Ranil De Silva
Clinical expertise in coronary angioplasty, and the management of acute coronary syndromes and advance coronary artery disease
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP
Dr. de Silva is a lead clinical investigator in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cardiac Regeneration Unit based at the Trust.
Dr de Silva graduated from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry with honours in 1995 and then went on to complete his training in general medicine, general cardiology and interventional cardiology at Royal Brompton, Chelsea and Westminster, Hammersmith, and St. Mary’s Hospitals.
He conducted his PhD research at the MRC Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital and Research Institute for Brain and Blood Vessels in Akita, Japan. He has also completed a fellowship with the Cardiovascular Interventional Programme, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA.
Dr de Silva’s main research interests include: using magnetic resonance imaging to guide minimally invasive endovascular interventions; stem cell therapy for treatment of cardiovascular disease; biomarkers; cardiac protection during myocardial infarction; and immunotherapy for acute coronary syndromes.
He has been the recipient of an NIH Bench to Bedside Award and has ongoing collaborative research programmes with investigators at the National Institutes of Health and University of Wisconsin in the USA.
Lectures and teaching
He regularly lectures on pathophysiology and management of acute coronary syndromes; cardiac cell therapy; and image guided endovascular intervention at local, national and international meetings.
At the Trust, Dr de Silva regularly performs postgraduate teaching in cardiology to visiting physicians and students from Europe, Middle East and Asia.
He is on the organising committee of the Grand Round lecture series at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust. He was also responsible for “Acute Coronary Syndromes – From Hospital to Community” – a one day meeting for GP’s which included live demonstrations of coronary angiography and angioplasty.