Martin Cowie is Professor of Cardiology and Chair of Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London. He is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where he leads the heart failure service, and a Non-Executive Director of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Professor Cowie's research interests focus on health technology assessment and delivery of efficient and effective care for patients with heart failure, with a particular focus on diagnostics, drugs, or devices. He has had a longstanding interest in evaluating remote monitoring and now digital technologies in heart failure.
Professor Cowie is a founding member and past-Chairman of the British Society for Heart Failure, in addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He chairs the Digital Health Committee of the ESC, and was responsible for organizing the first European Society of Cardiology Digital Summit in October 2019 in Tallinn (please view on https://www.escardio.org/Education/Digital-Health-and-Cardiology/educational-resources-on-digital-health). Professor Cowie was shortlisted for the NHS Digital Champion (Leadership) Award in England in 2017, was awarded the Thomas Lewis Medal for services to British Cardiology in 2019, and was the recipient of the Roy Award from the UK Heart Failure Patient Charity, Pumping Marvellous. in 2019 for outstanding contribution to excellence in heart failure.
Professor Cowie is an Associate Editor of Heart and Journal of the American College of Cardiology- Heart Failure, and is an editorial board member of many other journals. He has contributed chapters to many books, and has written a book for patients entitled “Living with Heart Failure - A Guide for Patients”. He has published 300+ Pub-Med listed papers, has a current h-index of 74, and his work has been cited more than 65 000 times in the scientific literature.
He particularly enjoys speaking to members of the public about cardiovascular health issues, and has spoken at the Cambridge Science Festival, The Wellcome Foundation, The Dana Foundation, and most recently delivered a TEDx talk on “Beating the World’s Biggest Killer”, which you can view on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Xp65OUtU0 He has spoken at countless scientific meetings all around the world - and enjoys interacting with any audience.