Professor Martin Cowie is Professor of Cardiology at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
A founding member and a 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). He is the Specialty Advisor for Cardiovascular Interventions to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and sat on its Acute Heart Failure Guideline Development Group and the Quality Standards Advisory Committee. He has helped advise on the patient decision aid for the updated NICE AF guideline, published in June 2014. He is a member of the Cardiovascular Round Table and the EU Affairs Committee of the European Society of Cardiology. In 2015 he joined the Atrial Fibrillation Association’s Medical Advisory Committee.
Professor Cowie's studies and reviews have been featured in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including The Lancet, British Medical Journal, JAMA, Circulation, European Heart Journal, Heart and the European Journal of Heart Failure. He has contributed chapters to many books, including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, and has written a book for patients entitled ‘Living with Heart Failure – a guide for patients’. His research interests centre on health technology assessment, remote monitoring and new diagnostic and treatment approaches for patients with cardiovascular disease.