Meet the team

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CARDIOLOGISTS

Southamtpton

Dr Tara Bharucha

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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 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.

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.

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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Dr David Black​

Dr Black joined the Trust in August 2015 as a consultant paediatric and fetal cardiologist. He has particular experience in advanced echocardiography, including 3D echocardiography and speckle tracking, and fetal echocardiography.

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Oxford

Dr Satish Adwani

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

CARDIAC SURGEONS

Southamtpton

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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