Chris Gale


Chris Gale is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Co-Director of LIDA.

Qualifying in medicine at the London Hospital Medical College and obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Professor Gale worked as a Junior Doctor at the Royal London Hospital. After becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, he became a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellow and completed a PhD in molecular biology at the University of Leeds.

Speciality training in Cardiology was undertaken principally at the Leeds General Infirmary, where Professor Gale was a Walport and later a NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, then achieving a NIHR Clinician Scientist Award, and subsequently NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship. He holds a Masters in Clinical Education and a Masters in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. His clinical interests are general cardiology and chronic heart failure. Professor Gale is a practising Clinical Cardiologist with interests in general cardiology, post-myocardial infarction survivorship, and chronic heart failure.

Professor Gale’s research incorporates the efficient use of observational and randomised data to deliver population-based studies of cardiovascular quality of care and clinical outcomes. This includes the use of multi-source electronic health records for trial design, outcomes capture and taxonomy of cardiovascular survivorship. Presently, Professor Gale leads a research group in the MRC Medical Bioinformatics Centre at the Leeds Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Leeds. He holds major research awards predominantly from the NIHR and British Heart Foundation, and has published over 140 research manuscripts in peer reviewed journals, including JAMA, Lancet, BMJ, EHJ.

Professor Gale is a member of the British Cardiovascular Society, British Society for Echocardiography, British Society for Heart Failure, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. He is a member of the MINAP Academic and Steering Groups and a member of the National Heart Failure Audit Academic Group. He is past co-Chair the National Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research (NICOR) Research Board, UCL. He is Chair of the oversight committee of the European Society of Cardiology EURObservational Research Programme, Chair of the ESC NSTEMI registry, member of the ESC Working Group for Performance Measures, and a member of the NICE Indicator Advisory Group. Professor Gale is Deputy Editor of European Heart Journal Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes and academic reviewer for a number of high impact journals including Lancet, Heart and Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Head of Clinical and Population Sciences Department

Research interests
The use of population-based data in observational and randomised formats to study cardiovascular care and outcomes.

BSc (Hons), MB;BS, Ph.D, MEd, MSc, FESC, FRCP

Professional memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
British Cardiovascular Society
British Society for Echocardiography
British Society for Heart Failure

Research groups and institutes
Leeds Institute of Data Analytics
Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
Clinical and Population Science

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