- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
I trained in Cardio-thoracic Surgery in Cambridge, Cardiff, Swansea and Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. My patients have higher than national average risk scores but my outcomes are exemplary. I have performed the first Thoraflex hybrid aortic arch aneurysm surgery in Wales widely publicised by BBC in 2016. I have also introduced the new Inspiris Resilia tissue valve in our clinical practice.I perform cutting edge high risk unusual and also high profile cases including a number of patients requiring open heart surgery with severe learning difficulties.
I was able to perform cutting edge Gene therapy work in animals in Cleveland and this is now undergoing studies in Humans.
I have a keen interest in High risk surgery particularly aortic surgery. Perform a wide range of operations like coronary artery bypasses, aortic valve, mitral valve, tricuspid valve repair or replacement, surgery on the atrial and ventricular septum, septal myectomy, thoracic aneurysm aortic root, ascending aorta and arch surgery, left ventricular aneurysm surgery.
Areas of interest
High risk aortic surgery; Aortic root, ascending and arch aneurysm surgery, Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm surgery, High risk surgery in Octogenarians
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery;
Minimal access aortic surgery; Coronary artery bypass grafts; Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid valve repair/replacements; septal defects; left ventricular aneurysm surgery; TAVI; surgery in low flow-low gradient aortic stenosis, Cardiac tumours
- Make heart operation "routine" in Wales.
- MEDIA RELEASE BY CARDIFF & VALE UNIVERSITY
- Recognition of outstanding performance
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant & Lead Cardio-thoracic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales
President of Welsh Cardio-thoracic Society
Chair, Senior Medical Staff Committee UHB
Lead TAVI Surgeon
Lead for Cardiac Audit & Database
Gene therapy in myocardial revascularization.
Clinical outcomes in Low flow-low gradient aortic stenosis
Surgery after Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests: Long term outcomes.
Long term outcomes of high risk surgery in octogenarians
Long term outcomes in patients with poor left ventricular function
The small aortic root
Photography, interior decorating, collecting rare succulents and gardening
Shortlisted for Walton Lillehei Award( 6 from all over the world)
Best Research work: Gene Therapy in Myocardial Revascularization at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
Welsh Asian Women's Achievement Award for Science, Medicine and Technology in 2013
Nominated for British Asian Women's Achievement Award 2014- Professions category
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Tamil - Fluent
- Telugu - Fluent
- Marathi (Marāṭhī) - Conversational
- Malayalam - Basic
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.https://orlo.uk/KqOCX
After enjoying zero mortality for 3 years, the last 3 years analysis shows a 0.4% risk adjusted mortality for all cardiac surgery including urgent and high risk surgery.
The results can be viewed ob the SCTS ( Society of Cardio-thoracic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland) patients page.
- MBBS, FRCS, FRCS(CTh) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2007
- Lady Estelle Wolfson Emerging Leaders Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons of England 2018
- Post Graduate Certification in Medical Leadership Academie Wales 2018
Reference number 4465405
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- External Accountability Expert Welsh Gov 2022
- Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons 2021
- CoChair, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery of GB & Ireland 2022
- Editor in Chief, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery of GB & Ireland 2018
Affiliations / memberships
WCTS, SCTS, EACTS, Cardiff Medical Society
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.