Prof. Roby Rakhit, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Prof. Roby Rakhit BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FESC

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FESC
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Prof.Roby Rakhit,Cardiologist

Prof. Rakhit is a recommended Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Prof. Roby Rakhit - Overview of atrial fibrillation management

Prof. Roby Rakhit - Overview of atrial fibrillation management

Prof.  Roby Rakhit - Syncope overview

Prof. Roby Rakhit - Syncope overview

Areas of expertise

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Angina
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Acute coronary syndromes
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Recommendations for Prof. Rakhit

These recommendations are for information purposes only. Doctors providing recommendations do so in good faith and are not responsible for clinical outcomes.

Recommended by:

  • byDr Annette Michal Bendor, GP

    Always very helpful and happy to discuss problems or queries. Gives an excellent service to all patients, both NHS and private. I have only ever received positive feedback from my patients about their experience.

  • byDr John Paul Horton, GP

    Roby is an excellent cardiologist and has worked with GPs in cardiology service development. He is also actively involved in education.

  • byDr Irfana Gundkalli, GP

    Knowledgeable and skilled. Good feedback from patients. Efficient, comprehensive letters and responses to queries.

  • byDr Juhi Tandon, GP

    Excellent bedside manner and clinical acumen. Good rapport with colleagues.

  • byDr Saul Daniel Kaufman, GP

    Sensible advice, responds quickly to requests for advice

  • byDr Eric Ansell, GP

    Excellent clinical skills and excellent with patients.

  • byDr Susan Jacqueline Dickie, GP

    Very responsive and sensible cardiologist.

  • byDr Eileen Rosenfelder, GP

    Calm and competent cardiologist.

  • byDr Agron Galica, GP

    Very knowledgeable & excellent

  • byA GP

    Positive patient feedback

  • byDr Adrian Nicholas Wayne, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byA GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Nikesh Dattani, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Sharon Denise Roback, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Mansukhlal Vershi Shah, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Gemma Claire Bailey, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Eleanor Venita Rhianon Barry, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byA GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Ruth Whitby, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Leora Batia Harverd, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Alexandra Victoria Mickleburgh, GP

    Great Cardiologist.

  • byDr Douglas Victor Baldy-Gray, GP

    Good patient care.

  • byDr Philippa Ruth Kaye, GP

    Good Cardiologist

  • byDr Jaydeep Sarma, Cardiologist

    Brilliant cardiologist. Superb interventional operator, with international training. Excellent personal style

  • byDr Natasha Kapur, Dermatologist

    Head of Dept. Good bedside manner & technically skilled at interventional cardiology.

  • byDr Shane Roche, Physician in medicine for the elderly

    Roby is an excellent cardiologist with a very sensible approach to his patients.

  • byMr Neil Dorward, Neurosurgeon

    Prof. Roby Rakhit has a very calm and pleasant manner.

  • byMr Charles Imber, Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgeon

    Thoroughly professional expert in his field.

  • byMr Vibhash Mishra, Urological Surgeon

    Very competent and caring

  • byDr Oliver Segal, Cardiologist

    Excellent Cardiologist

  • byDr Amit Patel, Respiratory Physician

    Excellent clinician.

  • by Mr Hamish Hamilton, General & Vascular Surgeon

    Prof. Roby Rakhit is an excellent clinician. I’ve known Dr Roby Rakhit for a long period of time and I would be happy to refer my patients to him.

  • by Prof. Howard Branley, Respiratory Specialist

    Prof. Rakhit has looked after many of my patients carefully and kindly. They all report back positively.

  • by Dr Devaki Nair, Pathologist

    Excellent outcomes for coronary intervention.

  • by Prof. George Hamilton, General Surgeon

    Works closely with EVAR patients for work up

  • by Mr Nicholas Goddard, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • by Dr Voi Shim Wong, Physician, Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist

    Very good colleague

  • byDr Annette Michal Bendor, GP

    Always very helpful and happy to discuss problems or queries. Gives an excellent service to all patients, both NHS and private. I have only ever received positive feedback from my patients about their experience.

  • byDr John Paul Horton, GP

    Roby is an excellent cardiologist and has worked with GPs in cardiology service development. He is also actively involved in education.

  • byDr Irfana Gundkalli, GP

    Knowledgeable and skilled. Good feedback from patients. Efficient, comprehensive letters and responses to queries.

  • byDr Juhi Tandon, GP

    Excellent bedside manner and clinical acumen. Good rapport with colleagues.

  • byDr Saul Daniel Kaufman, GP

    Sensible advice, responds quickly to requests for advice

  • byDr Eric Ansell, GP

    Excellent clinical skills and excellent with patients.

  • byDr Susan Jacqueline Dickie, GP

    Very responsive and sensible cardiologist.

  • byDr Eileen Rosenfelder, GP

    Calm and competent cardiologist.

  • byDr Agron Galica, GP

    Very knowledgeable & excellent

  • byA GP

    Positive patient feedback

  • byDr Adrian Nicholas Wayne, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byA GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Nikesh Dattani, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Sharon Denise Roback, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Mansukhlal Vershi Shah, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Gemma Claire Bailey, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Eleanor Venita Rhianon Barry, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byA GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Ruth Whitby, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Leora Batia Harverd, GP

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • byDr Alexandra Victoria Mickleburgh, GP

    Great Cardiologist.

  • byDr Douglas Victor Baldy-Gray, GP

    Good patient care.

