Ronak Rajani was born in London in 1975. After completing his Medical degree at Southampton University, UK, in 1998, he embarked on further training at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals in London. In 2001, he was awarded his M.R.C.P. degree and he subsequently spent three years completing his M.D. thesis entitled "Vascular alterations in aortic stenosis" under Professor John Chambers' supervision at St Thomas' Hospital in London. He was awarded his M.D. degree in 2008 by King's College, London, UK. Dr. Rajani has been trained in all aspects of echocardiography including transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography (2D and 3D), and stress echocardiography. Additionally in 2009, he was the first awardee of the prestigious British Cardiac Society and American College of Cardiology 1 year fellowship in advanced cardiac imaging. This involved training in nuclear cardiology under Professor Richard Underwood' supervision and training in cardiac MRI, under Professor Dudley Pennell's supervision, at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Following this, Dr. Rajani spent 6 months at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA, with Professor Daniel S. Berman and was trained in cardiac computed tomography to level III SCCT criteria. As well as being trained in all modern aspects of multimodality cardiac imaging, Dr. Rajani has considerable clinical expertise in general cardiology and general medicine. He maintains an active interest in research and has authored in excess of 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts. His current research interests include aortic stenosis, valvular heart disease, and the prediction of cardiac risk using noncontrast and contrast-enhanced cardiac CT. Dr. Rajani is currently employed by Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as an Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellow.
Biography Updated on 8 June 2011