I started my career as a Cardiac Physiologist at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington (1996-2001), during which time I was awarded a British Heart Foundation (BHF) echo fellowship and subsequent accreditation to the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE). I have continued to be an active member of the BSE at proficiency level in Adult Echocardiography since 2000, and have been actively involved in training others to achieve this competency.
Having graduated from Guys, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2006, I initially pursued my interest in Cardiology working as an SpR in Basildon, Chelsea & Westminster and the Royal Brompton Hospital. However, I later decided on a career change and opted for Geriatric Medicine as I enjoy general medicine and realised there was an unmet need for greater focus on optimizing the management of older patients with cardiovascular conditions.
I have a number of cardiology related publications, the last of which was an international peer reviewed publication on Takotsubo (Stress) Cardiomyopathy (2013), and regularly attend heart failure, echo and cardiovascular meetings.
I am currently a South West London trainee working at St George’s Hospital with the ultimate aim of becoming a cardio-geriatrician. My subspecialty interest is cardiac disease and in particular heart failure in older people, and my aim is to further cardiovascular medicine for geriatric trainees and expand the realm of cardiovascular medicine in the BGS.