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Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer, Male

Consultant cardiologist 6103417
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Biography

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer is a Consultant Cardiologist with a specialist interest in Coronary Intervention. He works across both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.  He is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College.  He is active in both clinical care and research and he deals with all aspects of Cardiology including chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  He uses the latest techniques and medical therapies to help his patients and tailors his care according to the patient’s needs.

Clinically, he specialises in interventional cardiology and this involves treating patients with coronary artery disease in a minimally invasive manner.  He has internationally recognised expertise in coronary physiology and intravascular imaging.  He was involved in the development and validation of iFR, a technology that is now used in 100s of hospitals around the world and has been used to treat thousands of patients. 

Dr Nijjer studied Medicine at the University of Bristol and was awarded multiple distinctions, prizes and scholarships throughout his training.  He was also awarded a First Class Honours degree in Pharmacology with prizes.  He completed his clinical training at the Hammersmith Hospital, St Marys Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and both Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.

Dr Nijjer was awarded his PhD from Imperial College and has conducted research published in major medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet and the European Heart Journal. He has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and has been invited as a presenter and faculty at major international conferences, including the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) and EuroPCR.  He has been awarded prizes from the Royal Society of Medicine.

Additional languages spoken: Hindi, Punjabi

Special interests

  • Chest pain
  • Angina
  • Palpitations
  • Atrial fibrillation and irregular heart beat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart failure
  • Dizziness and blackouts
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attacks (STEMI, NSTEMI)
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Pacemakers