Martin Cowie is Professor of Cardiology (Health Services Research) and is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
After qualifying from the University of Aberdeen in 1989, Professor Cowie trained in London in cardiology and epidemiology, undertaking an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His MD related to work on the epidemiology of heart failure in the UK. After a brief period back in Scotland, he returned to Imperial College in 2001, taking up the Chair of Cardiology (Health Services Research) at the National Heart & Lung Institute, with his clinical practise based at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea.
A founding member and past-Chair of the British Society for Heart Failure, he has also sat on the Board of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. He is the Chair of the ESC Digital Health Committee.
His major clinical and research interests are in health technology assessment and the delivery of efficient and effective care for patients with heart failure, with a particular focus on new technologies: diagnostics, drugs or devices.
Professor Cowie lectures widely in the UK and internationally on cardiovascular disease, and organises many multi-professional educational events.
As well as writing chapters for medical textbooks, including sections on heart failure for the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Essential Cardiology, Professor Cowie has published widely in cardiovascular medical journals (please see publication list). He is also frequently interviewed in the national media regarding heart issues, and particularly enjoys talking to the public about heart matters, working alongside the Wellcome Collection, the Cambridge Science Festival and other educational bodies.