Dr. Nijjer is an award winning Cardiologist who has an international reputation in coronary physiology. He works a Consultant Cardiologist at both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Foundation NHS Trust. He is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. He undertakes his private practice at 27 Harley Street and also see patients at BMI Syon Clinic, the Cromwell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital. He also see patients at the private facilities at the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.
Dr Nijjer performs coronary intervention at the catheter suites of both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. He also performs procedures at the Cromwell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital. He provides a full range of invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. He is part of the Primary Angioplasty on-call service at the Hammersmith Hospital which provides 24/7 care for patients suffering from a heart attack.
Dr Nijjer is an internationally recognised expert in invasive coronary physiology, an advanced technique which can help guide Cardiologists on when and where a coronary stent is needed. He has performed ground-breaking research into invasive technologies that have changed the field and lead to better treatment of patients around the world. He is regularly invited as a speaker and faculty at international conferences including the American College of Cardiology and TCT.
Dr. Nijjer studied medicine at the University of Bristol, where he graduated with Honours in 2004 with two undergraduate scholarships and many academic prizes. He was also awarded a First Class Honours degree with prizes in Pharmacology which was supported by the prestigious Wolfson Award from the Royal College of Physicians. He undertook his Cardiology training at the Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital. In his role as Consultant, Dr Nijjer has strived to deliver the best patient care while working across multiple hospital sites in west London. He works closely with General Practitioners, Kidney and Diabetes specialists to ensure the best outcomes for patients with complex needs.
Dr. Nijjer is committed to the better treatment of patients through the development and application of new medical technologies. His PhD, funded by the Medical Research Council and awarded by Imperial College, involved the development of new techniques (iFR and iFR-pullback) to measure blood flow in coronary arteries with blockages. Dr Nijjer pioneered the use of iFR-pullback to better use coronary stents in patients with many blockages and the iFR technology has now been used in thousands of patients around the world. A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine referred to it as 'the new gold standard' and major international studies are ongoing and Dr Nijjer has worked on the design and running of these complex studies.
Dr. Nijjer possesses clinical expertise in all aspects of cardiology, including treating patients with chest pain, angina, breathlessness on exertion, palpitations or collapse. He has expertise in assessing and treating patients at increased risk of heart disease such as patients with high blood pressure, diabetes or raised cholesterol. He uses all of the latest stress testing techniques and if needed, invasive angiography, coronary stenting, and can implant pacemakers or cardiac monitoring devices when it is needed.
Dr. Nijjer's holistic approach to treatment is one of understanding as he recognises and responds to the fact that an individual's medical issues exist alongside other aspects of their lives, treating any medical conditions in a way that fits the lifestyle of his patients. He utilises the latest guideline-supported cardiac test to ensure his patients are fully investigated in addition to his thorough clinical assessment.
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Videos of Dr Nijjer
Visit this Youtube link to see Dr Nijjer discussing the management and treatment approach to Atrial Fibrillation - a common heart problem:
Video of Dr Nijjer talking about advances in healthcare technology
Video - Dr Nijjer discussing the merits of stenting versus coronary artery bypass surgery
Video - Dr Nijjer walks through a typical Cardiac Catheter Lab
Video - Dr Nijjer discusses coronary angiography
Video - Dr Nijjer discusses medicines you need to take after stenting
- Coronary angiography
- Percutaneous coronary intervention with/without stenting
- Advanced adjunctive intracoronary technologies
- Fractional flow reserve (FFR)
- Instant wave free ratio (iFR)
- Coronary flow reserve (CFR)
- Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
- Devices: single and dual chamber pacemaker insertion
- Reporting of echocardiography
- Stress echocardiography
- CT Coronary Angiography
- Reporting of CT Coronary Angiography
- Cardiac disease prevention
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Ischaemic heart disease
- Heart attacks
- Acute coronary syndromes
- Heart Failure
- Cardiac Valve disease
- Aortic stenosis
- Aortic regurgitation
- Mitral regurgitation
- Mitral stenosis
- Hypertension / high blood pressure
- Hypercholesterolaemia / high cholesterol
- Cardiac risk assessment
- BSc (Hons) University of Bristol 2001 (First Class)
- MB ChB (Hons) University of Bristol 2004
- MRCP (London) Royal College of Physicians 2007
- PhD Imperial College London 2016
- British Cardiac Intervention Society, Communications Lead
- Royal Society of Medicine, President-elect of Cardiology Section
- British Cardiac Society
- European Society of Cardiology Microcirculation Working Group
- European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
Team is focused and on spot. I came to take blood test and assessment due high blood pressure, and my case was escalated on spot to have further tests like heart ultrasound and CT scan within minutes. Having a special clinic and trained team in single place allowed to get through full and thorough assessment in 6 hours. Which is impossible in "traditional" approach. I am really grateful to the team, to Sophie Stimson and Dr. Sukh Nijjer.
