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Based at St George's University Hospital, Tooting, London, I established a cardiomyopathy service and we are now regarded as one of the leading tertiary centres for inherited cardiac diseases in the UK. With the help of CRY, I have also set up the first Sports Cardiology Unit in the UK which tends to numerous elite and recreational athletes with potential cardiac disease. I evaluate the largest number of athletes for cardiac disease in the UK. I have strong support from St George’s NHS Trust to conduct research and lecture internationally.
Areas of interest
• Echocardiography • Heart failure • Cardiomyopathy • Sports cardiology • Acute coronary syndrome (ACS); Inherited Cardiac Diseases
Current NHS consultant posts held
Professor Sanjay Sharma is Professor of Inherited Cardiac Diseases and Sports Cardiology at St George’s University Hospital, Tooting, London where he heads the Cardiac Research Centre and Sports Cardiology Unit.
Left ventricular hypertrophy secondary to intensive exercise (“athlete’s heart”)
Inherited Cardiac Diseases
Professor Sharma is Medical Director for the London Marathon, Silverstone Half Marathon and BUPA London 10K.
Professor Sharma is a keen middle distance runner which he enjoys as a recreational pastime rather than entering mass participation events.
He travels the world lecturing on his specialist subjects and enjoys this enormously.
He particularly enjoys travelling with his family, and has visited some of the worlds most beautiful places.
National Bronze award in 2010 for achievements beyond the job specification. Team-First Prize in the British Cardiac Nursing National Awards for ‘Innovations in arrhythmia care’ in 2008. Fellows-Young Investigator of the Year award, poster prizes and best abstract prizes at Europrevent and the British Cardiac Society between 2009-2013. Chairman of Sports Cardiology with the European Society of Cardiology in April 2014. I won the Asian Professional Award for Medicine in November 2014.
Professor Sharma has had over 160 papers published, including:
Gati S, Chandra N, Bennett RL, Reed M, Kervio G, Panoulas VF, Ghani S, Sheikh N, Zaidi A, Wilson M, Papadakis M, Carré F, Sharma S. Increased left ventricular trabeculation in highly trained athletes: do we need more stringent criteria for the diagnosis of left ventricular non-compaction in athletes? Heart. 2013 Mar;99(6):401-8. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2012-303418. Epub 2013 Feb 7. Erratum in: Heart. 2013 Apr;99(7):506. Wilson, Matthew
Basavarajaiah, S, Wilson M, Whyte G, Shah A, McKenna W, Sharma S. Prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in elite athletes: Relevance to pre-participation screening. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008
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- BSc (Hons)- Biochemistry Leeds University 1986
- MBChB (with Distinctions) Leeds University 1989
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 1991
- MD University of London 2001
Affiliations / memberships
FRCP (UK)- 2005
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