Dr Kotecha is a consultant cardiologist based at the Royal Free Hospital. After completing undergraduate degrees in pharmacy and medicine, he completed specialist training in cardiology. His areas of expertise include management of patients with ischaemic heart disease, stable angina and pulmonary hypertension.

He has a strong research background, publishing many peer-reviewed articles in high-ranking cardiology journals. He completed his PhD on the assessment of heart disease using novel cardiac MRI techniques at University College London. He was awarded the Young Investigator Award by the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

More recently, he has published in the European Heart Journal on the effects of Covid-19 infection on the heart.

In his current role, he regularly performs coronary angiography and angioplasty, right heart catheterisation for assessment of pulmonary hypertension and catheter-directed thrombolysis for the management of pulmonary embolism. He is also fully accredited in cardiac MRI.



• Patterns of myocardial injury in recovered troponin-positive COVID-19 patients assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Kotecha T, Knight DS, Razvi Y, et al. Eur Heart J 2021;42(19):1866-1878.
• Quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial perfusion mapping to assess hyperaemic response to adenosine stress. Kotecha T, Monteagudo JM, Martinez-Naharro A, et al. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2021;22(3):273-281.
• Assessment of multivessel coronary artery disease using cardiovascular magnetic resonance pixelwise quantitative perfusion mapping. Kotecha T, Chacko L, Chehab O, et al. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2020 13(12):2546-2557.
• Automated pixel-wise quantitative myocardial perfusion mapping by CMR to detect obstructive coronary artery disease and coronary microvascular dysfunction: validation against invasive coronary microvascular dysfunction. Kotecha T, Martinez-Naharro A, Boldrini M, et al. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2019;12(10):1958-69.
• Acute changes in cardiac structural and tissue characterization parameters following haemodialysis measured using cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Kotecha T, Martinez-Naharro A, Yoowannakul S, et al. Sci Rep 2019;9(1):1388.
• Myocardial edema and prognosis in amyloidosis. Kotecha T, Martinez-Naharro A, Treibel T, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2018;71(25):2919-31.

Research interests include coronary physiology and cardiac MRI using novel techniques (including quantification of myocardial blood flow, assessment, advanced tissue characterisation and assessment of myocardial scar).