Dr Bernard Prendergast



GMC number: 3247736

Practising since: 1987


Cardiology, General (internal) Medicine

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Professor Bernard Prendergast was a Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Services at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford until his recruitment to a high profile post as Consultant Cardiologist and Director of the Cardiac Structural Intervention Programme at Guys and St Thomas’ Trust in March 2015.

Bernard trained in Cardiology in Cardiff, Paris and Edinburgh and undertook initial Consultant posts at WythenshaweHospital, Manchester (2001-2007) and the JohnRadcliffeHospital, Oxford (2007-2015).

Professor Prendergast is a national and international key opinion leader and in frequent demand as a lecturer and speaker.  He has been Honorary Secretary of the British Cardiovascular and Cardiovascular Intervention Societies and Chairman of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease.

Other interests

Dr Prendergast has extensive experience in all aspects of Cardiology, is a clear communicator and strongly advocates the involvement of patients and families in their care and treatment decisions.


  • National Clinical Excellence Awards 2010/2013,
  • Trust Excellence Award 2012
  • MRC/ESC International Fellowship 1997
  • British Cardiac Society Young Research Workers Prize Finalist 1997
  • British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship 1995

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Bernard Prendergast at Nuffield Health

  • Angiography
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Event monitor
  • Angioplasty
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
  • Interventional cardiology

Locations Dr Bernard Prendergast works with

Related experience


Research interests focus on the epidemiology and treatment of valvular heart disease/infective endocarditis. Dr Prendergast is course director of EuroPCR London Valves, the world’s largest specialist meeting in valve intervention.

Valvular heart disease

  • Epidemiology and natural history
  • Genetic and metabolomic associations
  • Biochemical and imaging biomarkers
  • Multicentre RCTs of early surgery
  • Novel percutaneous treatments
  • International practice guidelines

Infective endocarditis

  • UK national registry
  • Role of antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Advanced imaging modalities
  • International practice guidelines


  • British Cardiac Society
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow European Society of Cardiology
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • European Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease
  • EuroPCR (Board Member and PCR London Valves Course Director)

Other posts held

  • Professor of Interventional Cardiology and Valvular Heart Disease, St Thomas’ Hospital
  • Director of the Cardiac Structural Intervention Programme


Dr Bernard Prendergast does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Bernard Prendergast does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Bernard Prendergast does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.