Dr Nelson Amaral


Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Nelson Amaral is a consultant cardiologist and an expert in the assessment, detection and treatment of heart problems. He treats all cardiac conditions and provides personalised care that is specifically tailored to your needs.

Dr Amaral studied medicine at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Germany) and the University of Bern (Switzerland), qualifying in 2004. He completed his postgraduate cardiology training in London, including specialist fellowship training at some of the top hospitals in the UK, such as King’s College Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Dr Amaral started his career as an anaesthetist, before specialising in Cardiology. He therefore  has unique expertise in the cardiac assessment and management of patients due to undergo surgery. 

In addition to his clinical training, Dr Amaral completed two postgraduate doctorate degrees: an MD(Res) and a PhD. His research expertise allows him to practice cardiology at the highest level.

Dr Amaral is also an undergraduate teaching lead at University College London Medical School.

Current Positions: 

  • Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Lead, University College London Medical School
  • Clinical Lead, Barnet Community Heart Failure Service
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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital

Year qualified


Country of qualification


Languages spoken

English, German, Portuguese and Spanish



  • Coronary artery disease 
  • Heart failure/cardiomyopathy 
  • Preoperative cardiac assessment
  • Echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Cardiac CT


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Society for Heart Failure
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging

Procedures offered

  • Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Cardiac CT
  • Cardioversion

Clinical interests

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiometabolic medicine
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Remote monitoring
  • Virtual wards

Research interests

  • Iron deficiency
  • Cardiometabolic medicine
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Heart failure

Dr Nelson Amaral, Consultant Cardiologist is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London