Professor Prithwish Banerjee

MB BS, Dip. Card, MD, MRCP


Profile

Professor Banerjee trained in cardiology in the Yorkshire (Leeds) Deanery and obtained his accreditation in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine in 2004. He was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire in November 2004 to establish and lead the heart failure service in this hospital. At this time he also worked as an interventional cardiologist (doing primary and elective angioplasties) and as lead for cardiac imaging for 8 years. He was the network lead for heart failure for the Coventry & Warwickshire Cardiovascular Network before it was dissolved in 2013. In 2007 he became an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick Medical School, Research Lead in cardiology in his hospital in 2011, Cardiovascular Lead for the NIHR West Midlands Clinical Research Network (CRN) and Chair for the Midlands Heart Failure Group in 2012 and continues to hold all these positions. He was appointed Honorary Professor of Cardiology by Coventry University in May 2017. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the European Society of Cardiology.

Since his arrival in Coventry he has transformed the heart failure service in his area to a very high quality service with pioneering services such as heart failure intravenous diuretic and IV iron day care service in the hospital, ultrafiltration for refractory fluid overload and an easily accessible community heart failure service including a large clinic and home visits by himself if needed. He heads a team of 2 heart failure cardiologists and 8 heart failure specialist nurses. He has a particular interest in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) and runs a dedicated weekly clinic for these difficult patients. He also has special expertise in cardiorenal syndrome patients (those with heart and kidney disease) and has been running a joint monthly cardiorenal clinic with a renal physician for almost 3 years.


Clinics

  • Friday evening - weekly

Locations

Current posts

  • Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Lead Consultant for Heart Failure, Coventry and Warwickshire Cardiac Network
  • Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick Medical School
  • Research Lead in Cardiology, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Honorary Professor of Cardiology at Coventry University

Interests

  • Heart Failure
  • General and Preventative Cardiology
  • Cardioenal Disease 
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Catheterisation and Cardiac Biopsy 
  • Academic Cardiology

Other interests

Professor Banerjee's other interests include cardiology research and cardiac rehabilitation, services that he also heads in his hospital.

Personal interests

Poetry, cricket, reading.


Member of

  • British Cardiac Society
  • British Society of Heart Failure
  • European Society of Heart Failure
  • British Medical Association
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

Research

Professor Banerjee's academic work is focused on areas where there is poor understanding and limited or no treatment options. Having previously secured research grants of around £400,000.00 from grant bodies he is striving to look deeper into the understanding of HFPEF patients in order to find a cure (PhD project with Warwick University).

His other research interests include cardiorenal disease and a new method of exercise training using electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) of the legs.

Publications

Layer-specific strain in hypertensive patients with and without mild diastolic dysfunction
H Sharif, S Ting, L Forsythe, G McGregor, P Banerjee, D O'Leary, D Ditor, ...,Echo Research and Practice, ERP-17-0072

Heart failure: a story of damage, fatigue and injury?
P Banerjee, Open heart 4 (2), e000684

Inpatient Monitoring of Decompensated Heart Failure: What Is Needed?
D Ali, P Banerjee, Current heart failure reports 14 (5), 393-397

Extracellular cardiac matrix biomarkers in patients with reduced ejection fraction heart failure as predictors of response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy: a syste...
CJ McAloon, D Ali, T Hamborg, P Banerjee, P O'Hare, H Randeva, ... Open heart 4 (2), e000639

Randomised feasibility trial into the effects of low-frequency electrical muscle stimulation in advanced heart failure patients
S Ennis, G McGregor, T Hamborg, H Jones, R Shave, SJ Singh


Declaration

Professor Prithwish Banerjee does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Prithwish Banerjee does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Prithwish Banerjee does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.