Prof. Guido Pieles


Prof. Guido Pieles

Head of Sports Cardiology and Screening

Prof. Guido Pieles is a Consultant Adult and Pediatric Sports and Congenital Cardiologist and an international expert in the care of elite and amateur athletes leading the sports cardiology department at Aspetar.

After obtaining his medical degree at the University of Marburg, Germany, a PhD in Philosophy of Medicine at Hanover and a Cardiology DPhil at Oxford University,  Prof. Guido trained in child and adult congenital and sports cardiology at the Bristol Heart Institute, UK and the Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Canada.

He is passionate about all sports and activities but is particularly interested in football cardiology and is consulting sports cardiologist for all teams at Manchester United FC. He served as an expert at the English Football Association sports cardiology advisory group and is member of the Association of European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC) Sports Cardiology working group, and Pediatric liaison officer at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Sports cardiology Nucleus.

Prof Guido´s passion for research focuses on developing innovative imaging methods to monitor cardiac performance and improve cardiac care of elite athletes and increase the exercise and sports participation of children and adult with and without heart disease. He has attracted funding in this field from leading research charities and councils such as British Heart Foundation, UK NIHR and UK MRC and leads an innovative research partnership program with Canon Medical Systems Ltd. to innovate imaging of the heart. Qualifications:

  • MD Marburg University/ Germany
  • PhD Hanover Medical School/ Germany
  • DPhil Oxford University/ UK
  • MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management of CV disease/ London School of Economics, UK  

Career Achievements: Prof. Guidos ambition is to improve cardiac care of elite athletes and sports participation in children and young people and he lectures and publishes in this field at the highest international level.