Assoc. Prof. Michael Papadakis


Dr Papadakis is a Reader (Assoc Professor) in Cardiology at St George’s, University of London and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologists at St George’s University Hospitals. Dr Papadakis qualified at Imperial College School of Medicine in London in 2001 and gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007. In 2014 he was awarded a Medical Doctora at King’s College London. He is the president-elect for the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) and the past-chair of the section of Sports Cardiology and Exercise of the EAPC. His interests include sports cardiology, inherited cardiac diseases, cardiovascular disease prevention including prevention of sudden cardiac death in young and athletic individuals, heart failure and cardiac imaging. Dr Papadakis is currently credited with more than 80 publications in peer reviewed medical journals and numerous presentations in national and international conferences. He has contributed to a number of projects as an expert, including the creation of the Sports Cardiology core curriculum, the creation of the international ECG criteria for an athlete’s evaluation and exercise guidelines in individuals with heart disease. He has advanced education in the field of Sports Cardiology by building educational material for the European Society of Cardiology and launching a novel MSc degree in Sports Cardiology, the first postgraduate qualification of its kind.