Dr Adrian Brady

Consultant Cardiologist & Honorary Associate Professor

MD, FRCP(Glasg), FRCPE, FESC, FAHA

Year qualified:1985

Specialty

Personal profile

Professor Adrian Brady graduated from Edinburgh University in 1985. He trained in Cardiology at the Hammersmith Hospital, London Chest Hospital and the National Heart and Lung Institute, London. During his research time Prof. Brady won the British Cardiac Society Award and the American Heart Association Young Investigator Award. He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist to Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1996, and Ross Hall Hospital later that year.

Prof. Brady’s major specialities are the clinical aspects and epidemiology of coronary heart disease, hypertension, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and pulmonary embolism.  He was the principal investigator in four major UK studies (totalling 140,000 patients). He is the Principal Investigator for the UK in the IMPROVE-IT trial (TIMI 40) in acute coronary syndromes (ACS), the DAL-OUTCOMES trial of dalcetrapib in ACS, and will lead the UK in the forthcoming DAL-OUTCOMES 2 trial, beginning 2012.

Prof. Brady was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association in 2003.  He is Visiting Professor of Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA. He is Chairman of the Guidelines Committee of the British Cardiovascular Society, represents the UK on the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines Development Group, and is Secretary of the British Hypertension Society. Prof. Brady was a principal author of the 2007 Scottish National Guideline for Coronary Heart Disease. He was a principal author of the ESC Guidelines for Pulmonary Embolism, published 2008. Prof. Brady represents the ESC in public matters relating to high blood pressure.  He is a Trustee and Council Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Prof. Brady has published 72 papers in medical research journals. His textbook, “New Perspectives on Hypertension,” is now in its fourth edition. A second textbook, “An Atlas of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease,” is nearing completion. Prof. Brady has given over 70 invited national and international lectures including Plenary lectures at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American Heart Association, the Japanese Circulation Society, the French Cardiac Society and the Mayo Clinic. Prof. Brady’s current biggest project is his involvement with all of the Scottish Premier League football clubs in Scotland, as the football health programme extends across the country.

Professional Membership



  • British Hypertension Society

  • British Cardiovascular Society

  • Fellow of the American Heart Association

Clinical Interests



  • Epidemiology of coronary heart disease

  • Hypertension

  • Heart failure

  • Valvular heart disease

  • Pulmonary embolism

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