Dr Nitha Naqvi qualified from Guy's and St. Thomas's Medical School, London with honours and a first class Bsc, She underwent postgraduate training in London including working at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Guys and St Thomas's hospitals, UCLH and the Royal Marsden. She completed a MSc at The Institute Of Child Health and was awarded the Young Investigator Prize at the British Congenital Cardiac Association. She has also received the Royal Society Of Medicine Paediatric Prize and GSK fellowship. She works as a fully trained paediatric cardiology consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital where she is Director of the Paediatric Cardiology Network. Areas of Interest Babies with heart murmurs; children with heart murmurs; teenagers with heart murmurs; children with chest pain; teenagers with chest pain; babies with palpitations; children with palpitations; teenagers with palpitations; arrhythmia; children with fainting/syncope; teenagers with fainting/syncope; congenital heart disease; echocardiography; transesophageal echocardiography; aortopathy; bicuspid aortic valve; Marfan syndrome; Loews Dietz syndrome; family screening Current NHS post Paediatric Cardiology Consultant with special interest in echocardiography, Director Of The Royal Brompton Paediatric Cardiology Network of more than 20 district general hospitals in London and the SE England; Paediatric Aortopathy and Marfan Lead. Honorary Paediatric Cardiology Consultant Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust (Redhill hospital). Research Interests Her research interests include congenital heart disease, ALCAPA, Digeorge 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and fitness to fly of children with heart disease in aeroplanes. Dr Naqvi has presented her research internationally including in San Francisco and at the three most recent World Congresses in paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery at Cape Town, Australia and Barcelona. She is also invited to teach doctors internationally and has lectured in Italy and Malaysia. Personal Interests She enjoys travelling, public speaking and spending time with her children. Awards received Dr Nitha Naqvi won the prestigious British Congenital Cardiac Association Young Investigator Prize for her research. Dr Naqvi was awarded the GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship of the Royal Society Of Medicine. She also won the renowned Royal Society Of Medicine Prize for paediatrics. Publications or featured in Dr Naqvi has is the author of a number of peer reviewed articles published in high impact research journals. She has also written a book chapter. Her publications have featured in the BMJ (British Medical Journal), Journal Of the American Society Of Echocardiography, Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging, Archives Of Diseases In Childhood, International Journal Of Cardiology, and the Journal Of Paediatrics.
We met Dr Nitha for the first time when we came with our newborn son to the Royal Brompton Hospital. It was the middle of the night and we were devastated. Dr Nitha kindly explained the procedures and gave us hope. Now our son is 5 years old and we are grateful that our consultant is Dr. Nitha. She is an angel.
Dr. Naqvi has been involved in looking after our HLHS son since he was born. She is his cardiologist and we can't rate her highly enough. He is doing amazingly well and that is in large part to her amazing care. She is very professional, personable and she really cares for her patients. She is totally invested in our sons care and health.
Nitha is an exceptional cardiologist. She has cared for our daughter since birth (2015) and she has consistently fought for her best interests. She has always been honest with us and involved us completely in decisions about our daughter's care. Nitha was a key part of the team which repeatedly saved our daughter's life, and she did it with charm, compassion and real expertise. She understands the challenges of having a child with a complex cardiac condition, and has supported and championed our desire to live a normal family life.
Dr naqvi has been caring for our son from 4 months old he is now nearly 4 and doing amazing she has been very caring and helpful and got us any information we have needed she is also very friendly and easy to talk too
Dr Naqvi is absolutely superb. Professional, articulate, reassuring, great at listening, explains things simply, but takes time to go into detail, personable, warm and emotionally sensitive yet direct. Fantastic. Could not recommend more highly. (This review is given in the context of having seen a lot of consultants for different issues regarding our daughter at a number of top hospitals across London.)
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