Haotian Gu is a NIHR Clinical Lecturer and Higher Specialist Scientist in Cardiac Imaging based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and King’s College London. He received his first degree in Biomedical Engineering and MSc degrees in Advanced Biomedical Engineering at University of Warwick and Medical Ultrasound at Imperial College London. He was awarded PhD degree in Cardiovascular Science at King’s College London. He started his clinical echocardiography training in 2007 and completed registration as a Clinical Scientist in 2017 and Higher Specialist Scientist in 2019. He was nominated for British Heart Foundation Rising Star Award in 2018 and awarded Investigator of the Year by British Society of Echocardiography consecutively in 2017 and 2018. During his academic career, he has invented a novel imaging biomarker of detection of early systolic dysfunction. His main research focus is on non-invasive measure of myocardial mechanics using echocardiography and central pressure assessments particularly in heart valve disease. He is currently working on integration of clinical echocardiography services with the Clinical Research Facility to incorporate the novel marker into standard clinical practice.