Taking the pulse of modern cardiology

Dr. Mamta Buch

The Christie NHS Trust, Manchester

Dr. Buch's cardiology and interventional training was undertaken in Manchester and Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles. Her formal research training includes a Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Manchester and a one-year post-doctoral position at the Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Dr. Buch has a particular expertise in structural cardiac interventions, and leads the MitraClip CtE User Group in England. She contributes to national cardiac and interventional cardiology meetings. Her research interests include coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and translational cardiac regenerative medicine.    


Dr. Chris Miller

University of Manchester


Chris Miller is an NIHR Clinician Scientist, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist in Manchester, UK. He has a translational research programme which aims to develop novel cardiovascular imaging biomarkers, use these biomarkers to better phenotype cardiovascular health and disease and conduct early phase trials of new interventions using these biomarkers as end points. 



Prof Azfar Zaman

Newcastle University


Professor Zaman heads the clinical cardiology unit at Freeman Hospital and Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He is Head of Coronary Intervention and Director of the Cardiac Catheter laboratories at Freeman Hospital. Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Research. He completed postgraduate training in cardiology at regional centres in Leeds, London and Cardiff following which. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and a 2 years British Heart Foundation International Fellowship to study vascular biology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His research interests are in patients with atherothrombosis and diabetes with research grants from the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes Wellness Research Foundation, NIHR .He has  over 100 peer reviewed publications and has lead a team of 16 individuals conducting clinical trials and research in cardiology.