Dr Roby Rakhit

Consultant interventional cardiologist, Royal Free Hospital, and honorary associate professor, UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science

Dr Roby Rakhit is an elected member of Council at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Roby qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (Imperial College) with general medicine and cardiology training in London. He was Wellcome clinical research fellow (MD thesis) at the Rayne Institute (King's College London) and British Heart Foundation international fellow at the Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Bern. He was appointed to consultant cardiologist in 2004.

Roby combines a busy clinical job while contributing to research and teaching at University College London with a number of MD/PhD fellows and over 80 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests include microparticles, intracoronary imaging and high-risk coronary disease cohorts (diabetes, familial hyperlipidemia and HIV). He is principal investigator for a number of translational studies and has a strong clinical interest in acute coronary syndrome, having set up one of the first direct access 24/7 heart attack centres in the UK and contributing to guidelines. He is associate editorial board member of Clinical Medicine.

As a senior consultant he has significant experience in NHS management serving as clinical director of cardiology for 10 years. During this time he contributed significantly to quality improvement and service transformation.