I came Dr Nijjer's clinic with my newly developed acute hypertension symptoms in a dreadful preparation to be in a routine of "test is taken, let's schedule a later appointment next week" a day before COVID lockdown. How wrong I was!!! Tests were taken at 9AM, results assessed on spot, additional tests added immediately, another assessment by the doctor, accompanied with a CT scan same day and I received full follow up by phone from Dr Nijjer later same night and a letter first thing next morning. Instead of horror of unknown about my health through the lockdown I had full assessment in a day, got a prescription that works, got an instrumental assurance that I will be fine for weeks and months that are needed to go through the lockdown and I will have my follow up when this lockdown will be in the past. Zero worries related to my tamed hypertension through the period!!! What a focus, professionalism, attention, decisiveness from Dr Sukhjinder and his clinic! Thank you so much, Dr Sukhjinder!
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
Thank you so much for your kind comments: we are glad to have helped you in your time of need & sorted out the problem quickly.
I cannot recommend Dr Nijjer highly enough. I felt to be in extremely good hands, the diagnosis was well explained and an effective medication found quickly. As a result my condition is well controlled and I feel very well. Thank you!
Dr Nijjer is first rate. He was kind, considerate, interested and caring. Great communicator and clear a man who knows his stuff. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
I was referred to Dr Nijjer following intermittent chest pain and a rather extensive family history of heart problems. On our first meeting, he greeted me warmly and the meeting progressed with some pointed questions but more importantly, a genuine desire to help and listen to my issues. I felt immediately at ease and was also convinced early on that he was incredibly knowledgeable and very much up to date on new advancements in his field. Highly professional, great listener and wonderful patient interaction - I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Nijjer to others. Probably one of the best medical experiences I have had.
Dr Nijjer has a very warm manner, he gave me information in an easy to understand way, including hand drawn pictures and he was happy to answer all questions. He recommended a series of tests and explained the results and in my case found me a brilliant surgeon, with excellent results. I am now fully recovered and back to full health. I can strongly recommend Dr Nijjer, I have full confidence in him and would personally recommend him to my friends and family should they need his assistance.
Dr. Nijjer is an extremely friendly, professional and courteous consultant who listens to your concerns and translates that into an ability to put you at ease despite your obvious anxiety. He inspires confidence in analysing your situation which in turn aids your own feeling of well being. I could not more highly recommend my consultation with him or the outputs from the consultation which really does put the patient at the very heart of everything.
Very calm and professional and provided a detailed explanation of his assessment.
Very professional and courteous. Gave clear explanations and possible outcomes. Appointments were on time and succinct. Also gave confidence by clearly being highly knowledgable on his subject.
Dr Nijjer is an absolute gem of a doctor. He has impeccable bedside manner, he explains things in a clear way and he really cares about his patients. His knowledge and expertise demonstrates that he's at the top of his field. I would recommend Dr Nijjer to anyone looking for a Cardiologist.
My consultations with Dr Nijjer were really positive and it was a pleasure to meet him. He was very clear in his explanations, listened very carefully to what I had to say, was very kind in how he offered advice and showed real empathy when discussing my condition and its causes. He's a credit to his profession and I would not hesitate in asking for his help again in future.
First class experience, and could not do more to make me feel at ease and that he had my best interests in mind.
Pleased by the services.
Dr Nijjer, clearly described all the processes and procedures that I would be going through, and in the follow up sessions described the findings and the next steps in a clear and concise manner. Throughout my consultation with Dr Nijjer he always made sure that I fully understood each step of the process, which gave me great confidence that my health and wellbeing were in good hands.
Very professional and compassionate
Brilliant consultation and favourable result, what more could a patient require! Extremely pleasant manner with patient.left me feeling extremely good about the advice and conclusion.
Dr Nijjer is an excellent cardiologist. His attention to detail and thorough process are first class. I am very grateful to have had the pleasure of being under his care.
Excellent consultant, very thorough and professional.
Dr Nijjer was extremely clear explaining me my condition and the possible avenues for treatment. He didn't make any assumptions and was very thorough in exploring every possibility. I have felt very well informed of what condition means and very well looked after. Highly recommend his service, very professional and considerate.
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer is a very nice and knowledgable Doctor. From the moment you take your appointment you are in good hands. The all team is also there to help you step by step, under the recommendations of your doctor. You won’t have to worry about taking an appointment for additional exams such as blood test, MRI, follow up appointment... whatever is required, your doctor will make sure everything is under control with the help of his assistant Amy. Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer is very competent and thorough and you will receive a clear report on your health with all necessary explanation. A very good experience and I wish it would be the same with all doctors.
Mr Nijjer’s calm , considerate and yet authoritative manner has been very re-assuring throughout the whole treatment experience after discovering I had severe Ischemia. My sincere thanks to you Mr Nijjer and to your colleagues.
