Meet the team: children's cardiac

Cardiologists


Dr Satish Adwani (Oxford)

Dr Adwani is a paediatric cardiologist with an interest in heart muscle disease and adult congenital heart disease.


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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.

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James Gnanapragasam

Dr James Gnanapragasam

Dr Gnanapragasam is a paediatric cardiologist and clinical director of children's cardiac services.

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Dr Nicholas Hayes

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.

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Dr Alan Magee

 Dr Magee is a paediatric cardiologist.


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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.

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Kevin Roman

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.

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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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Cardiac surgeons


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

  • Margaret Porter

Network manager

  • Alison Sims

The team also includes 

  • cardiology ward doctors and nurses
  • paediatric intensive care doctors and nurses
  • cardiac anaesthetists.