Professor Attila Kardos is a leading consultant cardiologist based at the Milton Keynes University Hospital BMI Saxon Clinic in Milton Keynes and The Manor Hospital in Oxford. His areas of expertise include chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness, valve disease, cardiovascular imaging, general cardiology cardio-oncology and heart screening.
Professor Kardos graduated with a distinction in 1988 from Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School Szeged in Hungary. Whilst practising as a junior doctor at Szeged University, he spent two years at the Heart Centre in Bad Krozingen as a research fellow. He then went on to receive his research fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology which allowed him to work for almost five years as a fellow at the University Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in Oxford.
Throughout his career, Professor Kardos has published and presented over 100 peer-reviewed papers and has given various lectures in over 140 national and international conferences, of which he has been a keynote speaker. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the XVIIIth – XXIth Congresses of the European Society of Cardiology.
In 2003, Professor Kardos was appointed as a consultant cardiologist at Milton Keynes University Hospital where he is now the Vice-Chair of Research and Development. He has established several cardiac services at Milton Keynes, such as contrast-enhanced stress echocardiography for chest pain assessment, and introduced invasive coronary angiography and permanent pacemaker implantation. In addition, he is an honorary senior lecturer to the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford and was awarded a personal Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Buckingham in 2018.