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- Devices: single chamber pacemaker insertion
- Reporting of echocardiography
I qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical College, London in 1993 (Dean's Prize in Medical Sciences, First Senior Scholarship in Medicine, Slott Prize in Chemical Pathology, Weitzman Prize in Cardiology, MBBS with Honours) after attaining a First Class Honours BSc degree from King's College London. I then undertook training posts in London including the Royal Brompton, London Chest, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals before completing my specialist Cardiology training at King's College Hospital, London. I was awarded my MD in clinical invasive Cardiology in 2004 (University of London). I was subsequently awarded the British Heart Foundation Advanced Training Scholarship which allowed me to spend a year training in invasive cardiology at the Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Berne, Switzerland before returning to the UK to complete my specialist training at King's.
I was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2005. I have extensive experience in all aspects of adult Cardiology and am actively involved in clinical cardiac research.
I am the Cardiac Research Lead at Southend Hospital.
I provide expertise in all aspects of coronary disease and angina, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, invasive coronary angiography and permanent pacemaker implantation.
I have published extensively in the fields of cardiology and cardiac bio-markers with >20 published Original Scientific papers, invited Editorials and Case Reports in peer reviewed journals. I have authored and co-authored book chapters in the field of Cardiology and have >40 abstracts and oral presentations to National and International Scientific Conferences.
Areas of interest
Adult general cardiology; stable and unstable angina; coronary artery disease; coronary angiography; arrhythmia including atrial fibrillation; syncope; pacemaker implantation; hypertension; heart failure; valvular heart disease; cardiac rhythm and blood pressure monitoring;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist, Southend University Hospital NHS Trust
Cardiac Clinical Research Lead, Southend University Hospital NHS Trust
Honorary Consultant, Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
I have an active role in cardiac clinical research and am the Cardiac Research Lead at Southend University Hospital. We have led nationally and internationally in research performance of clinical trials.
I am married with two young sons. Most of my free time is dedicated to my family and we enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and travel widely.
Dean's Prize in Medical Sciences
First Senior Scholarship in Medicine
Slott Prize in Chemical Pathology
Weitzman Prize in Cardiology
Honours in Medicine, MBBS
British Heart Foundation Advanced Training Scholarship
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Sinhala, Sinhalese
CV with full publication lists is available from my secretary on request
Courses offered to GPs
I have given talks and updates on all aspects of general Cardiology to our local GPs in different forums.
My aniogography and Pacing procedural outcomes are available in the public domain, excellent outcomes by local and national standards..
MSF - excellent feedback from colleagues and patients regarding clinical care, clinical knowledge and skills, team work, leadership skills and clinical research.
GMC Revalidation - completed April 2014.
Annual Appraisals - excellent outcomes, no concerns.
- BSc (Hons) First Class University of London 1988
- MBBS (Honours) University of London 1993
- MRCP (UK) University of London 1997
- MD University of London 2004
- CCST London Deanery 2004
Reference number 4013822
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiac Society
British Cardiac Invasive Society
Member of the Royal College of Physicians
- Spire Wellesley Hospital
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- 01702 447921
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
01702 385 922