Meet the team: children's cardiac
Dr Satish Adwani (Oxford)
Dr Adwani is a paediatric cardiologist with an interest in heart muscle disease and adult congenital heart disease.
Dr Tara Bharucha
Dr Bharucha is a paediatric cardiologist with a sub-specialty interest in transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography. She is a research lead for the department of congenital cardiology.Read full profile
Dr James Gnanapragasam
Dr Gnanapragasam is a paediatric cardiologist and clinical director of children's cardiac services.Read full profile
Dr Nicholas Hayes
Dr Hayes is a paediatric cardiologist with with a sub-specialty interest in interventional cardiology. He performs weekly cardiac catheter sessions in paediatric and adult congenital intervention, and holds general paediatric cardiology outpatient clinics in Southampton, Yeovil and Portsmouth.Read full profile
Dr Alan Magee
Dr Magee is a paediatric cardiologist.
Dr Trevor Richens
Dr Richens is a congenital cardiologist with a sub-specialty interest in catheter intervention. He is the lead for congenital cardiac catheter intervention, and a specialist in all forms of congenital catheter intervention from birth to old age.Read full profile
Dr Kevin Roman
Dr Roman is a paediatric cardiologist with a sub-specialty interest in fetal cardiology, cardiac MRI, 3D echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography. He has extensive experience in general paediatrics.Read full profile
Dr Shankar Sadagopan
Dr Sadagopan is a consultant paediatric cardiologist who joined the Trust in May 2016.
He has a particular interest in the management of heart rhythm disturbances in children using device based therapy (for example pacemakers) and ablation based treatment.
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Mr Markku Kaarne
Mr Kaarne is a paediatric cardiac surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in congenital cardiology and aortic surgery.Read full profile
Mr Michael Lavrsen
Mr Lavrsen is a paediatric and adult cardiac surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in neonatal cardiac surgery. His research interests include valve replacement and cardiopulmonary bypass strategies in patients with congenital heart disease.Read full profile
Mr Nicola Viola
Mr Viola is a cardiothoracic surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in paediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery. He is the surgical lead and certified specialist for the extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program.Read full profile
Other specialist staff
Paediatric cardiac nurse specialists
- Gill Harte, Colette Cochran and Cate Anson (Southampton) - 023 8120 4659
- Kathy Lurcook and Georgie Stepney (Oxford) - 01865 234985
Advanced nurse practitioners
- Doreen MacPhail
- Katy Stimson
Senior ward sister
The team also includes
- cardiology ward doctors and nurses
- paediatric intensive care doctors and nurses
- cardiac anaesthetists.