Professor André Ng, Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, has revolutionised the way heart treatments and procedures are done.
Professor Ng is an expert in the management of cardiac arrhythmias especially in catheter ablation and the use of mapping systems in such procedures. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Leicester in 2002 and Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester and was awarded Personal Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2013.
He has played a key role in the establishment of an active ablation programme for Atrial Fibrillation since 2002 at Glenfield Hospital and has pioneered the use of a novel robotic system in AF ablation. He has provided proctorship for new ablation technologies at many centres worldwide. He also specialises in advance device implantation including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) devices.
Professor Ng has a distinguished research profile in investigations into cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmia mechanisms, leading cross-disciplinary teams of talented researchers including basic scientists, clinical fellows and biomedical engineers.
He has translated important preclinical findings into investigations in cardiac patients with the successful development of a novel technology for sudden death risk stratification, LifeMap, which won numerous prizes including Medical Futures Award 2011 – Best Innovation in Diagnostics and European Heart Rhythm Association Inventors Award 2016, resulting in 2 internationally granted patents.
Professor Ng works closely with Industry partners in both pharmaceutical and medical device areas, conducting clinical trials as national chief investigator and principal investigator for investigator-led research grants supported by Industry funding.
Professor Ng is a Fellow of several professional societies (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Royal College of Physicians, European Society of Cardiology, European Heart Rhythm Association and Higher Education Academy) and is Vice President (Research and Education) and Chair of the Programme Committee of the British Cardiovascular Society.