An interview with Dr Upasana Tayal, Clinical Lecturer and Cardiology registrar at Imperial College London. Upasana covers her journey to PhD but also the struggles in achieving the great success that she did. She contrasts clinical challenges to academic whilst emphasing the rewards as well.

Addendum: Since recording, Upasana has been awarded Young Investigator Award by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2021 again! That’s twice now and we congratulate her on this incredible, but well deserved achievement!