Martin Cowie is Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London (a Division of Guy’s & St Thomas’), where he leads the heart failure service, and Professor in the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences at King’s College London. He was a Non-Executive Director and Board member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) from 2016-2020.
Professor Cowie's research interests focus on health technology assessment and delivery of efficient and effective care for patients with heart failure, with a focus on diagnostics, drugs, or devices. He also has had a longstanding interest in evaluating remote monitoring and now digital technologies in heart failure. He was the co-PI of SERVE-HF, a randomized trial of ASV therapy in central sleep apnea in heart failure (NEJM 2015).
Professor Cowie is a founding member and past-Chairman of the British Society for Heart Failure, in addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He chairs the Digital Health Committee of the ESC. Professor Cowie was shortlisted for the NHS Digital Champion (Leadership) Award in England in 2017, was awarded the Thomas Lewis Medal for services to British Cardiology in 2019, and was the recipient of the Roy Award from the UK Heart Failure Patient Charity, Pumping Marvellous, in 2019 for outstanding contribution to excellence in heart failure.
Professor Cowie is an Associate Editor of Heart and Journal of the American College of Cardiology- Heart Failure, and is an editorial board member of many other journals. He has contributed chapters to many books, and has written a book for patients entitled “Living with Heart Failure – A Guide for Patients”. He has published 350+ Pub-Med listed papers, and has a current h-index of 80, with his work cited more than 80 000 times in the scientific literature.