Our Origins


Regent’s Park was founded by Dr. Ohri our Chief Executive in December 2002. He was frustrated by the long waiting times for NHS patients to access cardiac services and believed there were more innovative ways to deliver effective and efficient care to patients with heart disease. He embarked upon a career transition leaving his profession as a medical doctor to learn more about healthcare operations and business management.

He read an MBA at the London Business School where he specialised in finance and entrepreneurship. He focused his studies on understanding the economic interplay between operating expenditures and clinical pathways, analysed healthcare delivery systems from around the world and learnt the efficacy of different operating and financing approaches.

After his MBA he formed a strategic partnership with a US-based cardiac services company with a portfolio of 11 heart hospitals, 4500 staff, 23 fixed-site cardiology centres and the largest fleet of  cardiac catheterisation labs in the world. He became the Chief Executive of their European joint venture company. Whilst clear differences existed in how healthcare was funding between the US and UK, he was impressed with the US company’s operational ability to reduce costs at the same time as improve quality. He felt there were lessons to be learnt from this specialist, patient-focused approach and that an opening existed for a private sector organisation to use a similar model. But with no company using this disease-focused approach in the UK he decided there was an opportunity to set up an organisation of his own. Regent’s Park Heart Clinics was born.

Paying tribute to Dr. Ohri’s alma mater, Regent’s Park Heart Clinics takes its name from the London Business School that is located at Regent’s Park, London.