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- Interventional cardiology
I am an interventional consultant cardiologist at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a honorary consultant at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. I am trained in all aspects of adult cardiology with a special interest in complex coronary intervention and intravascular imaging.
I was educated at Westminster School and subsequently qualified as a doctor from St George's Hospital Medical School, London, in 2006.
I entered specialist training in cardiology, where I rotated through a series of prestigious posts in London and on the South Coast.
I was successfully awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD Res) in recognition of my research at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. My clinically-based project involved investigating the molecular mechanisms contributing to patients having acute heart attacks.
I subsequently completed subspecialty training in coronary intervention at the Royal Sussex County and St Thomas' Hospitals.
After completing my training, I was offered an extremely prestigious, fully-funded interventional fellowship at McMaster University, Canada. During my fellowship, I was trained specifically in chronic total occlusions and percutaneous mitral valve intervention (mitraclip). I was also actively involved in numerous research projects from a centre world famous for cardiovascular trials.
I am well published and have research interests specifically within intravascular imaging and ongoing collaboration with McMaster.
I treat patients with a variety of symptoms, including chest pain, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia palpitations, breathlessness and blackouts. I organise and perform numerous investigations including ECGs, ambulatory ECG monitoring, echocardiograms, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI as required.
As an interventional cardiologist, I have performed well over 1000 percutaneous coronary interventions. I undertake detailed intracoronary imaging (optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound) and physiological assessments (pressure wire) to guide my decision making and have experience in complex percutaneous coronary interventions including chronic total occlusions, bifurcations and rotational atherectomy. In addition, I have expertise in optical coherence tomography (OCT) from my post-doctoral research which involved investigating the molecular mechanisms contributing to patients having acute heart attacks.
Areas of interest
Chest pain; valvular heart disease; coronary artery disease; coronary angiography; intravascular ultrasound; optical coherence tomography; pressure wire assessment; angioplasty; palpitations; syncope; hypertension; breathlessness; arrhythmia
Current NHS consultant posts held
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
Royal Sussex County Hospital
Optical coherence tomography;
Cardiovascular multicentre clinical trials
Cricket; Liverpool FC; Tennis; Spanish language; travelling
Canadian Coronary Physiology and Invasive Imaging Symposium Fellows Competition – 1st Prize; Branford Morgan Research Scholarship; Merit in Clinical Practice (Final Assessment Part V); Cardiovascular Research Poster Prize Winner – St. George’s Cardiovascular Research Group; Research Scholarship in Division of Cardiovascular Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Fluent
- Telugu - Conversational
- French - Basic
- Tamil - Basic
Courses offered to GPs
- MBBS St George's Hospital Medical School 2006
- BSc St George's Hospital Medical School 2003
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2009
- Doctorate of Medicine (MD) University of East Anglia 2018
- Post CCST Interventional fellowship McMaster University 2018
- Rotational atherectomy Boston Scientific 2019
Reference number 6148300
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST Cardiology, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiac Intervention Society (BCIS); European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention (EAPCI); European Society of Cardiology (ESC); American Heart Association (AHA); Royal College of Physicians (RCP); British Medical Association (BMA)
- Spire St Anthony's Hospital
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 020 3951 7505
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01903 205111 Ask switchboard to contact Dr Sujay Chandran or on-call Cardiologist