  • byDr Philippa Ruth Kaye, GP

    Good Cardiologist

  • byDr Jaydeep Sarma, Cardiologist

    Brilliant cardiologist. Superb interventional operator, with international training. Excellent personal style

  • byDr Natasha Kapur, Dermatologist

    Head of Dept. Good bedside manner & technically skilled at interventional cardiology.

  • byDr Shane Roche, Physician in medicine for the elderly

    Roby is an excellent cardiologist with a very sensible approach to his patients.

  • byMr Neil Dorward, Neurosurgeon

    Prof. Roby Rakhit has a very calm and pleasant manner.

  • byMr Charles Imber, Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgeon

    Thoroughly professional expert in his field.

  • byMr Vibhash Mishra, Urological Surgeon

    Very competent and caring

  • byDr Oliver Segal, Cardiologist

    Excellent Cardiologist

  • byDr Amit Patel, Respiratory Physician

    Excellent clinician.

  • by Mr Hamish Hamilton, General & Vascular Surgeon

    Prof. Roby Rakhit is an excellent clinician. I’ve known Dr Roby Rakhit for a long period of time and I would be happy to refer my patients to him.

  • by Prof. Howard Branley, Respiratory Specialist

    Prof. Rakhit has looked after many of my patients carefully and kindly. They all report back positively.

  • by Dr Devaki Nair, Pathologist

    Excellent outcomes for coronary intervention.

  • by Prof. George Hamilton, General Surgeon

    Works closely with EVAR patients for work up

  • by Mr Nicholas Goddard, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Recommended Cardiologist

  • by Dr Voi Shim Wong, Physician, Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist

    Very good colleague

  • Address

  • Telephone or video consultation

    Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, NW3 2QG

  • The Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street, Hampstead, London, GB, NW3 2QG

  • Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place St Johns Wood, London, GB, NW8 9LE

  • Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

    60 Grove End Road, St. John’s Wood, London, GB, NW8 9NH

  • North London Cardiovascular Unit

    999 Finchley Road, London, GB, NW11 7HB

  • Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street, London, GB, NW3 2QG

  • About Prof. Roby Rakhit

    GMC number: 3558506

    Year qualified: 1991

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Professor Roby Rakhit is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Free Hospital and Honorary Professor of Cardiology at University College London. He is an expert in interventional cardiology performing PCI (coronary angioplasty and stenting) for the treatment of coronary artery disease. He has considerable experience in advanced interventional coronary techniques including pressure wire, rotational atherectomy and intracoronary imaging (intravascular ultrasound, and optical coherence tomography) which form part of his routine clinical practice and research expertise. The majority of his procedures are performed via the radial artery (wrist). This is a minimally invasive technique associated with fewer complications and faster patient recovery. He has a major interest in the treatment of acute coronary syndrome (heart attack) and was instrumental in setting up the Royal Free Heart Attack Centre. This was one of the first units in the UK to provide 24/7 immediate angioplasty/stenting treatment for patients presenting with life-threatening heart attack. He has developed an interest in cardiac CT for both diagnosis and research in coronary disease. He is skilled in permanent pacemaker implantation. He is also interested in the relationship between heart disease and stroke, investigating younger patients presenting with cryptogenic (unexplained) stroke.

    Qualified in 1991 from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School (Imperial College London) with a first-class honours intercalated degree in pharmacology. He began his general cardiology training in 1995 as a rotating cardiology registrar (fellow) at the Hammersmith, Royal Brompton and St. Marys hospitals. In 1998, funded by the Welcome Trust, he completed a two-year doctorate (MD thesis) at the Rayne Institute, St. Thomas Hospital on the cellular physiology of nitric oxide in conferring myocardial protection against ischemia. In 2000 he was awarded a prestigious British Heart Foundation International Fellowship and undertook a further one-year period of clinical research with advanced interventional training at the Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Bern under the supervision of Prof. Bernhard Meier. In 2008 he was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. As previous head of Department of Cardiology and Clinical Director of the Royal Free London NHS Trust for he has considerable experience in leadership and service development. In 2018 he was elected to Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

    Prof Rakhit is actively involved in teaching and research having supervised a number of PhD fellows. Research interests include myocardial protection, risk assessment in patients at high risk coronary artery disease (diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and HIV), intracoronary imaging and microvascular function. He has published over 100 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. In 2020 he was promoted to Professor of Cardiology at University College London.

    Areas of expertise

    • Arrhythmia
    • Cardioembolic stroke
    • Cardiovascular prevention
    • Heart failure
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
    • Ischaemic heart disease
    • Pacemaker implantation
    • Valvular heart disease

    Professional memberships

    General Medical Council
    Royal College of Physicians
    British Cardiovascular Society
    British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
    European Society of Cardiology

    Articles by Prof. Roby Rakhit

    Effect of remote ischaemic conditioning on clinical outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction

    The association between the public reporting of individual operator outcomes with patient profiles

    Duration of type 2 diabetes mellitus and systolic blood pressure

    Automated pixel-wise quantitative myocardial perfusion mapping

    Complete versus culprit-only lesion intervention in patients with acute coronary syndromes

    Other specialists recommended by Prof. Rakhit

  • Dr Amit Patel, Respiratory Physician

    Good respiratory opinion with excellent patient feedback

  • Mr Vibhash Mishra, Urological Surgeon

    Excellent general urological opinion

  • Dr Devaki Nair, Pathologist

    Really committed and patient focused consultant. Expert in Lipid management and CVD prevention.

  • Prof. Howard Branley, Respiratory Specialist

    Excellent respiratory opinion with consistently good patient feedback.