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Colin Berry

BCIS Number: 1939

Interventional Cardiology (UK); Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging (European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, Level III)





Golden Jubilee Hospital

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Professor Colin Berry holds a Chair in Cardiology and Imaging in the University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology. He is Director of Research and Development and a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. He is also a Consultant Cardiologist in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. His subspecialty interests are Interventional Cardiology and Imaging.

Professor Berry undertook undergraduate medical studies at the University of Glasgow (1987-1993) and completed an intercalated science degree (Maîtrise, Physiology) at the University of Paris (1989-1990). He was awarded a PhD at the University of Glasgow (2002) in Cardiovascular Science and his studies were supported by a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellowship.
Professor Berry trained in Cardiology and Internal Medicine (2001-2006) first in Glasgow and then at the Montreal Heart Institute (2005-2006). Whilst in Montreal, he worked in Jean-Claude Tardif's Atherosclerosis Research Group and used coronary imaging techniques to study stem cells and coronary artery disease. His research in Montreal was supported by a British Heart Foundation International Fellowship and an International Exchange Award from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. When in Montreal, he became the first British clinician to participate in transcatheter aortic valve replacement. He then undertook post-doctoral studies (2007-2009) in advanced cardiovascular imaging in Andrew Arai’s group at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, US National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. This appointment was supported by a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowship from the University of Glasgow. In 2009, Professor Berry secured a Senior Clinical Fellowship from the Scottish Funding Council. In 2014, Professor Berry was awarded the Marshall Research Excellence Prize from the British Society of Cardiovascular Research. He is a past member of the BCIS Research Group (2010-2016). He also supports other stakeholder organisations including the BCS, BSCMR, BSCR, ESC and SCMR.

Research interests
My research focuses on two areas 1) injury and repair pathways in heart attack and heart failure, and 2) small blood vessel function in the heart.

In the heart attack research, my group seeks to better understand the nature of heart muscle injury, including causes, consequences, and health outcomes in the longer term. My research uses novel medical technologies such as diagnostic guidewires that can measure blood pressure and resistance inside blood vessels within the heart, and heart imaging with MRI. Current and future studies are aimed to identify new treatment approaches, such as in the BHF-CorMicA, FAMOUS-NSTEMI, T-TIME and CABG-ACS trials. His group are also working with mathematicians and statisticians to develop ‘patient-specific’ computed heart models from heart scans in order to better predict clinical outcome and response to treatment.


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Colin Berry - Research Profile

Primary appointment University / Academic
Contracted time devoted to research 0.5 wte
Average time worked on research 1.0 wte
Personal aspiration for research activity Do more
Research experience
  • CI for multi-centre study
  • CI for single-centre study
  • National coordinator for international multi-centre study
  • Local PI for multi-centre study
  • Named investigator in multi-cente study
  • Named investigator in single centre study
  • Multi-site registry studies
  • Local registy studies
  • Methodology - study design and conducr
  • Methodology - Clinical studies management
  • Methodology - Statistics
  • Bench or basic science work
Research experience - Specifics Basic, translational and clinical research in ischaemic heart disease; cardiovascular imaging and intervention; clinical trials; novel diagnostics and therapies.
GCP certification Current
Number of current students 5
Number of awards in last 5 years 5
Main areas of research interest
  • angina pectoris
  • Cardiac MRI
  • coronary heart disease
  • coronary CT
  • coronary physiology
  • dementia
  • coronary microvascular function
  • myocardial infarction
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