Dr Shankar Sridharan is a Consultant Fetal and Paediatric Cardiologist, who practises at Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic in London. He is one of a few consultants that specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and on-going care of all types of heart disease affecting babies, children and teenagers (including holes-in-the-heart such as ASDs and VSDs, valve problems and all complex forms of structural heart disease).
About London paediatric cardiologist Shankar Sridharan
Shankar Sridharan, MBBS, BSc, MRCPCH, qualified as a doctor from Imperial College Medical School (St Mary’s Hospital), London, in 1998. In 2001 he became a Member of theRoyal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and completed specialist training in Paediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease in children (CCST) in 2009.
Dr Sridharan’s Paediatric Cardiology training was undertaken at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK. In 2011, he received an award from the British Medical Association (BMA) for his imaging atlas in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He has completed 2 years of formal sub-specialty training in Fetal Cardiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, which is renowned for paediatric cardiac excellence.
Children’s cardiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital
His NHS practice is based at Great Ormond Street Hospital, the only exclusively specialist children's hospital in London. In terms of child heart surgery, the department is the largest in the UK. Dr Sridharan is the Cardiac Network Lead responsible for improving the safe and sustainable delivery of Paediatric Cardiology Care across London and referring hospitals. Together with his cardiology colleagues he provides a full programme of cardiology care for children. He is the visiting Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist for Whipps Cross Hospital and The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel.
Private fetal and paediatric cardiology in London
Dr Sridharan’s private practice is based at The Harley Street Clinic and at the Harris International Patient Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He also sees patients at the BMI Syon Clinic and at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital. Following a detailed assessment and diagnosis, an individualised care plan is created that will act as clear pathway of referral to a range of specialties that may include interventional procedures (day-case, key–hole procedures) or child heart surgery if indicated.
Heart disease in babies, children and teenagers
Dr Sridharan specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and on-going care of all types of heart disease affecting babies, children and teenagers (including holes-in-the-heart such as ASD’s and VSD’s, valve problems and all complex forms of structural heart disease).
Patients are often referred for assessment following the suspicion of heart disease from either clinical signs such as cyanosis (blueness), following the detection of heart murmurs in children or due to symptoms such as breathlessness and poor weight gain. A family history of heart problems in siblings or relatives is also often a reason for review.
Congenital heart disease in children
Congenital heart disease in children may be managed in the clinic without the need for interventional procedures or child heart surgery. If these are required, Dr Sridharan is fortunate to work with an excellent team as part of his pediatric cardiac practice. The care plan created will provide direct access to the best paediatric interventional and surgical doctors in the country.
Cardiology conditions and treatments
Dr Sridharan's patients make speedy recoveries from surgery because of the great skill of the surgeons, excellent intensive care management and meticulous post-operative paediatric cardiac care. Dr Sridharan pays great attention to detail and prides himself on providing technical skill with a very human approach.