Denise Braganza is a Consultant Cardiologist at Papworth Clinic in Cambridge, providing heart treatment at the UK's largest cardiothoracic hospital. She practises general cardiology (rapid access chest pain assessment, palpitations, heart failure, cardiac assessment of renal transplantation candidates, murmurs and valvular heart disease), coronary intervention such as angioplasty.
Dr Denise Braganza, born in Manchester, studied medicine at the University of Bristol, graduating in 1994. During her undergraduate years, she obtained a BSc in Biochemistry and later went on to undertake a further period of research into the role of statins in plaque composition, funded by a Medical Research Council Fellowship and was awarded a PhD for this work by the University of Cambridge in 2006.
She undertook postgraduate medical training initially in the South West of England before moving to Cambridgeshire for her SHO and registrar rotations. Following an interventional training fellowship at the Hôpital Europeén Georges Pompidou in Paris, Dr Braganza took up a Consultant position based jointly at Papworth and Peterborough Hospitals in 2008.