Dr Pankaj Garg


Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology

+44 114 215 9152

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Dr Pankaj Garg
Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease
Floor C
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
S10 2JF

I joined the University of Sheffield in 2017 after completing my PhD from the University of Leeds under supervision of Professor Sven Plein and Professor John P Greenwood. I gained my medical degree with honours in 2003 from Moscow Medical Academy, Russia and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009.

I am currently a Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine based in the Academic Radiology, part of the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease. I am an Honorary Specialist Training Registrar in Cardiology at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As a multi-modality imaging cardiologist, I enjoy using advance imaging tools like myocardial deformation imaging and three-dimensional (3D), time-resolved imaging for informing cardiovascular diagnosis and intervention. I am certified by the British Society of Echocardiography for transthoracic echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography.

I am Level III certified in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging by the European Society of Cardiology and Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (SCMR, USA).

Research interests

My research interests are in multi-parametric cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging especially tissue mapping and four-dimensional flow CMR. I am interested in standardisation, validation and in the development of image-based, post-processing methods of 4D flow CMR for clinical applications.

My current work is focused on developing 4D flow models to accurately predict cardiovascular haemodynamics and develop novel therapeutic targets in heart disease patients.

Current projects

  • Validation of a non-invasive magnetic resonance image-based computational tool for the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension. MRC CiC £47,825.00.
  • Development of novel physiological CMR methods in health and disease. Funding in progress.
  • Development of advance CMR sequences using spatial-temporal acceleration techniques for clinical applications and patient-friendly scan protocols.

Journal articles

Teaching interests

I enjoy lecturing clinical cardiology to undergraduates and post-graduates. I am faculty member at several national and international conferences and workshops on Echocardiography and cardiac MRI. I have co-authored several chapters in cardiovascular textbooks.

I believe in novel on-the-go learning methods and hence I have always been keen on developing software applications for mobile phone for teaching. I have co-authored CMR Pocket Guide (hard copy link) which is endorsed by the European Society of Cardiology. We have also developed an iPhone application of the CMR pocket guide (iTunes link). There is a web version of the CMR pocket guide with an extensive atlas of CMR in several cardiovascular pathologies.

I have previously supervised two Master of Research (M.Res) and Bachelor of Science students at the University of Leeds. Both students completed their degrees with distinction.