Professor Robert Storey BSc, BM, DM, FRCP, FESC

Professor of CardiologyRob Storey

Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX
Tel: +44 (0)114 215 9554
Fax: +44 (0)114 271 1863


I joined the University of Sheffield in 2002 as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology and subsequently became Professor of Cardiology in January 2011. I am Head of the Platelet Research Group and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Unit. I am also Academic Director for the Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Directorate and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust. I have a special interest in atherothrombosis and antithrombotic therapy in the management of ischaemic heart disease, including coronary intervention. I was Chair of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Thrombosis 2012-2014 and have been a member of 3 Task Forces for ESC Guidelines as well as author of many ESC position papers.

I received a BSc Hons in biochemistry from the University of York, UK, in 1985 before going on to obtain my medical degree (BM) from the University of Southampton in 1989. After completing general professional training, I trained in the fields of Cardiology and General (Internal) Medicine at Queen´s Medical Centre in Nottingham, completing specialist training in both fields in 2001. During that time, I developed a keen interest in thrombosis research, studying platelet biology and pharmacology, conducting clinical research studies in patients with cardiovascular disease and obtaining a postgraduate degree in research (DM) from the University of Nottingham. I have been an Executive/Steering Committee member of numerous international clinical trials such as the PLATO and PEGASUS-TIMI 54 studies and am currently a member of the steering committees for the COMPLETE, RAPID-CTCA, SENIOR-RITA, AUGUSTUS and CLEAR-SYNERGY studies.

Research Activities:

My principal research area is atherothrombosis. My particular interests are:

  1. platelet pharmacology.
  2. relationships between inflammation and atherothrombosis.
  3. fibrin clot properties and thrombotic risk.
  4. cardiovascular clinical trials.
  5. clinical practice guidelines.

Teaching Interests:

I am currently coordinator for the first year medical undergraduate Cardiovascular System module.

Professional Activites:

2017: Member of the BHF Fellowships Committee.

2015: Member of the NIHR EME board.

2000: DM with distinction, 'Novel platelet antagonists in the management of ischaemic heart disease', University of Nottingham.

1999: Young Investigators Award, International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Current Projects:

Numerous projects in the areas of antithrombotic therapy and acute coronary syndromes.


For key publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.

Journal articles