Martin Cowie is Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College, London, UK and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, where he leads the research in heart failure and electrophysiology. A founding member and past-chairman of the British Society for Heart Failure, Professor Cowie has also been a Board Member (and Chair of the Education Committee) of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). From November 2016, he has been a Non-Executive Director of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in England. He has advised that organization on its heart failure guidelines and quality standards. He sits on the Cardiovascular Round Table and the EU Affairs Committee of the ESC, and leads its work in e-health, recently being appointed as Chair of the e-health Unit at the European Heart Health Institute in Brussels. He was shortlisted for the NHS Digital Champion (Leadership) Award in 2017.
Professor Cowie’s studies and reviews have been featured in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Circulation, JAMA, European Heart Journal, British Medical Journal, and the European Journal of Heart Failure. He has contributed chapters to many books, and has written a book for patients entitled “Living with Heart Failure – A Guide for Patients”. His research interests centre on the use of new technologies to improve the outcome, efficiency and experience of care for people living with heart failure. Professor Cowie is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, and Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.