Sanjay Sharma, BSc (Hons), MD, FRCP (UK), FESC

Sanjay Sharma is Professor of Cardiology and head of research for the clinical and academic group at St. George’s University of London and St. George’s NHS Foundation trust. His interests include cardiovascular adaptation in athletes, sudden cardiac death in the young, and heart muscle diseases for which he has an international reputation and has published over 170 papers. 

Professor Sharma was the lead cardiologist for the 2012 London Olympics and is currently chairman of the ESC sports cardiology nucleus. He is also the medical director for The Virgin London Marathon and cardiology advisor for the English Institute of Sport, British Rugby Union, Lawn Tennis Association, and the GB rowing squad. Additionaly, he chairs the expert cardiology committee for the Football Association. As the cardiologist for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), Professor Sharma leads the largest pre-participation screening programme for cardiac diseases in young athletes.