Dr Aneil Malhotra

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiology

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Dr. Aneil Malhotra PhD, MB, BChir, MA (Cantab), MRCP (UK), MSc (Medical Leadership). Aneil is the Presidential Fellow/ Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and honorary consultant cardiologist in inherited cardiac conditions, cardiac MRI and sports cardiology at Wythenshawe and Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospitals. 


Dr. Malhotra graduated from the University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College) in 2006 and having spent time at MIT and Harvard University, he spent his Foundation years working in Cambridge (UK) and Papworth before moving to Oxford to continue his specialist training in cardiology. Along the way, he completed a Masters in Medical Leadership at the Royal College of Physicians (2013). He completed his PhD in inherited heart diseases and sports cardiology at St. George’s University of London where he was subsequently appointed NIHR Clinical Lecturer.

Dr. Malhotra’s research areas include investigating the electrical, structural and functional features of the adolescent athlete’s heart with data derived from analysing the Football Association’s cardiac screening programme, the largest of its kind for elite junior athletes in Europe. His work has achieved Young Investigator Award and best abstract prizes at international conferences including ESC Update 2019, ESC 2017, ACC 2016 and EACP 2015. He has a keen interest in medical education and has been an examiner and tutor for the Royal College of Physicians for the MRCP Part 2 (2014-2017) as well as a Module lead and Admissions Tutor for the MSc in Sports Cardiology at St. George’s University of London.

Aneil is the European Association of Preventative Cardiology young ambassador for the UK. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored and contributed to books in cardiology and medicine. His ongoing research interests include sudden cardiac death in adolescent athletes and ethnic differences between black, white and mixed-race athletes’ hearts.

As an academic clinician in inherited cardiac conditions and MRI, Aneil aims to balance scientific rigour and workplace-based application to patients within the NHS healthcare system and influence clinical practice on a national level and beyond. His research interests in sports cardiology and sudden cardiac death place him in an ideal envirnoment to harness the potential of research into atheltes' hearts in the North West.

External positions

Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George's University of London

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • sports cardiology, athlete's heart, sudden cardiac death, ethnic differences in adaptation to exercise

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - Doctor of Philosophy, Defining the electrical and structural characteristics of the adolescent athlete's heart, St George's University of London
  • 2012 - Master of Science, Medical Leadership, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2006 - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Cambridge
  • 2006 - Master of Arts University of Cambridge

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