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.
Doctor Naqvi has provided continuity of care for our son following major neonatal surgery at Royal Brompton hospital- she remembers him from the ICU and 3 years later continues to review him at a regional outreach clinics. We are delighted to be able to remain under the umbrella of the Royal Brompton, it provides us with an enormous amount of confidence that he is receiving the very best care. Happy to answer our questions and requests, We feel she does a good job of balancing the clinical needs of our son with the emotional needs of us as parents. She arranged a cardiac check for our other son with her colleague at our local hospital for our peace of mind. We would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Naqvi.
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