Professor Ajay Shah
Director, King’s College London British Heart Foundation Centre
Director, King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular Institute
Ajay Shah is the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiology and Head of the School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences at King’s College London; James Black Professor of Medicine; Director of the King’s BHF Centre of Research Excellence; and Hon. Consultant Cardiologist at King’s College Hospital.
He trained in medicine and cardiology at the University of Wales, undertook doctoral research training in Wales and Belgium, and was a postdoctoral scientist at the National Institutes of Health in the USA in the early 1990s. Prior to his appointment to the Chair of Cardiology at KCL in 1998, he was a Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellow in Cardiff.
His main research interests are in the pathophysiology of heart failure, with a focus on redox signalling pathways. His group has undertaken seminal studies on the role of NADPH oxidases in the heart. He has a long-standing interest in the actions of NO in the heart and more recently has pursued first-in-man studies investigating the roles of nNOS in the human cardiovascular system. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers and has an H index of 80.
Ajay is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, the International Society for Heart Research, the European Society of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. He is Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physiology (Heart & Circulation), Consulting Editor for Cardiovascular Research, and on the Editorial Boards of Circulation and the European Heart Journal.