Dr Ricardo Petraco works as a consultant cardiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Buckinghamshire NHS Trust, and as a senior clinical research fellow at Imperial College London. He is internationally recognised as a leading clinician and researcher in the field of coronary artery disease and physiology. Dr Petraco completed his higher specialist cardiology training at leading university hospitals in London, including the Royal Brompton, St Mary’s and Hammersmith hospitals. His clinical work involves general cardiology with a focus on coronary intervention (stenting) and treatment of angina and heart attacks. As a researcher, he is interested in developing new diagnostic methods to optimise the reliability and safety of percutaneous coronary procedures as well as to improve patient experience during interventions. Dr Petraco’s combined work at Imperial College and in the NHS allows state-of-the-art technologies to be offered to patients and enables innovative research developments in coronary physiology and imaging to be rapidly implemented into clinical practice. 


General cardiology (chest pain, breathlessness, etc) and interventional cardiology (cardiac catheterisation and stenting)

Research & publications

Information on Dr Petraco’s research work as a National Heart and Lung Institute senior clinical research fellow at Imperial College London can be found on the College website. 

Updated list of publications