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Dr David Brull: Consultant Cardiologist, Private Heart Specialist, London

David Brull
Consultant Cardiologist, Private Heart Specialist, London: Dr David Brull

Private cardiologist and heart specialist with broad experience in all areas of cardiology, specialist interest in ischaemic heart disease, percutaneous coronary intervention, cardiovascular risk assessment, and perioperative cardiac assessment.


Dr Brull MBBS BSc MD FRCP is a Consultant Cardiologist who qualified at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in 1992. Since then has worked in several London teaching hospitals (Guys Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and University College London Hospital). Following a period in clinical research, he was appointed Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer to The Whittington Hospital and Heart Hospital, University College Hospitals in October 2003.

Dr Brull became Cardiology Clinical Lead at The Whittington in 2011 and has been Clinical Director for Chronic Conditions since July 2012.


Expertise in angina, hypertension and other heart conditions

Dr Brull has broad experience in managing patients with all common cardiac conditions including: angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure), heart failure, referrals for investigation of palpitations and collapse, cardiovascular risk assessment, perioperative cardiac assessment and treatment of elevated cholesterol levels.


Dr Brull’s main interest and specialist training is in percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty and stenting). This procedure is designed to alleviate angina (chest pain caused by poor blood flow to the heart), whereby a small balloon and expandable stent ("scaffolding") is inserted across blockages in the coronary arteries to restore blood flow.  This procedure is also the most efficient method of treating heart attacks.


Following his appointment in 2003 Dr Brull played an integral part in setting up the Primary PCI Service based at Heart Hospital UCLH. This now provides immediate access and round the clock treatment for heart attack patients throughout North and Central London.


In addition to his work in the field of coronary artery disease, Dr Brull has recently established a specialist perioperative risk assessment clinic for patients prior to elective general and bariatric surgery, working with a large multi-disciplinary team in order to reduce perioperative risk.


Research interests 

Dr Brull has published widely in a large number of peer reviewed journals, particularly in the field of cardiovascular genetics and on the recovery from cardiac surgery.


Key publications

  • Higher IL-6 levels but not IL6 -174G>C or -572G>C genotype are associated with post-operative complication following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

      Sanders J, Hawe E, Brull DJ, Hubbart C, Lowe GD, Rumley A, Humphries SE, Montgomery HE.

      Atherosclerosis. 2008 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Association of serum interleukin-6 concentration with a functional IL6 -6331T>C polymorphism. 

     Smith AJ, D'Aiuto F, Palmen J, Cooper JA, Samuel J, Thompson S, Sanders J, Donos N, Nibali L, Brull D, Woo P, Humphries SE.

     Clin Chem. 2008 May;54(5):841-50. Epub 2008 Mar 20

  • Free Interleukin (IL)-18 levels, and the impact of IL18 and IL18BP genetic variation, in CHD patients and healthy men. 

     Thompson SR, Novick D, Stock CJ, Sanders J, Brull D, Cooper J, Woo P, Miller G, Rubinstein M, Humphries SE.

     Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007 Dec;27(12):2743-9. Epub 2007 Oct 19.

  • A cortical potential reflecting cardiac function. 

     Gray MA, Taggart P, Sutton PM, Groves D, Holdright DR, Bradbury D, Brull D, Critchley HD.

     Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.2007 Apr 17;104(16):6818-23. Epub 2007 Apr 9.


Where can I get NHS and private treatment?

NHS practice 

Dr Brull is Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer jointly appointed between The Whittington Hospital and Heart Hospital, UCLH.



Private practice

Dr Brull sees patients in consulting rooms in Harley Street as well as at The 999 Medical & Diagnostics Centre in Golders Green and at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth.

He has admitting rights at The Wellington Hospital, The London Clinic and The Harley Street Clinic.

Inpatient procedures are carried out at The Harley Street Clinic and at The Heart Hospital UCLH. 

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Date of registration:

04 Aug 1993



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The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, Magdala, Avenue, London, N19 5NF

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7288 5290


Qualifications and memberships


  • Intercalated BSc General Pathology

  • Second Class Honours (Upper Division) 1989

  • MBBS (Distinction) 1992

  • MRCP (UK) 1995

  • Advanced Life Support Diploma 1998

  • British Heart Foundation Research Fellowship 1999

  • MD Thesis (University of London) 2002

  • Certificate for Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) - Cardiology and General Medicine 2003

  • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians 2007

Professional membership


Places of work

NHS practice

The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust,
Magdala, Avenue,
London, N19 5NF

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7288 5290


Private practice

Dr David Brull

999 Medical & Diagnostic Centre, Finchley Road, London, NW11 7HB

Clinic Times

Monday evening 6:30pm-8:00pm

Tuesday evening 6:30pm-8:00pm

Tel:  020 8455 9939

Fax: 020 8455 9989

Email: enquiries@privatecardiologist.co.uk

Web:  www.privatecardiologist.co.uk 


Dr David Brull

Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, 60 Grove End Road, London, NW8 9NH

Clinic Times 

Tuesday evening 6:00pm-7.30pm

Tel:  020 7806 4080

Fax: 020 7806 4081

Email: enquiries@privatecardiologist.co.uk

Web: www.hje.org.uk


Dr David Brull

The Institute of Health and Human Performance, 76 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HH

Clinic Times

Wednesday morning 8:30am to 12:30pm

Friday morning 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tel:  020 7631 3276

Fax: 020 7631 4476

Email: enquiries@privatecardiologist.co.uk

Web: www.privatecardiologist.co.uk