Dr Hamza Zafar

Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health

BHF Clinical Research Fellow (Staff Candidate PhD)

Honorary Cardiology Registrar, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hamza Zafar
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Dr Hamza Zafar
Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
S10 2JF

For enquiries please contact - ClinMed-Operational@sheffield.ac.uk

In 2018, I joined the University of Sheffield as an academic clinical fellow, immersing myself in the dynamic environment of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, a leading global centre for pulmonary hypertension research. My focus in cardiology, particularly in cardiovascular imaging and heart failure, has been a journey marked by continuous learning and exploration. Currently undertaking a PhD funded by the British Heart Foundation as a clinical research fellow, I am dedicated to advancing innovative techniques for the remote management of heart failure.

My professional journey also encompasses extensive experience in orchestrating clinical trials, where I currently serve as a Co-Investigator in various ongoing studies. Beyond my research endeavours, I am passionate about medical education and clinical leadership, having assumed several roles in these domains at the University of Sheffield including my role as a PATS tutor. This multifaceted engagement reflects my commitment to pushing the boundaries of medical knowledge, contributing to advancements in patient care, and nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals.

  • MBBS
  • MRCP
  • EEGC
Research interests

My primary focus revolves around the development of cutting-edge methods for the continuous remote monitoring of interstitial fluid pressure in individuals grappling with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. The goal is to optimize treatment approaches and curtail hospitalization rates. Notably, my project has garnered recognition on the international stage, earning me several prestigious awards, including the esteemed Fellow’s Competition Award at THT Boston, USA. This journey excites me as it opens avenues to pioneer distinctive patient-technology-centred treatment strategies for optimal care delivery. I am particularly enthusiastic about elevating remote monitoring to the next level, pushing the boundaries of what is currently achievable in healthcare. Alongside this, my special interest lies in the realms of heart failure and cardiac imaging, with a specific emphasis on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR).


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  • BHF funded CRTF
Professional activities and memberships
  • Research
  • Development and Innovation
  • Remote Assessment
  • Heart Failure and Cardiac Imaging (CMR)
Current projects
  • Development of methods for remote assessment of interstitial fluid pressure
  • Phoenix (Pulmonary Hypertension: Intensification and Personalisation of Combination Rx) Clinical trial
  • PIPAH (Positioning Imatinib in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension) Clinical trial
  • CLTP (SMURF) Clinical Trial