J Malcolm Walker, MD, FRCP
University College Hospital
J Malcolm Walker trained in cardiology at St Thomas’ Hospital London, then Oxford before being appointed as consultant cardiologist at University College Hospital London (UCLH) in London, UK.
In 1990, Dr Walker co-founded the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute (HCI) at UCLH, utilising donations from a Charitable Trust. The Institute moved into a bespoke building in 2006, where clinical service and laboratory cardiovascular research are housed in close physical proximity. The HCI has an international reputation in laboratory and translational research focusing on myocardial protection, and has produced more than 600 publications in the last decade.
Dr Walker was the president of the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and served on the Council of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) between 1999 and 2006.
In recent years he has ceased cardiology interventional practice at UCLH to focus on research, particularly the cardiovascular complications of thalassaemia and the application of novel cMRI sequences. Trials of rapid cMRI protocols have been completed in Thailand, India and Peru with planned further studies in Indonesia and People’s Republic of China.
In 2016, Dr Walker helped establish the cardio-oncology service at UCLH. This is an expanding clinical service and research programme serving cancer patients with cardiovascular complications. He has published over 100 articles in major scientific journals and has a Scopus H-index of 36.
Visit Dr Walker’s webpage: www.drmalcolmwalker.co.uk