Mr Sukhjinder Nijjer

Personal profile

Dr. Nijjer is based at both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Foundation NHS Trust as a Consultant Cardiologist.  He is also a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. His clinical duties cover all aspects of Cardiology in his clinics at Imperial NHS Healthcare Trust Cardiology Service for Ealing.

Dr Nijjer performs coronary intervention at the catheter suites of both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.  He is part of the Primary Angioplasty on-call service at the Hammersmith Hospital.  He is an established leader in invasive coronary physiology which can help guide Cardiologists on when and where a coronary stent is needed.  He is regularly invited as a speaker at international conferences including the American College of Cardiology and TCT.

Dr. Nijjer studied medicine at the University of Bristol, where he graduated with Honours in 2004 with two undergraduate scholarships and many academic prizes. He was also awarded a First Class Honours degree with prizes in Pharmacology which was supported by the prestigious Wolfson Award from the Royal College of Physicians. He undertook his Junior Doctor training at the Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital before being appointed as a Specialist Registrar in Cardiology in 2008. He is undertook rigorous training in all aspects of Cardiology and completed a 2 year fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Hammersmith Hospital.

Dr. Nijjer is committed to the better treatment of patients through the development and application of new medical technologies.  His PhD, funded by the Medical Research Council and awarded by Imperial College, involved the development of new techniques (iFR and iFR-pullback) to measure blood flow in coronary arteries with blockages.  Dr Nijjer pioneered the use of iFR-pullback to better treat coronary blockages and this technology has been used in thousands of patients around the world. 

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians
  • British Cardiac Society
  • British Cardiac Intervention Society
  • European Society of Cardiology Microcirculation Working Group
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

Clinical Interests

Dr. Nijjer possesses clinical expertise in all aspects of cardiology, including treating patients with chest pain, angina, breathlessness on exertion, palpitations or collapse.  He has expertise in assessing and treating patients at increased risk of heart disease such as patients with high blood pressure, diabetes or raised cholesterol.  He uses all of the latest stress testing techniques and if needed, invasive angiography, coronary stenting, and can implant pacemakers or cardiac monitoring devices.

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