Reader in Medicine & Haematology
University College London Medical School
Ashutosh Wechalekar is a Reader in Medicine at University College London Medical School and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He trained in medicine at Medical College Nagpur, India and when on to do further training in haematology in UK and Canada. He joined the UK National Amyloidosis Centre funded in 2004 and is now a senior faculty at the centre. His scientific interests are focused on biomarkers in cardiac amyloidosis, novel imaging methods for the heart in all types of amyloidosis (especially DPD scintigraphy – he now has the largest cohort in the world of over 700 patients with amyloidosis imaged by this modality), characterization and treatment of systemic AL amyloidosis with a focus on the study new and novel agents in these disorders. He has published extensively in these areas.
biomarkers in cardiac amyloidosis, novel imaging methods for the heart in all types of amyloidosis