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I qualified in 1992 in India and subsequently pursued higher medical training in General (internal) Medicine leading to a post-graduate degree of MD in Internal medicine. I secured the highest grade with an accolade of a gold medal conferred by the Association of Physicians of India.
I came to the UK in 1999 where I did all my cardiology training. I commenced my Cardiology career at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London in 2002. Then I trained in Cardiology at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.
I undertook a translational research project evaluating the anti-arrhythmic properties of omega-3 fatty acids leading to a PhD from the University of Manchester. My research work was funded by a prestigious BHF clinical PhD fellowship, which I secured by a competitive application.
I pride myself as a fully rounded up cardiologist with a broad knowledge of general cardiology and a special interest in heart rhythm disturbances and heart failure. I enjoy talking to my patients and explaining complex issues relating to their heart health in very simple and easily comprehensible terms.
Areas of interest
Diagnosis and Management of Heart Rhythm Disturbances (arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation).
Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure
Implant and Follow-up of pacemakers and defibrillators.
Risk assessment for Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)
Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease
Diagnosis and Management of Hypertension
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Heart Disease
Sports Cardiology- Assessment of cardiac risk in individuals undertaking or planning to undertake endurance sports.
Syncope (collapse episodes), Palpitations, Breathlessness and Chest pain evaluation
Cardiac complications of Diabetes
Pregnancy and the Heart
Valvular heart disease
- My Supported Charities-British Heart Foundation
- My Supported Charities-Arrhythmia Alliance (the AA of heart)
- My favourite source of scientific update- European Society of Cardiology
- AA recognized specialist in Syncope, falls and arrhythmia in the young
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist, Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS trust, Arrowe Park Hospital, Upton, Wirral, Merseyside.
Honorary Consultant cardiologist, University Hospital of South Manchester, Wythenshawe, Manchester
1) Risk assessment for Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)
2) Anti-arrhythmic effects of omega-3 fatty acids
3) Heart Disease in End Stage Renal Disease - Cardio-Renal Syndromes
My most recent research interest is on Advanced management of Heart failure and Evaluating Cellular level changes in Heart failure.
I am a people person and enjoy interacting with patients and staff. I love classical music, sports and fitness and reading.
I am passionate about creative writing and aspire to be a published author, therefore, I am currently pursuing MA in Creative Writing in the Liverpool John Moore's University as a part time course.
Gold Medal for the best performance in the post graduate study in Internal Medicine- 1999, conferred by the Association of Physicians of India.
Clinical PhD fellowship award (to the effect of £300000) by the British Heart Foundation, awarded to carry out a translational research project.
Best abstract presenter award in world Congress of Nephrology.
English, Tamil, Hindi, French, Malayalam,
Risk assessment for sudden cardiac death in dialysis patients. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2010 Oct;3(5):553-9.October 3, 2010
Cardiovascular effects of marine omega-3 fatty acids. Lancet. 2010 Aug 14;376(9740):540-50.August 14, 2010
Transverse tubules are a common feature in large mammalian atrial myocytes including human. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 Nov;301(5):H1996-2005.November 30, 2011
Courses offered to GPs
Monthly update on management of common cardiac problems.
Regular Updates on Current issues in Cardiology
Quarterly seminar to community cardiovascular specialist nurses.
Regular talks to ICD support groups
- MB BS Madurai Medical College, Madurai, India 1992
- MD (Internal Medicine) The TN MGR Medical University, Chennai, India 1999
- FRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians of UK 2001
- PhD Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology, University of Manchester 2011
- CCT in Cardiology Joint Royal College Training Borad 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT in Cardiology, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Heart Failure
British Cardiac Society
British Heart Rhythm Society
Heart Rhythm Society of US
British Society of Echocardiography
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral
- 18:00 - 21:00
- 0151 604 7227
Post treatment communication
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