Dr Ranil de Silva | Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Education

Dr Ranil de Silva

Consultant interventional cardiologist
Specialises in coronary angioplasty procedures and intracoronary imaging.

Dr Ranil de Silva is a consultant interventional cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital.

He graduated from King’s College London with a degree in medicine in 1995. He then achieved training in general medicine, general cardiology and interventional cardiology at Royal Brompton, Chelsea and Westminster, Hammersmith, and St Mary’s hospitals in London.

He completed his PhD research at the Medical Research Council Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London alongside at the Research Institute for Brain and Blood Vessels in Akita, Japan.

Furthermore, he has undergone a post-doctoral fellowship in the USA with the Cardiovascular Interventional Programme, at the National Heart, Lund and Blood Institute.


Clinical expertise

Dr Ranil de Silva frequently manages patients with coronary artery disease. His patients include those who have:

  • angina and tightening or heaviness in the chest
  • coronary heart disease has led to impaired pump function of the heart and heart failure.
  • had a heart attack.

His clinical expertise spans:

  • coronary angioplasty
  • intracoronary imaging and physiology
  • management of acute coronary syndromes
  • complex coronary artery disease
  • management of hypertension.

In addition, he is also clinical lead for the specialist angina service and the research lead for coronary disease.

Research interests

Dr Ranil de Silva is a lead clinical investigator at the National Institute for Health Research cardiovascular biomedical research unit at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.

His research interests have a focus on the pathophysiology, investigation, risk stratification and treatment of complex stable coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes.

His research areas include:

  • coronary plaque biomechanics
  • novel cardiac magnetic resonance imaging techniques for the study of adverse left ventricular remodelling
  • image guided endovascular intervention
  • cardiac protection for myocardial infarction.

Dr Ranil de Silva has published top-ranked journals including New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Nature, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation and European Heart Journal.


Dr Ranil de Silva is a senior lecturer in clinical cardiology at the National Heart and Lung institute, Imperial College, London. He teaches, undergraduate medical students, postgraduates and trainees.