Professor Alexander Kempny | Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Education

Professor Alexander Kempny

Consultant cardiologist and lead consultant for ACHD and PH catheter interventions
Specialises in congenital heart disease and paediatric cardiology.

Professor Alexander Kempny trained in cardiology and internal medicine at the University of Muenster, Germany and at Royal Brompton Hospital.

He completed his PhD in Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Prior to his role at Royal Brompton Hospital, he was a consultant cardiologist at the Barts Heart Centre between 2015 to 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he was visiting consultant cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, the main teaching hospital for Oxford University.


Clinical expertise

Professor Alexander Kempny  has a vast experience at tertiary university centres, including Barts Heart Centre (from Heart Hospital) at University College London, University Hospital of Muenster in Germany and at Royal Brompton Hospital, which includes expertise in:

  • adult congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension
  • valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease
  • echocardiography, including TTE, TOE and stress echocardiography
  • heart failure and intensive care management of ACHD and PH patients
  • exercise physiology.
Research interests

Professor Alexander Kempny’s research is focused on clinical cardiology and analysis of outcomes in cardiology, including congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, valvular heart disease, exercise physiology and percutaneous cardiac interventions.



Professor Alexander Kempny has authored over 200 conference and journal papers, with publications in leading cardiology journals, including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, Heart, International Journal of Cardiology and the New England Journal of Medicine, with a Hirsch Index of 42 (01/2024, Google Scholar).

In addition, he is a reviewer for major cardiovascular journals, including Circulation European Heart Journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart International Journal of Cardiology and frequently lectures at national and international conferences.