Guido Pieles

Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital Doha

Prof. Guido Pieles is a Consultant Adult and Pediatric Sports and Congenital Cardiologist. He is head of Sports Cardiology and Screening at Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital Doha and Honorary Professor in Sports Cardiology at University College London. After obtaining his medical degree at the Philipps - University of Marburg, Germany, a PhD in Philosophy of Medicine at Hanover Medical School and a Cardiology DPhil at Oxford University, Prof. Guido trained in child and adult congenital, inherited and sports cardiology at the Bristol Heart Institute, UK and the Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Canada. He shares his working life between Aspetar Hospital Doha and Europe.

He is passionate about all sports and activities but is particularly interested in football cardiology and is consulting sports cardiologist at Manchester United FC. He served as a member in the English Football Association sports cardiology advisory group, is chair 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 led a dedicated Sports Cardiology player service at the FIFA World Cup Qatar, a first in world cup history. He is vice-chair of the paediatric medicine expert advisory group of the UK government Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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.