Dr. Wael Sumaya MD, MRCP, PhD

Dr Wael SumayaNIHR Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology

Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Medical School
Beech Hill Road
Sheffield
S10 2RX

Tel: +44 (0) 114 305 2019
Email: w.sumaya@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography:

I joined the University of Sheffield as an Academic Clinical Fellow in 2010. During this period, I started training in clinical cardiology and developed a keen interest in atherothrombosis research. Subsequently, I was awarded a BHF-funded clinical research training fellowship to continue my research with Professor Rob Storey. During this work, I identified poor fibrinolysis as an independent predictor of poor outcomes following acute coronary syndrome, which may constitute a novel therapeutic target. For this work, I was awarded my PhD. I am currently a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology. I am also an honorary specialist registrar in Cardiology. As a clinician, I enjoy interventional treatment of patients with coronary artery disease and as a researcher, I look for ways to optimise antithrombotic regimens.

Research Interests:

My research interests are:

  1. Fibrin clot lysis and risk following ACS.
  2. Mechanisms implicated in poor lysis following ACS.
  3. Antithrombotic therapy in patients with coronary artery disease.

Teaching Interests:

I am deputy cardiovascular module co-ordinator for phase 1 medical students. I also enjoy delivering lectures regularly to medical students, post graduate students and junior doctors.

Professional Activities:

  • Fellow Editor for the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society.
  • Member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society.
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

Current Projects:

  • Prolonged enoxaparin in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (MRC Confidence in Concept Project).
  • Fibrin clot properties and clinical outcomes following acute coronary syndromes (BHF Clinical Research Training Fellowship).

Publications:

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

Journal articles