Professor Michael Gatzoulis | Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Education

Professor Michael Gatzoulis

Consultant cardiologist and clinical lead for adult congenital heart disease
Specialises in hypertension, adult congenital heart disease and heart valve disease.

Professor Michael Gatzoulis is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. 

Professor Gatzoulis graduated from Aristotelian Medical School, Greece, in medicine and went on to complete his postgraduate training in congenital heart disease in the UK and Canada. In 1996, he was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London. At the Royal Brompton Hospital, he became head of the GUCH (grown-up congenital heart disease) unit in 1999.  

He is now the academic head of the National Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension and Adult Congenital Heart Centre at Royal Brompton Hospital. At the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, he is a professor of cardiology and congenital heart disease. 

Clinical expertise

Professor Michael Gatzoulis’ clinical interests include pulmonary arterial hypertension, heart valve disease, adult congenital heart disease, pregnancy and heart disease, management of heart failure and reoperations. 

His key objective is to promote the needs of patients with congenital heart disease, including delivery of best care, translationary research, training and education. 

Research interests

Professor Gatzoulis leads the largest international clinical training and research programmes in the cardiovascular field and supervises six fellows, two of whom are completing their PhDs at Imperial College London. 


Professor Gatzoulis is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed publications including papers in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and Circulation. He is an associate editor and reviewer for most major journals in the cardiovascular field and has edited or co-edited several cardiology textbooks.  

Professor Gatzoulis is the chief editor of the bestselling title ‘Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management and responsible for the content of the thorax section of the 40th edition of the medical textbook Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice, published in 2008. 


Professor Michael Gatzoulis is the founder and director of the Advanced Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult and regularly invited as a speaker at national and international meetings. He is a visiting professor at Harvard University, Stanford University and Vanderbilt University in the USA, at University of Athens, and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece as well as Sakakibara Heart Institute in Japan. 

Since 2012, Professor Gatzoulis and his colleague, Dr Kostas Dimopoulos, have led an international masterclass in pulmonary arterial hypertension related to congenital heart disease at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals for cardiologists.