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Dr Moj Goonewardene is a Consultant Cardiologist at Papworth and Bedford Hospitals. He sees patients with breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness, collapsing, high blood pressure and chest pain. As well as general Cardiology he has a specialist interest in heart failure, cardiomyopathies, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, loop recorder implantation, pacemaker implantation, cardiac resynchronisation therapy and implantable cardio defibrillators.
He was born and brought up in north London and went to school at Queen Elizabeth’s Boys School Barnet. He qualified from Southampton Medical School in 2001, and completed his general medical training on the south coast in Bournemouth, Southampton and Poole.
His specialty training in cardiology includes training in several large tertiary referral centres; Southampton University Hospital, Bristol Heart Institute University Hospital Bristol and Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.
The last 2 years of his training was spent at Papworth Hospital, the UK's largest specialist cardiothoracic unit, training in the Cardiac Device Implantation, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation.
He is a certified cardiac device specialist with the American International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners and has accredited in adult echocardiography and doppler with the British Society of Echocardiography.
In April 2013, Dr Goonewardene was appointed cardiology consultant as a joint appointment between Hinchingbrooke and Papworth hospitals. He spent two years as the lead at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. During those two years he developed a clear strategy to grow the department, improve patient care, patient experience, driving increased efficiency through leading a strong cardiology team.
In February 2016 he was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Bedford NHS Hospital, and accepted this position to work in a larger department and be closer to home. He is leading the heart failure and cardiac device service at Bedford Hospital and continues to work at Papworth Hospital implanting complex cardiac devices.
Areas of interest
Primary Prevention Cardiovascular Disease
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- Cardiology Department Bedford Hospital South Wing Kempston Road Bedford MK42 9DJ
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Bedford NHS Hospital
- BM Southampton University 2001
- MRCP (UK) Royal College Physicians 2007
- CCDS (Certified Cardiac Device Specialist) International Board Heart Rhythm Examiners 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
British Cardiac Society
British Society of Heart Failure
British Heart Rhythm Society
British Society of Echocardiography
European Society of Cardiology
Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation
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