Dr Nelson Amaral, MD(Res) PhD MRCP

Dr Nelson Amaral, MD(Res) PhD MRCP

Consultant Cardiologist
Associate Professor (Hon)


I’m Dr Nelson Amaral – a Private Heart Specialist in London.

I treat all Heart conditions and specialise in the treatment of chest pain and breathlessness.

I also have specialist expertise in heart check-ups for patients due to undergo surgery.

You can choose to have your private consultation at one of these facilities:

  • The Cardiovascular Diagnostic Centre (75 Harley Street, London)

  • The Clementine Churchill Hospital (Harrow, London)

  • Bishops Wood Hospital (Northwood, London)

  • Royal Free Hospital Private Patients Unit (Hampstead, London)

How I will work with you

My Clinical Training & Experience

I studied Medicine at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Germany) and the University of Bern (Switzerland), qualifying in 2004.

I carried out my cardiology training in London which included specialist fellowship training at some of the top hospitals in the UK, like King’s College Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.

I specialise in the assessment and treatment of patients experiencing chest discomfort, shortness of breath, palpitations, and dizziness.

I also have specialist expertise in advanced imaging of the heart, like stress echocardiography and cardiac CT, which allows me to provide comprehensive care for my patients.

I trained in Anaesthetics before specialising in Cardiology and therefore have unique expertise in assessing the heart’s function before an operation.

I specialise in 3 areas:

  • Chest Pain/Angina Pectoris (often due to a narrowing or blockage of your heart arteries)

  • Breathlessness/Shortness of Breath (because of impaired pump function of your heart)

  • Preoperative Cardiac Assessment (heart check-up before you have an operation)

In addition to my clinical training, I completed 2 postgraduate doctorate degrees: an MD(Res) and a PhD.

My research expertise enhances my clinical skills and allows me to practice cardiology at the highest level.

I also hold the rank of Associate Professor (Hon) at University College London and I’m an undergraduate teaching lead at University College London Medical School.

  • State Examination Medicine, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany – 2004
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, MRCP (UK) – 2008
  • Doctor of Medicine (Research) – MD(Res), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany – 2008
  • Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, King’s College London, UK – 2021
  • Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Associate Professor (Hon), University College London
  • Undergraduate Teaching Lead, University College London Medical School
  • Clinical Lead, Barnet Community Heart Failure Service