Was able to explain to me what everything meant in normal language. Mostly putting me at ease. Thank you
Meeting Dr Nijjer was a pleasure , this process isnt one that is easy and although im keen to stay healthy and understand how to keep myself healthy for as long as possible it can be worring when discussing ones heart which is what keeps you alive. Dr Nijjer explained everything clearly and i found him a big help in this process.
Dr Nijjer is an absolutely first class cardiologist. You just need to Google him to see what a wealth of experience and knowledge he has. He welcomed me and my sick partner with open arms in what was an extremely worrying time for us. He explained the whole process throughout in terms we could both understand, answered our questions clearly and showed real compassion and a genuine interest in getting him sorted out as quickly as possible, which he has. An out and out true professional in every sense of the word and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him.
Cannot thank Dr Nijjer enough! So helpful, and he is clearly a very talented cardiologist. He ran numerous tests and explained to me very clearly my condition. He has a great support team, who were all very helpful too.
Dr. Nijjer provided an excellent professional courteous service> I highly recommend him.
Polite, informative and reassuring throughout. Couldn't have been better as far as I am concerned.
Dr Nijjer was absolutely excellent in every respect. I could not possibly be in better hands.
Overall very good , everything explained and I was made to feel very at ease.
My experience was first class. I was made to feel at ease, ever question was fully explained and Dr Nijjer's follow up was very punctual.
Doctor Nijjer is a wonderful doctor. I came to see him after a cardiac incident and he quickly organised all the necessary tests to check that there wasn’t any functional problem or damage to my heart. He also explained everything very well to me and put me at ease. I particularly appreciated the fact that he was easily reachable by phone and email. All in all I highly recommend him.
My father had an angiogram and shockwave procedure under the care of Dr Nijjer. Dr Nijjer has completely exceeded our expectations as a bright and knowledgeable healthcare professional. He gave and still gives us time, speaks clearly and always explains the technicalities behind the procedure and future possibilities to assure that everything is possible to ensure a great life ahead. Dr Nijjer has such a positive attitude that not only has he put my father at ease but the whole family. He always goes the extra mile to do whatever he can to help me in response to my concerns about my father – nothing is ever overlooked. He is extremely efficient, thorough, compassionate and a good natured doctor, we feel completely safe and secure in his capable hands. I cannot recommend him highly enough as a medical professional and my father is extremely fortunate and blessed to have him on his side. We would definitely recommend Dr Nijjer to anyone that goes through a similar experience.
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
I am very grateful for your generous comments; I am remain at your service
Dr Nijjer was extremely good at listening and assimilating the information I gave him. He was thorough and explained his thinking clearly and kindly throughout. He showed great skill and competence in resolving my problem. His write ups were prompt and very clear. I was very impressed and pleased to have been in his care.
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
Thank you for your kind review and I look forward to seeing your progress
Dr Nijjer immediately inspired the confidence in me that he was a top class Doctor and that I was in safe hands. He is very, very responsive and clear in his explanation of how things stand. The follow up is excellent too, again with a responsiveness. Perhaps the most reassuring aspect is his warmth of character.
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
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From my first consultation with Dr Nijjer through to the Cardiac Operation he was candid , considerate and consummately professional. The treatment I needed was completely unexpected. I expected my checks to be routine. Due to Dr Nijjer’s management I was reassured that the outcome would be very positive rather than disturbed by the results of my checks. My family and I owe a great deal to Dr Nijjer and his team.
I was referred to Dr Nijjer following a routine health check up. His CV is exemplary and it was therefore no surprise that my condition was diagnosed and treated quickly, efficiently and professionally. However, what really sets Sukh apart is his level of patient care and support. Being diagnosed with any heart condition can be a somewhat overwhelming experience to begin with and his very personable and approachable manner made a huge difference from the outset. I would happily recommend him to anyone.
Before I saw Dr Nijjer for the first time, I was worried by the uncertainty of what might be wrong with my heart. He immediately set about organising the tests that were needed to ascertain my condition. That is symptomatic of his thoroughness. He has been very clear in explaining things including the alternatives and their respective risks. He tries to deal with things without resorting to invasive procedures unless necessary. My care from him has been excellent.
I came to Dr. Nigel after experiencing painful palpitations and after being seen by another cardiologist as well as emergency department. Until I met him, previous doctors were unable to identify my aritmia. I would highly recommend him as an expert and truly knowledgeable in his field!
My mother had a consultation with Dr Nijjer recently at the BMI Syons Clinic, and I accompanied her. Dr Nijjer was incredibly attentive, professional and caring. Understood the exact symptoms and complications, and made excellent recommendations and gave my mother choices to help with her decision. He is to the point and pro-active, I can't recommend him high enough . We got an appointment with the clinic, and were so lucky that he was the available consultant on that day we needed to see someone.
