British Heart Foundation names medical director

The renowned cardiologist Sir Nilesh Samani has been named medical director of the UK’s premier cardiovascular research charity.

Professor Samani (pictured), a professor of cardiology at the University of Leicester, was knighted for services to medicine and medical research in 2015.

Among his many achievements was the co-discovery of over 50 genes associated with coronary heart disease. Professor Samani&rsquo