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Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Dr Neil Ruparelia

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Dr Neil Ruparelia, Consultant Cardiologist

Specialising in:

Chest pain, angina, breathlessness, dizziness, fainting, palpitations, arrhythmia, structural heart disease, valve disease, PFO, ASD, TAVI

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Specialist Details
Full name

Dr Neil Ruparelia




Consultant Cardiologist

Neil Ruparelia

Cardiology, Interventional cardiology, Coronary and structural heart

Site specialisation
Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

Chest pain, angina, breathlessness, dizziness, fainting, palpitations, arrhythmia, structural heart disease, valve disease, PFO, ASD, TAVI

Background Information

Dr Neil Ruparelia was awarded his medical degree from University College London and completed specialist training in Oxford, London and Milan with specific interests in coronary and structural heart intervention. He was awarded a DPhil (PhD) from Balliol College, University of Oxford and is the winner of numerous prizes including the President's Gold Medical in Cardiology. He is an author of >100 publications and regularly speaks at both national and International conferences. He works as a Consultant Cardiologist between the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and the Hammersmith Hospital, London and is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London.

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: eveThurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7436 0669

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



British Cardiovascular Society 
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society 
Fellow European Society of Cardiology 
Royal College of Physicians 
British Society of Echocardiography

NHS hospitals



Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK

Research interests

Structural heart disease 
Coronary Intervention 
Translation research ? basic science

Key published papers

Chai JT, Ruparelia N, Goel A, Kyriakou T, Biasiolli L, Gardner L, Handa A, Farrall M, Watkins H, Choudhury RP. Differential regulation of gene expression in macrophages from human symptomatic atherosclerotic plaques shows convergence on pathways implicated by GWAS risk variants. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular biology. 2018 
Ruparelia N, Cao J, Newton JD, Wilson N, Daniels MJ, Ormerod O. Paravalvular leak closure under Intracardiac echocardiographic guidance. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2017 October 10. 
Ruparelia N, Chai JT, Fisher EA, Choudhury RP. Characterisation of inflammation processes and pathways in cardiovascular disease as a route to rational targeted therapies. Nature Reviews Cardiology. 2017 Mar;14(3):133-144. 
Ruparelia N, Latib A, Buzzatti N, Giannini F, Figini F, Mangieri A, Regazzoli D, Stella S, Sticchi A, Kawamoto H, Tanaka A, Agricola E, Monaco F, Castiglioni A, Ancona M, Cioni M, Spagnolo P, Chieffo A, Montorfano M, Alfieri O, Colombo A. Long-term outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation from a single high volume centre (The Milan Experience). American Journal of Cardiology 2015 Dec13. 
Ruparelia N, Godec J, Lee R, Chai JT, Dall?Armellina E, McAndrew D, Digby JE, Forfar JC, Prendergast BD, Kharbanda RK, Banning AP, Neubauer S, Lygate CA, Channon KM, Haining WN, Choudhury RP. Acute myocardial infarction activates distinct inflammation and proliferation pathways in circulating monocytes, and prior to recruitment, identified through conserved transcriptional responses in mice and humans. European Heart Journal. 2015 36(29):1923-1934.


Media coverage

Our health professionals regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.