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
Glad to support you in making decisions about your health. I hope she is feeling better soon! Thank you for your kind words
Dr. Nijjer supported me in an extremely professional and proactive manner – During my initial visit, he quickly discovered a serious issue at stake, reacting immediately by having me booked into crucial investigations and ultimately surgery. He helped me understanding the findings of each investigation, translating those into viable options whilst guiding me into the best path to get my issue addressed. His surgery intervention was extremely professional and reassuring. Today my health situation has massively improved thanks to his help & Dr. Nijjer continuous to provide guidance making sure we continue taking the right actions.
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
Thank you for your kind words. I was very pleased that we identified your problem so quickly!
My elderly father was referred to Dr. Nijjer to determine if his heart was strong enough for an urgently required and imminent hip operation. The hip operation was at risk of being postponed for a second if the anaesthetist did not receive confirmation that my father's heart was functioning normally, the results of previous electrocardiograms and a echocardiogram had been inconclusive. Dr. Nijjer provided clear explanation of the results of the electrocardiograms and echocardiogram that had already been performed as well as the reason why further investigation was required. He also showed empathy for his patient and helped to expedite the follow up investigation (MRI) in the hope that the operation would not have to be postponed. Dr. Nijjer explained the results of the MRI scan and provided clarification where requested responding to my query on the same day (which was not expected). Overall, Dr. Nijjer provided a high level of patient care and was extremely personable during his interactions with my father which gave me great reassurance. I would recommend him to others in need of the services of a cardiologist.
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer
Thank you for your kind words. I am glad I could help! Wishing your father a speedy recovery.
I cannot thank Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer enough for his professional skill in his diagnosis that a stent was neccessary to be fitted within my heart, keeping me informed at every stage before, during and after my operation. Both myself, my wife and family are indebted to him and the Theatre Staff in enabling me to enjoy a healther and hopefully longer life in the coming years.
After a scan showed plaque in my arteries i asked the consultant at west middlesex hospital for recommendations as to see who i could see privately for further investigations. I practice complimentary medicine and very much wanted to find someone who i trusted clinically and very importantly would take time to get to know me as an individual and give me guidance so that i could make informed decisions about my my health. Dr Nijjer was amazing. He has always made time to answer my many questions promptly by phone or email. His remarkable skill and kindness made an angiogram as painless as possible (both physically and emotionally).
Can't thank Dr Nijjer enough for the service he has provided to me over the last 8 months. Superb care and communication throughout.
Dr Nijjer has provided me with a very good standard of care during my recent angioplasty procedure - including pre procedure consultations, the procedure itself and post procedure support. He has been helpful and informative and provided a calming influence through what has been a stressful experience for me. I am very grateful for this and would recommend Dr Nijjer to others in a similar situation to myself.
In March I had a heart problem and I used the Services of Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer. He was recommended to me by BUPA advisor and I got angioplasty done by him and 3 stents were inserted. Dr. Nijjer was talking to me and reassured me and tried his best to keep me calm throughout the procedure. He was very patient and explained everything to my family members and reassured them. Even after the procedure he is still very helpful. It took me a while to get used to the medicines and he has always replied to my emails and helped me a lot. I have got high regards for him and would recommend him to anyone who needs a cardiologist.
The level of professionalism and knowledge was exemplary. I cannot recommend highly enough Dr Nijjer. You will be in the finest hands and he has a genuine skill of being able to explain real complexity in simplistic terms that is understandable.
It was a lucky day when Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer was recommended to me to carry out an angiogram, which, for a professional is a routine procedure, but for the patient a daunting prospect. My fears were allayed from the moment I met Dr Nijjer who has a presence and a quiet assurance which instils confidence. Dr Nijjer leads a highly professional and competent team all of whom clearly respect his ability and professional approach to his work. Throughout the procedure he acted with a calm authority which took away any stress that I might have been feeling. Following recovery I received a detailed and highly supportive explanation of what had been found and a reassuring prognosis.He is clearly a gifted individual and wise beyond his years. My very grateful thanks to Dr Nijjer and his excellent team
Interested, caring, insightful and responsive are just a few of the words I would use to describe Suk. Always took time to listen and explain and was highly knowledgeable not only in his field but greatly helped in referrals for other identified issues. Great medical treatment and a great person. I would highly recommend him.
I have nothing but great words of praise and respect for Dr. Nijjer. He was very informative and I was aware of each step of his treatment strategy. Knowing that Dr. Nijjer was doing the procedure makes you confident that everything will be all right.
Excellent cardiologist! Very conscientious and hard working. Clinically up to date. Very good colleague.
Dr Nijjer is an excellent cardiologist. He provides compassionate care with clear communication with his patients, who have all fed back directly to me about how he has a great bedside manner providing clear management plans with impeccable bedside manner. He is a an expert in complex coronary intervention