Professor Perry Elliott


Professor Elliott is head of the UCL Centre for Heart Muscle Disease and lead of the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Unit at the Bart’s Heart Centre, London, UK.

Prof Elliott studied medicine at St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London. After qualifying in 1987 he trained in general medicine, gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1991, and completed his general cardiology training at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer first at St. George’s Hospital in 1999 and then at UCL in 2003. He was promoted to Reader in Inherited Cardiac Disease in 2005 and became a full Professor at UCL in 2012.

He was elected as a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in 2005, is past Chairman of the ESC Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases (2010–2012), and chairs the ESC Guideline Task Force on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and the Executive Committee for the European Outcomes Research Programme registry on cardiomyopathies. He is cardiovascular lead for the North Thames NHS Genomic Medicine Centre and is President of Cardiomyopathy UK, Europe’s foremost charity specifically for patients with heart muscle disease. From 2009 to 2013, he was Deputy Editor of The Heart Journal and is currently Deputy Editor for the International Journal of Cardiology.

Over the past 25 years, Prof Elliott has established an international reputation in the field of heart muscle disease, authoring more than 400 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. He develops diagnostic standards, risk stratification tools and clinical service models based on some of Europe’s largest inherited heart disease cohorts, fostering industry collaborations in sequence interpretation, therapeutic trials and multicentre research partnerships.