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
S10 2RX

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


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).


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

Journal articles