University of Leicester BHF Research Accelerator for Precision Medicine

Marinos Koulouroudias

Marinos KoulouroudiasBMedSci MBBS MRCS

Academic Clinical Fellow in Cardiac Surgery


  • MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons (Eng), 2018
  • MBBS, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, 2016
  • BMedSci, Queen Mary University of London, 2014


Marinos is an Academic Clinical Fellow in Cardiac surgery. Marinos graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine with the prestigious University of London Gold Medal. He subsequently completed an Academic Foundation Programme undertaking research with Professor Steffen Petersen’s cardiac imaging group at Barts Heart Centre. Marinos then moved on to attain his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons with the Hallett medal and the intercollegiate prize ranking first overall amongst all candidates for the written exam. He started clinical cardiothoracic surgical training at the East Midlands deanery prior to being accepted as an Academic Clinical Fellow funded by the University of Leicester’s BHF Research Accelerator.


He has so far been successful in securing funding in the form of a Pump Priming award from the Accelerator, to undertake research on frailty. Marinos aims to develop skills in data science to help him understand how and why different patients are more vulnerable (ie frail) to experience poor outcomes after cardiac surgery in order to inform future interventions.


Ichihara, Yuki, Masahiro Kaneko, Kenichi Yamahara, Marinos Koulouroudias, Nobuhiko Sato, Rakesh Uppal, Kenji Yamazaki, Satoshi Saito, and Ken Suzuki. "Self-assembling peptide hydrogel enables instant epicardial coating of the heart with mesenchymal stromal cells for the treatment of heart failure." Biomaterials 154 (2018): 12-23.

Hosking, A., Koulouroudias, M., Zemrak, F., Moon, J.C., Rossi, A., Lee, A., Barnes, M.R., Boubertakh, R., Pugliese, F., Manisty, C. and Petersen, S.E., 2017. Evaluation of splenic switch off in a tertiary imaging centre: validation and assessment of utility. European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging, 18(11), pp.1216-1221.

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