Dr Vasileios Panoulas | Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Education

Dr Vasileios Panoulas

Consultant interventional cardiologist
Dr Vasileios Panoulas is a consultant interventional cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, treating both NHS and private patients.

Dr Vasileios Panoulas is a consultant interventional cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, treating both NHS and private patients.

Having graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Ioannina in Greece, Dr Panoulas completed his PhD in genetic regulation of hypertension in patients with rheumatoid arthritis at Russells Hall Hospital in Birmingham and the University of Ioannina.

Between 2008 and 2010, he underwent his core medical training at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, followed by his cardiology core training at Hammersmith Hospital. Here, he was appointed as a National Heart and Lung Institute academic clinical fellow.

Dr Panoulas then undertook an interventional cardiology fellowship at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy for a year in 2013. He completed his MSc in interventional cardiology from Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.

He then subsequently returned to London and was a North West London interventional fellow for two years at Hammersmith Hospital. At this time, Dr Panoulas was a NIHR clinical lecturer in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and continues his academic work there now as an honorary senior clinical lecturer.

Clinical expertise

Dr Vasileios Panoulas has clinical expertise encompassing both general and interventional cardiology.

He has a special interest in complex coronary angioplasty, TAVI and percutaneous mechanical assist devices for the treatment of acute cardiogenic shock and his clinical expertise is supported by his professional qualifications.

Research interests

Dr Panoulas’ research interests cover numerous areas including TAVI, the use of bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) in clinical practice, acute coronary syndromes (ACS), hypertension and speckle tracking, hand-held echocardiography and cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.


Dr Panoulas has a busy academic portfolio, with over 170 publications in peer reviewed journals and is associate editor and reviewer in several peer-reviewed cardiology journals.

These publications cover various topics including:

  • the association between instantaneous wave free ratio, fractional flow reserve,  and stress echocardiography in patients with stable coronary artery disease
  • clinical outcomes after implantation of overlapping bioresorbable scaffolds compared with new generation stents

early detection of subclinical left ventricular myocardial dysfunction in patients with chronic kidney disease.


Dr Panoulas is involved in weekly teaching sessions for both undergraduate students and junior cardiology doctors with a focus on interventional cardiology and continues his academic work at Imperial College as an Honorary senior clinical lecturer.