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Professor Julian Gunn MA MD MRCP

  • Professor of Interventional Cardiology
  • Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, University of Sheffield
  • Hon. Consultant Cardiologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lead for Acute Coronary Syndrome Pathways, STH NHSFT
  • Insigneo Fellow and Chair, Insigneo Cardiovascular Workgroup


Interventional Cardiology

Specialist Clinical Interests

Complex coronary artery disease, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), high risk angioplasty, surgical turndowns, left main coronary angioplasty, acute coronary syndromes (ACS), optimising patient pathways with ACS

Research Interests

Computational modelling of coronary physiology, coronary artery disease and intervention.

Professional Profile

I was trained in Medicine at Cambridge, and took junior hospital posts around England before being appointed Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Sheffield in 1994 and BCS Young Investigator of the Year 1995. I was trained in Cardiology in Sheffield, and in coronary angioplasty by Professor David Cumberland. I was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2000 and became Reader in Interventional Cardiology in 2014 and Professor in 2016. I am a member of the Cardiovascular Biomechanics theme, with strong links with the Medical Physics Group, within the Department of Cardiovascular Science, and the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine.

Research Activities

My higher degree was in the field of local coronary artery injury and healing, and my interests since then have exclusively centred on coronary artery disease (CAD), its endovascular treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI; angioplasty), the injury and healing resulting from that, and how we can improve upon the results of PCI. This research spans basic research, in vivo experimentation, translation into clinical studies and clinical decision making. Increasingly I am focusing on the application of computer models of coronary artery disease to develop ‘virtual’ coronary physiology based upon the coronary angiogram. I supervise Academic Clinical Fellows and students at BMedSci, MD and PhD level.

Teaching Interests

I lecture to undergraduate medical students and enjoy bedside teaching. I also teach Cardiology trainees on a regional level. I am a trainer in PCI in Sheffield and lecture on advanced PCI techniques nationally and internationally. I also teach on the Molecular Medicine MSc course.

Professional Activities

I am Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lead for Acute Coronary Syndrome Pathways, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. I am Chairman of the Insigneo Cardiovascular Working Group. I am a member of the British Cardiovascular Society, and of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society. I am reviewer for six Cardiology journals and regular reviewer for the BHF, MRC and NIH.


102 papers, 140 abstracts, 12 book chapters, £12M in research grants

Education and Training

Cambridge MA
Cambridge MB BChir
Cambridge MD
Edinburgh MRCP

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

British cardiovascular Society
British cardiovascular Intervention Society
Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine
European Society of Cardiology

Further Contact Details

M116, Medical School, University of Sheffield
Beech Hill Road
Sheffield S10 2RX


Additional Information

Contact details

Telephone Number: 0114 271 4953
Fax: Number: 0114 261 0350


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