Name and Position

Prof Vass Vassiliou 

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 288875


Department page: Cardiology

Professor of Cardiac Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist

Secretary: Teresa Clayton

Twitter: @vass_vassiliou

Subspecialty: Preventive Cardiology, Imaging, Heart Failure

Special clinical interests: Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Valve disease, Atrial Fibrillation in stroke patients and Preventive Cardiology. I run a specialist valve clinic at NNUH, report Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and support the team with academic input.

Research interests: I am an academic cardiologist with a major research interest in valve disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation in stroke patients. My current research focuses on the predictive role of imaging in valvular disease, atrial fibrillation in cryptogenic stroke, the role of novel therapies in patients with valve disease and cryptogenic stroke. I also undertake Big Data research from the UK Biobank and European Networks. I am frequently an invited speaker, including plenary sessions, in national and international conferences.

I currently supervise one Clinical Lecturer, four PhD students and three Academic Clinical Fellows.

GMC Number: 6053167


  • MBBS, University College London
  • MA (Medical Education), University of Bedford
  • PhD, Imperial College London

Current Membership of Professional, National and Regional Bodies:


  • FRCP, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British Cardiac Society
  • Member of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Member of the British Heart Valve Society
  • Member of the British Society of Cardiac Imaging


  • FESC, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • FSCMR, Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • FACC, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Board memberships

2020-2022 Chair, Population Science and Public Health and Board member, European Association of Preventive Cardiology

2023-2026 Council Member, British Heart Valve Society

2022-2024 Executive Board Member, European Association of Preventive Cardiology

2024-2026 Communications Chair, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Professional profile: I am a Professor of Cardiac Medicine at the University of East Anglia and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich. I studied medicine at UCL, London and did my postgraduate training initially in internal medicine and then in cardiology in Cambridge (Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth Hospital), Norwich and then London (UCLH and the Royal Brompton Hospital). I have received level 3 accreditation from both the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the European Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Medical Education from the University of Bedford and a PhD in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance tissue characterisation in valve disease from Imperial College London. I have also obtained a Certificate in Genomic Medicine from the University of Cambridge. My research interests are both clinical and basic science focusing on valvular heart disease, arrhythmia, heart failure and cardiac imaging. I also have an interest in epidemiological research.

Personal Profile: I am very enthusiastic about DIY, but sadly, not very good at it!