Dr John Baksi is a highly respected consultant cardiologist based in London. He specialises in cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), cardiac MRI, heart failure and cardiac screening. Additionally, he is expert in high blood pressure and genetic testing.
Dr John Baksi was awarded a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degree in 2000 from Imperial College London, having previously achieved a first-class honours degree in neuroscience in 1998. Following this, he undertook specialist training in London and attained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2004 and was elected a Fellow in 2020. He additionally completed a PhD in 2011 in cardiovascular physiology at the International Centre for Circulatory Health. Following this, Dr Baksi was awarded several specialist fellowships in cardiology and advanced imaging, including in cardiovascular magnetic resonance within the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He was appointed consultant cardiologist within the trust in 2013, where he now sees both NHS and private patients, combining his expertise in cardiac MRI across a breadth of conditions with the assessment of patients with heart muscle disease or screening of their family members.
Dr Baksi is renowned for his extensive contributions to research in the cardiology field. He is widely published in peer reviewed scientific journals and has also written several book chapters on his areas of expertise. Additional to contributing his own publications, he holds the position of section editor for cardiac imaging for the European Cardiology Review and also served as associate editor and editorial board member at the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance for several years.
Dr Baksi is also a prominent figure in education, having served as a lecturer at Hammersmith Medicine as well as a tutor for the Royal College of Physicians PACES examination for a number of years. He is currently the local training programme director and Royal College of Physician Clinical Tutor for medical specialties at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Additionally, he is an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London.