellowships:

  • FFCI, Fellowship of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics 2018
  • FRCP(Lon), Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London 2018
  • FRCP(Edin), Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2017
  • FESC, Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology 2016
  • FAHA, Fellowship of the American Heart Association 2015
  • Membership
  • British Cardiovascular Society 2010-

Clinical Posts:

  • Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, University College London NHS Trust
  • Professor of Clinical Data Science, University College London

Research Highlights

  • Banerjee A, Dashtban A, Chen S, Pasea L, Thygesen JH, Fatemifar G, Tyl B, Dyszynski T, Asselbergs FW, Lund LH, Lumbers T, Denaxas S, Hemingway H. Identifying subtypes of heart failure from three electronic health record sources with machine learning: an external, prognostic, and genetic validation study. Lancet Digit Health. 2023 Jun;5(6):e370-e379. doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500(23)00065-1.
  • Nafilyan V, Bermingham CR, Ward IL, Morgan J, Zaccardi F, Khunti K, Stanborough J, Banerjee A, Doidge JC. Risk of death following COVID-19 vaccination or positive SARS-CoV-2 test in young people in England. Nat Commun. 2023 Mar 27;14(1):1541. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-36494-0. PMID: 36973247

  • Banerjee A, Pasea L, Chung SC, Direk K, Asselbergs FW, Grobbee DE, Kotecha D, Anker SD, Dyszynski T, Tyl B, Denaxas S, Lumbers RT, Hemingway H. A population-based study of 92 clinically recognized risk factors for heart failure: co-occurrence, prognosis and preventive potential. Eur J Heart Fail. 2022 Mar;24(3):466-480. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.2417. Epub 2022 Jan 26.PMID: 34969173

  • Nanjo A, Evans H, Direk K, Hayward AC, Story A, Banerjee A. Prevalence, incidence, and outcomes across cardiovascular diseases in homeless individuals using national linked electronic health records. Eur Heart J. 2020 Nov 1;41(41):4011-4020. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa795.PMID: 33205821
  • Banerjee A, Pasea L, Harris S, Gonzalez-Izquierdo A, Torralbo A, Shallcross L, Noursadeghi M, Pillay D, Sebire N, Holmes C, Pagel C, Wong WK, Langenberg C, Williams B, Denaxas S, Hemingway H. Estimating excess 1-year mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic according to underlying conditions and age: a population-based cohort study. Lancet. 2020 May 30;395(10238):1715-1725. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30854-0. Epub 2020 May 12. PMID: 32405103