Dr Adnan Nadir

Dr Adnan Nadir

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Honorary Associate Clinical Professor
Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer

Contact details

Cardiology Department
Nuffield House
Mendelsohn Way
B15 2TH

Dr Nadir is an interventional cardiologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and honorary clinical associate professor at the University of Birmingham. He is also the lead for cardiovascular disease for recently established Birmingham & Solihull Integrated Care System (ICS) as part of devolved NHS. He has particular interest heart valve disease and specialises in replacing or repairing heart valves without open heart surgery using advance catheter-based treatments. He has been instrumental in bringing these highly advanced and novel therapies to Birmingham.

His research interest covers coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. He enjoys teaching medical students and training future cardiologist. Currently Dr Nadir is investigating impact of catheter-based treatment on patient with valve disease and looking to improve the outcomes from such treatments.

Dr Nadir has published in leading cardiology journals including Circulation, Journal of American College of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology and European Journal of Heart Failure amongst others.


  • MD
  • MRCP
  • MBBS


Dr Nadir graduated with first class honours and was awarded ‘best graduate of the year’ title for his primary medical (MBBS) degree. He completed Royal College of Physician’s UK membership in 2006. He then worked along with British Heart Foundation and University of Dundee to undertake clinical research investigating novel methods of identifying silent heart disease between 2008-2011. His clinical cardiology training was in the West Midlands, following which he moved to New York. Whilst in the US he worked at the prestigious Mount Sinai Heart Hospital in Manhattan and received advanced training in highly specialised minimally invasive heart procedures treating patients with complex heart valve conditions including TAVI and MitraClip. He was appointed consultant cardiologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 2017 and subsequently honorary clinical associate professor at University of Birmingham.


Actively and passionately teaches medical students, nursing students and junior medical staff.

International medical students across the world have undertaken electives under supervision of Dr Nadir.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Nadir has supervised cardiology and interventional cardiology fellows from around the world both clinically and mentoring them to write thesis and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

 Dr Nadir has supervised cardiology and interventional cardiology fellows from around the world both clinically and mentoring them to write thesis and publish in peer-reviewed journals.


  • Mitral valve disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Insulin Resistance and Coronary Atherosclerosis

Research Groups and Centres

Dr. Adnan Nadir - Consultant in Coronary, Structural and Heart Valve Interventions - University Hospital Birmingham | LinkedIn

Other activities

A number of medical students have competed projects under supervision leading to presentations at national and international meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals.


Nadir MA, Szwejkowski BR, Witham MD. Vitamin D and cardiovascular prevention. Cardiovasc Ther. 2010 Aug;28(4):e5-12.

Nadir MA, Witham MD, Szwejkowski BR, Struthers AD. Meta-analysis of B-type natriuretic peptide's ability to identify stress induced myocardial ischemia. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Mar 1;107(5):662-7.

Nadir MA, Wei L, Elder DH, Libianto R, Lim TK, Pauriah M, Pringle SD, Doney AD, Choy AM, Struthers AD, Lang CC. Impact of renin-angiotensin system blockade therapy on outcome in aortic stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Aug 2;58(6):570-6

Nadir MA, Rekhraj S, Wei L, Lim TK, Davidson J, MacDonald TM, Lang CC, Dow E, Struthers AD. Improving the primary prevention of cardiovascular events by using biomarkers to identify individuals with silent heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Sep 11;60(11):960-8..

Nadir MA, Dow E, Davidson J, Kennedy N, Lang CC, Struthers AD. Myocardial ischaemia is associated with an elevated brain natriuretic pepide level even in the presence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction.  Eur J Heart Fail. 2014 Jan;16(1):56-67.

Nadir MA, Beadle R, Lim HS. Kussmaul physiology in patients with heart failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2014 May;7(3):440-7.

Nadir MA, Gandy S, Ireland S, MacDonald T, Dow E, Houston G, Lang C, Struthers A. An increased B-type natriuretic peptide in the absence of a cardiac abnormality identifies those whose left ventricular mass will increase over time. JACC Heart Fail. 2015 Jan;3(1):87-93.

Sharma H, Radhakrishnan A, Nightingale P, Brown S, May J, O'Connor K, Shakeel I, Zia N, Doshi SN, Townend JN, Myerson SG, Kirchhof P, Ludman PF, Adnan Nadir M, Steeds RP. Mitral Regurgitation Following Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention-Prevalence, Risk factors, and Predictors of Outcome. Am J Cardiol. 2021 Oct 15;157:22-32.

Sharma H, Yuan M, Shakeel I, Hodson J, Radhakrishnan A, Brown S, May J, O'Connor K, Zia N, Doshi SN, Hothi SS, Townend JN, Myerson SG, Ludman PF, Steeds RP, Nadir MA. A Longitudinal Study of Mitral Regurgitation Detected after Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Clin Med. 2022 Feb 13;11(4).

Savvoulidis P, Mechery A, Lawton E, Ludman PF, Sharma H, Thompson S, Khalil A, Kalogeropoulos A, Q Khan S, Nadir A, Doshi SN. Comparison of left ventricular with right ventricular rapid pacing on tamponade during TAVI. Int J Cardiol. 2022 Aug 1;360:46-52.