Dr Aigul Baltabaeva is a successful consultant cardiologist based in London who specialises in valvular heart disease, hypertension and chest pain alongside echocardiograms, cardiac MRI and blood pressure tests. She practices privately at Harefield Hospital in West London and for Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Baltabaeva has extensive clinical and research experience, with a thoroughly professional outlook regarding her work. She prides herself in excellent time management and interpersonal skills, which allow her to maintain a high volume of clinical activities in outpatient and inpatient settings. She is also passionate about remaining at the frontline of cardiac imaging.
Her contribution to innovating the cardiology field has seen her introduce various facilities, including the planning and introduction of a sonographer-led valve service, at the hospitals she has worked at. She operates in close collaboration with cardiothoracic surgeons and structural interventional cardiologists as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality care and implement new technologies. This agility has helped her to transfer to online platform during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Having graduated from Kyrgyz State Medical Institute with honours, she successfully completed PhD work studying arrhythmias in hypertension. After winning a prestigious international research award in 2002, she moved to London where she widened her research and clinical experience at St George’s Hospital, London.
Dr Baltabaeva's research is well-published and presented broadly as she has written over 20 peer-reviewed papers and more than 50 competitive abstracts. She has led a large trial on incidence of mitral valve disease in heart failure patients.
She has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. She is a clinical and education supervisor to junior doctors, students and technicians. Dr Baltabaeva has organised numerous research and clinical meetings and has been a faculty member both nationally and internationally.