Professor Rajesh Kharbanda


BSc (1st Hons), MBChB, MRCP, PhD

GMC number: 3580499

Practising since: 1991



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Professor Rajesh Kharbanda, Consultant Cardiologist in Oxford, graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 1991, and has trained and worked in the specialty of cardiology in London, Cambridge, Toronto (Canada). He is a General Cardiologist with over 20 years of experience treating patients with a wide range of heart conditions including angina, valve disease, heart failure and irregular heart rhythm. His practice incorporates investigation of chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, blackouts and breathlessness. He has special expertise in the treatment of coronary artery disease by coronary angioplasty and stenting including complex angioplasty techniques, and is a part of the Oxford team that performs TAVI treatment. He places importance on the prevention and early detection of coronary disease through the assessment of cardiac risk factors such as high-blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Other interests

Professor Kharbanda is regularly invited to speak about the assessment and management of coronary artery disease at national and international meetings. He organises and lectures on international courses for consultant cardiologists training in specialist techniques, and holds roles in national and international training and education committees.

Personal interests

Travel, local film society, cooking, gardening and relaxing with family.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Rajesh Kharbanda at Nuffield Health

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Angiography
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Angioplasty
  • Assessment of all Aspects of Cardiology
  • Coronary Angioplasty (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention or PCI)

Locations Professor Rajesh Kharbanda works with

Related experience


Professor Kharbanda is a well-respected clinical researcher in the field of cardiology and has published over 100 papers in leading medical journals. He has a particular interest in improving the treatment and outcomes of patients with heart attack and has conducted research with international collaborators across Europe and North America. He is currently involved as the Oxford lead in several international studies investigating new treatments for heart disease, not only focusing on heart-attack research but also other aspects of cardiology.


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Interventional Cardiac Society
  • European Society of Cardiology

Other posts held

  • John Radcliffe Hospital

Insurers Professor Rajesh Kharbanda works with

Professor Rajesh Kharbanda works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa


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

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

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