Personal profile

Dr Stuart Rosen is Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Ealing Hospitals and Reader in Cardiology in the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. He received his medical undergraduate education at Pembroke College, Cambridge and at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. His specialist cardiology training was at Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals and he also spent several years in cardiovascular research, funded by the Medical Research Council and the British Heart Foundation. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and is a member of its Working group on myocardial function and of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC. Dr Rosen is also a member of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), the British Society of Heart Failure and the International Cardio-Oncology Society. 

Dr Rosen is a general adult cardiologist and has specialist expertise in heart failure, syncope and difficult hypertension. His technical skills include transoesophageal echocardiography, stress echo, tilt testing and autonomic assessment, as well as ultrafiltration for decompensated heart failure. Dr Rosen had a pivotal role in setting up the UK’s first cardio-oncology unit, here at the Royal Brompton Hospital, to provide bespoke care for patients at risk of cardiotoxicity or who have developed cardiac problems as a consequence of their anti-cancer treatment.

Research interests:

Dr Rosen has a programme of translational research focused on:

  • Role of cardiac autonomic dysfunction in pathophysiology of cardiac disease
  • Origins of cardiac pain [member of an international task force on complex cardiac pain syndromes]
  • Mechanisms of heart injury in cancer patients
  • Effect of alcohol excess on heart function

He is also cardiologist to the MRC’s Prostate Adenocarcinoma: TransCutaneous Hormones (PATCH) trial, a multi-centre study of cardiovascular outcomes in prostate cancer patients treated with transcutaneous oestrogen patches compared with LHRH analogues

Education and publications

Dr Rosen has certification from the Royal College of Physicians of London as a Physician Educator, and has twice been awarded a Prize for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, by the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College. He has extensive teaching commitments, in medicine, cardiology, ethics and law for medical undergraduates and supervises postgraduates, MD and PhD students.

Dr Rosen is the author of more than 70 peer reviewed papers, plus review articles, editorials, abstracts, nine book chapters and the popular book ‘Self assessment colour review of cardiology.’

Clinical Interests

  • General adult cardiology
  • Heart failure
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Syncope
  • Hypertension

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Heart Failure Association, ESC
  • British Society of Heart Failure (part of BCS) 
  • Working group on Heart Function ESC
  • Founding treasurer of the British Cardio-Oncology Society

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