Professor Charles Knight



GMC number: 3275704

Practising since: 1988



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Professor Charles Knight OBE trained at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and is a Consultant Cardiologist and Chief Executive of St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

From 2008 to 2011 he was Honorary Secretary of the British Cardiovascular Society, the professional body for UK Cardiologists and other healthcare workers with an interest in cardiovascular medicine.

Professor Knight is past head of Cardiology training in London as Chair of the London Cardiology Specialty Training Committee and was a member of the Royal College of Physicians Specialty Advisory Committee.

He is regularly invited to lecture at national and international meetings.

In 2020 Professor Knight was seconded as Chief Executive of the NHS Nightingale Hospital London. In July 2020 he was awarded the Freedom of the City of London by invitation of the Lord Mayor in acknowledgment of the outstanding role that he had played in the pandemic.

In the Queens Birthday Honours October 2020 he received an OBE for services to the NHS and people with heart disease.

He sees all general cardiology patients with a particular interest in chest pain.

Special interests

  • Chest Pain

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Professor Charles Knight at Nuffield Health

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Event monitor
  • Zio® XT Cardiac Monitor
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • CT calcium scoring (or cardiac calcium scoring)

Locations Professor Charles Knight works with

Related experience


Professor Knight was Associate Editor of Heart journal, the UK’s leading cardiovascular journal. His research interests include acute coronary syndromes and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, in which he has published over 100 scientific papers. 


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • American College of Cardiology
  • European Society of Cardiology

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist, Chief Executive at St Bartholomew's Hospital, Barts Health

Insurers Professor Charles Knight works with

Professor Charles Knight works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Benenden Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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