Professor Tim Chico


Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Honorary Consultant Cardiologist

Director South Yorkshire EPSRC DIgital Health Hub

Professor Tim Chico
Professor Tim Chico
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Professor Tim Chico
Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX

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Tim is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Sheffield and a consultant Cardiologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His national roles include Associate Director of the British Heart Foundation Data Science Centre, where he leads the Smartphone and Wearable data theme. Tim's career has spanned academia and industry across genetics, vascular biology, drug discovery and health data science. He jointly leads South Yorkshire's specialist service for pregnant women with heart disease and sits on the council of the UK Maternal Cardiology Society.

Research interests

My group study the influence of blood flow on vascular development and remodelling. We work in the Bateson Centre in Firth Court and have identified a number of pathways that integrate sensation of blood flow and vascular development. We predominantly use zebrafish as a model, as these allow superb in vivo imaging of blood vessel development. Most recently, we have started to use lightsheet imaging that allows incredibly detailed cellular and subcellular imaging of living embryos during vascular development.

Current projects

  • Next-generation sequencing of peripheral blood in patients with acute coronary syndromes
  • Using the zebrafish to study macrophage/endothelial interactions

Selected publications are available in 'Publications' below. A full list of publications is also available.


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Teaching interests

My teaching and other lecture duties cover clinical cardiology, developmental biology, cardiovascular physiology and pathology and the use of non-mammalian models of cardiovascular disease. I also have an interest in the effect of exercise on cardiovascular physiology and health.

Professional activities and memberships

I am on the British Heart Foundation Projects Grant Committee. I regularly review manuscripts and grants for a range of journals and funders.

I am a mentor on the University of Sheffield Elite Sports Performance Scheme.