31 July 2020

Congratulations to consultant cardiologist Dr Andrew Grace who has been given the title of Honorary Professor of Experimental Cardiology by the University of Cambridge.

Honorary Professorships are one of the most prestigious honours in the gift of the University and mark rare distinction and academic contribution.

As well as working at Royal Papworth for 35 years, Dr Grace has had a long association with the University’s Department of Biochemistry and has worked on several ground-breaking studies in experimental cardiology, most notably on the genetics and mechanisms underlying cardiac arrhythmias.

His latest work includes addressing the fundamental causes of atrial fibrillation through the AcQMap device. The use of this approach has allowed medical teams to visualise complex arrhythmia for the first time, leading to a more accurate, bespoke treatment, which has so far benefitted more than 80 patients at Royal Papworth Hospital.

Dr Grace said: “I am deeply grateful to be recognised in this way. The timing is also ideal following the relocation of the hospital to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus last year.

"The proximity of truly outstanding care from the clinical teams now being delivered in a world-leading scientific ecosystem is exciting. Continuing engagement between the hospital and the University through the soon-to-be completed HLRI will undoubtedly bring further dividends."