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Dr Rob Cooper

Consultant Cardiologist

Contact Details

Debbie Evans

0151 600 1391

About Dr Rob Cooper

Consultant Cardiologist with specialist interest in cardiomyopathy, sports cardiology and cardiac MRI.

Area of Practice       


Sports Cardiology

Cardiac MRI

Special Clinical Interests
  • Management of patients with all types of Cardiomyopathies.
  • Management of athletes with cardiac conditions
  • Cardiac screening of athletes
  • Assessment and treatment of patients with Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM).
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Research Interests
  • Treatment of Obstruction in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy;
    • Novel medication solutions including access to randomised controlled trials at LHCH
    • Alcohol Septal Ablation (ASA), surgical myectomy and direct radiofrequency ablation.
  • Differentiation of the athlete’s heart from Cardiomyopathy.
    • Current post as Professor of Sports Science and Cardiology at Liverpool John Moores Univeristy
  • Exercise in hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
  • Genetic basis of cardiac disease


Ninety peer reviewed publications with >1000 citations. Updated list kept at the following address:

Robert COOPER | Consultant Cardiologist | MBChB MRCP PhD | Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool | Department of Cardiology | Research profile (

Current Membership of Professional Regional and National Bodies  
  • Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions
  • European Cardiovascular Imaging Society
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • British Society for Cardiovascular Imaging
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • British Cardiac Society
  • Royal College of Physicians

Expert panel member for Sports Cardiology:

  • Football Association
  • Lawn Tennis Association
  • GB Taekwondo
  • GB sailing
  • GB Netball
Languages Spoken   


Why choose LHCH?             

LHCH provides excellent, first class care for patients with inherited cardiovascular conditions and athletes with cardiac conditions. This is achieved in a friendly environment with the patient firmly at the centre of every model.

Training and Education

I graduated from the University of Liverpool with Honours in 2005, during my undergraduate years I spent time training in the Netherlands. I completed postgraduate training in Medicine and Cardiology in the Mersey Deanery during the period 2005-2017. In this time I completed a PhD in the management of patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

I undertook additional training in inherited cardiac conditions and Cardiac MRI during a fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and have spent time in Inherited Cardiac Conditions services in Oxford and Copenhagen.

I deliver training in cardiomyopathy and sports cardiology for senior medical trainees and consultant colleagues along with many other non medical professions.

About you

I am married with 2 sons. Most of my hobbies now include fairly boring exercise but I was once half decent at tennis and football.