Professor Aneil Malhotra


FESC, MB BChir, PhD, MA (Cantab), MRCP (UK), MSc (Medical Leadership)

GMC number: 6139258

Practising since: 2004



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Professor Malhotra is a Consultant Cardiologist and an expert in sports cardiology supporting people with heart conditions, ranging from those who are keen to start exercising to elite athletes. He is lead cardiologist for a number of elite sports teams including Manchester City, Leeds United and Burnley football clubs, as well as British Cycling. Aneil also works closely with Manchester United and is regularly involved in the cardiac care of athletes for Team GB, English Institute of Sport (EIS) and numerous professional football, cricket and rugby clubs.

Professor Malhotra graduated from the University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College) in 2006 and having spent time at MIT and Harvard University, he spent his Foundation years working in Cambridge (UK) and Papworth before moving to Oxford to continue his specialist training in cardiology. Along the way, he completed a Masters in Medical Leadership at the Royal College of Physicians (2013). He completed his PhD in inherited heart diseases and sports cardiology at St. George’s University of London where he was subsequently appointed NIHR Clinical Lecturer.

Professor Malhotra’s research areas include investigating the electrical, structural, and functional features of the adolescent athlete’s heart with data derived from analysing the Football Association’s cardiac screening programme, the largest of its kind for elite junior athletes in Europe. His work has achieved Young Investigator Award and best abstract prizes at international conferences including ESC Update 2019, ESC 2017, ACC 2016 and EACP 2015. He has a keen interest in medical education and has been an examiner and tutor for the Royal College of Physicians for the MRCP Part 2 (2014-2017) as well as a Module lead and Admissions Tutor for the MSc in Sports Cardiology at St. George’s University of London.

Aneil is the European Association of Preventative Cardiology young ambassador for the UK. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored and contributed to books in cardiology and medicine. His ongoing research interests include sudden cardiac death in adolescent athletes and ethnic differences between black, white and mixed-race athletes’ hearts.

As an academic clinician in inherited cardiac conditions and MRI, Aneil aims to balance scientific rigour and workplace-based application to patients within the NHS healthcare system and influence clinical practice on a national level and beyond. His research interests in sports cardiology and sudden cardiac death place him in an ideal environment to harness the potential of research into athletes' hearts in the North West.

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Treatments and tests offered by Professor Aneil Malhotra at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • MRI scan

Locations Professor Aneil Malhotra works with

Related experience


  1. European Heart Journal Case Reports (Journal)
  2. European Cardiology Review (Journal)
  3. Reaping the rewards of exercise: it is never too late to start
  4. Key Clinical Topics in Cardiology (Book)

Other posts held

  • Lead Cardiologist at Manchester City Football Club
  • Lead Cardiologist at British Cycling
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George's University of London
  • Lead Cardiologist at Leeds United Football Club
  • Presidential Fellow at the University of Manchester
  • Lead Cardiologist at Burnley Football Club