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Prof Bryan Williams
Institute of Cardiovascular Science
170 Tottenham Court Road
Tel: 02031082357
  • Chair of Medicine
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Science
  • Faculty of Population Health Sciences

Bryan Williams is Chair of Medicine at University College London and Director of the University College London Hospitals National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre. He is a Consultant Physician at UCL Hospitals and a NIHR Senior Investigator and a member of the NIHR Strategy Board. He is National Co-Chairman of the Cardiovascular Specialty Group for the NIHR Comprehensive Research Network. He was previously Professor of Medicine (1996-2012) and Chairman of the Division of Medicine at the University of Leicester School of Medicine, UK.  He graduated from the University of London in 1983 and completed his clinical and research training in London, Leicester, and at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Professor Williams research and clinical practice is in the field of hypertension in which he is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities. His research in the sphere of human experimental medicine focusses on developing clinically applicable models for the human non-invasive assessment of aortic pressure and haemodynamics., in which he published the most cited and influential paper in the field - credited with driving an exponential rise in clinical device and technology development.  He has received numerous national and international awards and was the recent recipient of the Times Higher Education University award, for “Outstanding Innovation and Technology” for his work on methods for the non-invasive measurement of aortic pressure.
Professor Williams is the Past President of the British Hypertension Society (2001–2003) and is Chairman of the NICE Hypertension Guidelines Development Group (update published in 2011), Chairman of the NICE Hypertension National Quality Standards development group (to be published April 2013) and Chairman of the NICE Evidence Update for Hypertension report (March 2013). He is the Academic lead for the Department of Health “3 Million lives” Pathfinder site for telemedicine at UCL partners.  He was previously Chairman of the Clinician Scientist Research Grant Awards panels for the Medical Research Council and the Department of Health and is currently a member of the NIHR EME  board. He is a member of national and international hypertension societies and a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the European Society of Cardiology and the Royal College of Physicians, London.
01-AUG-2012 Director NIHR UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre UCL and UCLH, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2012 – 31-MAR-2013 Director Cardiometabolic Programme NIHR UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2012 Consultant Physician Medicine University College Hospitals, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2012 Chair of Medicine Institute of Cardiovascular Science UCL, United Kingdom
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