Consultant Cardiologist. Specialises in Cardiac devices Cardiac MRI Echo/imaging Trans-oesophageal echocardiography Areas of interest Heart failure; Arrythmias; Cardiac Imaging; General Cardiology Qualifications MBChB Birmingham University 1998 BMedSci Birmingham University 1995 PhD Birmingham University 2012 Additional training British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation BSE 2011 HRUK Accreditation British Heart Rhythm Society 2013 Euro CMR Accreditation European Society Of Cardiovascular Magnetic Imaging 2012 SCMR Accreditation (American) Society Of Cardiovascular Magnetic Imaging 2012 Research interests The role of Transported Nitric Oxide in health and the treatment of Heart Failure. Publications Hypoxic modMaher AR, Milsom AB, Gunaruwan P, Abozguia K, Ahmed I, Weaver RA, Thomas P, Ashrafian H, Born GV, James PE, Frenneaux MP.ulation of exogenous nitrite-induced vasodilation in humans. Circulation. 2008 Feb 5;117 (5):670-7 Abdul R. Maher, Julian O. M. Ormerod, Sayqa Arif, Houman Ashrafian and Michael P. Frenneaux Xanthine Oxidoreductase and Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Do Not Contribute To Vascular Relaxation by Nitrite in Man. Submitted to the Clinical Science Impact of chronic congestive heart failure on pharmacokinetics and vasomotor effects of infused nitrite Abdul R Maher, Sayqa Arif, Melanie Madhani, Khalid Abozguia, Ibrar Ahmed, Bernadette O Fernandez, Martin Feelisch, A G O’Sullivan, Arthur Christopoulos, Aaron L Sverdlov, Doan Ngo, Rustem Dautov Philip E James†, John D Horowitz and Michael P Frenneaux. Submitted to British Journal of Pharmacology. Julian O.M. Ormerod, Houman Ashrafian, Abdul Maher, Sayqa Arif, Violetta Steeples, Gustav V.R. Born, Stuart Egginton, Martin Feelisch, Hugh Watkins, Michael P. Frenneaux. The Role of Vascular Myoglobin in Nitrite mediated blood vessel relaxation. Cardiovasc Res. 2011 Feb 15;89(3):560-5. Epub 2010 Oct 1.